It Matters: Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture in Times of Crisis

It Matters webinar series

A three-part webinar series on why building a diverse workforce matters – during COVID-19 and beyond 

Diversity and inclusion, professional development, workplace culture. Depending on an organization’s size and business philosophy, investment in these areas can range from a one-off event to an entire department dedicated to creating a diverse workforce with opportunities for employees to thrive.  

These initiatives, while correlated to improved financial performance and employee retention, often remain most vulnerable when companies need to cut costs. However, in times of crisis, it can be argued that when companies double down on their people, they will be better poised to navigate through uncertainty and emerge even stronger. 

Over this three-part webinar series hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, learn from industry leaders about why culture and inclusion aren’t buzzwords or nice-to-haves, but critical pillars to a productive workplace. 

Past Events

Wednesday, June 17 @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Culture starts at the top, which makes buy-in from leadership a critical element of intersectional diversity and inclusion efforts. We concluded the webinar series by hearing from executives who are actively spearheading their organization’s culture transformation. We discussed:     

  • Building diverse and inclusive teams in times of crisis and beyond     
  • Institutionalizing and adapting employee friendly policies during a crisis     
  • Reinforcing allyship in an evolving global and professional landscape

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Wednesday, June 10 @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Company culture is more than a casual dress code or office snacks. It’s a reflection of how employees feel about working at an organization. This conversation centered on reimagining culture for a distributed workforce. People leaders shared their insights and advice for keeping teams connected with an emphasis on: 

  • Employee engagement and morale  
  • Learning and development 
  • Building community in a remote setting 

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Wednesday, June 3 @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is correlated to more creative, innovative, and productive outcomes. In all contexts, but especially during a crisis, it’s critical to ensure employees from all backgrounds feel safe and supported. This conversation covered: 

  • Building a culture of empathy  
  • Mitigating unconscious bias in new work environments 
  • Strengthening diversity and inclusion hiring strategies and talent pipelines 

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