Community Voices Webinar: Beyond DEI Basics – Why incorporating authentic diversity, equity and inclusion policies matter
February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm MST
February 2023 Topic: Beyond DEI Basics – Why incorporating authentic diversity, equity and inclusion policies matter w/ Sarita Parikh, glow + gather
About the Webinar:
WIS Members share their expertise with the community in this special virtual series.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are buzzwords in today’s society. Many organizations (for profit and nonprofit) have updated their organizational policies to include a DEI statement. However, these policies tend to fall short of implementation and practice. Why? Many are created as part of the buzz and not a part of the plan. To truly be a diverse and equitable organization, we must look beyond the basics. Join this webinar as Sarita Parikh dives into the importance of incorporating authentic DEI practices, why it matters and provides tips on creating DEI policies that are embedded in the organizational culture. You’ll leave feeling inspired to move beyond the DEI basics to create a more authentic space where all are welcome.
About the Presenter:
Sarita’s lived experiences growing up Indian American guided her passion for social, economic, and environmental justice and the recognition that it’s all connected. Her commitment to addressing diversity, race, and equity, and belief in the role of regenerative business as a path to uplifting communities and creating change led her towards entrepreneurship. From healthcare to manufacturing and retail, Sarita has 20 years of experience successfully starting and running companies committed to facilitating health, creating impact, providing mentorship, advocating for social, economic, and environmental justice, and building community.
Sarita serves as the DEI Chair on Women in Sustainability’s Board of Directors.
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