11 Sep.

Support your Black workforce, now

Special Edition | HR Executives

Friday, 03:00 p.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will engage in meaningful discussion to determine the best possible responses to this imperative for change, given an organization’s specific culture, values, and workforce.

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Key takeaways

Host: Christina Brodzik, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

1 Overview CPE credit | Business Management & Organization

The reprehensible murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are just a few recent events representative of systemic racism and bias facing Black people every day. These occurrences highlight the need for organizations and leaders to better support their Black workforce, especially now. We’ll discuss:

  • Implementing practical ideas to take action on the journey toward tackling racism in the workplace.
  • Creating organizational strategies to best support the Black workforce.
  • Making individual contributions to fostering belonging and promoting equity for Black colleagues.



HRCI recertification credit

Dbriefs HR Executives webcasts have been approved through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for 1 (general) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification.


Meet the speakers

Christina Brodzik

Christina Brodzik

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP

As a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP, Christina brings more than 20 years of experience to the human capital space. She focuses on financial services and insurance, and specializes in a wide range of transformations including strategic change, talent strategies, learning solutions, talent acquisition, and diversity & inclusion. As the national leader of Deloitte’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Client Service practice, she is a certified facilitator for Deloitte’s Inclusive Leadership Experience and Strategy Inclusion Labs. In addition her client responsibilities, Christina has served as the Financial Services Women’s Initiative lead for partner/director talent planning, as well as the Human Capital Women’s Initiative deputy.

Joanne Stephane

Joanne Stephane

Executive Director, DEI Institute | Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

For more than 25 years, Joanne has worked with C-suite executives to define, design, and operationalize their workforce experience vision. She helps clients transform their Talent and HR organizations, strategy through implementation and beyond, to achieve sustainable results. Joanne is eminent on the evolving role of HR, and of the CHRO, in shaping the way enterprises compete, access talent, and curate experiences, and show up in the communities where they operate. She brings this perspective in examining how organizations can and should drive towards racial equity. In addition to serving clients, Joanne also leads Deloitte’s US HR Strategy & Solutions Talent Group in the HR Transformation service offering, is the Chief DEI Officer of Deloitte’s US Human Capital practice, and is the Executive Director of Deloitte's DEI Institute. Joanne primarily focuses in the Consumer Products, Healthcare, and Life Sciences sectors.

Kwasi Mitchell, PhD

Kwasi Mitchell, PhD

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kwasi Mitchell is the chief purpose officer at Deloitte US. He is responsible for leading the organization-wide strategy that powers Deloitte’s commitment to purpose and drives a broader impact for our clients, people and the communities in which we operate. Kwasi built and oversees the organization’s first dedicated Purpose Office focused on addressing some of the world’s most complex societal issues including diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability and climate change, education and workforce development, and technology trust ethics. In his role, Kwasi supports our clients on their journeys to becoming purpose-driven organizations and helps form new collaborations with organizations that address systemic societal issues. Internally, he engages our people to live their purpose daily and drives policy and process changes that contribute to Deloitte achieving our purpose aspirations. His leadership brings focus to the collective impact and lasting change we can have on society at large when we put our purpose into action. Prior to being named Deloitte’s Chief Purpose Officer, Kwasi was the diversity, equity and inclusion leader, the pro bono and social impact lead for Deloitte’s 50,000+ person Consulting practice and served as the Strategy Offering leader for Deloitte’s Government & Public Services practice where he advised clients within both the government and commercial sectors. Kwasi has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from Northwestern University, an MBA from Drexel University and sits on the board of several national and global nonprofits focused on building a more equitable society. He lives in Washington, D.C. where he spends time with his lovely wife, Kathleen. " We have the responsibility to use our voice and pave the way for what a purpose-driven organization can accomplish. By creating more pathways of opportunity for others to be successful, we can collectively impact the betterment of a cause much greater than ourselves." — Kwasi Mitchell, Chief Purpose Officer     

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