Host: Christina Brodzik, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
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.
- Elizabeth Lascaze, senior manager , Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Sophia Zeinu, manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Joanne Stephane, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Kwasi Mitchell, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Meet the speakers
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.
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 and is the Chief DEI Officer of Deloitte’s US Human Capital practice. Joanne primarily focuses in the Consumer Products, Healthcare, and Life Sciences sectors.
Kwasi Mitchell, PhD
Kwasi Mitchell serves as the Chief Purpose Officer of Deloitte. He is responsible for driving a firmwide strategy around Deloitte’s commitments to areas including, but not limited to, diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainability and climate change; and education and workforce development. Kwasi is also responsible for engaging our people to live their purpose daily, supporting our clients on their purpose journey, forming alliances with key partners to cocreate solutions to address systemic societal issues, and driving internal policy and process changes to achieve our purpose aspirations. Kwasi’s leadership will also bring focus to the lasting impact Deloitte works to bring to our communities through corporate citizenship. Kwasi formerly served as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader and the Pro Bono and Social Impact lead for our more-than-50,000-person Consulting practice. He currently advises clients within both the government and commercial sectors and previously served as the Strategy Offering leader for our Government & Public Services practice. Kwasi has a PhD in inorganic chemistry, sits on the board of several national and global nonprofits, and lives in Washington, D.C., where he spends time with his lovely wife, Kathleen. " We will continuously decide not to stay silent and put in the time and effort for a cause that is greater than ourselves." - Kwasi Mitchell, Chief Purpose Officer