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As we move further from the diversity tipping point of 2020, it is important that the WBENC network continues to discuss ways to be better allies and lead within our organizations.

The WBENC Allyship Part 4 Session is open to all in the WBENC network and you do not need to have attended a previous session to join.

The session focuses on the state of inclusive culture today, and aligning as a network on how to be Allies, Advocates & DE&I Champions across our organizations in order to continue effecting a movement of change in our culture.

In the WBENC Allyship Program we are re-imagining our future to better cultivate inclusion in our network! We know we must be intentional in order to cultivate the diversity that promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy. This program is provided to provide education and awareness so that we can all become better allies by:

  • Increasing knowledge and awareness of historical framing as it pertains to business ecosystems
  • Improving the ability for professionals to connect with diverse individuals and groups
  • Reducing the liability and protecting brands against complaints and discrimination lawsuits
  • Building credibility around multicultural leadership
  • Improving retention of diverse talent, consumers, shareholders, etc.

Featured Speaker & Facilitator

Dee C. Marshall, CEO, Diverse & Engaged

An international speaker, certified coach, leadership trainer, diversity consultant, and published author, Dee C. Marshall is CEO at Diverse & Engaged and recently named Top 50 People of Color List by RIO, Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal, and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs. She is a Wall Street alumna who trained million dollar producers at top financial services firms; a contributor to Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, The New York Times, and others. She is the founder of D&I Honors: Where Congress Meets Culture, Inclusion, and Belonging; the curator of Diversity on The Hill, and creator of Win, Rock, & Rule Women’s Empowerment. Dee is a fierce advocate for women of color in business, a go-to for supplier development for Black women, and currently serves as 2nd Vice-Chair on WBENC Forum Engagement Committee. Dee is co-host of BLifted-Up Radio Show on Sirius XM (with SVP Alfred Edmond, Black Enterprise) and founder of Girlfriends Pray.

Questions? Email lall@wbenc.org.