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Diversity in the Workforce: The 2018 Landscape

Thursday 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
The Marymount SHRM Student Chapter presents Diversity in the Workforce: The 2018 Landscape. This program will concentrate on diversity in the workforce, specifically: hiring practices and implications, building a culture of diversity and the challenges of that, and helping managers manage diversity and their own mindsets.


Location: Ballston Center Auditorium

Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 8:00
5:30 – 6:30: Networking Receptions
6:30-7:30: Panelist
7:30-8:00: Q&A
Location: Ballston Center Auditorium
Certification Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 SHRM re-certification credits.
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Liz Buday – Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Dispute Resolution, Architect of the Capitol: 

Liz Buday is the Director of the Diversity, Inclusion and Dispute Resolution Office at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). As a member of agency leadership, her responsibilities include the oversight of conflict resolution and conciliation efforts, diversity and inclusion programs, and other employee engagement activities. Prior to joining the AOC, Liz served as director of the Office of Civil Rights and Inclusiveness for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and chief executive officer for Kensington Associates, a civil rights and human resources consulting firm. Liz earned her certificate in Leadership Coaching from George Mason University and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She serves as both an internal coach for the AOC and an external coach in her off time.Liz graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University (B.S. in Government) and studied in the MPA program at George Washington University.

Tujuanna Williams – Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Office, Fannie Mae

Tujuanna B. Williams is the Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Fannie Mae.  Williams is responsible for leading the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of Fannie Mae’s corporate diversity and inclusion strategy, policies, and programs.  Williams has been instrumental in driving culture change through the organization using tools that access the cultural competence of the company and implementing coaching plans to address gaps.  She has created initiatives and platforms that encourage courageous conversations in the workplace to address conflicts and barriers to employee authenticity. Williams is committed to bettering the lives of the underserved by providing coaching, counseling and education to increase access for affordable housing.

Ruchi Jalla – Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, BAE Systems
Ruchi Jalla is a diversity & inclusion leader with a wide array of experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement, leadership development and retention strategies for a diverse workforce. Ruchi currently serves as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at BAE Systems, Inc. She began her career in diversity focusing on diversity recruitment and has held key diversity related roles at RBC Financial Group, Blackberry, Altegrity, and Sodexo. Immediately before joining BAE, Ruchi served as Diversity & Inclusion Leader for Arlington County in Virginia. Ruchi graduated from the University of Western Ontario (B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies) and she has a Certificate (with High Honors) in Human Resources Management from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario.

Dr. Virginia Bianco-Mathis

Dr. Virginia Bianco-Mathis is considered a leader in the field with over 30 years’ experience in the business management of people. She teaches organizational diagnosis and change, strategy, organizational behavior, coaching, and Human Resource Management. She is the Chair of Management and Marketing for Marymount's School of Business and also a consultant for Strategic Performance Group. Her publications and research concentrate in the areas of leadership, coaching, and organizational change. Her newest book, Building a Coaching Culture, is now available.

Affiliations: Marymount University is affiliated with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Marymount’s affiliation with the Society for Human Resource Management provides students with the opportunity to gain credit toward SHRM certification while pursuing an academic degree.