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McKelvey School of Engineering

Leadership Perspectives: 'The Role of the Modern Corporate Diversity Professional'

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

Power to the people - On corporate diversity, racial reckoning and transforming the workplace

The role of the Chief Diversity Officer has existed in corporations for more than a decade, yet many companies with CDOs are facing an internal racial reckoning as employees come forward with accounts of racism at work. How could this be? Are CDOs ineffective, outdated solutions for racism at work?

Executive coach, activist and technologist, Atima Lui, will discuss how the issues of tokenization, white fragility and resource inequality show up at the highest levels of corporate leadership and impact a CDOs effectiveness. Whether you're a diversity professional who wants to learn how to reclaim your power to heal and transform the workplace, or an ally who wants to support the diversity professionals in your organization, join us for this insightful and important discussion.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Olin Business School


Business & Entrepreneurship, Humanities & Society



Event Contact

Amy Hosford | hosfordal@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Atima Lui, BSBA 2012

Founder & Executive Coach at Give Reparations, LLC

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