Winning Steps to Retain and Develop Diverse Early-Stage Professionals

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will learn how to center diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the development and retention of diverse early-stage professionals.

This highly interactive session will provide an overview of the national workforce and workplace landscape and highlight best practices to retain and develop diverse early-stage professionals. The session will highlight five key strategies organizations can implement to ensure they are centering DE&I as a forethought, rather than an afterthought throughout the employee life cycle. This session will focus exclusively on racial and gender diversity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Take a deep dive into current trends impacting diverse populations within the workforce and workplace.
  • Understand common challenges diverse early-stage populations face assimilating and navigating organizations.
  • Discover how to create stronger support mechanisms throughout the employee life cycle.
  • Explore what it takes to retain early-stage professionals in a highly competitive, ever-evolving environment.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Chelsea C. Williams

Chelsea C.

Trailblazing social entrepreneur Chelsea C. Williams is the Founder & CEO of Reimagine Talent Co. (formally College Code), a uniquely comprehensive company offering workforce & talent development, DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion) solutions, and education for employers, non-profits, and educational institutions. 

As a 2021 Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur of the Year, Chelsea is leading national efforts to reimagine career & work, using her expertise to support organizations and multi-generational leaders in building more inclusive, equitable and connected workplaces. 

Prior to starting her business, Chelsea spent nearly a decade on Wall Street managing human capital across the U.S., Europe, and Asia at global investment firms Barclays and Lazard. 

Chelsea obtained her BA in Economics from Spelman College as a Jackie Robinson Scholar. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Room: Summit 220
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
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