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.

Chelsea C. Williams is deeply passionate about a more equitable & inclusive workplace. As a Workplace Strategist, International Speaker, and the Founder & CEO of College Code, she supports national organizations in centering DE&I is a forethought, rather than an afterthought.

Chelsea is a highly sought advisor to global organizations on talent attraction, development, and retention, with a speciality in engaging early stage professionals. She has spoken at Penguin Random House, PR Council, Johnson & Johnson, HSBC, Harvard University,The Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Prior to starting her business, Chelsea spent 10 years on Wall Street managing & leading human capital across the United States, Europe, and Asia

Chelsea obtained her BA in Economics from Spelman College. She currently resides in New York City where she enjoys cooking, podcasts, and Peloton!

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
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