Inclusive Talent: Actionable Steps in Hiring, Developing and Promoting Diverse Teams

HR Reimagined: SHRM Northern California Annual Conference 2020

Studies have indicated that managers can account for up to 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. As organizations seek to examine their workplace practices for inclusion and rebuild systems that provide equitable access and opportunity to all, managers will play a critical role in the success of new organizational policies and initiatives.

This session sets the stage for how our diverse social identities play out in the workplace and provides actionable steps managers can take to lead their teams inclusively and equitably as they hire, give feedback and promote their direct reports. The session also helps managers consider how they foster psychologically safe team environments to support their teams in producing their best work individually and collectively.


  • Examine leadership through the lens of inclusion.
  • Recognize the impact of inequity and exclusion in the workplace.
  • Identify opportunities to practice inclusive leadership in hiring, development, advancement and more.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Cindy Joseph


Cindy Joseph is the founder and chief executive officer of The Cee Suite LLC. For nearly two decades, the core of Cindy’s career has been finding and developing diverse talent. Prior to launching The Cee Suite, she managed human capital programs for two of the world’s leading financial services and consulting companies, Goldman Sachs and Accenture. Her key areas of competency include recruiting, diversity and inclusion, and performance management.

Regardless of her role, title or mandate, Cindy has always felt a strong connection to personal and professional growth, mentorship, and inclusion efforts, and has passionately used her platforms to support and inspire high-performing teams.

Today, Cindy advises organizations in varying stages of their talent management and diversity, equity and inclusion journeys and helps teams transform their critical “people” practices. She also works with individuals one-on-one as they seek to elevate their professional brands and careers.

When Cindy is not at home in Brooklyn, N.Y., she spends much of her personal time traveling the world. She is a graduate of Howard University, where she earned a degree in psychology, and a Certified Professional Diversity Coach.

Credit Type: 
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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