The Future Is Now | Discover, Elevate & Implement

This Event Has Passed – Click Here To Learn About Our Building a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mindset for HR Professionals Series Beginning On June 30, 2021.

This half-day virtual conference offers a powerful line-up of nationally renowned speakers and panel discussions. You will discover what it means to have an inclusive culture – and what it takes to sustain a culture that works for everyone and be challenged to break down barriers.

Diverse and inclusive teams, along with an equitable culture, create a dynamic work environment that inspires creativity and innovation which fosters business growth. The DEI Leadership Conference is designed for everyone along the DEI journey. Attendees will leave the conference feeling inspired and equipped with practical resources to help launch, build, and elevate their company’s DEI strategy. Join us to create the future now!

Meet The Keynote Presenters

Opening Keynote

Inclusion Now | A Bridge to Progress

Presented by Tara Jaye Frank | What does it mean to have an inclusive culture, and why should you care? Culture often exists on three levels – the claim, or what we say about it; the policies, or how we reinforce our claims; and the norms, which are the behaviors we abide by every day. Building and sustaining an inclusive culture takes more than our good intent. It requires vision, discipline, and personal accountability. In this honest conversation about workplace systems, we explore the many ways our norms sometimes work against our highest aspirations, and how we can use our voices and our influence to shape a culture that works for everyone.

Closing Keynote

Gender Inclusion and The Workplace

Presented by Ryan Sallans | Many organizations have questions surrounding how they can break down gender barriers in the workplace, including how to support transgender employees, partners and clients. Gender Inclusion and the Workplace breaks down barriers in understanding the differences between a person’s sex, gender, expression and orientation. Walk through Mr. Sallan’s personal transition journey and how he has learned to address barriers in the workplace, healthcare access, and family acceptance.


9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome
9:15 am - 10:15 amSession 1
Inclusion Now | A Bridge to Progress
10:15 am - 10:25 amBreak
10:25 am - 11:15 amSession 2A | Getting Started on Your DEI Journey
Session 2B | Keep the DEI Momentum Going to Drive Employee Engagement
Session 2C | How to Launch a Diversity Council
11:15 am - 11:25 amBreak
11:25 am - 12:15 pmSession 3A | Disability Inclusion Strategies
Session 3B | What is Allyship and Why Is it Important?
Session 3C | Equity vs Equality | What’s the Difference in the Workplace?
12:15 pm - 12:25 pmBreak
12:25 pm - 1:25 pmSession 4 | Gender Inclusion in the Workplace
1:25 pm - 1:30 pmClosing

EANE is proudly partnering with MRA Employers Association to deliver this exciting virtual conference to employers in our region.

While the sessions in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Conference will be recorded and emailed to registered participants after the end of the conference, they WILL NOT be made available in the member Webinar Archives. Members and nonmembers will need to register in order to gain access to this training content.

Registration Fee

$100 Per person