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DE&I Forum

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Welcome & Introductions (11:00 - 11:15AM ET)

I. Sargento Foods: Building a Momentum of Inclusion in Manufacturing Environments (11:15 - 11:50AM)
At Sargento Foods, inclusion and belonging has always been integral to the culture. The company is built on a foundation of respect and mutual support, with each member of the Sargento family sharing accountability for creating an environment of I&B. Learn how Sargento takes an intentional and purposeful approach to DE&I that includes in-person training for everyone including employees in the manufacturing environment.

Tanzy Lawhorn, Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Organizational Development - Sargento Foods Inc.

II. GLAAD: Meaningful LGBTQ+ Representation and Inclusion (11:50 - 12:45PM ET)
With the change in composition and exponential growth of the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, brands need expert guidance to create impactful, intentional, and authentic LGBTQ+-inclusive content that’s reflective of internal corporate practices and policies.

The GLAAD Media Institute will share the latest research on the LGBTQ+ community, consumer perceptions and expectations with corporate engagement, and opportunities for overcoming and building brand loyalty. A brief overview of the LGBTQ+ community and terminology will launch the session. The GLAAD Media Institute is the training, consulting, and research arm of GLAAD, the largest media advocacy organization for LGBTQ acceptance. To learn more about GLAAD, the GLAAD Media Institute, and The Visibility Project, please visit

Meghan Bartley, Director of Agencies, Brands, and Engagement GLAAD (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Alex Schmider, Director of Transgender Representation GLAAD (Pronouns: He/Him/His)

III. Share Session Debrief & Closing Remarks (12:45 - 1:00PM ET)