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DE&I Forum

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Introductions and Housekeeping Rules (11:00am - 11:10am ET)

Panel Discussion: Communicating DEI Initiatives to Different Stakeholders
 (11:10am - 12:00pm)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not just buzzwords – they're essential pillars for building a more inclusive and innovative workplace. Effectively conveying DEI initiatives to diverse stakeholders within a company necessitates customized strategies that cater to the distinct interests, concerns, and perspectives of executive leadership, managers, employees, and even customers/clients. This moderated panel will discuss the nuances of developing DEI initiatives across an organization and the role of ERGs/BRGs in ensuring collective engagement around a company's DEI efforts. Learn actionable strategies and best practices for implementing DEI initiatives in your own organization. Join us for this inspiring conversation with DEI professionals and leads of ERGs across Penguin Publishing Group, Hue, Century21 and Warner Bros. Discovery!

Susette Brooks, Director of Strategy DEI at Penguin Publishing Group

Keline Adams, Director of Strategy DEI at Penguin Publishing Group
Fahad Khawaja, Founder & CEO of Hue
Lexi Lopez, Senior Manager of Awards & Recognition at Century 21 Real Estate, LLC

Space for All: Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in STEM (12:00pm - 12:45pm)
Join us for an inspiring presentation by Aisha Bowe - aerospace engineer, entrepreneur, and advocate for DEI in STEM. Aisha is a soon-to-be astronaut as the first Black woman confirmed to fly with Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos spaceflight company! Aisha will share her experience breaking barriers in space exploration, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of promoting diversity and inclusion in a traditionally male-dominated field. She is a former aerospace engineer at NASA and co-founder of STEMBoard, a technology company focused on diversifying the STEM workforce, making STEM accessible to all by creating a product that overcomes language barriers. Aisha brings a wealth of experience and passion to the ANA's DEI Forum. Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear about her fight to ensure equitable access to STEM and foster a diverse generation of future innovators!

Aisha Bowe,
CEO and Co-founder of STEMBoard and first Black woman confirmed to fly with Blue Origin on New Shepard

Closing Remarks (12:45pm - 12:50pm)

**Schedule subject to change