Recorded June 16, 2020


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The last few months have brought into hyper-focus the deep inequities in our country that makes the idea of “return to normal” unacceptable. We have been enablers to the system and must take the time to acknowledge it is happening in our teams. We cannot heal what we do not name.


It is time for us as senior leaders to find comfort with discomfort, and hold each other accountable.


Join us for an interactive discussion on race in the workplace with author and Tuck School of Business professor Ella J. Bell. Bell’s groundbreaking research, that spanned eight years, takes “an unflinching look at the surprising differences between black and white women's trials and triumphs on their way up the corporate ladder”.

Then hear from people and culture strategist Lisen Stromberg on the principles and frameworks to lead into the future differently. Learn how we as leaders can be vulnerable and open up the conversations about racism in your company.


Now more than ever, our persistence and determination is necessary to grapple with what it means to re-envision justice and intentionally dismantle the anti-black narrative that is the core underbelly of our country. It is up to senior leaders to change the direction of your company and create a culture of belonging.



  • Ella Bell: Professor of Management,Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
  • Lisen Stromberg: CEO & Founder, Prism Work; Best Selling Author-Work, Pause, Thrive
  • Lybra Clemons: Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion; Board Member, MAKERS Women
  • Julie Abrams: CEO, How Women Lead; GP, How Women Invest; Managing Partner, BoardLeaders


Hosts & Breakout Leaders:

  • Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado: Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Macy's; Board Member, Umpqua Bank
  • Jill Hetherington: Senior Vice President Business Development, ABD Insurance & Financial Services; Advisory Committee, Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy
  • Marlene Timberlake D'adamo: Chief Compliance Officer, CalPERS
  • Suzy Taherian: Board Member, NewHold Industrial Corporation; Contributor,; Advisor, Tartavull Klein Capital
  • JeanAnn Nichols: Executive Coach; Course Instructor, Stanford Continuing Studies
  • Barbara Waxman, Founder, The Odyssey Group; Life stage expert; Executive Coach; Advisor, How Women Lead
  • Christine S. Battist, Chief Financial Officer, Avison Young; Board Directors, Capital Southwest Corporation

A Conversation About Race in the Workplace


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