Tuesday, March 12 | 2:30 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 13 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM

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WBENC National Corporate Members Only

As a corporate professional, we know finding time for personal and professional development time can be a challenge. To help, WBENC is proud to present the inaugural WBENC Corporate Member Professional Development Summit, an exclusive opportunity for WBENC Corporate Members to gain peer-to-peer perspective, share best practices, and discuss ideas to further develop your supplier diversity initiatives.

Through a series of Talent Talks and Team Talks, expect to leave the Professional Development Summit informed, refreshed, and armed with new and innovative ways to expand and enhance your diversity and inclusion efforts. WBENC will also capture insights and ideas shared during the Summit to help us craft future content on innovations and best practices in supplier diversity and create ongoing development opportunities for you and your peers.

Topic Focus: The Unconscious Bias

Unconscious biases are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, deeply ingrained, universal, and able to influence behavior. How do our own unconscious biases influence us in the work environment and daily decision making of a successful career? How do you accept and overcome?

Hear from two expert speakers in supplier diversity:

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Doug Fisher
Executive Director for Strategic Procurement
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Tuesday, March 12 | 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Creating awareness of the Top Biases that unconsciously occur when making business decisions and the proactive steps you can take to mitigate these on a daily basis


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Corey Smith
Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Major League Baseball

Tuesday, March 12 | 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Wednesday, March 13 | 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

By understanding that we all have biases we can be more purposeful and intentional in our thought process so as to be more inclusive in our decision making, both personally and professionally.


Agenda

Tuesday, March 12, 2:30 – 5:00 PM

  • 2:45 – 3:15 PM: Talent Talk - Unconscious Bias, Doug Fisher, Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • 3:25 – 3:55 PM: Talent Talk - Unconscious Bias, Corey Smith, Major League Baseball

  • 4 – 5 PM: Roundtable Activity: Table Group activity to open dialogue and share best practices of hosting a Supplier Diversity Event at your corporation.

Wednesday, March 13, 3 – 4:30 PM

  • 3:15 – 3:45 PM: Talent Talk - Unconscious Bias, Corey Smith, Major League Baseball

  • 4 – 4:30 PM: Roundtable Activity: Table Group activity to open dialogue and share best practices of hosting a Supplier Diversity Event at your corporation.


Corporate Member Lounge

In addition to the Summit, we will have a dedicated Corporate Member Lounge, open exclusively to WBENC National Corporate Members. Stop by this lounge to network, recharge and share best practices with fellow supplier diversity professionals.