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DEI in the Workplace

DEI in the WorkplaceA School of Management event series
for our students and alumni on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

In this series, a panel of professionals and students will share their stories about what they learned when they entered the workforce, what they didn’t expect, the actions they took, and what they would have done differently in hindsight. Attendees will gain practical advice that can be immediately implemented in their careers. This event here will include a moderated panel discussion with an opportunity to ask questions of our panel. 

Next Event: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 -  more information soon !

DEI Event

Held: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
In-Person at Ullman 100/101

11:15am 

More information coming soon.

Panel:

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Moderator:

TBA

Past Events:

DEI in the Workplace: Women and Leadership: What I Wish I had Known In College

Held: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022


A diverse panel of women on an exploration of women’s
leadership journey, including the value of networks, sponsorships,
and leaning in with confidence when faced with challenges and opportunities.
Discover specific actions you can take while still at CLU to
prepare for long-term success.

Panel:
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Francine Aclan '22

President - CLU PRIDE club

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Brissa Castaneda '24

Co-President - Women in Business Club

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Ariana Gamble 23'

President - CLU Delta Sigma Pi

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Amie Krause

Amie Krause is the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Atara Biotherapeutics

Adjunct Faculty Member - Panelist

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Andrea Villasenor 23'

Co-President - Women in Business Club

Moderator:
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Susan Van Vleet

Founder and CEO of Susan Van Vleet Consultants Inc.

SOM Advisory Council - Moderator

DEI in the Workplace: Impact and Opportunities in the LatinX Business Community

Held: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 
Hybrid format

A LatinX panel of professionals explored their journeys in leveraging their uniqueness and diverse backgrounds to thrive professionally. They shared their stories about what they learned when they entered the workforce, what they didn’t expect, the actions they took, and what they would have done differently in hindsight. The panel described why diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matters in the workplace and how it drives value for individuals and the business community. Also presented was the California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research & Forecasting (CERF) report on the LatinX economic contributions to the US economy and the future outlook of the LatinX economic impact on the US economy by Dr. Mathew Feinup.

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Alumni Panel:
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Rafael Cordero '23

Master of Information Technology (MSIT) Student

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Mark Garcia MBA '18

Chief Financial Officer, Freska Produce International LLC

Don Padilla Portrait
Don Padilla CFP® '22

CEO, MVP Sports & Entertainment Management

Diana Rodriguez Portrait
Diana Rodriguez '16

Program Manager, Google

Moderator:
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John Garcia

Assistant Professor, School of Management

 Sponsors:

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Past Events:

DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Racial Disparity (Part 2)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 
Virtual on ZOOM

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Panel:

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Victor Fakrogha, MBA '05, CTP

Regional Market Manager, Community West Bank

Racial Disparity in the workplace is a huge blind spot for large and small enterprise in our society. I have seen it, experienced it, and lived it in my professional life. I am obliged to shed a light and help educate the public on ways we can improve this enigma in our work environment.

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Thembi Moyo '00, CPA

Director, Business Services, Amgen

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Nighat Shah

Administrative Assistant, Center for Global Engagement, Cal Lutheran

Jeannette Pugh
Jeannette Pugh (Moderator)

Dean’s Advisory Council and DEI Steering Committee Member

 


DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Racial Disparity (Part 1)
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

Panel:

Jeannette Pugh
Jeannette Pugh (Moderator)

Dean’s Advisory Council and DEI Steering Committee Member

Armi Agor
Armilayda (Armi) Agor

EMBA Student

JaQuay Bangs
JaQuay Bangs

EMBA Alumnus, Dean's Advisory Council and DEI Steering Committee Member

Corey Lee
Corey Lee

Undergraduate Alumnus and MBA Student

Arlene Martinez
Arlene Martinez

EMBA Student

 
Future Topics to be discussed in the series include but are not limited to:
  • DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Gender Gap Issues
  • DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Age Discrimination
  • DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Inequalities
  • DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Cultural Differences
  • DEI in the Workplace: Preparing for Differences in Abilities
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