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Diversity and Inclusion: Starting and Thriving in the Workplace

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 11:00am-12:30pm CDT

Session Co-Chairs:

  • Adrienne Minnerick, Michigan Technological University
  • MaryKathryn Lee, ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research
  • Dwayne Mays, Evonik

In 2016, the Education Division and the Minority Affairs Committee collaborated on a Diversity & Inclusion session involving academic leaders.  This year, we are engaging industry in the conversation to share their perspectives. Presentations may include statistics, successes or failures in Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, or other similar topics such as:

  • Employee affinity groups
  • High school or college internship programs
  • Scholarship programs
  • Community involvement in underrepresented neighborhoods
  • Partnerships with universities or high schools
  • Diversity officer experiences

Session Moderator:

Zenaida Gephardt, Rowan University


  • Cynthia Murphy-Ortega, University Affairs, Chevron
  • Mike McAtee, BASF
  • Speaker TBD, ExxonMobil

Schedule of Events

Time Item
11:00am - 11:10am Introductory Remarks
11:10am - 11:25am   Perspective from Chevron
11:25am - 11:40am Perspective from BASF
11:40am - 11:55am Perspective from ExxonMobil
11:55am - 12:25pm  Panel Discussion
12:25pm - 12:30pm Concluding Remarks
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