Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures On Monday, October 29th 2018, at the 2018 AIChE Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, The AIChE Foundation in partnership with Chevron co-hosted a session titled “Conscious Inclusion, Building Respectful and Inclusive Cultures”. The program is part of AIChE’s Doing a World of Good Campaign and its on-going commitment to promoting an inclusive culture in chemical engineering. The session began with an overview of current research on workplace inclusion, the definition of diversity and then engaged participants in activities to promote inclusiveness at work. The workshop was followed by a panel discussion among senior executives titled, “Courageous Conversations with Industry Leaders”. The discussion was led by David Allyn of Jennifer Brown Consulting and explored examples of cultural inclusion and exclusion. The panelists included: Ken Reid, SVP, Engineering and Maintenance N.A, BASF, Kevin Edwards, Global Manager of Culture, Inclusion & Diversity for Corporate HR, Bechtel and Delia Contreras, VP, Engineering Global Supply Chain, Ecolab The panelists shared meaningful perspectives on their own experiences with inclusion in engineering. The program concluded with a lively question and answer segment with the audience where panelists offered thoughtful, authentic feedback. Related Content: Jun 29, 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Session, Breaking the Unconscious Bias Habit Thanks to the generous donors of the Doing a World of Good campaign, the AIChE Foundation funded the Understanding Unconscious Bias in the Workplace sessions at the 2018 S Mar 22, 2017 Imagine what all of us can do. The Doing a World of Good Campaign is one of the most ambitious fundraising programs in our history. AIChE expects to raise $15 million over five years that will be directed toward five transformative priorities. Learn more.