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Let’s Talk: Diversity & Inclusion Series #2
February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We are very excited to continue with our newest series of virtual events dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion. Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors IPSEN and EY for supporting FACCNE’s newest event series. We know that diversity and inclusion are key priorities for Ipsen & EY. It is core to who they are and how they work.
Join us on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 12pm EST/18H Paris Time for the second event of this series, “Revamping Your D&I Initiatives to Embrace Racial Equity.”
Charlene Thomas (UPS), Keyra Johnson (Delta), and Deisha Barnett (The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce) will share with us their experiences and reflections related to racial equity in the workplace and tips to actively counter forms of discrimination & inequality. This panel discussion is a great opportunity for professionals of all sectors from all company sizes to discuss and share their perspectives on how we each address diversity, inclusion, and equity in the business world.
Attendees will have the opportunity for a 30-40 minute panel discussion, followed by Q&A with guest speakers.
This event is FREE and open to ALL!
Charlene Thomas serves as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for UPS and is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. In her previous role of Chief Human Resources Officer, she guided UPS’s transformation and HR initiatives to optimize the talent, leadership and culture for the company’s more than 528,000 employees worldwide.
Previously, she served as President of the West Region with responsibility for all package delivery operations in the U.S. central and western states.
Charlene began her UPS career in 1989, progressing through successive leadership roles in U.S. Operations, including the West Chester, PA and Metro Philadelphia District. She served as package division manager in Baltimore, and operations manager for the Alabama District. She later joined the Desert Mountain District as West Operations package operations manager and was promoted to President, Mid-South District and later President, North Atlantic District. Charlene also has held roles in global marketing, corporate learning and talent development as the U.S. operations training director.
Recently, Charlene served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Orangewood Foundation in Orange County, CA and as an executive board member for Habitat for Humanity. Charlene is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University and an MBA from Eastern University.
Deisha is an accomplished leader who shapes communications strategies, counsels CEOs, advocates for inclusion and grows teams. She is a passionate driver of transformative initiatives that generate results – whether targeting investors, analysts, consumers, employees or community stakeholders.
Deisha leads the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s strategic focus on promoting Atlanta and is the organization’s head of diversity and inclusion. Her team spans across internal communications, media relations, speech writing, digital communications, traditional marketing and the region’s millennial and gen Z-targeted movement, ChooseATL. She also leads the organization’s inside-out approach to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, including efforts that aim to drive collaboration and collective impact among the region’s diversity and inclusion leaders.
In September 2020, Deisha was appointed to the board of directors for skincare brand Urban Skin Rx. Deisha is a proud alumna of Clark Atlanta University.