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"Ensure short- and long-term gains in creating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace culture"
Many organizations have recognized how important diversity and inclusion initiatives are to their workforce, but it’s clear that there are still many difficult conversations ahead of us. Those of us who are serious about getting equality work right need to come together to talk about the impact our current reality is having on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Join ThoughtExchange’s CPO Dessalen Wood and Head of Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Karen Craggs-Milne, for an engaging session that aims to educate, transform, and inspire you into meaningful action. We’ll look at the steps that we can take now to ensure short- and long-term gains in creating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
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Tamica Sears is an Executive Coach and Human Resources Professional. She partners with executive leadership teams to increase their productivity and effectiveness and meet their strategic goals. Leaders working in VUCA environments benefit from Tamica’s coaching because she helps them transform the culture of their organization to be more innovative and inclusive which enables them to be more responsive to changes in the environment. Focusing on leading with authenticity, leaders that Tamica has coached have shown tremendous upward mobility. Tamica is changing the face of corporate America, one leader at a time and this is why she is called The Corporate Fixer. Tamica has published a collection of motivational quotes and affirmations, “You Are Enough, found on Amazon, and has contributed to two bestselling anthologies, “Are YOU the Missing Piece?” and “My Journal, My Journey.” Tamica is also a proud mother of two adult children and the cutest dog in the country.
Growing up in a multi-racial home in Kenya ignited Karen’s passion for anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion from a young age. Over the last 20 years Karen has worked globally, advising governments, corporations and NGOs on how to “get equality work right”. Karen embodies incredible depth and breadth of experience and genuine openness, warmth and compassion. Her favourite saying is “Conscious Equality is not just about what we DO, it’s about who we ARE and how we show up in our everyday lives”. Karen lives in Toronto with her husband, their three hockey kids and their 5 pets. Karen loves photography, traveling, practicing reiki and organizing healing circles during the full moon.
Dessalen Wood is an innovative HR executive, seasoned speaker, and coach. She specializes in leading Learning and Development and Human Resources teams at some of North America’s most-respected organizations. In 2019 she left her role as Vice President, Talent Development at Cineplex Entertainment to join ThoughtExchange in the newly created role of Chief People Officer.
Throughout her career, Dessalen has been passionate about creating work environments that bring out the very best in people. The connection to ThoughtExchange - the product and the team -was instant, and made the decision to join feel like a natural fit between like minds.
Dessalen is based in Montreal with her husband, three children and her dog.