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    Diversity in the Workplace

    Date: August 15, 2017, 11:30am
    College of Charleston North Campus
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    $20 Members $25 Non Members
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    The panel will cover diversity in the workplace best practices. The panel of diversity executives from local employers include:

    Shawn Edwards, Chief Diversity Officer from The Citadel
    Peggy Anderson, VP of Recruiting and Diversity from Blackbaud
    Toni Flowers, Chief Diversity Officer from Roper St. Francis

    Shawn Edwards
    Ms. Edwards will discuss best practices used by The Citadel, a four-year public higher education institution in Charleston, SC. Further she will provide knowledge on the importance of understanding the context in which diversity and inclusion work is conducted, participation in relevant activities and connecting with available resource opportunities to support D&I efforts.  Lastly, Ms. Edwards will discuss the rise in popularity of diversity statements and when they could serve a reasonable purpose.
    Peggy Anderson
    Peggy has over 30 years’ experience in HR supporting the technology industry and working for major brands such as Apple, Microsoft, Under Armour and Blackbaud.  With many years of managing a variety of HR and recruiting functions she brings a wealth of experience from companies that have gone through significant growth and culture changes.  In her current role at Blackbaud, she is the Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, Onboarding and Diversity.
    Toni Flowers
    Mary “Toni” Flowers is Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Roper St. Francis, a non-profit healthcare system consisting of 5400 teammates and over 900 physicians. The system consists of 657 beds and 125 facilities serving 7 counties in Charleston, South Carolina.  She is the system’s premiere Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. She is an experienced health care executive with proven outcomes in the areas of health equity, organizational culture change and population health.  Toni is an award winning diversity professional that has been recognized as a national leader in the work to ensure health care equity for underserved populations. She is a member the executive committee of the American Leadership Council for Diversity and serves as faculty for Institute for Diversity’s Certificate in Diversity Management Fellowship. 

    Meeting approved for HRCI & SHRM Recertification Credits


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