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Who Gets to Belong in Corporate America?
A recent report reveals that, predictably, white men feel the highest sense of belonging in corporate America. Conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), "The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters in Today’s Workplace" is the first of its kind to define, measure, and quantify what it means to belong at work—with insights into race, gender, ethnicity, generation, and other demographic identities. For 25 years, WMFDP | FDPGlobal has specialized in helping insiders, typically white men, understand their unique responsibility to engage other insiders, as well as outsiders, in partnering and building inclusive teams and organizations. Together, we will explore CTI’s findings and how to create work cultures where everyone belongs. This webinar features Michael Welp, WMFDP co-founder, and Isis Fabian, manager of publications and research at the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI).

Learning Outcomes:
-Learn about how different identities feel they belong
-Identify new options for creating cultures of belonging
-Become more conscious of how your own behaviors unintentionally reinforce unproductive dynamics

The 2021 Forum Webinar Series is sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation.

Nov 18, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Michael Welp
Co-founder & Owner @WMFDP
Michael Welp, PhD. is a co-founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP | FDPGlobal), a US-based leadership development consultancy. Michael leads pioneering workshops engaging white male leaders and building leadership skills to create cultures of full inclusion. He focuses on how to engage white men to become more passionate advocates for inclusion and how they can partner better with women and across cultures. His company also engages men as gender equity advocates worldwide. Earlier in his career, Michael facilitated interracial team-building with over a dozen South African corporations in his work with Outward Bound. His research on how white men learn about diversity led to founding WMFDP. Michael is the author of the recently published book, Four Days To Change: 12 Radical Habits to Overcome Bias and Thrive in a Diverse World. His TEDx talk is entitled White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots. Michael is also the host of The Insider Outsider Podcast.
Isis Fabian
Manager of Publications and Research @Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)
Isis Fabian is manager of publications and research at the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), where she manages relationships with CTI's research advisors and sponsors, conducts qualitative research through interviews and focus groups across the US and abroad, manages end-to-end production of CTI's research studies, and works with the larger research team on quantitative research. She also leads research on diversity and inclusion best practices and builds project plans for CTI research work streams. In addition, Fabian presents CTI research to external audiences on topics including sponsorship, executive presence and personal branding, and unconscious bias. She holds a dual degree in economics and psychology from New York University.
Julia Taylor Kennedy
Executive Vice President & Lead Researcher @Coqual
Julia Taylor Kennedy is executive vice president and lead researcher at Coqual, a 17-year-old nonprofit think tank that advises companies on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Taylor Kennedy has led several groundbreaking reports, including Coqual’s 2020 series, The Power of Belonging in the Workplace and Coqual’s Being Black in Corporate America. Taylor Kennedy’s work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fortune, Scientific American, and the Washington Post; she also has appeared on Bloomberg TV, NPR’s Marketplace, Wharton Business Radio, and more. Before joining Coqual, Julia hosted 51%, a nationally syndicated public radio program dedicated to the perspectives and stories of women in the United States, and she reported for NPR and NPR member stations. She holds a master’s in International Relations from Yale University and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.
Michael Collins
Senior Director Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives @State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Michael Collins has over 30 years of interdisciplinary experience in customer operations, risk management, human resources, leadership development and workforce diversity. He has held leadership positions at major institutions in the financial services, higher education and transportation industries. Michael has an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and a 15-year relationship with WMFDP.