Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Where to start your journey.

Tuesday 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Session Description

You can’t get where you need to be tomorrow, unless you know where you are today.
Businesses across the U.S. and around the world have been facing a long-overdue reckoning: Many have failed miserably at treating their diverse employees fairly and equitably.

Corporate leadership knows it can and must do better. And if it cannot, it must make way for managers and executives eager to create workplaces where all employees feel respected, valued and empowered. Those qualities are the hallmarks of inclusive workplaces, and research has shown that when leaders foster this environment, their companies are more successful and simply, better places to work.

But where do you begin? How do you know what your employees feel and what needs to change? This session will help you understand the journey towards a diverse and inclusive workplace. You will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment to better understand where your organization stands today and what your next steps should be. Learn how data and assessments can help you to create a strategic plan to get you where you want to be – a truly inclusive workplace.


Fiona Jamison

Dr Fiona Jamison is an invited speaker for a variety of events focusing on leadership development, HR and employee engagement. She has spoken at global conferences on people analytics and employee engagement and most recently has been asked to share her journey as a women leader in the field of data and analytics for organizations like Walmart and Amazon.

Fiona brings over two decades of experience conducting research and providing HR solutions to both for-profit and non-profit organizations with specific expertise in people analytics, employee engagement, employee relations, and change management. Most recently, she has worked with numerous organizations assisting them with their diversity and inclusion assessments and strategy development.

For the last 25 years, her organization has provided custom research and analytics for Fortune 100 companies across the United States and internationally. In the US, her focus is on the manufacturing, healthcare, trucking/logistics, retail and transportation industries.

Born and raised in Britain, Fiona has provided research and consultancy services in the U.K., Europe, and North America. This international experience adds a unique perspective to understanding employee relations and organizational culture. Fiona is the author of numerous articles on people analytics and has spoken internationally on the subject. Fiona’s Ph.D. is in Human Resource Management from the University of Bristol. In the USA, she has been an adjunct professor at Villanova University and Temple University. She is actively involved with leading HR think tank organizations such as the Wharton Research Advisory Group, University of Pennsylvania and more recently the Philadelphia Society for People and Strategy Human Capital Analytics Group. She currently sits on the Senior HR Advisory Board for Fox Business School.