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WCL Breakfast: Be Part of the Solution–Our Differences Add Up to Greatness

  • Standard Insurance 1100 SW 6th Ave Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)

How do you create diverse, inclusive, and balanced teams so differences add up to greatness?

Regarding the importance of diversity in the workplace, Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer of General Electric, was quoted in Business Insider (September 23, 2014): 

"It's not easy, but the payoff is that more diverse teams create more innovative products. I've seen it."  

Join us for a panel breakfast featuring Mary James, the Dean for Institutional Diversity at Reed College, Kelley Forseth, Principle at Clarity Consulting and Gennevieve Emery, Partner and Recruiting Director at NotoGroup for a lively discussion on diversity in the workplace today. 

Diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more. And, greatness comes when diversity is supported by an inclusive and supportive work environment.

  • What is your role in fostering diverse and inclusive teams?
  • What are some ways you can help increase diversity and inclusion in your own workplace?
  • What key traits do inclusive leaders exhibit?
Mary James, as the Dean for Institutional Diversity at Reed College, is dedicated every day to mentoring the next generation of our workforce to embrace the inherent value of diversity. With a pulse on college millennials, Mary James is well positioned to share with you how our colleges and universities are preparing your future employees for a more diverse workplace.

Mary James, as the Dean for Institutional Diversity at Reed College, is dedicated every day to mentoring the next generation of our workforce to embrace the inherent value of diversity. With a pulse on college millennials, Mary James is well positioned to share with you how our colleges and universities are preparing your future employees for a more diverse workplace.

Kelley Forseth, as president of Clairty Consulting Group for over twenty years, understands the power of diversity in the workplace. Her practice is focused on understanding human preference, strengths, and valuing differences. Whether introvert or extrovert, right or left-brain, she helps teams deliver outstanding performance by bringing their collective best to the table. Kelley is passionate about  how diversity in style results in richer outcomes and more successful business results.

Kelley Forseth, as president of Clairty Consulting Group for over twenty years, understands the power of diversity in the workplace. Her practice is focused on understanding human preference, strengths, and valuing differences. Whether introvert or extrovert, right or left-brain, she helps teams deliver outstanding performance by bringing their collective best to the table. Kelley is passionate about  how diversity in style results in richer outcomes and more successful business results.

Gennevieve Emery works daily to help companies fill their professional needs. As the manager of recruitment at NotoGroup, she sees first hand how the balance is or isn’t shifting in the workforce, and she understands what individuals are looking for in the workplace.

Gennevieve Emery works daily to help companies fill their professional needs. As the manager of recruitment at NotoGroup, she sees first hand how the balance is or isn’t shifting in the workforce, and she understands what individuals are looking for in the workplace.