The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring the first ever Diversity Summit to the Lubbock community on March 6, 2018. The Chamber will bring together local experts to discuss diversity in the workplace to create a culture of intentional inclusion. The summit will have multiple panels discussing the importance of diversity in the workplace and how those differences can create a sense of belonging to make a company a great place to work and do business.
- The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion: Chris Wallace, President, Texas Association of Business
- sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas
- Awareness of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Bill Lane and Will Griffis, Attorneys, McCleskey, Harriger, Brazil and Graf, LLP
- sponsored by McCleskey, Harriger, Brazil and Graf, LLP
- Using Cultural Differences to Improve Your Workplace: Panel Moderated by Chris Wallace, Texas Association of Business | Panelists: Adrienne Cozart, Annette Gary and Charlene Hack
- sponsored by Workforce Solutions South Plains
- Beliefs and Business: Panel Moderated by Cory Powell | Panelists: Ron Betenbough, Irasema Velasquez, Bishop Bill Watson
- sponsored by Wayland Baptist University
- The New View on Diversity/The Cost of Culture: Telea Stafford, President, Phenixx Marketing & Media, Dallas
- CEO Forum - The Art of Collaboration: Shahara Wright, Esq., The CEO Effect, Houston
Meet the keynote speaker, Gail Evans
Gail Evans is the best selling author of Play Like A Man Win Like A Woman, an informative business guide to the secrets men know about success that women need to learn. The book was listed for several months on the New York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal's bestseller lists. Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman has been translated into 18 languages and has been a bestseller around the world. She has appeared in recent years on outlets such as, NBC's The Today Show, USA Today, the Larry King Live Show, and the New York Times to name a few.
Women have long struggled to find parity in the workplace. In trying to play by the "boy's rules" they've missed something important: women must play on the same team. They must be each other's greatest support and understand that ever woman's success if their success. Dr. Evans will demonstrate how women can play by their own rules
Evans worked in the Johnson Administration and was instrumental in creating the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity and the 1966 Civil Rights Act. She later became Executive Vice President of CNN.