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Let’s Have an Honest Conversation about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (forum)

  • Winestyr (West Loop) - 648 West Randolph Street (map)

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Ignite’s Strategy Breakfast series allows you to start your morning exploring a current trend or topic related to your personal and professional growth. The fast-paced format will include a short talk from an expert, meaningful interactions with other members, and takeaways to improve your life and leadership. This month, Michelle Y. Bess, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead at Sprout Social, joins us to discuss a new framework for how to have culture-building conversations on this topic. This experience is exclusive and complimentary for members (20 spots only).

What to Expect

  • An honest discussion about handling diversity, equity & inclusion with authenticity

  • Learn how your personal “why” is so important in the DEI conversation

  • The opportunity to share best practices, challenges and leave with tangible action steps

About your Coach

Michelle Y. Bess serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead at Sprout Social, focusing on efforts to ensure all people feel a sense of belonging and that their voices are heard. Prior to Sprout Social, Michelle worked in college persistence at OneGoal and Posse Chicago. She was recognized as a 2018 AdWeek Rising Brand Star, serves as a Board Director of Degrees of Change, and is the Founder and Co-Lead of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Professionals Meet-Up.

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About Ignite

Ignite is a diverse and dynamic community of rising leaders who share a hunger for personal and professional growth. We are connected through the pursuit of a new kind of leadership - one that is more mindful, compassionate and competent. Through more than 45 meaningful and curated experiences each year for you to choose from, you’ll find the path and people needed to thrive.