Investing in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Employee Well-being

Learn from leaders at Google and Asurion the strategies they’re using to foster diversity, equity and inclusion and how you can apply them to your own organization.

What You’ll Learn in this On-Demand Replay

While many leading employers have invested in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives in the past, the current moment calls for employers to take even more progressive action in supporting BIPOC employees, furthering anti-racism education, and promoting a truly inclusive workplace.

Join Sherice Torres, Global Director of Inclusion at Google, Nikki Smith-Bartley, Chief Diversity & Talent Strategy Officer at Asurion, and Dr. Andrea Holman, an African American psychologist and DE&I consultant, to hear their perspectives on what it means to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace and support the mental health and well-being of BIPOC employees.

In this 60-minute panel discussion, you’ll learn:

  • How Google and Asurion have invested in DE&I historically and in light of recent events
  • What employers should consider for evaluating and expanding their DE&I efforts
  • Why DE&I matters for overall employee well-being, retention, and workforce strategy

Featured Speakers

Sherice Torres

Global Director of Inclusion, Google

Nikki Smith-Bartley

Chief Diversity & Talent Strategy Officer, Asurion

Andrea Holman, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Huston-Tillotson University

Featured Speakers

Rachelle Taylor

U.S. Benefits Lead, NetApp

Sean McBride

VP of Partnerships, Lyra Health

Featured Speakers

Sherice Torres

Global Director of Inclusion, Google

About the Panel

Sherice Torres, Global Director of Inclusion, Google

Sherice is an inspirational leader with nearly 25 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategic planning, and change management. She currently serves as Global Director of Inclusion at Google – responsible for driving inclusion strategy including employee resource groups, leadership inclusion councils, inclusion partnerships, events, and insights. Sherice is the mother of 2 boys, with a passion for revolutionizing the public education system in the US, and advancing academic and professional opportunities for women and people of color.

Nikki Smith-Bartley, Chief Diversity & Talent Strategy Officer, Asurion

At Asurion Nikki leads the diversity & inclusion, leadership & development, talent & attraction and outreach functions within the Human Resources department. Under her leadership, Asurion has been recognized both nationally and locally for its diversity and inclusion program. Most recently, Asurion was named Forbes 2020 Best Employer for Diversity and received a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Before joining Asurion, Nikki practiced employment law at Baker Donelson, where she also served as a diversity inclusion trainer, Vice-Chair of the Diversity Committee and as a member of the Recruiting Committee.

Andrea Holman, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Huston-Tillotson University

In her role at Huston-Tillotson University, Dr. Holman engages students in the classroom and conducts research understanding the psychological experience of African-Americans, specifically the complexities of identity and mistrust and their impact on interracial interactions. She also serves as a consultant for organizations who desire assessment for diversity, equity and inclusion practices and employee training regarding race. After completing a two year postdoctoral fellowship in community mental health, she began to focus her career in academia. She also conducts research examining the ways in which Black and Latinx students define and conceptualize racial advocacy. She has contributed to peer reviewed articles, book chapters, blog posts, national presentations, and podcasts discussing the aforementioned subjects.