Event Recap: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in The Workplace

The Center for Career and Professional Development hosted “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In The Workplace” forum where alumni and company representatives gather for a meaningful conversation on the progress that has been made towards a more equitable work environment and how students can be their own professional advocates.


Robert Dim (SHU 2015) who is the Director of Acquistions with Norton Capital moderated the session with panelists Rudy Favard (SHU 2015) the Senior Human Capital Consultant at KPMG, Aisha Losche (SHU 2007), the SVP of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Hill Holliday, and guest speaker Dorothy Brill, the Director of Human Resource at Strategic Value Partners (SVPGlobal).


Dorothy highlighted SVPGlobal’s Propel Career Advancement Program. The Propel program’s focus is to inspire promising students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in investment management by creating programs to introduce them to the field and support professional development.


The group provided a great deal of valuable insight from their varied experiences to the following areas, and so much more…

–          Progress that has been made towards a more equitable work environment

–          How students can best prepare to be their own professional advocates

–          Future expectations of graduates and their workplace climate

–          Advice on ways to identify a healthy future work environment for those seeking employment


Robert concluded the program by providing brief information about session two of this series – DE&I Networking Exchange with featured employers to virtually engage with students to enhance and/or build their professional network.

A link to the video can be found here

By Helen Boyke
Helen Boyke Director of Alumni, Veteran and Graduate Career Development