Dr. Loretta Daniels is an expert in organizational leadership, DEI, conflict management, communication, and leadership coaching. In addition, she specializes in organizational leadership and cultural competency. As an executive leader in the corporate arena, Dr. Daniels has served in executive leadership roles such as Chief Operations Officer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Executive Director of Sales Operations, and General Manager. In addition, she has written corporate training manuals such as Leading by Example and Fast Track to Excellence. As the former Executive Director of Corporate Relations of Kennesaw State University (KSU), she worked with medium and large organizations to define and deliver leadership growth certificate programs designed to align with the company's vision and objectives.
Dr. Daniels partners with C-level Leadership and HR to determine leadership development goals, identify training gaps, enable cultural workplace initiatives, and implement gender pay equality and equitable hiring practices. Additionally, she served as the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair, and Presidential Commission on Gender & Work-Life Issues. She has advised executive teams, including the President and Chief Diversity Officer, consulted as a subject matter expert on DEI challenges and solutions, and supported DEI's continuous improvement efforts.
Dr. Daniels currently serves as the Director of the Technology Association of Georgia's Bridge Builders program where she partners with corporations and investors to create programs designed to remove the walls responsible for impeding progress and diversity in Georgia. Bridge Builders is a Social Justice & Equity initiative designed to bring the technology and business community together to drive change.
Tuesday, December 5
US/Central from 1 :45 PM to 2 :10 PM ( 25 mins )
[Panel] Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Navigating the Path to a More Inclusive World
We all know being exposed to, and including, diverse perspectives, knowledge, and insights in our life experiences and corporate hiring and decision making brings growth and benefits to the individual and the company. We also know focusing on DEI is both the right-thing-to-do and the smart-thing-to-do so how do you move beyond these platitudes and execute on incorporating meaningful and impactful cultural inclusion besides hiring a DEI executive, going to a HBCU job fair and sending out a press release? Are you looking both outside and inside your organization to bring these diverse perspectives and experiences all the way up the organizational chart? Do you have an agreed-upon framework and plan to execute? Join this dynamic conversation for peer-based best practices and actionable insights on how to set-up your organization for long-term success based on a disciplined and evidence-based approach. Lofty goals are admirable - just don't forget the deliverables.