ELFA to Host Inaugural Equity Forum Nov. 6-7 in Washington, D.C.
SEP 21, 2022 - 7:55 am
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association will hold the inaugural ELFA Equity Forum from Nov. 6-7, 2022 in Washington, D.C., to celebrate and advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the equipment finance industry. Industry professionals representing all DEI categories, allies and those interested in creating inclusivity in their organizations, are encouraged to attend.
“The Equity Forum will be a welcoming and safe space to discuss what we collectively can do to advance equity in our work, our industry and our world,” Scott Thacker, CPA, CLFP, founding chair of the equity committee at the ELFA, said. “I’m most looking forward to bringing together people from throughout our industry and witnessing the synergy and plans to increase a focus on DEI that result. We hope you’ll join us on Nov. 6-7!’”
The Equity Forum agenda will cover a range of DEI topics, all organized around the theme “Be Comfortable. Be Who You Are.” Sessions will be offered in a variety of formats to create a place for meaningful conversation, balancing both learning and dialogue. The goal is to provide a forum to discuss strategies that can influence corporate social responsibility and broaden cross-cultural understanding.
Highlights from the agenda include:
Keynote: You Don’t Have a Diversity Problem, You Have a Leadership Problem with holistic leadership strategist Ginny Clarke, former director of executive Recruiting at Google
Ask a Diversity Leader Panel
Crucial Conversations: Creating a DEI Focus and Launching DEI Initiatives in Your Business.
This is Me: The Transformational Power of Telling Your Own Story
Multiple networking opportunities, including a “Get to Know You” Session, People Power Reception, Dine-Around and Networking Luncheon
ELFA recognized the members of the 2022 Equity Committee who are helping to plan the Equity Forum, including:
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