CEOs from TIAA, Charlotte Alliance and DiversityInc to Participate in a Roundtable About Racial Equity in Business

Leaders and CEOs from Novant Health, Lowe’s Companies Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, DiversityInc, TIAA (No. 9 on The 2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) and the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (CLT Alliance) will gather digitally on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. for a roundtable titled “Exploring the Impact of Racial Inequalities.”

The CLT Alliance said the purpose of the roundtable is to “engage in a meaningful dialogue about racial inequalities and efforts to build and grow a more inclusive workforce.”

 

DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson will provide a data-driven context of equity in the business world.

 

 

The event will then move on to a roundtable discussion on the cultural and societal impact of racial inequalities within the United States. Speakers in the session will include:

 


Carl Armato
, President & CEO of Novant Health

 

 

 


Marvin Ellison
, CEO of Lowe’s Companies Inc.

 

 

 


Roger Ferguson
, President & CEO TIAA

 

 

 


Dr. Tunde Sotunde
, President & CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

 

 

CLT Alliance President and CEO Janet LaBar will conclude the event with a “final reflection” on the impact of racial inequalities in the business community.

 

 

Click here for more information on the speakers. Click here to register for the roundtable now.

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