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National Press Club, Washington D.C. location of the Equity Summit 23

Each year, the Center for Workforce Inclusion and CWI Labs convene hundreds of decision-makers, influences, policymakers, and practitioners for a unique opportunity – to discuss equitable economic opportunities for older job seekers, especially those living in historically underserved communities. Unlike other conferences, the Equity Summit is exclusively focused on advancing the workforce aspirations of older workers through solutions to systemic ageism, racism, and sexism.

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2023 Equity Summit – Welcome

Our President and CEO, Gary A. Officer, delivering the welcome message to start the 2023 Equity Summit.

 

2023 Equity Summit – Keynote Session: Maryland Governor Wes Moore

Our President and CEO, Gary A. Officer, sat down with Maryland’s 63rd Governor, Governor Wes Moore, for the 2023 Equity Summit keynote session.

 

2023 Equity Summit – Fireside Chat with Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04)

Fireside Chat with U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04), Chair of Congressional Black Caucus, and Harold T. Fisher, Journalist, Broadcaster, and Author.

 

2023 Equity Summit – Fireside Chat with Brent Parton, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Our President and CEO, Gary A. Officer, sat down with Brent Parton, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor for a fireside chat during our 2023 Equity Summit.

 

2023 Equity Summit – Reimagining DEI: Our Continuing Conversation – Panel Discussion

Janine Vanderburg, CEO of Encore Roadmap and Elizabeth White, Author, Entrepreneur, Aging Solutions Advocate continue the Center’s discussion of DEI in our country. More than 90% of employers exclude ageism from their DEI framework. And there is no sign of change on the horizon. How can influencers, policymakers, employers, and workforce development practitioners come together to advance equitable economic opportunity? Moderated by: Harold T. Fisher, Journalist, Broadcaster, Author, Host of WHUR 96.3 FM “The Daily Drum”

 

 

2023 Equity Summit The Future is Now featuring Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Angela Beddoe, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief HERLIFE Magazine, Co-Founder & Principal G-Force Consulting, sat down with Lowe’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources Machell Mims for The Future is Now: Lessons Learned from Supporting Five Generations of Associates Session.

 

2023 Equity Summit – Workforce Equity Award Presented to Lowe’s Companies Inc.

Presentation of the Center for Workforce Inclusion 2023 Workforce Equity Award to Lowe’s Companies Inc. Presented by Angela Ciccolo, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer at The Humane Society of the United States, and accepting the award is Machell Mims, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Lowe’s.

 

2023 Equity Summit – Economic Equity for our Nations Workers – Panel Discussion

Larry Curley, Executive Director of the National Indian Council on Aging, Clayton Fong, President & CEO of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, Luis A. Quiñones, Deputy Vice President of Workforce Development and Adult Education of UnidosUS, and Traci Scott, Vice President of Workforce Development at National Urban League joined Harold T. Fisher, Journalist, Broadcaster, Author, Host of WHUR 96.3 FM “The Daily Drum” for a panel to discuss unique challenges older workers of color face in achieving economic equity, including discrimination, limited access to education and training, and systemic barriers. The session will explore strategies for increasing access to education and training, as well as ways to eliminate discriminatory practices in the workplace.

 

WorkingNation and CWI Labs Present: Recruiting, Training, and Retaining an Age Inclusive Workforce

Dr. Mona Mourshed, Founder & CEO, Generation, Hector Mujica, Head of Economic Opportunity, Americas, Google.org, and Taylor McLemore, Board Director, Venture Builder, and Strategic Advisor, join moderator Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief, WorkingNation for a panel on recruiting, training, and retaining an age inclusive workforce.

Workers over age 50 will soon represent 25% of our nation’s workforce. Yet, few reskilling and upskilling programs are built to meet the needs of older workers and connect them with employers. Our panelists will discuss solutions, including successful skill development programs, to connect older workers with resources that empower them to pursue sustainable economic opportunities in today’s workplace.

 

2023 Equity Summit – The Implications of AI for Older Workers – Panel Discussion

Polly M. Allen, Founder & CEO of AI Career Boost, Brandon Busteed, Chief Partnership Officer and Global Head of Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan, Stephen Ewell, Executive Director at Consumer Technology Association Foundation, Chauncy Lennon, Vice President for Learning and Work, Senior Strategy Advisor, Lumina Foundation joined moderator Ramona Schindelheim, Editor-in-Chief of WorkingNation for The Implications of AI for Older Workers panel.

 Artificial intelligence has transformed the nature of work. But its full potential has yet to be realized. In this session, our experts discuss how generative AI can dismantle barriers, empower nontraditional job seekers, and create opportunities to build a more inclusive workplace.

 

2023 Equity Summit – Keynote with Julia Pollak, Chief Economist, ZipRecruiter and Presentation of The CWI Labs 2023 Innovation & Thought Leadership Award

Keynote with Julia Pollak, Chief Economist, ZipRecruiter and Presentation of The CWI Labs 2023 Innovation & Thought Leadership Award featuring Angela Beddoe, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief HERLIFE Magazine, Co-Founder & Principal G-Force Consulting, and Angela Ciccolo, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer at The Humane Society of the United States.

 

 

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