What's Next: Advancing Inclusivity & Opportunity in the Modern Workplace

September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018RSVP

Austin Country Club
4408 Long Champ Dr
Austin, Texas 78746

The women of Scott Douglass & McConnico are pleased to host our annual event specifically designed for our female clients and colleagues.

What's Next: Advancing Inclusivity & Opportunity in the Modern Workplace


11:30 - 12:00   Registration & Networking

12:00 - 1:15   Lunch Key Note: "Harnessing your Power by Understanding your Bias and Yourself" presented by Mindy Gulati, Attorney & Consultant, Fundamental Advisory
Inherent in reaching our goals and being our best selves is having a deep understanding of where our power lies and how unconscious bias steers us away from greatness, and unfortunately, blocks other people from reaching their potential. Mindy will discuss how bias influences us in a myriad of ways and how only by looking from within can we realize our true selves and lift others as we rise. With our power potential women have great responsibility to recognize and counteract our biases.

1:30 - 2:45   Panel Discussion: "Driving Meaningful & Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion"
Many organizations are committed to diversity & inclusion but struggle to make a real impact on their overall culture, employees and bottom line. Leaders often do not understand what diversity & inclusion really is and why it matters. Our panelists will share their experiences and discuss how to build and sustain systemic successful D&I initiatives that embrace individuality, promote equality and encourage meaningful dialogue.

  • Belinda Arambula, Partner, Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner Treasurer, Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • Ezinne Udezue, Product Management, Bazaarvoice
  • Toni Nguyen, Attorney
  • Pam Greenstone, Licensed Professional Counselor

3:00 - 4:00   Interactive Session: "Women Uncovered!" 
In this engaging and interactive session, Christine and Marny will help us understand what parts of ourselves we are “covering,” a common but not always recognized strategy people use to downplay a stigmatized part of their identity in an effort to ‘fit in’ at work. By identifying which parts of our true selves we hide or minimize out of fear of bias, and by learning to instead embrace and share them, we can in fact make powerful connections and take more control of our careers. Small group activities and discussions will enable us to begin the process of “uncovering” with our peers.

4:15 – 5:30   Panel Discussion: “Building Bridges Across Generation Gaps”
There are five generations in the workforce today, each with different – and sometimes conflicting – work styles, perspectives and motivations. Our panelists will provide insight to the different generations along with actionable suggestions for bridging the gaps in today’s workplace dynamics to create acceptance, support and mutual respect.

  • Virginia Cumberbatch, Director of Community Engagement Center, UT Austin Division of Diversity & Community
  • Justice Debra Lehrmann, Texas Supreme Court
  • Joelle Schulze, Partner, HR Legal Search
  • Haley Scruggs, Contracts Recruiting Consultant, Austin Fraser

5:30 - 6:00   Cocktail Reception