Diversity Awareness Partnership

D&I Seminar Series

Inclusive workplaces are necessary for employee wellbeing and for the growth of your business or organization. Diversity Awareness Partnership’s seminars provide guidance on fostering an environment in which employees feel welcome to be their most genuine, engaged, and therefore innovative selves. These professional development events are ideal for HR leaders, managers, diversity professionals, and anyone interested in open, collaborative communities. Each seminar will focus on a different aspect of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

The 2021 D&I Seminar Series is virtual.

The registration form can be found below!


Seminar 1 

Topic: “It’s been 1 year since the pandemic hit.”
Let’s chat about changes and mental health.
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Zoom 

Kateryna Barnes 


  • Discuss why mental health is a DEI issue. 
  • Learn how to prioritize mental well-being amidst the pressure and stress of both working from home and working in-person. 
  • Process ways we can heal together and support one another at work and within the larger community even though we all have different needs and are working from different spaces. 
  • Explore the ways in which the norms of our work life were harmful to our mental health. 


Seminar 2 

Topic: “Having blue hair doesn’t make you unprofessional.”
Let’s chat about professionalism.

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Zoom 


Félipe Martínez
Brittini Gray | InPower Institute


  • Understand how “professionalism” is a social construct and based in white supremacy. 
  • Learn how the standard image of a professional creates barriers to inclusivity at work.  
  • Examine ways of combatting the bias of professionalism. 
  • Discuss how professionalism has changed over the years. 


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