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Navigating Post-Affirmative Action Landscapes: Insights for Organizational DEI Initiatives

November 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cardinals Club
Cost: $75

In June 2023, a pivotal Supreme Court ruling shook the foundations of affirmative action in university admissions. But what reverberations will this ruling have for organizational diversity initiatives and the broader landscape of DEI? Join Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) for a thought-provoking discussion featuring a distinguished panel of experts. We aim to provide clarity and guidance in a world where change is the only constant…and making informed adjustments is the best solution.

Agenda Highlights

  • Delve into the origins and key details of the recent Supreme Court ruling that eliminated affirmative action in university admissions.
  • Explore the wider implications of this ruling for companies and non-profit organizations, shedding light on potential ripple effects – as well as practical solutions – in the realm of DEI.
  • Gain insight into essential factors all organizations should be mindful of as they push forward with their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  • Discuss strategies and best practices for ensuring the longevity of DEI goals, even amidst evolving laws and uncertainties.

Panelists representing diverse industries and departments will share not only the legal ramifications but also the social and cultural implications of the Supreme Court’s Harvard College decision on workplaces. Discover tools and approaches that various sectors are utilizing to foster a greater sense of ‘inclusion’ and ‘belonging’ for all employees in an ever-changing landscape.

Our panelists bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, promising a dynamic, insightful, and constructive discussion. This event is your opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge, strategies, and practical tools necessary to navigate the shifting terrain of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Together, we will continue to foster a workplace where every employee feels valued and included.


Felicia Lamar | Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Human Resources
St. Louis Cardinals, LLC

Jerry K. Rodriguez | Assistant General Counsel
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Nicole Redd M.A. | DEI & Talent Acquisition Specialist
MTM, Inc.

Vivian Martain | DEI Compliance Officer / Project PAVE Administrator
Millstone Weber

Thank you to DAP partner the St. Louis Cardinals for hosting this event!



November 16, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Cardinals Club


Diversity Awareness Partnership