NOVA DEI ConnectsWorking for equity and inclusion within our regional workforce
The NOVA DEI Connects is an inclusive and collaborative community of members who seek to share, learn, and implement best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in their employee culture, talent development, and employee recruiting and retention. NOVA DEI Connects welcomes all members interested in advancing their knowledge and understanding of successful DEI strategies to join us and each other in this opportunity.
Each month the network will meet via Zoom to speak with a leader who will share their DEI best practices and programs. This is a members-only program.
NOVA DEI Connects meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and will include a presentation as well as participant questions and open dialogue.
Click here to register for the next meeting.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
The Northern Virginia Workforce Network is a project of the Northern Virginia Chamber Foundation.
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Our NOVA DEI Connects Speakers
Vice President, Diversity + Inclusion, JBG Smith
Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity and Social Innovation, The MITRE Corporation
Nikki OdomSenior Director of DE&I and Community Affairs, Nestlé
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Peraton
Randi MajorsOrganizational Development Lead, People & Culture, Transurban
Nathan CarterChief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Northern Virginia Community College
Demola SholagbadeVice President & Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ICF
Glenn JacksonChief Diversity Officer of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for Human Resources, M&T Bank
Laura GiangiuliSenior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
Our NOVA DEI Connects Presentations
DEI 2025 Vision and Goals - Glenn Jackson, Chief Diversity Officer of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for Human Resources, M&T Bank
Best Practices in Leading Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Dawnita Wilson, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, JBG Smith
MITRE’s Inaugural Week of Belonging - Stephanie Turner, VP, Inclusion, Diversity & Social Innovation
Empowered to Grow! Nestlé USA Coaching & Mentoring Program - Nikki Odom, Senior Director of DE&I and Community Affairs, Nestlé
Inclusion at Peraton - Laila Salguero, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Peraton