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MBACC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council presents the Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) series. This series provides an in-depth look at diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

The 2022 EVOLVE series has concluded and plans are underway to continue the series for 2023. Check back here for details, or make sure you’re signed up to receive the chamber’s e-newsletter to be notified when the sessions are announced.

EVOLVE Webinar Library

EVOLVE Series: Inclusive Leadership (Nov. 2022) – Dr. Franklin William Ellis Jr. discusses inclusive leadership exploring why DEI matters to leaders and the six traits of inclusive leadership.

EVOLVE Series: DEI Vocabulary Basics (Sept. 20, 2022) – Bob Wallace, Webster University breaks down the many terms used when discussing diversity, equity and inclusion.

EVOLVE Series: Why Identity Markers and Pronouns Matter (June 16, 2022) – Amanda Masterpaul leads a discussion on identity markers and pronouns covering the basics of what they are and how recognizing and respecting people’s identities fosters inclusivity in the workplace.

EVOLVE Series: Autism & Inclusive Workplaces (April 6, 2022) - Becky Large is joined by Greg Rosen, Frank Espinal and Lara Ceisel for a panel discussion on what employers should consider and expect when hiring and working with people with autism.

EVOLVE Series: Diversity as a Busines Model (Aug. 31, 2021) – Erika White, CDE of Pennoni Associates, discusses why DEI is good for business and how supplier diversity can be part of a business strategy. View Resources

Building a Diverse Workforce and Talent Pool (July 27, 2021) – This session, delivered by AMS in partnership with Bank of America, looks at the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Download Slides

DEI Strategies at Work (Nov. 19, 2020) – Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, looks at strategies to implement diversity, equity and inclusion policies in the workplace.

Microaggressions (Oct. 15, 2020) – Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, guides us in this session on microaggressions.

Unconscious and Implicit Bias (Sept. 17, 2020) – Bob Wallace led attendees through discussions on unconscious and implicit bias. Download slides.

Generations at Work (Aug. 20, 2020) – Eileen Soisson explores the key characteristics of the generations in today’s workforce and provides practical solutions for resolving conflicts between the generations. Download slides

Diversity Equity and Inclusion 101 (July 29, 2020) – Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity Series presented by MBACC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. This first episode featured Atiya Stokes-Brown, vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Coastal Carolina University, board member for Myrtle Beach Area Chamber and chair of the chamber's DEI council. Download slides.

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