Intersection of diversity and business is topic at Rices Jones School Oct

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected] of diversity and business is topic at Rice’s Jones School Oct. 27HOUSTON – (Oct. 17, 2017) – Bringing together leading local business and thought leaders, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business will host a conference on “Sparking Success: The Intersection of Diversity and Business” at the school’s McNair Hall Oct. 27. The event will provide a forum for dialogue about diversity and inclusion in the business world and will connect people to issues important in today’s workforce.Credit: UniversityThe conference is open to the public; registration is $35. Session themes will include “Attracting and Engaging the Evolving Workforce,” “Championing Women in the C-Suite,” “Inclusive Marketing,” “The Entrepreneurial Mindset” and “Best HR Practices.”What: A conference titled “Sparking Success: The Intersection of Diversity and Business.”Who: Presenters include Donna Sims Wilson, president, Smith Graham and Co. Investment Advisors LP; Holli Ladhani, chairman, president and CEO, Rockwater Energy Solutions; Julio Arrieta, managing director, chief marketing officer, Lopez Negrete Communications; Michael Dillon, vice president, strategy and analytics, Houston Astros; Donna Cole, president and CEO, Cole Chemical; Carla Lane, president of Lane Staffing; and Robert Gaudette, president, NRG Business Solutions.Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, will give welcoming remarks.When: 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.Where: Rice University, McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, see addition to lunch and a networking reception, the conference will include an interactive workshop on identifying and responding to inclusion issues in the workplace. For a full list of conference speakers and to register, visit of the news media who want to attend (free of charge) should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow the Jones Graduate School of Business via Twitter @Rice_Biz.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.last_img

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