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2022 D&I Symposium: Meet Kim Marino, Panelist

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Cheryl Ciccarelli

May 23, 2022

The BNP is pleased to welcome Kim Marino, Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Development, Independent Health as a Panelist at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work.

We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th – get your tickets here.

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Presentation Highlights (what can the audience expect to learn or take away?): 

Congratulations. You’ve delved into the D&I basics, Microaggressions, and Unconscious Bias…but what do you do next?

How do you elevate your efforts or take your organization to the next level?

This session will explain the value of intentionality, belonging, and equity to make a real difference in the approach of your D&I efforts

D&I Resources, Recommendations, & Inspiration

Book I have so many…

I’m Still Here:  Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness – Austin Channing Brown

White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man  – Emmanuel Acho

Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work – Ruchika Tulshyan

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People – Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald

Person:

Other Media (podcast, show, social, publication   I am a huge fan of HBR and faithfully listen to Brene Brown and Adam Grant.

Advice for someone starting, or continuing, on their D&I journey:

Just keep moving forward even if it seems like you aren’t going anywhere.  Baby steps will still move you in the right direction.  You also don’t need to be creative or innovative.  You just need to do the right thing.

Short Bio:

Kim leads the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts for Independent Health and Family of Companies.  She works with amazing colleagues to raise awareness, education, and appreciation and to implement our Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

She is also responsible for talent and leadership development, in which she has extensive experience.   She has several certifications in personality and communication instruments and is certified in multiple 360 assessments.  She is currently working on her D&I certification.

Kim is passionate about advancing DEI work in her organization and in our community.  She was a recipient of the Business First IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness) Award in 2020.

Kim actively looks for ways to partner with other organizations to advance our efforts.  She believes there shouldn’t be any competitors in this space, just collaborators.

Link to full bio or LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimmmarino?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3B44lbwd5zQE%2BFo%2BwBhT2VqA%3D%3D

2022 D&I Symposium Speaking Topic: Implementing Advanced Programs- What are the Next Steps?

Congratulations. You’ve delved into the D&I basics, Microaggressions, and Unconscious Bias…but what do you do next?  

How do you elevate your efforts or take your organization to the next level? 

This session will explain the value of intentionality, belonging, and equity to make a real difference in the approach of your D&I efforts 

Panel Moderator:

Panelists:

Advanced level

Attend the 2022 D&I Symposium

Our 5th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium will feature national experts on D&I sharing their knowledge on subjects such as building an inclusive culture, and the best practices, cultural assessments, and dimensions of diversity.

KEYNOTE: Melissa Donaldson, Chief Diversity Officer, Wintrust.

This event will feature workshops and break-out sessions with actionable next steps for attendees to take away.

Thursday, June 16, 2022
9.30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register to Attend Here

See Full Event Details & Agenda Here

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