The BNP is pleased to welcome Kristy Farrell, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, M&T Bank as a featured panelist at our 2021 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 4th Annual D&I Symposium on June 8th – get your tickets here.
- Practices to expand your recruiting pools – how we have leveraged internal relationships, external partnerships and organizations.
- Listening to employees – how the use of journeys can inform the work (something we’re learning and trying to be better at, too).
D&I Resources, Recommendations, & Inspiration
Book: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
Person: I take inspiration from the people I meet who are doing work to improve the lives of others without fanfare.
Advice for someone starting, or continuing on their D&I journey:
“The work isn’t easy, but if you keep centered on your purpose and are flexible with your approach to meet different constituent’s needs you will make progress.”
Kristy Farrell is currently the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for M&T Bank. Her responsibilities include supporting the DI&B vision, leading workstreams on unconscious bias, developing diverse talent, and communicating efforts across the organization. Previous responsibilities at M&T include managing Employee Experience, Talent Management and Leadership Development Processes, and serving as a Senior HR Business Partner. Kristy is on the board of NativityMiguel middle school.
Attend the 2021 D&I Symposium
Our 4th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium will feature national experts on D&I sharing their knowledge on subjects such as implicit bias, building an inclusive culture, and the best practices for D&I initiative implementation.
KEYNOTE: Angela Glover Blackwell Founder in Residence at PolicyLink and nationally recognized leading voice in the movement for equity in America.
This half-day event will feature workshops and break-out sessions with actionable next steps for attendees to take away.