2021 D&I Symposium: Meet Sesha Yalamanchili, Featured Speaker

The BNP is pleased to welcome Sesha Yalamanchili, President, On the Mark Consulting as a featured speaker 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.

2021 D&I Symposium Speaking Topic: What’s a growth minded culture, and how does it improve D&I?

Presentation Highlights

  • Learn what a growth mindset is and why it matters for leaders, teams and individuals in organizations trying to advancD&I.
  • Hear approaches for creating a feedback-rich culture to enlist everyone in the organization to be part of learning, growing and improving together.  
  • Find out how you, as a leader in your organization, can have great impact in creating a culture of improvement, by making your own growth visible to others.  
D&I Resources, Recommendations, & Inspiration

Book: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh

Person: Dr. Tiffany Jana | LinkedIn | Twitter

Podcast: The Next Big Idea
Check out episode: RACIAL BIAS: Why We Have It and What We Can Do About It 
Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt in her new book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do,” explains how bias shapes our perception, our decisions, and our culture. 

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

Don’t let the fear of not getting it right, paralyze you from taking action. Increase your chances for success by unifying everyone in your organization to be part of this work and seek out their diverse set of perspectives in your planning and enlist the help of  all to use mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow together.”        


Sesha Yalamanchili is a master facilitator, certified professional coach–trained in positive psychology approachesand founder of On the Mark Consulting. Sesha has deep curiosity about how groups of people come together in an organization, develop hierarchal structures and create cultural norms and habits for getting work done. She describes herself as being on a learning mission to better understand the conditions needed for each of us tobe able to bring our full and authentic selves to workhave equal opportunity to flourish and grow when we are there, and experience more joy together while being better at delivering results. Her consultancy aims to bring this knowledge to organizations, and over the last year alone On the Mark has delivered training and workshops to help over 150 leaders from Western New York and beyond, to advance their DE&I efforts. 

At the D&I Symposium, Sesha will be helping us understand what it means to be a growth minded organization and why creating a mindset for “getting better together, can be one of the most impactful ways to fuel the success of your DE&I efforts. She will discuss the invisible barrier that so often stands in the way: our fear of trying and not getting it perfectly right. How well we manage this barrier can determine our success or failure – join Sesha for ideas and approaches for success. 


 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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT
Register to Attend Here

See Full Event Details & Agenda Here


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