2021 D&I Symposium: Meet Stephanie Peete, Featured Panelist

The BNP is pleased to welcome Stephanie Peete, Internship and Career Pathways Program Supervisor, Say Yes Buffalo  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.

2021 D&I Symposium Speaking Topic: Mentorship Matters & ERG Enrich 

Panel Highlights

  • Panel conversation on the role Mentorships and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) play in creating environments of equity.
  • Learn how ERGs build community and relationships, resulting in increased engagement.   


Stephanie Peete serves as the Internship and Career Pathways Program Supervisor for Employer Outreach with Say Yes Buffalo, which is a workforce development initiative that connects Say Yes scholars – current college students who are graduates of Buffalo Public and Charter Schools – with Western New York employers through trainings, employer tours and site visits, skills workshops and paid summer internship experiences. 

In this role Stephanie is responsible for cultivating employer relationshipsgrowing industry representation, connecting area leaders with racial equity training, and contributing to the strengthening of the youth employment ecosystem in the city of Buffalo, NY. In 2020 the Employer Think Tank series was launched, which provides area employers with quarterly race equity virtual learning opportunities. To date, nearly two hundred professionals from seventy-five unique organizations have attended. 

Stephanie earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Hilbert Collegeand graduated from Canisius College with a dual Bachelor’s in Urban Studies and Sociology. Stephanie is passionate about racial equity, inclusion, and supporting young people in her community. She currently volunteers as a Say Yes Buffalo Mentor; serves on the Board of Directors for Theatre of Youth where she is chairperson of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion committee; is a member of Women United through the United Way for Buffalo & Erie County; is a co-chair for the Women of Color Summit; and is a 2021 recipient of the Bar Association of Erie County’s Liberty Bell Award. 


 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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