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INW Fireside Chat: Career Architecting

These curated events will include amazing guest speakers that cover a variety of different IDEAS-related topics! This session will address building and shaping career paths through an IDEAS lens and offer tips on navigating the world of self-advocacy and support for IDEAS-related roles.
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INW Fireside Chat: Career Architecting

Time & Location

Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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About the Event

We will be bringing in IDEAS experts to discuss important, relevant, and engaging topics!  This space is purposefully curated to be open, inquisitive, and perfect for learning.  Take your development in the IDEAS world to the next level and join us!

Speakers include:

Steven Huang

Steven is the Managing Director at Collective, a DEI consultancy working with companies ready to cultivate the power of difference. Like many DEI practitioners, Steven sought a career that provided purpose and meaning - but was initially unsure of how passion and skills could align to form a career in the social justice space. Formally, he has a background in data analytics; working as a life insurance actuary and forming the HR analytics departments at Facebook and Square. He then landed a role as the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Culture Amp where he managed DEI products and service for 3,000 companies globally, as well as the company's internal DEI strategy. On his journey, he has been a champion of vulnerability in the workplace, confronting systems of oppression and standing up for others.

Leslie Funk

Leslie Funk is a Senior Workplace Program Associate at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, consulting with corporations to help them address religious diversity in the workplace. She is active in the NYC alternative dispute resolution community, mediating small claims court cases, mentoring law school students in mediation, and serving as a board member of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA). Leslie earned her JD from Hamline University School of Law and her BA from the University of Connecticut. Throughout it all, Leslie has remained an avid traveler and portraiture artist.

Kim Walker

Kim Walker is the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Arabella Advisors. She is responsible for co-creating and managing the firm’s DEI strategy, coordinating efforts across teams to reach its DEI goals, and strengthening the capacity of Arabella employees and teams to engage in equity-related work. Prior to joining Arabella, Kim was the senior manager of learning and development at FSG, a social impact consulting firm. She holds a BA in psychology and Hispanic studies from William and Mary, an MA from UCLA in urban planning, a master’s in organization development from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s in leadership and change from Antioch University. Her PhD research focuses on power dynamics in cross-sector partnerships, which she has previously discussed publicly.

Andrea G. Tatum

Throughout her career, Andrea has helped companies create inclusive cultures that are open and welcoming for everyone. Her passion and advocacy for Diversity and Inclusion was ignited early in her career in non-profit arts marketing. She was named one of Rolling Out Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Atlanta for her initiatives focused on cultivating diverse audiences.  After 10 years in the arts, Andrea pivoted her career to become a product marketer, a certified project manager, an international events professional, and is currently the Sr. Director of Corporate Equity Engagement at Catalyst where she consults with 30+ companies to drive their DEI strategies. In 2020, she launched AGT Diversity Consulting's  DEI Career Prep services to help develop Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leaders of tomorrow.

Minjon Tholen

Minjon was a New Leader with the Center for Progressive Leadership and the National Council for Women’s Organizations, a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute| Pipeline, a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar. Her previous work experience led her from the education sector to several nonprofits and eventually to Cook Ross, a leading D&I consulting firm. As a Senior Consultant with the company, she partnered with Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and nonprofits all over the world on their D&I strategies. This allowed her to gain broad and deep experience and expertise in inclusive organizational innovation and transformation. She now serves as the inaugural Chief Inclusion & Strategic Innovation Officer at Amnesty International USA. Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organization and in her role, Minjon is responsible for developing and implementing holistic organizational change at the intersection of inclusion and innovation. She also advises Amnesty’s International Secretariat and other country sections on IDEAS, convene a community of practice for other senior IDEAS leaders at large nonprofit organizations, and serves as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks.

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