YWCA & Chamber of Commerce to Host Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Event

YWCA New Britain and the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce are partnering for YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The virtual event will feature a conversation with local business leaders on best practices and different approaches to equity and inclusion in the workplace. Guests will also have an opportunity to network and share their own ideas after the panel discussion.

Rosaida Morales Rosario, President of Rosario & Associates, LLC, will moderate the event. She will be joined by Jason Howey, President & CEO, OKAY Industries; Sarah Lewis, Vice President of Health Equity, Hartford HealthCare; Nicole Sanders, Senior Equity and Talent Officer, Consolidated School District of New Britain; and Melanie Strout, Chair of FUEL, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is not simply an economic benefit to companies,” stated YWCA New Britain Executive Director Tracey Madden-Hennessey. “It’s a moral imperative.”

“This year’s Stand Against Racism will highlight the work of local businesses who have chosen to prioritize these efforts,” she continued. “I hope that many business owners and executives from our region will tune in to listen to what these business groups have done and how they have done it. I anticipate it will be an invigorating discussion.” The Stand Against Racism event is free and open to the public. Please click here to register and receive the event link.

To learn more about the YWCA network’s annual Stand Against Racism campaign, click here. To register for the event, click here.