The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Summit provides opportunities for the business and education communities to engage with and learn from leaders across industries who are committed to principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This year’s theme is belonging in action, which will offer skill-building, dialogue, and reflection that reminds us of our reasons for and commitment to this work. We also hold space for critiquing systemic inequities that is then coupled with collective capacity for building equity-minded practices organizationally and personally.
The DEIB Summit is open to the entire Johns Hopkins University and Medicine community, DEIB practitioners, and regional employers.
The DEIB Summit is scheduled for March 29-31, 2023. Session planned for March 29 and March 31 will be held in-person, and March 30 sessions will be virtual. Some sessions are subject to change, and a confirmed schedule is forthcoming.
Diversity at Carey
At Carey Business School, diversity and inclusion are not just initiatives or a task force. They are baked into everything we do. And we embrace and continue to build a diverse student body, staff, and faculty because we believe our differences can be a powerful force for good. While we are proud of our commitment to underserved populations, we know there is still much more to do.
Summit Schedule of Events
Session Type: Fireside chat and luncheon
Speaker: Sacha Sharp, PhD (she/her), Education Specialist, Department of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, IUPUI
Trishala Khatri, MBA candidate, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Alex Triantis, PhD, Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
The Power of You - Creating a Culture of Belonging
Session Type: Workshop
Description: We are living in volatile times - global events and disruptions have left many of us feeling a sense of frustration, fear, and uncertainty. As a result, we often turn to our organizations to find a sense of meaning and community. However, these institutions are also struggling to truly create a sense of personal fulfillment and satisfaction. In this session, we will explore the complexities of belonging, why it is so critical for long term happiness, and how to cultivate it in our own lives.
Natasha Chan (she/her), Lead Creative Strategist, Salesforce
Laura Buhnange, Healthcare Management & Leadership Flex MBA, May '24, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, African Business Club
Session Type: Panel
Description: Learn how our panelists have blazed a trail as women leaders in their respective fields and the career hurdles they’ve overcome on the road to success. Discover how they are shaping the workplace for future generations by addressing “Belonging in Action” in their organizations. Explore how these powerful women move beyond buzzwords to create a lasting culture of engagement that embraces our multifaceted identities as women and allies.
J.J. Rorie, JHU Faculty, Great Product Management
Dr. Joni Flowers, Professor, College of Southern Nevada & Cultural Diversity Foundation
Farah Rana, Product Management Leader, Riot Games
Kate DeNatale (she/her), MBA candidate Spring 2023, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Meijie Liao (she/her), MS Marketing candidate August 2023, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Kaavya Venugopal (she/her), MS Engineering Management candidate December 2023, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Session Type: Panel
Description: The healthcare-focused session “ERGs and Affinity-Based Organizations in the Healthcare Space” will examine how and why employee resource groups – sometimes known as affinity-based organizations – can be leveraged to better support DEI initiatives within companies. Experts will discuss how and why these organizations are critical: particularly within the ever-changing healthcare sector. The session will further investigate how ERGs can bring intentionality and support to DEI efforts and hold both employees and employers accountable for building community among people with shared identities or experiences. Students will leave the session with increased knowledge surrounding recruiting initiatives and how to best leverage their identities within their respective careers.
Sofia Teixeira (she/her), Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Marissa West PharmD (she/her), Director, Gilead Pharmaceuticals, Founder, Young Black Pharma
Shelvia English, PhD (she/her), Sterling-English Consulting and Coaching, Senior Director of Access, Diversity and Inclusion, American Dental Association
Margia Arguello, MBA ‘16 (she/her), Senior Manager, Consultant II, Avalere Health
Sarenka Smith, Women in Business Program, MBA Fall '23 candidate, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Sarthi Manchanda, MPH/MBA Dual Program, Johns Hopkins University, DEIB Lead, Pride Business Association
Session Type: Talk
Description: Join Ashley Hixson and Di-Tu Dissassa as they utilize themes of Critical Race Theory to argue that Professional Identity Development does not account for Black women’s experiences. While their research centers Black Women in the fields of student affairs, they have explored how this topic of redefining Professional Identity Development is applicable to Black women in graduate education and early career professionals broadly, specifically within the context of the U.S. Their work highlights how academic spaces and organizations default to the status quo, which is often exclusionary to how Black women exist within these spaces.
Di-Tu Dissassa, Phd candidate, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland
Ashely Hixon, Sr. Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Carey Business School, Phd candidate, Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program, University of Maryland
Crystal Allen, MPH/MBA candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Description: Eduardo Arabu is responsible for day-to-day operations, including the design, implementation, and execution of organizational development strategies for The National Hispanic Corporate Council and its members from Fortune 1000 companies. This session will cover assessing a sense of belonging when choosing a workplace, how to get engaged, and how student organizations can serve as models for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and engage in dialogue with businesses. Participants will pick up useful advice on how to evaluate a company's culture, create a sense of community and belonging, as well as tactics for fostering diversity and inclusion in both student organizations and the workplace.
Eduardo Arabu, CEO, The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)
Lizeth Herandez Rubio, President, LHGSA
Developing an Inclusive Mentoring Culture
Session Type: Workshop
Description: This practical workshop provides evidence-based rules of engagement for developing high-impact mentoring relationships. David Smith leverages his experience researching best-in-class mentoring tactics to make mentoring come alive for participants. Topics include the interpersonal habits and behavior strategies of skilled inclusive mentors, including techniques for forming and managing effective mentorships. He emphasizes theory-supported and evidence-based mentoring strategies. This workshop is highly skills-based with frequent practice, discussion, and feedback from peers. The elements of leveraging mentoring across cultural difference (e.g., gender, race) feature prominently in this session. This workshop also helps corporate and organizational leaders think in an informed way about the key ingredients of a strong mentoring culture and various structures for increasing both the prevalence and efficacy of mentoring in their organizations.
David Smith, PhD (he/him), Associate Professor of Practice, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Natasha Fray, MA/MBA Design Leadership candidate Spring 2023, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Maryland Institute College of Art