Data-Driven DEI: A Blueprint to Achieving Lasting Impact with Your DEI Initiatives

Wednesday, August 7th at 11:00 AM CDT

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There is an ever-evolving suite of tools and metrics to improve DEI for people and organizations. How can you effectively use data to accelerate your DEI efforts? In this enlightening webinar, author and DEI expert Dr. Randal Pinkett will present his Data-Driven DEI™ simple, step-by-step process—centered on people first and then organizations—to help you assess your DEI current state, analyze that data to create a personal and organizational action plan and implement data-driven, science-based, and technology-enabled interventions for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. It begins with self-reflection and introspection to identify your DEI Incentives. These intrinsic and extrinsic factors motivate you to pursue DEI and culminate in a cyclical, groundbreaking five-step cycle that delivers a practical and evidence-based blueprint to achieving lasting impact with your DEI initiatives.

In this webinar, Dr. Pinkett will show you how to: 

  • Apply the Data-Driven DEI™ five-step process to your personal and organizational DEI journey
  • Identify cutting-edge tools and "What Works" models–promising and proven practices–to implement Data-Driven DEI™
  • Envision the future of Data-Driven DEI™ related to AI, machine learning, natural language processing, deep learning, VR & other emerging technologies.

About the author: Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, author, media personality, and DEI expert, leading the way in business, technology, and equity for all. He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of BCT Partners, a global, multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm whose mission is to leverage diversity, insights, and innovation to transform lives, accelerate equity, and create lasting change. The company has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, by Ernst & Young as EY Entrepreneur of the Year, by Manage HR Magazine as a Top 10 Firm for Diversity & Inclusion, as well as by the Black Enterprise BE100s list of the nation’s largest Black-owned businesses, and the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Dr. Pinkett regularly contributes to MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News. An international public speaker, he is the author and co-author of several books, including Black Faces in High Places, Black Faces in White Places, Data-Driven DEI, Campus CEO, and No-Money Down CEO. He holds five degrees, including a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Computer Science, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. from MIT.  Most notably, he was the first and only African American to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University; he was inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame as a former high jumper, long jumper, sprinter, and captain of the Rutgers men’s track and field team. He was the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, “The Apprentice.”

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