D&I Evolution in Corporate Minnesota - From Uncovering Bias to Positive Action

Nov 13, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Research and experience both confirm that when a company embraces diversity and inclusion, the most talented people are not just attracted to joining the company, but are also much more productive and motivated to stay leading to improved financial performance for the company.  

Join us for this panel discussion and explore what businesses across Minnesota are working on for their diversity and inclusion strategic priorities, what challenges they face and their next steps to continuing to build a diverse and inclusive organization. 

Uncovering implicit bias is an important first step in having meaningful conversations around diversity, inclusion, race and equity.  All participants will be invited to take a Harvard Implicit Association Test.  This test is a way to help you determine your biases and can be used to help you create personal change.

The last 30-minutes of this session will be an opportunity for further discussion and small breakout rooms to explore actions you and your organization can take to further diversity and inclusiveness in your organization. Please indicate your interest in attending this portion when you register for the session.

Learning Objectives:
How diversity can positively impact a company
How does understanding your unconscious bias impact your ability to communicate and make more effective decisions
Actionable items to promote diversity, build inclusive leadership teams


Tonya Jackman Hampton, Chief People and Culture Officer - Hennepin Healthcare and Co-Chair Twin Cities Diversity and Inclusion Round Table


Philomena Satre, Land O' Lakes, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and External Strategic Partnerships and Co-Chair Twin Cities Diversity and Inclusion Round Table
Philomena joined Land O’Lakes June 2017, bringing more than 30 years of human resourceexperience in diversity and inclusion, community relations, work life and wellbeing. Before joining Land O’Lakes, she worked at Wells Fargo & Company.   Her previous rolesincluded VP of Organizational Effectiveness Development, Diversity and Inclusion; Community Outreach Consultant; and Senior HR Consultant.Philomena has extensive experience in developing and implementing diversity strategies, including internal initiatives and community-focused pipelines. Previously, Philomena participated in a Middle East Fellows project, in partnership with Hamline University and the U.S. State Department andtraveled to the Middle East as a part of the peace and economic development project. 

Sandra Quince, Bank of America, Global Diversity & Inclusion Executive, Senior Vice President Market President  Human Resources Partner Oklahoma
Sandra  Quince  is  a  Diversity  &  Inclusion  Executive  responsible  for the  Global Diversity  &  Inclusion  Council  (GDIC).  In  this  role,  she  supports  the  CEO  and Chief Diversity  and  Inclusion  Officer  in  delivering  the  Bank’s  global D&I  strategy. Sandra’s  work with  the  GDIC  is  focused  on growing  the  diverse  representation of the  workforce,  promoting  an  inclusive  workplace  where  all  employees  have the opportunity to achieve  their goals  and meet  the needs  of customers.  Sandra also  leads  diversity  for Global Human  Resources,  an  organization  of  over  2500 employees. 

PK Kriha, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA), SVP, Employee Health & Benefits, MMA D&I Council Member
PK Kriha is an employee benefits consultant with Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA).  She provides advice on health and welfare plans, wellbeing/wellness programs to a diverse base of corporate clients.  PK has a natural ability to make strong business connections, network with talented individuals, and match people to cultures. These talents and more have earned her a reputation of integrity and as a professional resource extending beyond employee benefits.  She was honored with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2020 Women in Business Award and also Employee Benefit Adviser’s Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising for 2017.  She has also been recognized for her extensive knowledge, customer service philosophy and her involvement in leadership development and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at MMA.

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00