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Scheller College of Business Dean’s Office and Institute for Leadership and Social Impact Partner to Host Fall 2020 Conversations on Race, Equity, and Inclusion

Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business strives to develop a diverse and inclusive environment where every individual is engaged and feels respected, valued and safe. Fostering a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni is a fundamental pillar of Scheller’s strategic plan, and we are committed to generating more meaningful conversation and action.  

To that end, Scheller is pleased to announce a line-up of speakers to more fully examine the topics of diversity and inclusion for all of our communities. Dean Maryam Alavi and the Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series will partner with the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact (ILSI) to host an impressive line-up of speakers who will center their discussion around race, social justice, equity, and inclusion. The talks provide students and the larger community off-campus with the opportunity to learn from notable leaders and entrepreneurs from the corporate and social sectors.

“We are hosting these sessions in order to elevate the voices of those who can educate and enlighten the community around vitally important issues. These events are open to the public, and our hope is that Scheller and Georgia Tech students, alumni, faculty, and staff, along the wider business community will join together to engage in open, honest dialogue and learning around diversity and inclusion,” said Dean Alavi.

Several distinguished speakers include Dr. Beverly Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College and the author of the best-selling book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race; Lori George Billingsley, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at The Coca-Cola Company; and Pearl Alexander, Executive Director, Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

All events will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sessions are virtual and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

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Featured Past Events

Lori George Billingsley, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company with Dean Maryam Alavi
Wednesday, October 28
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Dean’s Office and Impact Presents: Lori George Billingsley
Lori George Billingsley, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company with Dean Maryam Alavi Wednesday, October 28 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Impact Presents: Vivian Grentree, Ph.D.,Head of Global Citizenship, Fiserv
Wednesday, October 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Impact Presents: Vivian Greentree, Ph.D., Head of Global Citizenship, Fiserv
Impact Presents: Vivian Grentree, Ph.D.,Head of Global Citizenship, Fiserv Wednesday, October 14 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Impact Presents: Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform - All Georgians Benefit
Wednesday, September 30
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Impact Presents: Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform - All Georgians Benefit
Impact Presents: Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform - All Georgians Benefit Wednesday, September 30 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Impact Presents: What is Civic Innovation? Stories from Atlantans Who Are Making a Difference
Wednesday, September 23
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Impact Presents: What is Civic Innovation? Atlantans Who Are Making a Difference
Impact Presents: What is Civic Innovation? Stories from Atlantans Who Are Making a Difference Wednesday, September 23 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Scheller alumna Archel Bernard, founder of The Bombchel Factory
Wednesday, September 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Impact Presents: Alumna, Archel Bernard, The Bombchel Factory
Scheller alumna Archel Bernard, founder of The Bombchel Factory Wednesday, September 16 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Dr. Beverly Tatum, Author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race" with Dean Maryam Alavi on Wednesday, September 9 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET.
Dean’s Office and Impact Presents: Dr. Beverly Tatum
Dr. Beverly Tatum, Author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race" with Dean Maryam Alavi on Wednesday, September 9 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET.
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Impact Presents: “Getting ahead is about drive, not IQ” featuring
Melanie Huet, Chief Marketing Officer for Serta Simmons Bedding LLC
Wednesday, September 2
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Impact Presents: “Getting ahead is about drive, not IQ”
Impact Presents: “Getting ahead is about drive, not IQ” featuring Melanie Huet, Chief Marketing Officer for Serta Simmons Bedding LLC Wednesday, September 2 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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