Holistic DEI Speaker Series
Keeping your foot out of your mouth: Tips and advice for navigating holiday conversations and connections during turbulent times
The holidays are right around the corner and this year we will be interacting more in-person with family, friends, and business associates. These conversations can be difficult during "normal" times, and they are even more charged with all that is going on in our world today. Conversations of identity, race, sexual orientation and politics are inevitable, yet it so easy to misunderstand and even offend those that we love because of our differences. Sangeeta & Mariah will lead a roundtable discussion as we all share tips and tactics to enjoy the holidays and those we love even though and even because they are different than us.
Registration for the Event will Close at 9 am EST the morning before each session.
There is no charge to join the discussion, however sessions are limited to the first 100 registrations. You will receive an email no later than 48 hours before the event with a link to the session. Discussions, presentations, breakout sessions and Q & A will be 1.5 hours.
About the Presenters:
Dr. Sangeeta R. Gupta is the president and lead consultant for Gupta Consulting Group. Dr. Gupta is a globally recognized expert with more than 25 years of experience in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Gender, and Unconscious Bias. Dr. Gupta is a trusted advisor to C-level executives helping them create a more inclusive, equitable, and productive work environment. Dr. Gupta works with organizations to define and create a holistic DEI strategy and implementation plan with impactful and actionable steps. She is a highly sought-after speaker and has published extensively in DEI including a series of children’s books. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and as a departmental scholar.
Mariah Hayden is the Executive Director of New Life Village, a mission based housing community serving diverse families impacted by trauma and foster care. Mariah has worked in the academic, nonprofit, government and private sectors directing marketing, communications project management, community relations, branding, training and instruction, diversity programs management, event management and educational programming since 2000. Mariah has served on the University of Tampa Alumni Association, the University of Tampa Board of Counselors as well as the Los Angeles and Tampa Chapters of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. She received her Bachelors in Communication and minor in Marketing from the University of Tampa. She went on to earn her Masters in Communication from San Diego State University and her MBA at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Mariah has completed a Certificate of Change Management and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa. She is also an adjunct instructor of Public Speech at Hillsborough Community College.