Not Too Hot to Talk About: An Open Discussion About all Things DEI

  April 21, 2021  1pm EST/11am CST/10am PST


What’s on your mind about DEI?

It has been a very eventful 12 months. So much has happened and from our conversations with a variety of people, everyone is reeling as they take in all the constant news cycles about racial inequities that keep occurring. On top of that, we have all been juggling work and family, all during a pandemic. All of this is overwhelming to say the least. Join Dr. Sangeeta Gupta and Mariah Hayden to talk about anything that is on your mind about DEI, these current events and just the stress and pressure of it all.

We will also have some prepared discussion questions on the topics of privilege, white guilt, microaggressions, and allyship in case you want to talk about those topics instead or as well. This session is focused on sharing what is on your mind, or just listening to the experiences of others, as well as offering support and advice.

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 haydenMariah 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.