The Power of Inclusion: How Mentoring Enables Organizations to Embrace Diversity and Fuel Retention

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Jennifer Brown, Founder, President and CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC (JBC) and Arezoo Riahi, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Business Partner, Autodesk

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The shifting workforce gives HR professionals a unique challenge: As the workforce becomes more diverse, what can you do to ensure greater diversity, and more importantly, inclusion within your organization? Gallup found companies with more diverse teams have a 22 percent lower turnover rate. In this webcast, author Jennifer Brown breaks down why inclusion is vital in the workplace, while Autodesk’s Arezoo Riahi showcases how mentoring helped her organization automate a community of inclusion for women and other underrepresented minorities in its workforce.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • why inclusion matters to an organization’s future and its bottom line
  • how mentoring enables D&I progress and success
  • how Autodesk is elevating women employees through career mentoring and circles.



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Jennifer  Brown
Jennifer Brown

Founder, President and CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC (JBC)

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the founder, president, and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC (JBC), and is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplace cultures in which every employee is welcomed, ultimately driving innovation and business results.

Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, her number 1 bestselling book entitled Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents, for their own growth and for the success of their organizations, while simultaneously empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations that resonate in a fast-changing world.

Arezoo  Riahi
Arezoo Riahi

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Business Partner, Autodesk

Arezoo Riahi is Autodesk’s first diversity and inclusion strategic business partner. She works with different business units and sites on the development of their diversity strategic plans, as well as leading internal initiatives designed to create an inclusive culture. Driving diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization, Arezoo pushes boundaries and cultivates cultural norms that celebrate collaboration and a sense of belonging. Arezoo launched Autodesk’s company-wide mentorship program, open to all employees and powered by Chronus’ mentoring software platform. She continues to fuel the adoption of and engagement in the mentorship program, transforming the culture of mentorship across the global organization.