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Equity-Centered Leadership

September 18, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Free for EPIC Members

(Time in CEST: 8–9:00 pm)

Virtual Session

Presented by Shakima Jackson-Martinez, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, AnswerLab; EPIC Equity Council

Equity-Centered Leadership is a leadership approach that focuses on ensuring that all employees can succeed in a workplace, regardless of their background or circumstances. Equity-Centered Leaders are committed to dismantling systems of oppression and creating a more just and equitable world. In this session we’ll explore the pillars of Equity-Centered Leadership and ways to start adopt these practices—whether you’re currently leading a team or organization, aspiring to leadership, or simply interested in equity.

Shakima Jackson-Martinez is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocate who specializes in foundational DE&I practices, inclusive talent acquisition, and building organizational empathy through internal research. She is currently the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AnswerLab, a full-service UX Research firm, where she leads the DE&I and talent acquisition functions. Shakima has over 15 years of corporate experience in Human Resources, Project Management, Strategy, and Operations. She is extremely passionate about using research to foster a deeper understanding of company culture and organizational needs while also creating spaces where people feel a true sense of belonging. Shakima recently presented The Myth of the Pipeline Problem: Creating a Diverse and Thriving Team at EPIC2022 and is a member of the EPIC Equity Council.


September 18, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Free for EPIC Members