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Signature Speaker Series: Advancing DE&I with Tamara Cypress

May 13, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

During this session, Tamara Cypress will talk about “The Role Marketers Play in Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.”

This is a virtual event.

Please keep an eye out for a pre-event survey!

Who owns the diversity and inclusion strategy at your organization? If you didn’t include yourself, you may want to think again! We all can play a role in building a welcoming and inclusive workplace for better recruitment, retention, and customer relations. Join this interactive conversation to level up your DE&I branding with a few tactical strategies that you can immediately help influence.

3 Key Learnings

As we follow the Deloitte D&I Maturity Model, we’ll talk about the following key areas:

  • People: Why Representation Matters
  • Money: What is happening in the marketplace that impacts your bottom line?
  • Actions: How you can influence more than statements and images at your organizations to make change

Speaker Bio

Tamara Cypress, CSR Lead for Black Onyx Management. Based in Indianapolis, Cypress is a visual storyteller, strategist, and change agent who challenges the status quo. She has eighteen years of experience in five diverse industries leading corporate change innovation, employee messaging and engagement, and integrated marketing and communication campaigns.

She launched Indy Black Businesses Matter to help promote and advocate for black businesses. She also created the concept of Indy Accompliceship to help companies address systemic racism by taking a four-part pledge focused on measuring and improving equitable outcomes in the workplace, workforce, marketplace, and community. Cypress holds an MBA from Purdue and is a Professional Certified Marketer (PCM®) and Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP) with dual certification from the American Marketing Association and Digital Marketing Institute.

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