NEHRA D&I Seminar Series:
Elevated Conversations - A Discussion of NEXT Practices in Diversity and Inclusion
to evolve your approach to diversity from an HR initiative to a fully
integrated business strategy? Join us June 17th and learn the “next”
practices used by the region’s top ranking organizations, including State
Street, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, ADP and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Francisco, Vice President, Workforce
Development Programs & Global Inclusion, State Street Corporation
Paul is a Vice President of Workforce Development Programs and
Global Inclusion at State Street Corporation. In this role, Paul oversees State
Street’s community recruitment programs, and Talent Acquisition Workforce
Development initiatives. Paul’s responsibilities also include the oversight of
State Street diversity recruitment strategies and the providing of diversity
and inclusion consulting services to the various State Street businesses.
Prior to joining state Street, Paul was a Managing Director and
Co-founder of Foster & Francisco LLC, an executive search and diversity
consulting firm based in Boston. Previous to Foster & Francisco he led
recruitment and Relationship Management functions at Bank of America and
Fidelity Investments respectively.
Hurley-Wales, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, ADP
Hurley-Wales is the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for ADP. He
joined the organization when it was Workscape (now ADP) in 2001 as Senior Vice
President, Human Resources. In addition to providing strategic and tactical
direction to Workscape's HR department, Ed is responsible for assuring that the
company exemplifies world-class human capital management strategies that assist
in maintaining its enviable leadership position through strong operational
management and a forward-thinking approach to growth and expansion, both
organically and through strategic mergers and acquisition activity.
to joining Workscape, Ed was Vice President, Human Resources of Applix, Inc., a
customer relationship management analytics software company. Before that, he
served as Senior Manager of Human Resources for Duracell, and also held several
senior HR leadership positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, including
regional sales operations, and led an emerging international networking
Joun, Senior Director of Talent, Inclusion and Enterprise Diversity, Blue Cross
Blue Shield of MA
Joun is the Senior Director of Talent, Inclusion and Enterprise Diversity at
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). She currently leads enterprise diversity and
inclusion, talent identification and acquisition, career mobility, learning and
leadership development, and remote workforce coordination.
joined BCBSMA in 2009. Prior to her
current role, she held leadership roles in IT and Operations, internal
consulting group, and other business areas at BCBSMA. Prior to BCBSMA, she had spent fifteen years
at Key Corp, a Fortune 500 company, serving as the Vice President of Direct to
Consumer Programs and Vice President of Market Segment among other leadership
roles in business development, operations, client relationship, and customer
service. She has also worked at a
start-up company to create a new education financing division. She was also an entrepreneur and a small
business owner having founded and owned a publishing company.
Young, Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Young serves as VP & Chief Inclusion Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health
Care, a regional health services company serving members throughout
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. In her current role she is
responsible to catalyze and advance Harvard Pilgrim’s company-wide commitment
to put inclusion in the forefront of everything we do. Reporting directly to Harvard Pilgrim’s
President & CEO, she leads the
Center for Inclusion Initiatives and provides direction for six tracks intended
to deliver business results: Marketplace, Workplace, Supplier/Vendor, Health
Care Equity, Community and Enterprise Leadership.
to this role, she held the position of Director, Learning, Development and
Inclusion and was responsible for value creation through organization
development, learning, development and inclusion for business and workplace
outcomes. Her previous experience
includes consulting to businesses in the areas of organizational change and
Moderated by: Carole Copeland
Thomas, MBA, CDMP
a speaker, trainer, global thought leader, and business owner since 1987,
Carole Copeland Thomas moderates the discussions of key issues affecting our
global marketplace. She has her pulse on
the issues affecting working professionals and consults with industry leaders
on a regular basis. From speaking at the
Federal Highway Administration, SHRM, Hewlett Packard, Verizon, Cargill and
Monster.com to interviewing experts around the globe, Carole knows how to analyze
the dynamics of a changing marketplace.
will be signing copies of her book following the panel presentation.
Members - $149 Non-Members- $249
7:30-Registration, Connections and Coffee
This program has been submitted for approval for 2.0 general credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute. For more information about certification and recertification, please visit their homepage at http://www.hrci.org/. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for re-certification credit.