About the CalPERS & CalSTRS Diversity Forum 2017
The goal of Diversity Forum 2017 is to bring together investment and corporate executives to discuss how to better capitalize on the abilities of the diverse modern workforce.
The Forum will focus on:
- Recent research
- Developing and implementing positive, solutions-oriented initiatives and real world best practices
- Insight and experience of industry leaders
Diversity Forum 2017 is co-hosted by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Who Should Attend?
- Board members and executives
- Institutional investors and investment companies
- Public and private companies
The registration cost is $375 per person, with a discounted rate available for public pension funds and not-for-profit organizations. If you have questions about the event, email them.
Diversity Forum 2017: Morning Session – Making a Difference
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Remarks – Diversity and Outperformance
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Setting the Stage – Why and How Does Diversity Matter?
A high-level overview of why creating opportunities for greater diversity and inclusion in business has a meaningful impact on the company – and the bottom line.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Proven Ways To Drive Inclusion – Numbers Behind the Methods
In this session, we look at the latest research on which methods are most effective to create a successful diversity and inclusion program, and which methods may have unintended negative effects.
Networking Break and Transition
10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Diversity from the Corporate Perspective
Leaders from different industries who have successfully increased diversity present the key initiatives and activities they undertook to achieve change. These presentations will be followed by an interactive dialogue about implementation and best practices, with an opportunity for Q&A.
Diversity Forum 2017: Midday Session – Leadership From the Top
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Corporate Boards – Change In the Boardroom and From the Boardroom
Great strides have been made to promote diversity on corporate boards but there is still much work to be done.
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
An opportunity to network and engage with today’s speakers as well as staff from across both organizations.
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
CIO to CIO – A Look at Changing the Investment Landscape from the Asset Owner Perspective
Leaders from the two largest pension plans in the United States discuss their efforts to encourage greater diversity and inclusion both within their own organizations and the companies they invest within.
Diversity Forum 2017: Afternoon Session – Implementing Effective Tactics
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
How Mentorship Creates Success for Everyone
An up-close look at the mentorship dynamic and the positive impact it can have on the mentee, the mentor, and the culture in which they work.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Recruiting, Retaining, & Promoting a Diverse Workforce
Increasing diversity in any type of business isn’t just about recruiting talent, but retaining and promoting talent as well. This panel will discuss how to grow the pipeline of diverse talent from entry level to the senior management.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Keynote – Call to Action
Introductions by Rob Feckner, Board President, CalPERS
4:30 – 4:40 p.m.
Closing Remarks – Voices of Future Leaders
Watch, listen, and learn how future finance and business leaders experience and expect diversity in the work place.
Introductions by Dana Dillon, Board Chair, CalSTRS
Closing Reception 4;40-5:30 PM
Diversity Forum 2017: Connect With Us
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