“This started as a conference for business schools in the SEC,” said Angela R. Guidry,
director of Diversity and Inclusion for the E. J. Ourso College. “When we looked at
the speaker list and topics to be covered, we felt this opportunity should be open
to other organizations, including the business community. Embracing diversity and
inclusion can take any entity to new levels of success; we will be talking about practical
steps that are applicable to all organizations.”
The conference’s keynote speaker is Ken Bouyer, EY Americas director of inclusiveness
recruiting. Bouyer has more than 25 years of experience at EY. He frequently speaks
on building leadership, developing a global mindset and recruiting diverse individuals
to build strong, inclusive teams.
Other notable speakers include the NCAA’s Katrice A. Albert, executive vice president
of inclusion and human resources, and Juliane Iannarelli, chief diversity and inclusion
advocate for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Conference programming begins with a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening. Thursday’s
full day of programming is followed by a half-day of sessions on Friday.
Conference registration is $250 per person and includes six meals and all activities
outlined in the conference guide. Visit lsufoundation.org/secdiversityconf
to download a conference agenda and register for the event.
About the E. J. Ourso College of Business
Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously
improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, the college
has made it a priority to provide its faculty with the resources it needs to further
research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for
a global work environment. For more news and information about the E. J. Ourso College,
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