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Exploring candid moments from UCOP leaders’ lives

One of the highlights of 2023 was the Leading Towards Equity speaker series, which welcomed UCOP leaders for unscripted conversations on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and our efforts toward becoming an anti-racist organization.

Hosted by the Office of Workplace Inclusion & Belonging and Internal Communications, the conversations provided insightful, poignant and candid insights into the experiences and lives of our senior leaders.

If you missed any of these conversations, it’s not too late to experience their impact. Use the links below to explore.

Van Williams, Pamela Brown and Andenet Emiru

Van Williams, Pamela Brown and Andenet Emiru

Feb. 15, 2023: February recording | February summary
— Van Williams, vice president, Information Technology Services, and chief information officer, UC
— Pamela Brown, vice president, Institutional Research and Academic Planning
— Andenet Emiru, director of external partnerships and projects at the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (moderator)

Rachael Nava, Paul Williams and Shirley Bittlingmeier

May 10, 2023: May recording | May summary
— Rachael Nava, executive vice president and chief operating officer
— Paul Williams, associate vice president and chief procurement officer
— Shirley Bittlingmeier, executive director, IT Client Services, Information Technology Services (moderator)

Charlie Robinson. Marie-Ann Hairston and Günther Waibel

Charlie Robinson. Marie-Ann Hairston and Günther Waibel

Sept. 15, 2023: September recording | September summary
— Charlie Robinson, general counsel and senior vice president, Legal Affairs
— Marie Hairston, associate vice president of Systemwide HR Strategy and Staff EDIB
— Günter Waibel, associate vice provost and executive director at the California Digital Library (moderator)

Jenny Kao, Nathan Brostrom and Epiphanie Gillette

Dec. 11, 2023: December recording | December summary
— Jenny Kao, chief of staff to President Drake, President’s Executive Office
— Nathan Brostrom, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the University of California
— Epiphanie Gillette, executive advisor, UC Legal