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Leading Toward Equity will feature Rachael Nava, Paul Williams and Shirley Bittlingmeier

(From left to right) Rachael Nava, Paul Williams and Shirley Bittlingmeier

The Office of Workplace Inclusion & Belonging, in partnership with Internal Communications, is pleased to present the second in a series of unscripted conversations with UCOP leaders on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and our efforts toward becoming an anti-racist organization.

During these Leading Toward Equity conversations, our leaders will share unvarnished truths about their personal experiences with EDI, their journeys of learning in this space and how they are leading efforts to further EDI and anti-racism efforts at UCOP.

Leading Toward Equity conversations present a unique opportunity for UCOP staff to hear from our leaders, while reflecting on our own experiences of discrimination, bias and privilege based on race, economic class or other dimensions. We encourage staff to attend with the mindset of engaging with colleagues to think through how we can commit to shared accountability, move toward becoming an anti-racist organization and strengthen a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion at UCOP.

This Leading Toward Equity conversation will feature Rachael Nava, executive vice president and chief operating officer and Paul Williams, associate vice president and chief procurement officer. Shirley Bittlingmeier, executive director, IT Client Services, Information Technology Services (ITS), will moderate.

The session will be hybrid with options to attend in-person and virtually. Staff will be able to participate during the sessions through the Zoom chat feature and by asking questions during the second half of the session.

Join us

What: Leading Toward Equity

When: May 10, 1 – 2 p.m. (PT)

Event registration and location information will be provided in next week’s Link.

Missed the first Leading Toward Equity session?

The Feb. 15 session featured Pamela Brown, vice president of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP), and Van Williams, vice president of Information Technology Services and chief information officer for UC. The session was moderated by Andenet Emiru, director of external partnerships and projects at the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation.

Watch the recording here or read the summary in Link.

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  1. Elizabeth Ellis April 25, 2023 Reply

    The February session was so interesting and informative! I’m glad these are being recorded since we all have busy schedules and can’t always make it the day of. Thank you! Lizzy

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