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June 2022 TEMPO Talks
Friday, June 10, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: TEMPO Talks

Date: Friday, June 10th, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Event Description:
Juneteenth was only officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021 although having original celebrations dating all the way back to 1865. With Juneteenth approaching on June 19th, many companies, brands and individuals look for ways to recognize and celebrate yet have come under fire for missing the mark on honoring the federal holiday. Instead of meaningful celebrations and recognition of Juneteenth there is room for much improvement. 

TEMPO members Dina Abercrombie, Dr. Eve Hall and Morgan Phelps, will shed light on the history of Juneteenth and then unpack a few recent examples of what organizations are doing or have done in the past that have missed the mark. In this timely discussion they will help educate attendees on why and where the marks were missed and offer ideas on better approaches while providing tangible takeaways that our organizations can implement to properly recognize this holiday. 
 
About Our Speakers: 
Dina Abercrombie is the Northwestern Mutual Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education. Her role includes creating and driving Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) education strategy and engagement for over 7,000 Corporate employees. Dina has over 20 years of experience in talent strategy, D&I, program development and IT project management. Ms. Abercrombie has led projects for Fortune 500 Global organizations, non-profits, and state and federal governments. Dina has an MBA and a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Management and was recognized as a National Society of Black Engineers Black Engineer of the Year, Modern Day Technology Leader. Dina is a native of the Washington, DC area and she and her spouse, Robert now call the Milwaukee area home. She is the proud bonus mom of two young adults.
 
Eve Hall PhD, serves as President & CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League. She is a native of Milwaukee with work experiences in Wisconsin, Florida and Washington D.C. Previously, she served as the President/CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, where she led the renewal of the organization. Dr. Hall's focus is on economic vibrancy for African Americans and other underserved communities through education, employment, advocacy and economic self-reliance and development. Along the way she has had many professional and public service affiliations, including as co-founder of the African American Women's Project Fund, created to support organizations that promote the well-being of women and girls.
 
Morgan Phelps is the Founder and CEO of Colorful Connections, a social enterprise that transforms organizations into better versions of themselves by helping employers build, retain and grow inclusive teams that represent the communities they serve. Morgan also teaches Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity in Organizations at Marquette University. Colorful Connections provides long-lasting solutions for employers who are invested in creating diverse and inclusive teams (such as talent placement services and cultural competency workshops). Colorful Connections also helps underestimated professionals secure promising careers, doing what they love with organizations committed to diversity and inclusion. Beyond serving as a change agent for diversity and inclusion, Morgan has more than 15 years of experience working as a PR and Communications Specialist. 
 
Register Here.
TEMPO & EWL Members | No charge 
Guests & WAA Members | $10