Pulling Back the Curtain: Diversity Recruiting & How Leaders Hire for their Team

Cheers to a New Year, WITI Dallas community! Please mark your calendars to join us Thursday, February 16th for an evening with Infosys as they embark on their "Women On the Frontline in STEM Series". Come and discover new talent acquisition strategies, how you can make an impact as a candidate as well as how you can hire for a more inclusive team.

This is free for members and non-members. There is limited seating so please consider making a committed RSVP.

We will have a panel of Executives and Leaders who range from veteran hiring authorities to experts in the field of talent acquisition focused on diversity and inclusion practices. To get your brain churning, we plan to cover topics such as:

> How they've created teams that reflect our communities and their customer base
> Interview questions and how to guide the interview conversation
> How they've evaluated for inclusive competency and behaviors
> Effective Talent Acquisition processes
> How to implement a hiring strategy to scale, while addressing unconscious bias

We've put this content together targeted towards helping our community excel in 2017 but...WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What do you want to ask or hear more about at this event?

Share your questions, ideas or desired topics to be addressed in this short (SurveyMonkey) form: www.surveymonkey.com/r/75S379G

Featured Speakers

Cristina (Cris) Lopez is Director of Inclusion and Diversity, Supplier Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility at JCPenney. She is responsible for ensuring a diverse and inclusive work environment, where leaders and associates are equipped to help team members and customers feel respected and appreciated. Lopez also oversees diversity supplier initiatives partnering with philanthropy and sustainability teams for the Company.

Prior to joining JCPenney in 2015, Lopez served as the director of operations for Accenture's North America inclusion and diversity team. Throughout her tenure at Accenture, she held roles of increased responsibility including the North America diversity recruiting, search channel, and inclusion and diversity talent development leads.

Lopez holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government & Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas A&M University.

Andrea Campanella Henrich is a Senior Director of Sales at Infosys with over 20 years of experience in the Manufacturing, Retail, CPG & Logistics industry.

Currently responsible for developing partnerships with the C-Level suite in net new prospects to generate revenue for all lines of Infosys business including enterprise solutions, system integration, BPO, business transformation, outsourcing, application development support & maintenance,etc. in a 2,6B$ Retail, CPG, Manufacturing & Logistics business in the Americas.
Andrea joined Infosys in December 2015; previously she has held various management and strategy leadership roles across several areas at IBM. She began her career in 1996 as a business consultant, and held other positions since then such as Consulting Project Manager, Project Director, Client Solution Executive, Industry Leader, etc.

Devoted mother of 2 (Mia, 12YO, born in Argentina, and Tobias, 5YO, born in Brazil) Andrea is also interested in skiing, swimming, singing, playing guitar and working out.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Andrea speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She is a VIP member of NAPW (National Association of Women) and President of the NAPW Morris County Chapter in NJ, supporting and promoting women to take leadership positions.

Michelle Strah is currently Senior Principal in the Enterprise Architecture Group at Infosys Ltd and based in New York City where she is also Regional Network Director for WITI New York. A highly collaborative, diplomatic and inspiring thought leader Michelle is able to effectively drive business and technology strategy and business insights across corporate boundaries and departmental silos. A seasoned management and technology consultant, she specializes in strategy development, cloud transformation enterprise information modernization and innovation management efforts to drive global growth while minimizing cost and risk in complex organizations. She has a PhD from Cornell University, was a Javits Fellow and is a US Army veteran. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drstrah / @cyberslate

Toni Howard Lowe is a passionate Senior Human Resources Professional with comprehensive human resources experience. As a trusted people advocate she challenges any organization she supports to maximize their full potential, create value, and advocate for a positive employee experience. Toni does this by partnering with the business to provide key expertise to include: recruitment & retention, conflict resolution, change management, EEO compliance, diversity & inclusion, AAP, employee relations, and training and development. Toni has broad knowledge of the human resource sector with Fortune 100/200/500 companies supporting and overseeing strategy for a large number of exempt/non-exempt employees. Lastly, Toni has excellent ability to address and implement strategic plans for talent acquisition, talent retention, succession planning, and diversity and inclusion efforts. She is an effective trainer, public speaker, writer, and blogger on the topic of Human Resource and Career Development. https://www.linkedin.com/in/thlowe / @TheCorporateTea

Schedule of Events

6pm-6:30pm: Arrival & Networking
6:30-6:45pm: Welcome & Intro's
6:45-7:45pm: Panel Discussion
7:45-8pm: Audience Questions
8pm-8:30pm: Wrap up & Networking