Moving the Needle on Strategic Diversity

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60-minutes

Studies indicate that when companies commit to diverse leadership, they more easily attract top talent, outperform their peers, and can enter and succeed in previously untapped markets. To gain these advantages, business and HR leaders have been seeking insight into best practices for fostering and measuring diversity and inclusivity for several years. But as workforce demographics change, those practices are also evolving. By comparing results from the 2015 and 2019 Strategic Diversity Measurement surveys, we can see where the needle has moved and pinpoint what organizations need to do to advance their D&I goals.

In this webinar, we’ll cover

  • Strategic measurement as a tool to advance D&I initiatives
  • Research on the impact of organizational maturity in relation to strategic tasks
  • Improvements and best practices implemented by advanced organizations.

Sponsored by:

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   Pam Pujo

   Diversity Advocate    


Pamela Pujo has nearly a decade of experience developing and leading successful diversity strategies and innovative D&I programs—managing from within and as a consultant.

Her expertise spans diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility, with an emphasis on data, metrics, and benchmarking. Ms. Pujo has managed and led diversity awareness education programs across functional and departmental lines, including talent management, professional development, and business development.

Prior to joining Affirmity, she served as a senior leader of diversity strategies at American Airlines, where she provided guidance to employee resource groups (ERGs). In her role at Affirmity, Ms. Pujo helps clients optimize their diversity and inclusion programs through deployment of our diversity benchmarking and reporting tools.

Ms. Pujo holds a Master’s in Humanities and Communications. She currently serves on the Greater Dallas Advisory Board to the Texas Diversity Council.

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   Sarah Kimmel

   Vice President, Research & Advisory Services    

   Human Capital Media

Sarah Kimmel oversees the research division of Human Capital Media, which publishes Chief Learning Officer and Workforce magazines. She develops and delivers research and analysis that is relevant and important to human capital leaders across a broad range of human resource disciplines.

Before joining the company in 2012, Kimmel accrued more than 12 years of experience as a business research consultant on human capital projects, specializing in learning, performance, leadership development and knowledge management. As a learning research strategist on Accenture’s global capability development strategy team, she applied special expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of learning research, including human capital program measurement strategy.

Kimmel received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Shimer College and attended graduate school in the Master of Arts program in social sciences at the University of Chicago.