Hill Diversity


Joint Center Moderates CBCI Session on Inclusion in the Workplace

On August 11, Joint Center President Spencer Overton moderated a panel on Inclusion on the Hill and in the Corporate Workplace at the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s Annual Policy Conference in Tunica, Mississippi. The session featured Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Coca-Cola Federal Affairs & International Stakeholder Relations Director Curtis Etherly; Rep. Bonnie Coleman’s Legislative Director Michael Reed; Intel Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Barbara Whye; and General Motors Director of Federal Affairs Cherie Wilson. The session covered metrics and accountability, the evolution of the diversity discussion, itemization to ensure African-Americans and other underrepresented groups are included, diversity in the supply chain, streamlining the minority certification process for small businesses, and the role of HBCUs in facilitating diversity.