December 17 – DeRetta Rhodes, Ph.D., EVP/Chief People Capital Officer, Atlanta Braves
Dr. Rhodes has persevered through dismissal and diminishment along her career to ultimately achieve the top people role for the champion Atlanta Braves. Since joining the Braves, she is recognized as transforming the people capital organization she serves, expanding the culture of the organization with training programs and employee resource groups and creating an internal diversity, equity and inclusion council. She also has effectively managed the changes which became necessary due to the pandemic. In her Ted Talk (TEDxUGA), she describes her journey and her pursuit of acknowledgement as a leader worthy of being among the 4% in the U.S., who are Black and hold management positions out of 46% total women in the workforce. She is a champion of women and especially Black women, who deserve a vital voice in leadership across Corporate America.
March 10th – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, in Action Coaching Certification Kick-off
Turknett Leadership Group and Personality Matters Inc. have partnered up to present the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action Certification. This 100% online, six-month course is designed to create diversity, equity, and inclusion champions within organizations, as well as provide professional recognition for those already in the role. The course is also recognized by SHRM and ICF.