Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce economic inclusion manager Adey Assefa will lead a discussion among diversity, equity and inclusion professionals titled “Actualizing DEI Change” on Tuesday, October 11, the second day of the 2022 Wisconsin Leadership Summit.
Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.
Adey was named the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s first economic inclusion manager in June of 2022 where she works to help the region and its businesses reimagine its workforce systems for a better, more inclusive and more equitable future. Prior to her work with the chamber, Assefa worked at UW-Madison within various programs – including the development of the RISE program, director of the African American Student Academic Services office, an advisor to the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts scholarship program and director of the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives. She received her bachelor’s in social welfare and her master’s in counseling from UW-Madison and grew up in the Eagle Heights neighborhood.
Joining Adey on the panel are:
- Lisa Imhoff, LCSW, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Mike Jackson, U.S. Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, BMO Financial Group
- Juan Corpus, Senior Culture and Engagement Professional, Humana
- Dwayne Maddox, Vice President and Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Programs, Old National Bank
The Wisconsin Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community-building event for people of color. It will take place October 10 and 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.