C-Suite Series: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit - Argyle Executive Forum Events


Argyle C-Suite Summit Series

A series of practical, half day events for C-Suite executives on the key issues that drive profitability and professional success. These interactive virtual events will feature speakers from top US organizations and showcase how they have exceeded personal and revenue goals by revamping company culture, setting diversity standards and sharpening the most in-demand C-level skills. With real-life examples of tools, techniques and executive level strategies, the C-Suite series is a meeting place for senior executives searching for the next level of professional success.


C-Suite Top-Down Culture Summit

Most chief executives are morally committed to diversity, but is it enough? Diversity innovation and execution begin at the top, and CEOs, CHROs, CCOs, CMOs, CFOs, and COOs set the diversity standards and drive company-wide change. This C-Suite Diversity and Inclusivity Summit will help C-Suite leaders understand how their actions, communications and company-wide initiatives define and sometimes derail diversity initiatives. Attend this timely half day event to learn:

  • How top performing companies have implemented top-down DEI communications and processes that effectively make change
  • Proven diversity efforts that yield readily quantifiable ROI
  • How building a diverse and inclusive workforce can impact employee wellbeing, retention, and belonging
  • Measurement and benchmarking best practices to keep your organization accountable for change







11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Championing Diversity to Build a More Inclusive Workforce

Change begins at the top. To build a workforce that champions DEI it is vital that executive leadership is driving the effort for change.

Events over the past year have sparked a movement to prioritize DEI and address issues of systematic racism in the workforce. However, it is not enough just to draft a mission statement for change, executives also need to change their mindset to put their words into action.

Attend the eye-opening inaugural session of the C-suite DEI Summit to learn:

  • How to be an advocate for change, and why it is vital to develop the appropriate messaging, presence, and commitment to building a more diverse & inclusive workforce
  • Real-life methods and examples of how C-suite executives are building DEI strategies that have maximum, long-lasting impact
  • The role of a Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer and how the presence of this executive can drive change from the top

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET


12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Authentic Leadership: Cultivating a More Diverse & Inclusive Workforce for Improved Company Performance

Research shows that there is a positive correlation between employee belonging and performance. Developing a culture that prioritizes DEI initiatives can lead to a boost in employee productivity, retention, and attraction efforts.

In this session, DEI leaders analyze the major impacts that belonging and inclusion initiatives can have on talent development to improve organizational success.

You’ll Discover:

  • Why the alignment of culture and business is key to improving company performance
  • Best practices to identify the needs of your employees, and how listening can improve employee belonging efforts
  • How to incorporate analytics into your DEI strategic framework to measure change

1 PM - 1:45 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: DEI Accountability: Lessons Learned from Measuring Success to Sustain Change

You’ve put in the work, you’ve committed change, and you’ve onboarded the right talent to get the job done. Now what?

Change is not an overnight achievement. It is simply not enough to just put the wheels in motion, you actually need to fuel your engine to build momentum and evolve your DEI strategies overtime.

In this session, you will hear from two executives who champion diversity to understand how you can continue to drive change for years to come.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to stay accountable for change: what paradigm shifts need to occur to analyze change and adjust strategic initiatives to continue to improve
  • How to implement training programs to help remove bias and create a diverse & inclusive culture
  • What resources and tools could be helpful to meet your DEI goals


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