Inequity in Equity: the shortcomings of traditional diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
Investing in DEI is easy. The challenge is getting a return on your investment. Most organizations do not know where to start or where the real pain points exist to enable real returns. In this presentation, Celina starts with the foundational elements, then shows through clear pictures and examples how most organizations continue to create inequity. Finally, she will help you understand what it is costing you and how you can fix it.
These talks leave audiences feeling refreshed and knowledgeable and gives people the tools to overcome the challenges that limit creating real equity, and build brighter futures for their organizations.
About the Speaker
Celina Caesar-Chavannes is a business consultant, coach and international speaker. She currently serves as the Sr. Advisor, EDI Initiatives and Adjunct Lecturer at Queen’s University. Her memoir, “Can You Hear Me Now?” was published by Penguin Random House Canada in 2021. She was the former Member of Parliament for Whitby, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Parliamentary Secretary for International Development. During her term as a Member of Parliament, Celina was awarded several distinctions including a feature in the April 2018 edition of O (Oprah Winfrey) Magazine entitled, “What would you stand up for and named Chatelaine Magazine’s Woman of the Year (2019).
She has a Bachelor of Science, an MBA in Healthcare Management and an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management.