Overcoming Barriers to Reaching Diverse Recruiting Talent & Maintaining Support for Inclusion

From the OneReq Summit: Diversity in Recruiting. A conversation on creating a culture that attracts diversity & cultivates inclusion on your recruiting team featuring Maurice Wilkens, Head of DEI Twitch & Katrina Jones Founder & CEO Advancing Equity + Inclusion moderated by Tricia Sitimere CTRL Alt Delete.
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In order to overcome the barriers to engaging diverse recruiting talent, talent leaders must step outside of the box and explore new approaches to forming an inclusive team.

But, what happens after you’ve formed that diverse and inclusive team? How do you maintain that culture of inclusion as you support both new and existing team members? This session will focus on key strategies for engaging diverse recruiting talent (inclusive sourcing, selection, attraction, and retention). It will also focus on creative ways to develop your team’s collective empathy for each other and continue the culture of inclusion. The goal of this session is to guide you in building an inclusive environment that allows your team to be themselves and do their best work.

About the Speakers

Katrina Jones is the founder of Advancing Equity + Inclusion, a boutique Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consulting and coaching company. She works with organizations to create strategic and process driven solutions that disrupt bias and foster more equitable and inclusive workplaces. Katrina has deep experience in DEI and has led DEI at large, complex, global companies, as well as startups, and has designed and executed strategies to attract, retain, and advance people from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities. The foundation of her passion for this work is an unyielding belief in justice and transformation, and a desire to lift up people whose voices and experiences have been denied or silenced. Katrina is a Lifetime member of the Texas Exes, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. She also has a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from The Catholic University of America. You can connect with Katrina via LinkedIn, or find her on Twitter threading tweets about diversity in the workplace, racial and gender equity, and raising a little boss human.


Maurice  Wilkens currently leads Diversity and Inclusion at Fastly, an Edge Cloud Platform based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Fastly, he was the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative where he built and developed an internal strategy to advance DEI across the organization. Previously, Maurice worked for Outco, a job search and interview prep accelerator for software engineers, during his tenure he led outreach strategies to support the advancement and community building of PoCs and women in tech. Before relocating to the Bay Area Maurice’s work focused on education, juvenile justice, and community engagement on the East Coast. He is a proud native Washingtonian and a graduate of Morehouse College.


Tricia Sitemere is the founder of CTRL Alt Delete, a renowned personal and professional development coaching firm based in Dallas, TX but serving the world! Founded in 2018, CTRL Alt Delete stands for: “Take CTRL of Your Future, Alt-er Your Mindset and Delete All Doubt” with the goal to help you push through the barriers that are keeping you stuck and feeling frustrated. Barriers such as lack of career clarity, procrastination, personal accountability, career burnout, decreased productivity, and work/life balance. CTRL Alt Delete offers one on one coaching, group coaching as well as customized corporate training and team building workshops to support employee development as well and engagement. Tricia spent ten wonderful years in Human Resources across various roles spanning Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion and Learning and Development before transitioning to full time entrepreneurship. With the firm, Tricia, and her team, guide you through the mindset shifts and habit adjustments that will allow you to find fulfillment in your career and living the life you deserve. Learn more at TriciaSitemere.com

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