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2021 Eccles Inclusion Week
February 1-5, 2021

Rise Up: Our Ongoing Commitment to Equity

Eccles Inclusion Week celebrates our diverse community and aims to strengthen the inclusive culture at the David Eccles School of Business. This week features a variety of events including speakers, book discussions, service projects, a business case competition and more!

Attendees to these events will be entered to win gift cards to locally owned restaurants and businesses!

Speaker Spotlight

Kori Hale,
CultureBanx

Keynote: Kori Hale is the CEO and Co-Founder of CultureBanx.

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Sui Lang L. Panoke, Zions Bank

Sui Lang L. Panoke is the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Zions Bank.

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Ray Arata, Better Man Movement

Ray Arata is an author and the founder of the Better Man Movement.

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Dr. Erin Castro, UPEP, U of U

Dr. Erin L. Castro is the Director and Co-Founder of the University of Utah Prison Education Project.

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Schedule


Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

Spring into Business

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MST
Learn how to get involved and make the most of your college experience. Drop-in anytime (via Zoom) to talk to representatives from student orgs and services. Hosted by BLinc.

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Panel: Black Lives Matter in Business

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MST
Hear the stories and perspectives of a variety of black voices in the business world including their successes, challenges, and paths to where they are now. View our panelists.

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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

Book Discussion

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. MST
Join Dr. Erin Castro for a discussion of “Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America” by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.

Dr. Erin L. Castro is Director and Co-Founder of  the University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy at the University of Utah.

The Listening

2:30 – 4 p.m. MST
Learn how to harness your responsibility as allies in the fight against racial injustice and inequality. Led by Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (a Black actress and university professor) and her partner Tyler Rivenbark (a white educator and playwright), this workshop provides a safe setting where one can learn and ask questions about things that often go unsaid around white allyship.

*This session is geared toward white and white-identifying/ passing individuals.

BLMIB

Navigating Business Systems as a Person of Color

2:30 – 4 p.m. MST
Learn from a variety of successful business people in Utah about how to navigate the corporate world, including candid conversations about the challenges people of color face and strategies for success. Hear why you may want to work in the Utah business community as a person of color, and participate in a Q&A session with experienced professionals. View our panelists.

*This session is designed for people of color, or non-white or white-passing students and community members.


Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

Keynote: Shaping the Future of Social Justice in Business

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. MST
Kori Hale, trailblazing journalist and CultureBanx CEO, will discuss how future leaders, executives of leading brands and startups can navigate diversity, social justice and business trends, along the path to delivering the ultimate workplace they want to see.

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Student Interview Workshop: Focus on Diversity

4 – 5 p.m. MST
Lead by Sui Lang L. Panoke, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Zions Bank

Primed for interviews that test your readiness for today’s workplace? Learn to navigate key questions that show how you’ll contribute to future teams – and tell the story of your positive contributions to working in harmony.

Service Project

10 – 11 a.m. MST
Join BLinc. and our Eccles community supporting the Know Your Neighbor Volunteer Program (KYN). In partnership with the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the State Refugee Service Office, this project will support new Americans as they integrate in the community.


Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

The Journey to Allyship

9 – 10 a.m. MST
Join Dean Taylor and Ray Arata, founder of the Better Man Movement, to learn how to engage in intersectional allyship to create an inclusive culture. He is also the author of Wake Up, Man Up, Step Up and the forthcoming book, Heart-Based Leadership: The Journey of Becoming an Ally. 

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Book Discussion

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. MST
Join Dr. Erin Castro for a discussion of “Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America” by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. Dr. Erin L. Castro is Director and Co-Founder of  the University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy at the University of Utah.

Fireside Chat with Out4Business

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. MST
Join of Out for Business student leader Molly Whittington for civil conversation about the LGBTQ+ community. Attendees will have the opportunity submit questions ahead of time as well as ask them during the live session. This is an educational experience to create better allies in the business world and to create a safer space for LGBTQ+ people in our community and the workforce.


Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition

12:30 – 3 p.m. MST

Hosted by the Office for Student Inclusion in partnership with the Goff Strategic Leadership Center

Come watch our Eccles School students in action! Teams will participate in a Business Strategy Case Competition, sponsored by Dominion Energy. Cheer them on for the entire event, or come and go as you’re available. Our students appreciate your support! Learn more about the competition.