2022 Eccles Inclusion Week
March 21-25, 2022

Eccles Inclusion Week celebrates our diverse community and aims to strengthen the inclusive culture at the David Eccles School of Business. Join us for a week of amazing speaker events (which include lunch!), service projects, and activities to highlight a broad spectrum of equity, diversity, and inclusion topics.

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Speaker Spotlight

Nikki Smith

Owner, Pull Publishing
Nikki is a writer, photographer, guidebook author, climber, and passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Michelda George

Founder, Versatile Image
Michelda is the founder and CEO of Versatile Image, a non-profit focused on business development for minority communities. [read more]

Sui Lang L. Panoke

Sr. VP, DEI, Zions Bank
Sui is a visionary leader, entrepreneur, and international trainer and facilitator.
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Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton

VP of Community Development, Zions Bank
Jeff is a Senior VP  for Community Development for Zions Bank. [read more]

Glen Kreiner

Professor, David Eccles School of Business
Glen is the Chair of the Dept. of Management and a Professor of Management at the University of Utah. [read more]

Inclusion Week Schedule

Monday

Inclusion Week Kick-Off

Monday, March 21
9 – 11 a.m. | SFEBB Lobby
Join us for activities and food to kick-off the week!
Hosted by BLinc. 

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Monday

Championing Black-Owned Businesses in Utah

Monday, March 21
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | SFEBB 5160A

Michelda George, Founder and CEO of Versatile Image, will lead a panel discussion with local, black-owned start-ups, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and artists.

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Snap Judgement: A Conversation on Allyship

Tuesday, March 22
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | SFEBB 1180

Join Sui Lang L. Panoke and Jeff Burton of Zions Bank as they present real-world, challenging scenarios on allyship in the workplace. Join us for high-energy fun as the audience gets in on the action, voting for which speaker makes the best case.

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Service Project

Tuesday, March 22
1:30 – 3 p.m. |
SFEBB Lobby
Take a few minutes and participate in a kit assembly service project for the Granite Education Foundation.
Hosted by Women in Business (WIB) and BLinc.

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Movie Night: In the Heights

Tuesday, March 22
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | SFEBB Auditorium
Grab some popcorn and watch In the Heights followed by a short panel discussion.
Hosted by Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA).

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Wednesday

Keynote: Inclusion in the Outdoor Industry

Wednesday, March 23
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | SFEBB Auditorium
Join keynote speaker, Nikki Smith, climbing photographer and owner of Pull Publishing, as she discusses her journey with gender-identity and advocacy for inclusion in the outdoor industry.

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Wednesday

Out for Business (O4B) Fireside

Wednesday, March 23
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | SFEBB 1170
Out for Business leads a discussion with keynote speaker Nikki Smith around inclusivity.
Hosted by Out for Business (O4B).

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Exploring Neurodiversity and Mental Health in the Workforce

Thursday, March 24
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | SFEBB 3180

Learn about neurodiversity, intellectual disabilities, and mental health and how to manage them in the workplace. Glen Kreiner, Professor and Chair of the Department of Management, will share his research regarding these issues and strategies for companies to make their workplaces more inviting and effective for all.

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Multicultural Gala

Thursday, March 24
4 – 6 p.m. | SFEBB Lobby
Cap off the week with a celebration! Come socialize, celebrate a multitude of cultures, enjoy lots of food, win prizes, and more!
Hosted by Asian American Pacific Islander Students in Business (AAPI-SIB).

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