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Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Company

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This replay was recorded on May 21, 2019.

About This Meeting

Most ESOP companies value creating a workplace where people feel included, can grow and develop, and can contribute meaningfully to the success of the company. While many companies understand the business case and already recognize the value of employing a diverse workforce and cultivating a culture of inclusion, they struggle with knowing where and how to start and what to do to keep momentum moving forward.

Whether you are just starting to think intentionally about diversity or whether you've been working on this for many years, you will learn:

practical strategies to put into place at different phases of the D&I journey to recruit, develop, promote and support diverse talent and build an inclusive ownership environment.


Linshuang Lu

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Praxis Consulting Group

Linshuang (pronounced "Lin-shang") Lu, MSOD, is an organization development consultant and principal at Praxis Consulting Group. She advises employee-owned companies and nonprofits with culture change, strategic planning, and team and leadership development. She is a frequent national speaker and writer on topics relating to ownership culture and leadership. She has served on the board of the NCEO and the ESOP Association.

Nelson Parrish, II

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Praxis Consulting Group

Nelson is a thought leader with more than 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of processes and programs to facilitate individual effectiveness and organizational productivity. With an emphasis on the integration of diversity and leadership, he enables people and organizations to communicate across differences and maximize effectiveness. Areas of professional expertise include diversity, equity and inclusion, coaching, strategic planning, public speaking, and group facilitation. Client relationships have included Lambda Legal, Education Law Center, Drexel University Office of Community Partnerships, PACDC, Themes, and Water.