PrimeGlobal Five-Part DEI Speaker Series

Talent Development
June 16, 2022


PrimeGlobal firmly believes having a strong record of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is critical to providing a successful, thriving workplace, a fair work culture, and attracting and retaining top talent.

Our recent five-part DEI Speaker series was launched to help our members develop a roadmap to an impactful DEI initiative. Increased diversity, equity, and inclusion build a stronger culture, higher employee satisfaction, and higher financial returns. Here is a recap of the PrimeGlobal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Five-Part Series.


A Roadmap to a Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Firm – In our first session, PrimeGlobal was joined by Natalie Runyon from Thomas Reuters to facilitate a panel discussion on the importance of DEI. Panelists included: Tricia Duncan from Jones & Roth, P.C., Carla MCall from AAFCPAs, and Jie Zhu from Petrinovich Pugh & Company, LLP. Panelists explored the data supporting why diversity, equity, and inclusion is important. Click here to learn more about this session or view the full series at the bottom of this page.

Diversity in the Workplace – In this second session, we dig deeper into how organizations are doing the work to advance DEI initiatives. We were joined by two members from Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group, LLC, Su Joun, Principal, and Amanda Martinez, Senior Consultant. Click here to learn more about this session or view the full series at the bottom of this page.

Understanding the Language of DEI- In the third session, Jina Etienne continues to create the DEI Roadmap by developing strategies and actionable initiatives. By discussing the importance of getting comfortable talking with people from diverse backgrounds and understanding appropriate language. The session discusses the terminology associated with the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the implications, nuances, and risks associated with different dialogues. This session also explores strategies for engaging in safe, constructive dialogue that builds trust and strengthens workplace relationships. Click here to learn more about this session or view the full series at the bottom of this page.

Understanding Unconscious Bias- During the fourth session, Trisha Daho, founder of Empowered Leadership Cultivation, discusses the different types of bias that we can encounter. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from our tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing. Click here to learn more about this session or view the full series at the bottom of this page.

Exploring DEI: Leading with Empathy - To conclude our speaker’s series on diversity, we will begin to understand the importance of empathy in your own unique DEI journey. Lia James discusses the meaning of empathy and its importance within the realm of DEI. In this mini-workshop, participants reflected on empathy in their own lives and how to implement DEI outside of the workplace. Click here to learn more about this session or view the full series at the bottom of this page.


DEI Series