SPE DEI Events 2021-2022

Join Us For An Industry-Wide Dialogue Around DEI Issues

Hear how top private and public companies are fostering DEI throughout their organizations. Learn to raise awareness, recognize personal bias, change your company’s culture, increase supplier diversity, explore the benefits of creating a more inclusive environment, and more!

Schedule — Thursday, January 27

Thursday, January 27

ALL IN 2025: Journey to Breakthrough

Zen Saunders (she/her/they)
Inclusion and Employee Experience, North America Leader
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Jason Lyons (he/him)
Business Manager - Kepstan
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

The Language of DEI: How to Communicate and Educate

Adrienne Woodard (she/her)
Head of DEI US
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Journey to Becoming a DEI Ally

Jonathan Quinn (he/him)
Director of Market Development & Sustainability
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

OK, Our Company Wants to Commit to DEI…Where Do We Start?

Jennifer L'Hote-Gaston (she/her)
Associate R&D Director
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Hire for Character, Train for Skill - How Westminster Tool Hires the Right Person

Kylee Varga (she/her)
Human Resources
Westminster Tool
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Moderated Q&A Panel Featuring Sessions Speakers

Jason Lyons (he/him)
Business Manager - Kepstan
Lilian Agyemang-Yeboah (she/her)
Applications Engineer - Life Science
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI): Leading the Way to a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Chemical Manufacturing Industry

Kimberly Wise White, Ph.D. (she/her)
Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs
American Chemistry Council


Thursday, January 27

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January 27-28, 2022
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In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr.