SPE DEI Events 2021-2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Manufacturing - Virtual — Friday, January 28, 2022

Event Recordings

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! Registrants can now access the event recordings from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Manufacturing that took place January 27-28, 2022.

Recordings Access

For those who have registered for the January 27-28, 2022, event, you can access recorded presentations by clicking the “Recording Available” icon next to each presentation listing below. You will need to login using your SPE login credentials. If you've forgotten or misplaced your login information, please RESET YOUR PASSWORD. To reset your password, you will need your username/email address.

The recordings are available for purchase for those who did not attend the event.
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Schedule — Friday, January 28

Friday AM, January 28

All time are in Eastern Standard Time.


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8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Eve Vitale (she/her)
Chief Executive
SPE Foundation
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Why D&I is Good Business

Cathy Nestrick (she/her)
DEI Leader / Co-Host, Parity Podcast
Former VP and General Counsel, Berry Global Group, Inc.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Change Your Corporate Culture

Ingrid Galvez Thorp, SHRM-SCP (she/her)
Workplace Corporate Strategist
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Make Better Decisions with Diverse Teams

Christine Barnhart, CPIM, PMP (she/her)
VP of Product Strategy & GTM
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Diversify Your Vendor Supply Chain

Wendy Garcia (she/her)
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Moderated Q&A Panel Featuring Sessions Speakers

Eve Vitale (she/her)
Chief Executive
SPE Foundation
12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Eve Vitale (she/her)
Chief Executive
SPE Foundation


Friday, January 28

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Questions about the program?

Contact Kim Wakuluk at +1 203.740.5439