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Inclusive Hiring Practices Symposium

August 21 @ 8:00 am12:00 pm


Inclusive Hiring Practices Symposium

Sponsored by the Women Chemists Committee

Cosponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT

Colorado Convention Center • Room 201

Hybrid Meeting

Organizers: Gloria Thomas-Fuller and Indu Kheterpal

Presiders: Gloria Thomas-Fuller and Valeriia Poliukhova

WCC Program Chair: Danniebelle Haase

WCC Chair: Lorena Tribe

Organizations that have a diverse workforce and inclusive culture are more productive and innovative and have higher employee retention rates.

Creating an inclusive culture with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, skills, and talents starts with removing systemic barriers, unconscious bias and discrimination in the recruitment and hiring process.

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Introductory Remarks

8:10 AM – 8:35 AM Advancing JEDI change leadership in Higher Education, Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy, Lousiana State University

8:35 AM – 9:00 AM Hiring from diverse candidate slates, Indu Kheterpal, Albemarle Corporation

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM “Building Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment”? Frank DeLos Reyes, Merck

9:25 AM – 9:35 AM Intermission

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM Implementing an anonymized and scaffolded search at a primarily undergraduate institution, Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM Inclusive hiring practices at Northeastern University, Rebecca Kuntz Willits, Northeastern University

10:25 AM – 10:50 AM Changing the face of the professoriate, Erik Menke, Colorado School of Mines

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM Intermission

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM Panel Discussion

Selyn Hong, EVP Human Resources-ACS; Jieyun Hao, Merck; Barbara Reisner; Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy; Rebecca Kuntz Willits, and Erik Menke

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM Concluding Remarks


August 21
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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