The Stanley Consulting Group is looking forward to seeing you experience The New Age of DEI Conference, featuring some of the leaders in the DEI tech world and beyond. Register today!
The history of DEI is rich with key figures, key moments, and an ever evolving storyline. Also, well documented and often discussed is how we got here. We have heard the stories, read the news clips, and discussed the events of the past 3 years that has sparked what many calling the “Draft” of DEI experts across the globe. The ‘New age of DEI’ conference will take a different approach to a well known story. We are bringing together a fantastic group of experts from varied backgrounds who each have a unique perspective on DEI. Couple that with a forward and outside the box thinking, you have ‘New Age DEI’!
Attendees will walk away with a broader perspective on DEI as it pertains to corporate culture, social justice, neurodiversity, mental health, or technology. The will also gain insights on where the DEI we know is heading and what it will take to get us there.
Jermaine Stanley is a Champion for DEI: Featured in publications and frequently invited to speak and moderate panels focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technology (DEI).
Jermaine’s discussions focused on why DEI in the workplace and our society STILL matters, the benefits companies gain from a diverse culture, and how companies can create inclusive environments.
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Jermaine Stanley is a Cybersecurity, Information Technology (IT), and Risk Advisory leader with more than 25 years of experience working with Financial Services, Technology, Insurance, Non-Profit, and Government organizations.He is a thought leader in the industry, advising clients on complex Cybersecurity and IT Risk matters. In addition to being a member of ISACA Global’s One in Tech Foundation Board of Directors, Jermaine is the President of the ISACA Greater Washington DC Chapter (ISACA GWDC).
More importantly, Jermaine is a strong technology leader with a reputation for building teams, mentoring, and has a passion for creating Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (DEI) cultures, who strives to help leaders build, launch and lead initiatives that promote DEI within their organizations. Mr. Stanley holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering, a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering, CISA and CDPSE certifications, and holds a certification in Overcoming Unconscious Bias.
Jermaine is the Founder of Stanley consulting Group who’s mission is to “ensure that the business leaders and employees we serve have the tools and insights to help them builddiverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environments.”
Recognized as one of the most prominent voices for mental health advocacy, Dr. Rhonda M. Wood is an award-winning international keynoter, bestselling author, and a leading authority on mental health. Leveraging over 30 years of corporate experience, Rhonda impacts audiences with her mission of making a positive impact on mental health worldwide by partnering with individuals and organizations who share our vision for creating open, inclusive, and supportive cultures. She focuses on better mental health for all by eliminating mental health stigmas through compassion, awareness, and education.
Rhonda uses her unique voice and talents to serve people from the classroom to the boardroom and beyond. She unapologetically shares her mental health journey with a level of transparency that allows her voice to resonate in the hearts of people around the world. In a world where people stay silent about mental health issues, Rhonda chooses to speak up and shine light and awareness on matters that have remained in the shadows. She has developed a deep-rooted passion for helping people reset their value, renew their vision, and rediscover their voice. She advocates for a world where we can break the silence and heal out loud.
Tracey Walker is Chief Culture Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Officer and principal within the $3B RSM enterprise. She designs RSM's national diversity, equity and inclusion programming and strategy, creating a culture of inclusion for the workforce of 15,000 across 90 offices in the US and Canada. She defines enterprise CDI principles of action with focus on inclusion in organizational behavior, operations, productivity, learning and professional development. Tracey leads a talented team, focused on equity for all, and the charitable CDI Impact Fund supporting scholarship, community and professional organizations.
Tracey is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) subject-matter expert leading DEIB advisory for clients, business schools and trade organizations worldwide. She is certified in Diversity and Inclusion as an Advanced Practitioner from the Cornell University School of Industrial and labor Relations (ILR) and her graduate work in Organizational Behavior, cultivated an innovative connection between inclusion, difference and dexterity as an approach better business, at the Harvard Business School.
Awards and Honors
Tracey has numerous awards and honors including the AICPA “50 Most Powerful Women in Accounting,” and the “100 Most Influential Women in Diversity and Inclusion,” by Diversity MBA, and the 2022 “Women Leaders in Consulting” award from Consulting Magazine.
Linda Calvin is a 20-year veteran of the private IT sector with strengths in communication, law, digital and application development, and global tech leadership. Linda graduated cum laude with her BA in Journalism from Butler University. Linda also earned a Juris Doctor from Indiana University and is licensed to practice law in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Linda is the Chief Impact Officer for Reboot Representation, an organization dedicated to doubling the number of Black, Latina and Native American (BLNA) women graduating with computing degrees by 2025. In her role, Linda collaborates with Reboot tech coalition partners to help create cultures that attract and retain BLNA women in tech. Linda is also facilitates panels on emerging tech and the tech talent gap. She is also a speaker for Transcend Consulting and regularly talks on topics of tech equity, mapping passion to tech, designing diverse tech talent pipelines, and women’s empowerment.
She holds many board and volunteer positions including Executive Women’s Forum Director for Women & Hi Tech, volunteer Guardian ad Litem and board member for Kids’ Voice of Indiana, the Indiana Technology and Innovation Association (ITIA), and serves as an advisory board member the Six Sigma Racial Equity Institute in Indianapolis and the Digital Fluency Council for Franklin College. Linda most recently joined the board of Rooted Schools Indy, a technology charter school serving students in underserved communities in Indianapolis, and the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity.
As a woman of color in tech, she is committed to diversity and being visible to youth and those who aspire to tech careers in the community. Linda believes, “When you See Us, You can Be Us.” Thus, Linda regularly volunteers to speak with girls at Girls Inc of Greater Indianapolis, at STEM camps and with organizations like Brown Girls Code. Linda and her husband started a scholarship in 2021, the Transcending Boundaries Scholarship, to provide funding for black and latino/a and Hispanic residents and current students in Indianapolis to earn tech credentials at Ivy Tech Community College.
Dayan Douse is Founder and President of P.R.I.D.E Consulting, a human behavior and development company dedicated to coaching leaders, teams, and organizations in successful transitions from current reality to desired state.
He holds a PhD in Organization and Management and developed a groundbreaking process entitled The Transition TriangleTM that inspires his clients to successfully navigate the process we must all go through when coming to terms with change. He has worked with the world's most outspoken, celebrated, and successful advisors on empowerment and transition.
He is Best Selling co-author of the book Nothing But NET: The World’s Leading Speakers, Trainers and Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Top Secrets for Increasing your Bottom Line Health, Wealth and Success. The book was featured atop five Amazon Best Seller lists in the first two weeks of its release. His Chapter won the Editors' Choice Award for one of the best written chapters in the book. Dr. Douse is working on his next book, 3 Disciplines of Successful Transitions.
Dr. Douse has served on the Board of Directors for Winning Futures: an award-winning non- profit organization that empowers youth to succeed through mentoring. Dr. Douse was Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior in Davenport University's MBA and Executive MBA programs. He is the head of leadership development at Serenity Christian Church, and IT Manager and DEI lead at DTE Energy.
Liz Green, OTR/L has 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist (OT) in a variety of clinical settings. Her passion is to empower neurodistinct individuals in meeting self-directed goals that promote meaningful participation in work, school and life. She also has a certificate in DEI for HR through Cornell University.
By combining advanced expertise as an OT with an HR concentration in DEI, Liz has created the first ever neurodiversity consultancy model that gets inside of the psychology of what it means to think, process, interact, and self-regulate differently.
In turn, Liz is educating global companies on the intersection between disclosure and psychological safety and company culture and retention. She has spoken at regional and national conferences, including Society for HR Managers (SHRM), Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado (OTAC) and College Autism Network (CAN).
She is also heavily involved in neurodiversity education in the cybersecurity space, including institutions/groups such as National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Community Coordinating Council, Cybersecurity Skills Journal, CompTIA, and Cyber Guild.
Donald L. Butler is the CEO of Butler Squared Consulting, LLC, a full service firm performing accounting/bookkeeping, tax preparation, wealth advisory and business consulting services. He leads a team of professionals who assist with managing a combination of clients’ accounting records and business operations, including taxes and retirement accounts.
He earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Science in Accounting and Information Technology from the University of Maryland Global Campus where he now serves as an Accounting Professor. He earned the following certifications and licenses: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP).
Through his proven strategies, clients' experience significant tax savings, and achieve financial goals such as debt freedom and homeownership.]
Professional Leadership Strategist Recognized as one of the most prominent voices for emotional intelligence, Marcus Wright is an award-winning international keynoter, communications expert, personality coach, and professional leadership strategist. Leveraging over 25 years of corporate experience, Marcus is on a mission to impact audiences and train individuals, corporations, and organizations worldwide on his proven leadership strategies that produce better communication, connection, and collaboration that drive positive cultural change and result in higher productivity and a better overall work environment He coaches corporate leaders and employees to develop better teams by increasing engagement, improving creativity and developing new ways of thinking.
Marcus is a compelling thought leader and motivational speaker dedicated to supporting people's personal and professional empowerment worldwide. He has become the leading authority on igniting innovation and cultivating environments that foster success. In line with his unyielding passion for supporting the success of corporate leaders, Marcus established The WrightMentality, ™ a growth mindset strategy that focuses on helping leaders, innovators, and business owners get "unstuck" so that they are empowered to reach their highest potential, personally and professionally. As an influential figure, he is the author of the #1 bestselling book, Understanding Your Personality Style, which guides leaders in identifying their personal traits and patterns of behavior and how they communicate and interact with one another.
Marcus is also a visionary who has been nationally accredited in emotional intelligence and a DISC certified behavioral consultant. He has been recognized for his leadership, commitment, and contributions to his community and the next generation. His work has been featured on prominent media platforms such as ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS and in leading newspapers and magazines, including Los Angeles Times, Chicago Journal, and Portland News, to name a few.
Shawn Fair is the founder of the Leadership Experience Tour; #1 platform of its kinds for aspiring speakers in the United States. He is a coveted member of the Forbes Coaching Council and one of the most sought-after corporate leadership and management consultants for major corporations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Shawn has a useful technique that helps leaders identify their blind spots. His genuine and personal coaching and training service placed him as a top choice in the training industry.
Shawn has trained over 300,000 leaders in the United States and abroad. His comprehensive and first-hand experience about the corporate world allows him to become an efficient trainer for companies and individuals. He has delivered promising, world-class, and award-winning presentations that have helped companies create a more dynamic environment for their employees. Shawn’s speaking skillset places him among some of the best speakers in his category in the World. He uses his gift to pour into speakers all over the country through the Leadership Experience Tour so they too can bring value to corporations and communities. Shawn takes pride in leading by example, demonstrating mutual respect, giving praise to they, to whom praise is due, and establishing relationships based on trust.
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