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Forum on Advancing Inclusive Leadership

Forum on Advancing Inclusive Leadership

Conversation Series at Penn Carey Law

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The latest in our series of conversations brings together leaders from across industries, and many of the most important voices leading the way in creating change to reflect on what inclusive leadership means in addressing systemic bias and inequities in a new era.

These conversations offer valuable thought leadership for anyone in a leadership position interested in putting purpose and values as a cornerstone of their mission and making inclusion a core part of their strategic priorities.

Series 2 - Inclusion in Leadership: Measuring Equity

Led by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, our second series of new conversations will explore diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments made in 2020, by major businesses, including asset management and technology firms, and examine follow up action and concrete steps taken to realize the pledges that help move us beyond the realm of rhetoric to make real on the promise of inclusion. These conversations concentrate on measuring outcomes and explores leadership with a focus on value- based, purpose-driven ventures, predicated on diversity and allyship. 

Speaker Highlights

Amb. Richard Lawson

President and CEO,
Los Angels Urban League

David Simas

Chief Executive Officer,
The Obama Foundation

Wanji Walcott

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Discover Financial Services

Forum Convener and Moderator

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Rangita is an esteemed human rights scholar and practitioner with over 25 years of experience working globally in over 25 countries. She currently serves as a Senior Adjunct Professor of Law and Global Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School where she teaches international women’s rights, allyship, and leadership.

Series 2 Conversations

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Series 1 Conversations

This inaugural series of high-level conversations brings together leaders from across industries, and many of the most important voices leading the way in creating change to reflect on what inclusive leadership means in addressing systemic bias and inequities in a new era.

These conversations offer valuable thought leadership for anyone in a leadership position interested in putting purpose and values as a cornerstone of their mission and making inclusion a core part of their strategic priorities.

“Diversity is now both a business and moral principle at many businesses and has gained a sense of greater purpose and urgency during a time of racial tensions and COVID-related inequities in the United States and in the world. This purpose-driven leadership seeks the importance of stakeholder accountability rather than a limited shareholder accountability. Even before this moment of intersecting crisis, the influential Business Roundtable has put shareholders first. In an atmosphere of widening economic inequality and deepening distrust of business, this powerful group has redefined its mission.” - Rangita de Silva de Alwis, July 2020