Hiring for Diversity and Inclusion

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST

Making hiring decisions for a diverse sales force often requires a new and different approach to hiring — including looking outside your normal sources for candidates and fostering relationships both in the store and in the larger community. Mecca E. Santana will be joining Marc Villa (Politics and Prose Bookstore) in a discussion on how to make your store more diverse and inclusive. Mecca is the Vice President of Diversity & Community Relations for Westchester Medical Center Health Network in White Plains, NY. Prior to this position, Ms. Santana served as the Chief Diversity Officer for the State of New York, and was responsible for the promotion of workforce diversity and inclusion, while also leading new initiatives to increase Minority & Women Owned Business (MWBE) procurement opportunities.

Marc Villa, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, D.C.); Mecca Sykes-Santana, Esq, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Westchester Medical Center Health Network (White Plains, NY)

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