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September 16, 2020

Join Vedder Price Labor and Employment attorneys and our guest Diversity and Inclusion speakers in the second webinar in our Employment Law Webinar Series.

Event Details

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 a.m. CT | 12:00 p.m. ET
Online Seminar

Who should attend: These events are intended for in-house counsel and human resource professionals.

Agenda Topics

Our presentation will include an engaging discussion with Margenett Moore-Roberts, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Constituency Management Group, and Natasha Miller Williams, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Ferrara Candy Company. Following the panel, we will discuss specific legal issues affecting our current workplace environment including the following topics:

Current landscape and rise of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Creating an inclusive work environment that promotes positive dialogue around the current social and political climate

Addressing social justice initiatives in the workplace

Legal implications of employee behavior and activism

Guest Speakers

Margenett Moore-Roberts
Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer
OBRIE – Office of Business Relevance, Inclusion & Equity
Constituency Management Group

Margenett leads the Office of Business Relevance, Inclusion & Equity (OBRIE) for Constituency Management Group (CMG), a division of Interpublic Group (IPG). OBRIE’s charter is to fortify CMG’s people, business, and market systems for inclusion and equity, using business relevance as the lever for deep, sustainable culture change and revenue growth. Margenett started as the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer for Golin in May 2018 and was promoted to be Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer for Golin’s parent division, CMG. She has had remarkable impact on Golin’s inclusion and diversity efforts, most notably championing efforts to embed inclusion and diversity into the agency’s brand positioning, core leadership competencies, leadership success framework, and Golin’s approach to the market. Over the course of her career, Margenett has built a number of strategic business units from the ground up, creating real market value by transforming organizations through strategic vision, deep insight, and leadership capabilities.


Natasha Miller Williams
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Ferrara Candy Company

Natasha leads Ferrara’s diversity and inclusion strategy and is responsible for implementing and monitoring programs to promote diversity and foster an open and inclusive work environment. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Executive Leaders and Top 100 Women of Influence by Diversity MBA Magazine, Natasha is a key thought leader. She has parlayed her love of mentorship and writing commentary on career planning and guidance as a contributing writer for several career and lifestyle magazines. Natasha has led keynotes, panels, and workshops for The Conference Board, Society for Human Resource Management, DiversityInc, DiversityMBA, Human Capital Institute, and many talent, inclusion and performance conferences, connecting with global audiences across industries.

CLE & HRCI Credit

Vedder Price is an accredited CLE provider in California, Illinois, and New York; and, when possible, a sponsor in Virginia.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

HRCI Approved Provider Seal 2020


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Elizabeth N. Hall