Lunch and Learn: The Evolving Role of the Chief Diversity Officer

Sponsored by Interpublic Group

Thu Nov 7, 2019


Rooms 202/203

More companies are increasingly aware of the business case for diversity and inclusion to drive competitive advantage, growth and corporate performance. Yet, the rapid-fire external pressures erupting in wider society are stress-testing and transforming the role of the Chief Diversity officer in unprecedented ways. Where is the role of the CDO headed? What are the imperatives to impact and achieve genuine diversity and inclusion in the workplace? What’s needed to be a CDO in 2020? During this session, Tai Wingfield will share findings from Weber Shandwick’s new study, Chief Diversity Officers Today: Paving the Way for Diversity & Inclusion Success. The study unveils the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and identifies the business benefits of a D&I function that is closely aligned with the overall corporate business goals and well-integrated with the marketing and communications groups.

Tai Wingfield

Senior VP

Weber Shandwick