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2021 October Chapter Meeting: Diversity Equity & Inclusion Practices

  • 19 Oct 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online


  • Free to members.
  • Non-Members must pay $10 to attend.

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ATD Dallas October Chapter Meeting

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Practices

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
5:30 - 7:00 PM (CST)

Speakers: Showna Nicole Price, Pallavi Ridout and Jared Fitzpatrick


Simply having a diversity & inclusion (D&I) policy in place does not effectively solve the problem of Increasing diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and battling discriminatory practices, whether deliberate or unconscious.

Join us for this lively discussion where we talk about specific DE&I practices our panelists have helped put into place to enhance inclusion, learning, collaboration and innovation in their workplace.

About the speakers:

Showna Nicole Price is a Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, one of the largest companies in the aerospace, defense, security and technologies industries, where she manages Diversity and Inclusion initiatives across the business area. Born in Louisiana, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University and both her MBA and Master of Science Degree in Management from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Before she began her career in Diversity and Inclusion, Showna gained over 11 years of experience in the Talent Management area of Human Resources. As a Talent Acquisition Manager, she managed global recruiting teams, intern and early career programs, a variety of strategic projects and performed full life cycle recruiting. She works closely with managers and business leaders to help identify process gaps and develop solutions to help realize the organizations short term and long-term human capital strategy goals.

Showna’s passion is “learning, volunteering, health and fitness, and helping others realize their personal and professional purpose."

Jared (he, him, his) is the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Dallas Regional Chamber. In this role, Jared is responsible for helping the DRC’s over 900 member companies improve their ability to be more diverse, more equitable, and more inclusive at the Board level, in the C-suite, and in their workforces. Jared works closely with the permanent DRC Board-level DEI Council, and its four sub-councils, which are focused on Diversity in Leadership, Education & Workforce, Community Investment in Underserved Areas, and Policing and Criminal Justice Policies.

Jared also serves as an Advisor for Kanarys, a Dallas-based data and analytics startup focused on DEI. Previously, Jared served as the Senior Culture and Human Resources Strategy Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Prior to that, Jared worked as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Huron Consulting Group, serving Fortune 100 clients.

Jared holds a diversity and inclusion certification from the Yale School of Management, an MBA and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Houston. He also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Change Management Practitioner, and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.

Jared grew up all over the country but claims Dallas, Texas as home.

Pallavi Ridout 
is an executive coach, dynamic facilitator and motivational speaker. She has coached a variety of C level, senior and emerging leaders on topics such as leadership acumen, executive presence and emotional intelligence. She also regularly advises leaders on solving for talent or business-related challenges.

Prior to launching her coaching and consulting practice, The ELM Advisory Group (https://www.engageleadmotivate.com/), Pallavi led the global talent management function for ICANN and also held a variety of HR business partner and organizational development positions at Warner Bros.(https://www.linkedin.com/in/pallaviridout/). Pallavi is also an active proponent of empowering women and runs a “Leading a Life of No Regrets” life purpose transformation practice for female professionals.

For fun, Pallavi likes to compete in Toastmasters speaking championships and travel the world.


Online: Meeting invite sent after you register.


Questions? If you have any questions please contact the ATD Dallas office at 972-233-9107 ex224 or email info@tddallas.org.



14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

Email: info@tddallas.org

Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

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