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EWIB-Connecticut: Inclusion Is Not a Destination – A Call to Action

October 12 @ 4:30 pm5:30 pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have elevated in priority for leaders across all industries. Join Executive Women In Bio Connecticut to discuss action-oriented strategies for developing and implementing DEI in a trusted small group discussion. How do we go about making this a reality based on expertise and insights with leadership? The topic is relevant for the workforce where representation and reputation are concerned, and also requires attention when considering patient needs and health equity. COVID-19 has exacerbated our need to give greater attention to DEI and not in the historical activity-oriented and often times cosmetic approaches in the past. Now, more than ever, our approaches need to be accessible (to all), actionable (unambiguously prioritized), and sustainable (aligned with purpose).

This will be a small-group discussion to achieve the most impact and best opportunity for discourse. We welcome you to submit questions/discussion items in advance at ConnecticutEWIB@womeninbio.org.

4:30 p.m. Overview of Women In Bio/Executive Women In Bio
4:35 p.m. Presentation
5:20 p.m. Q & A


Amri Johnson  Amri Johnson, Executive Advisor, Inclusion Strategist, Social Capitalist

For over 20 years, Amri Johnson has been instrumental in helping organizations and their people create extraordinary business outcomes. He is a social capitalist, epidemiologist, entrepreneur, executive coach, and inclusion strategist. Amri’s dialogic approach to engaging all people as leaders and change agents (previously at the research division of Novartis, as Global Head of Cultural Intelligence and Inclusion) has fostered the opening of minds and deepening of skillsets with organizational leaders and citizens enabling them to thrive and optimally contribute to one another and their respective organizations.

Currently, as CEO/Founder of Inclusion Wins, he is building a global cooperative of people-focused solution providers whose work are informed and enhanced by inclusiveness. Amri is currently writing a manuscript for change-makers with the intention of systemically embedding inclusion in a manner that is accessible (for all), actionable (unambiguously prioritized), and sustainable (aligned with organizational purpose). Born in Topeka, Kansas (USA), Amri has worked and lived in the US, Brazil, and currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, with his wife Martina and their three kids.


October 12
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm