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CADIA Connects - February 2023

CADIA Connects - February 2023

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)


Topic: Connecting with People (no matter where they are) on their DEI Journey

Cheryl Thompson, Founder and CEO, CADIA will moderate this discussion with the following graduates from the most recent Accelerator DEI Certification Program:

  • Valentina Baio, Director of Engineering, USSC
  • April Buford, Executive Director, DEI, MEMA
  • Keiyania Mann, Director, Councils, OESA
  • Tom Richards, Sales Director, Continental
  • Patty Thompson, DEI Project Manager, Racial Equity, Ford Motor Company

This capstone project focused on effective communication and how to meet people where they are in their DEI journey in order to bring everyone along and ensure we make progress together.

CADIA Connects is a no-cost offering from the Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement. This hour-long Zoom meeting is an avenue for professionals to stay connected and find common ground.

**Photography: By joining us at this event, attendees consent to CADIA to photograph and use your image and likeness**


This event is free but you must register in advance.

Register even if you cannot attend to ensure you receive all follow up information including meeting recording.

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Michelle Maki
(248) 388-3182
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EST)
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