September 13, 2022, at 6:30pm EDT
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of our globally-minded practitioner-focused DEI Leadership program. As part of our celebration, our program director, Gardy Guiteau will moderate a thought-provoking conversation with industry leaders on the Future of DEI in Business and Non-Profits.
For decades, corporations have implemented numerous “diversity” initiatives to affirm the diversity of their clientele, attract diverse talent, and leverage the potential that attention to diversity offers their bottom line. While significant resources have been dedicated to these efforts, businesses and non-profits have discovered that developing and sustaining diversity, equity and inclusion is easier said than done.
With these challenges as background and recent international events coupled with increased demand globally for skilled DEI professionals as catalysts, Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) has successfully launched a new Master of Science in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership.
Ara Tucker, Human-Centered Leader
Ara Tucker is an attorney and corporate executive with over 20 years of professional experience in companies at various stages of growth. She has worked in a variety of industries including, legal, finance, higher education, media/entertainment, technology and healthcare. She has led global and diverse cross-functional teams focused on the end-to-end employee journey; diversity, equity and inclusion; as well as academic, administrative and budgetary planning. As a published author and thought leader, Ara leverages her storytelling skills to help clients create and refine compelling and authentic narratives to optimize their personal brands. Ara currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee for the MoMA PS1 Board of Directors.
Ara received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, an A.B. in the History of Art and Visual Arts from Princeton University, and a Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance Certificate from Rutgers University.
Christopher Kenna, Chairman and Founder of Brand Advance Group
Christopher Kenna is Chairman and Founder of Brand Advance Group // CEO (North America) which encompasses Brand Advance Group EUROPE & BA Diversity Media USA, a Startups.co.uk top 100 company for the last 3 years (2021), and connects brands with diverse audiences globally, through Insights, Media and Creative. Brand Advance Group was named (Campaign 2021 -media Business of the year) & (The DRUM – Diversity & Inclusion Company of the Year 2021). Christopher is a member of the WFA Diversity Board and the advisory boards for ITV, Tiktok, London MetPolice and the V&A Museums.
Christopher is an award-winning entrepreneur having received the Innovator of the Year Award at the second annual Ex-Forces in Business Awards and was recently named on EMPower’s 100 Ethnic Minority Executives 2020 and OUTstanding top 100 LGBT Executives.