This virtual event series will engage and connect Employee Resource Group team leaders across companies, industries, functions, and regions.
Participants will gain new ideas and practices on inclusion and will have the opportunity to:
Attendees who participate in each event in real time or on demand will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the four-part series in November. Those who register for the series before June 2 will receive a link to the resources and session recordings from the first event in April. Session recordings from April's "Game, Set, Match!" are available to registrants through June 2.
Download the EnERGize Your Workforce Event Series Flyer to share with your team.
Tickets include access for all four events! A limited number of all-access packages is available exclusively to Catalyst Supporters in bundles of 15, 30, and 50 tickets. Ticket packages include on-demand access to event content for one month following the event. Tickets are non-transferable. Review this step-step guide on how to register for the event series.
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Thank you to our generous donors
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Senior Director, Advisory Services
Director, Advisory Services
Senior Associate, Advisory Services
Guardian Life Insurance
Head of Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting
Senior Advisor, Employee Resource Groups
Director, Deposit Operations, GenBMO Co-Chair
Director - Delivery, NACB Client Service & Implementations, GenBMO Co-Chair
Sarah Dinolfo holds more than 15 years of experience conducting organizational research and helping companies and firms identify strategic priorities, goals, and solutions that help them build more inclusive workplaces. Sarah’s in-depth areas of interest and expertise include: mentoring and sponsorship; employee resource groups; talent management; engaging men as inclusion champions; and qualitative data analyses. During her tenure at Catalyst, she has authored and co-authored several research publications and practical tools, including Anatomy of Change: How Inclusive Cultures Evolve; High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay it Forward; Making Mentoring Work; and Sponsoring Women to Success.
Outside of Catalyst, Sarah worked as Assistant Director at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development. In this role, she taught credited coursework on professional development and advised women’s STEM groups, including the cross-institute Women’s Mentoring Program. She also Directed the Professional Leadership Development program, which exposes high-performing student talent to real-time organizational lessons and speakers (e.g., GE, Regeneron, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Corning, Vapotherm, IBM, and others).
Sarah received her MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and graduated with a BA in Psychology with a minor in Business from the State University of New York, Geneseo.
Jessica is responsible for providing real-time advisement to Catalyst supporter organizations on a wide variety of topics related to diversity and inclusion. She brings 14+ years of experience helping organizations identify and implement strategic priorities and transformations using a data-driven approach. Jessica is passionate about DEIB with a particular interest in making workplaces more inclusive for working mothers.
Before joining Catalyst, Jessica worked at Ernst & Young in the People Advisory Services practice where she helped Fortune 500 organizations navigate the people impacts of transformation programs of all sizes. She also spent several years working in the Finance/Banking industry.
Jessica holds a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Sweet Briar College.
Todd Baker serves as a Senior Associate within Catalyst’s Advisory Services team and utilizes his background in educational equity, strategic planning and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) to help establish more equitable workplaces.
Todd began his consulting career assisting nonprofit organizations with marketing and research support, then moved on to developing multi-year strategic plans and building out organizational capacity and competencies around diversity, equity and inclusion. He has worked with nonprofit and government organizations, ranging in local to international reach. His experience spans issue areas such as educational equity, workforce development, grassroots environmental justice advocacy, and justice-involved individuals.
Todd received his BA in Education Studies from Morehouse College and his MS in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. In his free time, you can find him spending time with loved ones or glued to content related to Black Queer Theory and the African American experience.
Betty is in the Corporate Finance function for Guardian Life Insurance Company. She is a Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Master, a JEDI Advocate and currently co-leads LA VIDA!, Guardian’s Latinx/Hispanic employee and business resource group. Betty joined Guardian to design and execute Guardian’s Model Audit Rule (MAR) program in 2007.
Betty's primary responsibilities include managing the Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting Team and working collaboratively with the business and functional areas to ensure that scope is appropriate, documentation is in place and current, key controls are tested, and results are reliable for management’s certification on internal controls over financial reporting for MAR compliance. She has over 25 years of experience in accounting and auditing, including 8 years with KPMG providing external and internal audit services within the insurance industry.
Betty was born and raised in New York City and currently lives with her two young boys and husband in Queens, NY.
Souroth has extensive experience working for the United States Army in the Middle East and North Africa as a combat medic and cultural competency instructor, and working with local government, teaching implicit bias mitigation. Souroth has also led DEI initiatives for several multinational organizations. He holds undergraduate degrees in U.S. History and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
In Laurie’s 20 years with BMO Harris, she has developed a diverse business perspective in people leadership, strategy design, operational excellence, and transformational change in many key areas across the bank such as the Technology and Operations, Sales Enablement, and the Customer Contact Center. Laurie has been actively involved with GenBMO (BMO’s Generational Diversity ERG) for over 10 years and has served on the Corporate Board as both the Learn from Difference and Operational Officer prior to taking on her current role as Co-Chair. She is passionate about continuous learning and self-awareness, and how they support professional development.
Jeff is accountable for the delivery of strategic projects and programs to improve the customer experience with regards to onboarding new clients, implementing treasury products & services, and client support services.
Since joining BMO Financial Group in 2013, Jeff has held accountable project and program management roles in the Wealth Management, US P&C, and TPS program management offices to deliver customer experience and shareholder value via the delivery and execution of project management best practices, and compliance with Enterprise Program Management Office and regulatory requirements.
Passionate about improving the BMO experience not just for customers, but also employees, Jeff embodies the bank's commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. He currently serves as co-chair on the corporate board for GenBMO - an Enterprise Resource Group focused on supporting the bank’s reputation as an employer of choice for all generations by increasing awareness of generational differences, fostering an inclusive environment that embraces all employees’ values regardless of age, background, or affinities.
Vice President, Community Growth and Engagement
Megan Kincaid Kramer joined Catalyst in 2004 as an assistant. Over the past two decades she has played content and fundraising roles on the Events team and eventually led the team, strategy, and execution of Catalyst’s global events including the Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner. In her current role as the Vice President, Community Growth and Engagement, Megan is responsible for Catalyst’s community-first strategy and building high value community experiences to advance Catalyst’s mission. She also oversees the Advancing Women pillar which aims to increase the representation of women in corporate leadership and promote equal access to career opportunities.
Megan is a TEDx speaker and an active volunteer in her community. Prior to joining Catalyst, she worked in executive recruiting and graduated summa cum laude with a BA degree in Anthropology and a minor in Marketing from Binghamton University.