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    Diversity: How Your Organization Can Walk the Walk

    October 20, 2020
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Diversity: How Your Organization Can Walk the Walk

    Black Lives Matter has brought corporate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to the forefront of your leadership team’s attention. But you can’t just talk the talk, it’s time to walk the walk. How should your company address education? What other steps should your organization be taking? How can you elevate your current DEI program? Join us to learn how our executive panel is making big strides in DEI and raising awareness in connection to the BLM movement. Gain insights into how HR and Communications can work together to truly walk the walk.


    • DJ Poizon Ivy, Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Dallas Mavericks
    • Brandi Briggs, Director of Social Media, AT&T
    • Halima K. McWilliams, People Operations & Culture Leader, Corgan
    • Tynaiga Polk, Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Health Care Service Corporation


    DJ Poizon Ivy

    Brandi Briggs

    Halima K. McWilliams

    Tynaiga Polk

    About our panelists:
    DJ Poizon Ivy,
    born Ivy Awino in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in Dallas, Texas, is Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Dallas Mavericks. In this role, she is tasked to work on Mavs Take ACTION – the Dallas Mavericks’ plan to listen, learn and unite DFW communities to address racial inequities and disparities, promote social justice, and drive sustainable change. Poizon Ivy was the Mavericks’ first female team DJ, and she became the first female to DJ an NBA-All Star Game. Forbes Magazine named Ivy among the 2019 30 under 30 in Sports in December 2019. She also works to enable youths pursuing careers in the arts and sports through her non-profit, GEM-IN-I.

    Brandi Briggs is Director of Social Media at AT&T and oversees social media engagement, crisis communication and brand reputation across 25 key platforms. She also leads content strategy and execution for the AT&T News Twitter handle – the company's source for media communications. Brandi is most proud of her work leading AT&T’s "Amplifying Black Voices" social campaign following the death of George Floyd. In the past two years, Brandi has been featured in PR Week and her team has been recognized with awards from PR Daily and The Social Shake Up.

    Halima K. McWilliams, PHR, SHRM-CP, CDP, is currently the People Operations and Culture Leader with Corgan, an architecture and design firm in downtown Dallas. She leverages her knowledge and expertise from over 24 years of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as well as strategic HR to aid organizations in crafting customized, practical and realistic solutions that work. Halima is a nationally certified HR & Diversity practitioner and has worked in leadership roles in multiple Fortune 500 organizations.

    Tynagia Polk is the Sr. Manager of Diversity & Inclusion within Health Care Service Corporation’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion. She leads the internal consulting services and collaboration with Talent Acquisition on diverse workforce sourcing strategies and engages business stakeholders and HR business partners on best practices for growing, building and retaining talent. Tynagia oversees diversity and inclusion communications, including social media. She is also responsible for the company’s diversity and inclusion awards and recognition, employer branding, and strategic partnerships in diverse communities.

    Deadline to register: Midnight on Monday, October 19

    Must register to receive link. Zoom link will be sent to registered participants the morning of the event

    Event date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (11:30am-12:30pm CDT)

    Costs: FREE for IABC Dallas Members, $15 for non-members

    If you have trouble registering, please contact Liz Kennedy.

    MEMBERS: If you're not sure if you are a current member, you can check with by emailing [email protected] or calling 415-776-4222.


    $0.00 IABC Dallas Members

    $0.00 IABC Members (Southern Region)

    $15.00 Non-members