Each year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) hosts an annual DEI forum to educate and inspire thoughtful conversations about diverse and inclusive workplaces.

The 11th Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forum took place virtually on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We convened experts from across the globe to talk about how we can accelerate change within organizations. We also discussed how successful DEI initiatives are implemented, adopted, measured, and grown, and where barriers still limit progress. We explored how leaders at all levels can be powerful changemakers in advancing this work.

Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work

Michael C. Bush was our keynote speaker and is the CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the World’s Best Workplaces list, and other distinguished workplace rankings. He has more than 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations and was on President Barack Obama’s White House Business Council.

Our Panelists

Our panel brought decades of experience working in different industries and with organizations of all sizes. The panelists shared their insights and answered questions about working to create change within companies and organizational cultures.

  • Sheryl Battles (she/her/hers), Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, Pitney Bowes
  • David Casey (he/him/his), Chief Inclusion and Social Impact Officer, Tapestry, Inc.
  • Brandy Smith (she/her/hers), Vice President, Workplace Diversity & Counsel, Lincoln Financial Group

View bios of our panelists.

New This Year: Virtual Breakout Sessions

After the panel concluded, participants joined virtual breakout session to discuss key takeaways and share insights and ideas in small groups.