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    Building an Effective Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy

    Date: November 3, 2022, 8:30am
    Megan Hollywood
    Zoom Meeting - Participants will receive link prior to the meeting
    Free for Members; $10 for non-members which will be applied to those that choose to join Dulles SHRM as a member
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Building an Effective Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy

    Having an effective DEI Strategy is important to making meaningful strides towards a culture and company that enables all employees to bring their full selves to work and build a business where everyone feels seen, heard and supported. Many organizations approach DEI as checking off a box and are not intentional in their efforts and yield minimal results.

    During this interactive presentation, we will discuss best practices to help you build a DEI strategy that promotes an inclusive workplace. We’ll discuss current DEI strategies you are using and challenges you are facing in your organization.

    In this session, you’ll learn:

    1. Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    2. Best practices for building a DEI strategy for your organization
    3. DEI Tools and Resources

    This program has been approved for 1 SHRM credit, and waiting on 1 HRCI credit.


    Discussion Hosted By:

    Megan Hollywood – HR Director at Research Innovations Inc.

    Contact Information – | 732-742-3476 cell

    Bryan Clickener – Producer at Arkin Youngentob a Division of Risk Strategies

    Contact Information – ǀ 571-918-1917 cell


    Shareem Annan, PHR, CDP - Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Elevance Health

    Contact Information -

    Date and Time:

    • November 3rd, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 am (Discussion with Dulles SHRM Chair, Presenter and Attendees)

    Meeting Location:

    Zoom Meeting - Participants will receive link prior to the meeting


    Shareem Annan, PHR, CDP
    Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Elevance Health
    Mrs. Annan joined Elevance Health in 2022 and
    commenced duties as Director, Diversity, Equity, and
    Inclusion. In this role she has responsibilities for
    building, embedding, and integrating DEI into talent
    and HR systems, while driving efforts to develop and
    execute a strategy to attract, engage, develop, and
    retain a diverse workforce.
    Mrs. Annan is a 2000 graduate of Howard University.
    She earned her MSA in Human Resources from
    Central Michigan University in 2005. She became a
    Certified Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Professional
    (CDP) through the Diversity Executive Leadership
    Academy in 2021. Mrs. Annan is an active member of
    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and serves as the
    Social Action Chair for her chapter. She serves and
    has been appointed to several boards to include
    Director of Workforce Development and Diversity for

    the Society of Human Resources-Dulles, VA Chapter,
    Human Resources Advisory Committee for Fairfax
    County Public Schools, and was recently appointed to
    serve on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
    Workforce and Education Executive Committee. She
    is married to her husband Kofi and has two children
    Omari (21) who is a senior at Virginia State University
    and Jaden (18) who is a freshman at Virginia State


    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Megan Hollywood at 732-742-3476. Participation may be limited to the first 50 people who sign up.