#LosetheWhisper: Defining Representation in Action

November 9, 2018

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When: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CST

Where: FleishmanHillard, Senay Learning Center (18th Floor), St. Louis, Missouri

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We’ve all seen it — an ad, a tweet or a live broadcast — that is insensitive to one or more groups of people. Amid widespread controversy and public outcry, the need for diversity among corporate decision-makers is real. FleishmanHillard’s #LosetheWhisper — a movement to gain awareness of our differences through dialogue — invites members of the public to join an open conversation with leading communicators. The panelists will partake in an open dialogue around having diverse voices at the table, what that means going forward and what it takes to build inclusive, successful teams.

Panelists include the following communicators:

  • Fay Fleming, the founder of the Business Performance Company and a former newspaper columnist turned PR professional.
  • Amy A. Hunter, a global diversity inclusion consultant whose TEDx presentation, “Lucky Zip Codes”, generated discussion about privilege based on residence in St. Louis.
  • Sayer Johnson, the executive director and co-founder of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group who helped create the first conference on transgender issues in the St Louis Metro region.
  • Karen Stover Stewart, an Adjunct Faculty at Washington University in St. Louis teaching classes on Social Justice and Human Diversity, Economic Development of Depressed Communities and an East St. Louis Seminar.
  • James Clark, vice president of community outreach for Better Family Life and St. Louis American’s 2018 Nonprofit Executive of the Year works to mobilize the St. Louis community and was recently featured on Time’s ‘Guns in America’ cover.

Our own Dawn Gipson, senior vice president and D&I lead for our St. Louis office, will serve as the moderator. Gipson was recently recognized on the St. Louis Business Journal’s Diverse Business Leaders of 2018 list.

Please RSVP and visit the information website for more details.