Date: Apr 27, 2022Time: 10:00 AM to 3:15 PM

DEI Training Conference

Wed, 10:00 AM to 3:15 PM


The New York Junior League’s DEI Training Conference

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Join us for a half-day virtual training where we will reflect on our shared history and examine how to powerfully incorporate the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our organizations and workplaces. Attendees of the NYJL’s DEI Training Conference are invited to enhance their experience via a separate, interactive workshop. 

*Recording of this event is not permitted. For more information on this speaker, please visit

The following individual ticket levels are available for purchase:

The following group ticket levels are available for NYJL community partners to purchase:

  • $100 Package: includes 10 tickets to the general training
  • $150 Package: includes 10 tickets to the general training and 2 tickets to the Extended Day training (12 tickets in total)

All tickets are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Ticket sales close on Tuesday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Please note, this event is virtual. If you would like to upgrade an already purchased ticket, please email Stephanie Basdeo at


In addition to welcoming Isabel Wilkerson, we are thrilled to have the following esteemed leaders join us.

Panelists Include:

  • Melissa Allen, At-Large Director, Association of Junior Leagues International and Partner, KPMG London
  • Marsha R. Bonner, Diversity & Inclusion Empowerment Speaker, Human Rights Activist, Community Engagement Advocate, Panel Moderator

  • Darwin Conner, US Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Eversheds Sutherland

  • Julissa Gutierrez – Chief Diversity Officer, State of New York
  • Harold Miller, Executive Director, New York City Racial Justice Commission

  • Stephanie Royal, Chief of People and Culture, Robin Hood Foundation

Featured Extended Workshop Facilitator: Sadye Campoamor, Chief Equity Officer, Office of the NYC Comptroller



*Schedule, topics and speakers subject to change 

Time Title
10:00 am
  • Welcome Remarks
10:10 am
  • Kick-Off Exercise
    • Open Discussion
10:20 am 
  • Panel: The Ongoing Urgency of DEI Initiatives in High Performing Organizations
    • The training will begin with an interactive panel featuring experts from the government, corporate, and non-profit sectors.
11:50 am 
12:00 pm
  • Keynote and Moderated Q&A: Isabel Wilkerson
    • Isabel Wilkerson is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, and the author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.


1:00 pm

NOTE: Attendees are welcome to come in and out of the morning session as their schedule allows.

1:15 pm
  • Extended Day Training Workshop: Next Steps in DEI Implementation: Tools and Techniques for Leaders
    • Attendees who purchase an Extended Day training ticket will have the opportunity to deepen their learnings in a hands-on workshop. Extended Day training tickets are limited.
3:15 pm
  • End of Training Session

Learning Resources

We have curated a list of readings of interest to our Training Conference participants: 


Slack Workspace

Those interested in connecting with Training Conference participants are invited to join the DEI Training Conference dedicated Slack workspace: Join here!


Thank you to the following Minority and Women Owned Businesses for their support as our Digital Gift Bag Sponsors:

  • Executive Coach Celina Lee 

  • Chocolat Moderne

  • Big Vee Fitness


Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents – Purchase Book
Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the NYJL’s work, please consider making a donation. Additionally, attendees are invited to underwrite the event in addition to their ticket purchase, and check if they are eligible for a match by their employer.

Donate to Support DEI Efforts at the NYJL


Date Time

Date: Apr 27, 2022Time: 10:00 AM to 3:15 PM

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