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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and WASHINGTON – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), through its Foundation, hosted their first joint webinar. Less than a week after announcing their first-of-its-kind alliance between Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) and Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) as allies for change, this webinar brought together two leaders from each specialty for a discussion on what leaders can do on the inside and outside of organizations to help facilitate diversity, inclusion, and empathy.

Several themes that the panel discussed include: how CHROs and CLOs are creating opportunities to discuss critical issues; the importance of diversity, through race and experiences, of all employees, including senior leaders; the role organizations play to foster change in their communities and beyond; and that the law itself can be a barrier to advancing equality.

Moderated by ACC President & CEO, Veta T. Richardson, the panelists include:
•    April Miller Boise – General Counsel, Eaton Corp
•    Michelle Nettles – Chief People and Culture Officer, ManpowerGroup
•    John Page – General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer, Golden State Foods
•    Steve Pemberton – Chief Human Resources Officer, Workhuman

“This was an important, insightful discussion among four of America’s corporate leaders, on how each of us can advance diversity and inclusion both at work and in our communities,” said Veta T. Richardson, ACC President & CEO. “Each of the panelists shared their professional and personal experiences to light a path forward for how individuals and organizations can and must do more to expand equality and empathy. I am so grateful to each of these executives for their time and the ACC Foundation thanks SHRM for their incredible partnership to help make this webinar possible.”

The second webinar in the series, titled: “Understanding the Journey to Equity and Inclusion: What the Data Tells Us,” will provide insights into perceptions and employer data around inclusive practices and how they have evolved in the current climate. It will be available Thursday, June 25.

If you are interested in listening to the first webinar, or would like to register for the second webinar, please email Rockhelle Johnson ([email protected]) or Dan Weber ([email protected]).

About SHRM: SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other organizations through information, education, networking, and advocacy. With more than 45,000 members in 85 countries employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit and follow ACC on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.  


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