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NJ Conference on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NJ Conference on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Friday, September 29, 2023 (7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)


 Join us to learn how to put “Equity into Action” in your organization, professional and personal life.  Attendees will walk away from the conference with an understanding of:

  • Workplace equity and the difference between equity and equality.
  • Discover the value of a positive mental mindset and how to overcome stigma and break accessibility barriers.
  • Learn about initiatives other companies have implemented and emulate them into your own organization.

Opening Keynote

Chairwoman Allison Chris Myers

Chair & Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Civil Service Commission 

Equitable Pipeline - Fireside Chat

Dr. June DePonte Sernak, Statewide Diversity Leadership Officer, Center for Family Services

Erica Doray Seremeta, CIMA®,  Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, BlackRock

Mental Health Panel



Craig Harley, Associate Director, Community Wellness and Engagement, Penn Medicine Princeton Health 

Panel of Experts: 

Dr. Michelle Drapkin, PhD, ABPP, Founder & Director, CBT Center

Noreen Iqbal, LCSW, Owner & Director, Olive Branch Therapy Group

Rosalind Williford, Chief Financial Officer, Esperanza Health Center

Workplace Equity: Digging Deeper


Joe Forte, MPA, MS, Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity Officer, New Jersey Department of State

Panel of Experts: 

Bill Bradshaw, Director of Inclusion and Diversity, Withum

Tennille R McCoy, MBA, MLER, Human Resources Executive

Aaron Watson, Deputy Administrator, Mercer County Department of Transportation & Infrastructure and Executive Director, Mercer County Park Commission

Closing Keynote

Jacqueline Battalora, Ph.D, J.D., M.T.S.

Author of Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please email Managing Director, Kathleen Lekko at

Conference Center at Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Event Contact
Kathleen Lekko
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Friday, September 29, 2023 (7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)

Agenda at Glance:

7:30 a.m.

Registration, Networking & Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker

9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Breakout Session I

10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.


10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Breakout Session II

11:20 a.m. -11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Closing Keynote Speaker

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