Success in the modern workplace requires an understanding for an appreciation of diversity - both that which exists within the US workforce as well as globally. In recognition of this, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) lists global and intercultural fluency as an essential component of career readiness among college students. Join us for an engaging discussion with a panel of organizations from Western NY that exercise and display commitment to diversity in their workforce. We will discuss how they interpret their corporate responsibility to diversity in terms of how they hire, train, and manage talent within their organizations as well as what challenges they encounter.
GOAL/OUTCOME #1 Be familiar with the NACE competency: Global/Intercultural Fluency.
GOAL/OUTCOME #2 Learn how organizations hire, train, and manage talent within their organizations.
GOAL/OUTCOME #3 Identify how to locate and engage with organizations that exercise and display commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Jeffrey Alston, Assistant Director of Career Services, The College at Brockport
Jeffrey L. Alston is the assistant director of employer relations in the Office of Career Services. In his current role he focuses on evaluating, managing, and expanding the network of employers that recruit students for internships and full-time employment. Mr. Alston is responsible for delivering related presentations, organizing events, and executing a strategic plan targeted at employers. He earned a BA in business administration from Winston-Salem State University, an MBA from Morgan State University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in higher education/student affairs from the University of Rochester.
Jessica Carroll, Group Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise
Jessica Carroll has been with Enterprise since 2008 where she started as a Management Trainee after attending SUNY Oswego. She’s held multiple positions at Enterprise including: Assistant Manager, Branch Manager, Talent Acquisition Specialist and Talent Acquisition Manager. In her current role as Group Talent Acquisition Manager, Ms. Carroll oversees internal and external hiring for Buffalo, Rochester and CNY. She has been recognized and awarded for “Exceptional Achievement” in Human Resources and has represented Enterprise Holdings on several national platforms.
Sady Fischer, CDP, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Sady Fischer is a dynamic, highly sought after queer, feminist, Latina speaker who is known for her energy and passion around social justice issues. In her current role, she here she has brought her 16 years of social justice experience to the corporate world. Some of her community initiatives include being a Member of the 2017 Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley Grant Making Committee; 2016/2017 Co-Chair of FR=EE’s Summit on Race Education Committee; Member of Latinas Unidas and 2016 Co-Chair of their Soy Unica! Soy Latina! Rally; and she currently serves on the Board of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. She holds a bachelor’s degree in gender studies from Empire State College and is a Certified Diversity Professional.
Adrienne Collier, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, ESL Federal Credit Union
Adrienne Collier has over 20 years of experience in the field of human resources. In March 2017, she was named as the first Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at ESL Federal Credit Union. In this new role, she is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract, retain, and promote a talented, diverse workforce within the credit union. Prior to ESL, she served as the Assistant to the President for Diversity and Equity/Director of Affirmative Action at SUNY Geneseo. She previously worked in various roles in human resources at The College at Brockport, the Walt Disney World Company, Inc., and the University at Buffalo. Adrienne holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Daemen College. Ms. Collier is a member of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Leadership Rochester, class of 2018. She currently volunteers with Dress for Success.