Living Color DEI Conference

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, SC

Hey Greenville SHRM members!

Thanks to Greenville Technical College and Truist Bank, GSHRM members are receiving fully discounted tickets to next Wednesday's Living Color DEI Conference, including lunch! If you register for Living Color today then your ticket is graciously sponsored at no charge to you. Please use this link to access your tickets:

Living Color Flyer announcing DEI Conference and Business Expo featuring headshots of numerous speakers held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 7:30 to 5:30 at the Greenville Convention Center. Register at the link above or click on this image.



  • Recognize communication strategies to enhance your organization’s DEI journey
  • Transform opportunity to wealth
  • Build an inclusive recruiting process
  • Learn how equity in education benefits us all
  • Understand how to navigate today's supplier diversity system
  • Walk away feeling inspired to share key messages


7:30AM – 8:30AM: Registration Open

8:30AM - 8:40AM: Master of Ceremonies
Jeremiah Dew - Speaker, Entrepreneur and Entertainer

8:40AM – 9:20AM: SESSION #1
Unconscious Bias/Implicit Bias

Selena Goodwin-Hay, MBA, PMP-Risk, DEI/Abilities Leader, Ernst & Young LLC.

9:20AM – 10:00AM: SESSION #2
Communication Strategies to Promote DE&I in the Workforce

Ron Doney, Think Up Consulting

10:00AM – 10:40AM: SESSION #3
Minority Organizations Forum

  • S. Evelyn Lugo, President of the SC Hispanic Chamber (SCHCC)
  • Rev. J. M. Fleming, President of the Greenville Branch of NAACP #5522
  • Tyler Prescott, Executive Director of Upstate SC LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Jerri Davison, SVP/Chief Program Officer of Able South Carolina
  • Moderator: Robyn Grable, Founder of Veteran’s ASCEND and Ability ASCEND
10:40AM – 11:20AM: SESSION #4
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Journey

Rene Vaughn, Director of Marketing and Sales, Milliken & Company

11:20AM – 12:00PM: SESSION #5
Leading through Diversity
Dr. Tracy Powell (ATL-based), Founder of Executive Coaching Institute for Minority Women

Melinda Gillispe, Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Prisma Health to introduce J. Dew’s One Voice: A Black History Narrative and Joey Withinarts - Live Performance Artist

1:00PM – 1:40PM: KEYNOTE
Equity in Education: Access, Inclusion & Empowerment

Lee Gill, J.D., Clemson University’s Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer

1:40PM – 2:20PM: SESSION #7
Transforming Opportunity to Wealth
Dominik Mjartan, CEO, Optus Bank

2:20PM – 3:00PM: SESSION #8
Leading with Conscious Inclusion: A Call to Action

Dr. Nika White, President & CEO, Nika White Consulting

3:00PM – 3:40PM: SESSION #9
Real Talk about Navigating Supplier Diversity in Today’s World

  • Dominique Milton, President, Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Diversity Council (CVMSDC)
  • Jerry Knighton, Clemson University, Upstate CVMSDC
  • Carlo White, President, White Holdings Trucking LLC, MBEIC - Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee Chair
  • Ronald L. Harvey, VP/Chief Operating Officer, Global Core Strategies & Consulting, MBO (Minority Business Owner)
3:40PM – 4:20PM: SESSION #10
Building an Inclusive Recruiting Process
Dr. Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Battle Plan Consulting, LLC

4:20PM – 5:00PM: SESSION #11
Where Do We Go From Here?

Merl Code, Co-founder, REEM (Racial Equity & Economic Mobility Commission)


P.O. Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606


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