Presentation: Networking is an essential component to personal and professional success. Emma Houston, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Salt Lake County, will offer guidance on how to maximize your existing network, cultivate deep relationships, and expand your personal and professional circle. You will have an opportunity to meet others through round table discussions and a fun ice breaker activity that allows you to explore different approaches to successful networking. Please join us for lunch and learn how to take your networking to the next level.
11:00 - 11:30 Registration/Networking
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:05 Announcements
12:05 - 12:10 Sponsor Comments- America First Credit Union
12:10 - 12:20 Non-Profit Spotlight- Equality Utah
12:20 - 12:55 Topic Presentation & Round table exercise
12:55 - 1:00 Closing Remarks & Drawings
About the Presenter:
Emma E. Houston, Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Salt Lake County
Emma E. Houston hails from Texas, lived in Florida for 10 years and has been a resident of Utah since 1986. A longtime community volunteer, Emma was appointed in 2016 as Diversity & Inclusion Director by Mayor Ben McAdams for Salt Lake County’s Office of Diversity Affairs. Emma was also appointed by Governor Herbert as the chair of the Utah MLK Commission. She is the former chairman of the Governor's Office of Ethnic Affairs and former secretary for the YWCA Board and President of UAA/SCANS Board. She serves on several community, national and international boards which include; the HistoryMakers, Reverend France A. Davis Scholarship, You Got This! Women’s Interfaith, Utah Diversity Network, Holladay Interfaith Council, KUED PBS, Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation, and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation Community Advisory Committee. Emma is the vice-president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Upsilon Beta Omega Chapter and International Representative for the Disaster Relief Committee. Emma is passionate about sharing her collaborative skills and diverse connections and enjoys working with all communities. She is responsible for implementing the Diversity & Inclusion strategies along with High Performance training for the 3,500 Salt Lake County Government employees. “It is imperative that we ensure accountability for furthering Diversity & Inclusion in every level of County Government, no one is exempt and on one can be neutral.” Emma holds a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Business Administration and is the owner and CEO of Brighter Day Productions, LLC. Emma was recently named one of the 30 Women to Watch by Utah Business Magazine.
Equality Utah is the state's LGBTQ advocacy and education nonprofit organization. Equality Utah has been around for 17 years working for a more fair and just Utah for all families. Equality Utah has had great success in our state and Utah just made national news for scoring the second-highest in the nation in terms of support for non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. Equality Utah's Business Equality Leader certification can help Utah businesses with recruitment and retention and creating a more inclusive workplace culture. Equality Utah also offers year-round programming including our QTalks that are free to the public and held at the SLC Library. QTalks features local and national queer voices, inspiring our young people and filling them full of hope for their futures as they hear examples of thriving healthy queer adults. Don't miss our famous Allies Gala featuring Billy Porter at the Eccles Theater on October 5, 2019.
Serving the complete financial needs of local families & businesses since 1939, America First is Utah's #1 credit union and one of the country's largest and most progressive. The organization is a national leader in embracing technology and innovations to enhance the member's experience and convenience. America First delivers a wealth of products and services, including free checking, free online banking with bill pay, free mobile banking, free financial counseling, low-rate loans, smart savings programs and more. Get details at americafirst.com, call 1-800-999-3916, or visit a branch. Federally insured by NCUA/Equal Opportunity Lender.
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