Project HIRED & Adobe are bringing the community together to celebrate advances within diversity and inclusion in our community. Enjoy networking opportunities, a gourmet breakfast, and the chance to hear
Project HIRED & Adobe are bringing the community together to celebrate advances within diversity and inclusion in our community. Enjoy networking opportunities, a gourmet breakfast, and the chance to hear stories from those who have made an impact on our workforce. All proceeds from this event go directly towards programs to assist job seekers with disabilities to find sustainable employment!
Kari Kelley is a writer, speaker and vocalist deeply passionate about sharing her voice of courage and inspiration. She has been featured on a wide variety of stages, panels, radio and TV shows across the United States. Kari is the author of "Black, Blind and Female;" the creator, producer and performer of her one-woman show "Somebody Else's Child;" and a contributing author to the bestselling e-book Village Pearls: Spiritual Practices to Uplift your Soul and the No. 1 Amazon bestselling book Heal Thy Self. Kari has entertained VIPs at sold-out networking events all around Northern California.
Disability Activist & Author
Head of Social Influencer Enablement, Adboe
Rani Mani is the Head of Global Social Influencer Enablement & Employee Advocacy at Adobe. She's passionate about cultivating and nurturing communities and coaching others to do the same. Rani is currently working across Adobe teams to infuse influencer relations into their strategic plans in order to elevate the voice of the community. Nicknamed The Velvet Hammer, Rani's mantra is to make the impossible seem possible through her humor, grace, and passion. When she's not asking provocative questions and making declarative statements at work, Rani is making magical memories with her husband and four kids as they continue to visit the many wonders of the world.
Salvador T. “Tony” Perkins, is Vice President & General Manager of Gerstco. He has over twenty years of experience in advising corporate managers on human resources and equal employment law matters.
For ten and one-half years, Mr. Perkins was engaged in private law practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm of McGuiness, Norris & Williams, specializing in equal employment law. He was elected Secretary of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC), a non-profit association of major corporate employers affiliated with the law firm, and served as counsel to EEAC’s EEO/AA Compliance Committee. In this capacity, he provided counsel and advice to EEAC’s member companies on a wide variety of employment law issues. Mr. Perkins also served as EEAC’s principal trainer, developing and delivering a full curriculum of training programs for managers and human resources professionals on compliance with employment discrimination laws and regulations.
Mr. Perkins is co-author of Developing Effective Affirmative Action Plans, 5th Edition, and Equity at Work: A Manager’s Guide to Fair Employment Laws and Practices, 2nd Edition, both published by EEAC.
Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Perkins spent ten years in private industry and the non-profit sector as a human resources professional, serving as a generalist with responsibility for directing the activities of the full HR department, and as a specialist in employee relations and equal employment opportunity compliance. His experience includes developing and implementing effective EEO policies and affirmative action plans, representing employers before federal and state enforcement agencies, and handling grievance and arbitration proceedings. He has worked in a variety of organizations including financial services, aerospace, and engineering and computer services.
Mr. Perkins received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1972, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1977. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the Federal courts.
"Shifting Gears in a Fast Changing World"
The 2019 ILG National Conference will host speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the EEOC; as
“Shifting Gears in a Fast Changing World”
The 2019 ILG National Conference will host speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the EEOC; as well as a program focused on effective strategies, best practices and tools to assist organizations in navigating the waves of change in compliance, diversity and inclusion. Whether a new or seasoned practitioner, attendees can take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry experts and other professionals who have come together to learn and engage in purposeful discussions on navigating towards the ultimate goal of compliance and inclusion for all workers.