Come together with business and education partners to learn more from speakers about how to promote and invest in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Location: Glen Erin Celtic House
- Breakfast: included
- Tickets: Students $10, Chamber Members $20, Non-Members $30
Together, we can drive progress on a more inclusive community!
Featured Guest Speakers
Jill Pittman delivers an engaging, fast-paced presentation on the benefits of school and business collaborations. With an emphasis on inclusion, Jill highlights the meaningful and purposeful partnerships that can occur between business and education that help to open doors of opportunity for students and create a diverse and qualified workforce for employers.
About our Speaker | Dr. Jill Pittman
Jill earned her Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language Education at the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern University, an Executive Certification in Community College Leadership from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration at Tennessee State University’s College of Public Service and Urban Affairs.
Since coming to MNPS in 2006, Dr. Pittman has served as an Executive Principal for middle and high schools, leading International Baccalaureate, Cambridge, and Career Academy Programs. Jill has served on the Mayor’s Special Education Advisory Council and was selected to attend Harvard University’s Urban School Leaders Institute in 2010.
Jill is an alumna of Leadership Nashville’s Class of 2012 and was named Administrator of the Year for Professional Educators of Tennessee in 2014. Dr. Pittman was selected as one of thirty principals in the U.S. to serve as an America Achieves Fellow in 2015. She currently served on the Advisory Board for the Tennessee World Affairs Council, Nashville’s Music Makes Us Advisory Board, and is a Collaborative Fellow with the National Career Academy Coalition. Jill was elected as MNPS’ Academy Principal of the Year for 2018-19 by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Warren R. Anderson
System Senior Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer (SSEDIO)
University of Wisconsin
- The importance of collaborative recruitment
- How EDI has shaped the role of businesses in the age of Social Justice
- What businesses in Wisconsin can learn from the education sector, and vice-versa
- What opportunities exist to strengthen EDI-focused work for community sustainability
About our Speaker | Warren R. Anderson
Warren Anderson was appointed System Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (SSEDIO) for the UW System in 2021.
Warren leads the development and implementation of a systemwide strategic vision that ensures an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment throughout the University of Wisconsin System. To ensure that the System is meeting established benchmarks, his priorities are to develop a systemwide vision for EDI, expand access, expand EDI training and development, implement continuous assessment, and to increase transparency around EDI progress at the campus and System levels.
Warren has over 20 years of experience providing leadership and guidance on issues related to college access, student engagement, diversity, and student affairs at the secondary, post-secondary and graduate education levels. He has his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, an M.Ed. in Multicultural Education from Eastern University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Widener University.
Prior to his role as SSEDIO, he served as the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UW-Eau Claire.
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