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Charles Johnson

Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce and the Daniels College of Business host Voices of Experience Nov. 11

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business will host Voices of Experience Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., on making equity the priority in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Featured speakers include Ball Corporation’s Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion Charles S. Johnson, Newmont Corporation’s Global Director of Inclusion and Diversity Beatrice Opoku-Asare and NBCUniversal’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Salvador Mendoza.

More and more businesses and institutions around the world are making diversity, equity and inclusion a priority in hiring practices, day-to-day operations, mission statements and beyond. But what exactly does “equity” mean, and what can organizations do to truly advance it in the workplace? Daniels Dean Vivek Choudhury will moderate this deep-dive conversation with experts on DEI in the workplace, sharing their experiences and histories with this work that is more important today than ever before.

Beatrice Opoku-Asare

Johnson has built a legacy of leadership and community, with over 25 years’ experience working in the diversity space. His passion for diversity and community outreach, his entrepreneurial spirit and his strategic agility have earned him consistent recognition as a performance-driven leader helping companies, communities and people to prosper.

Opoku-Asare joined Newmont in 2010, holding several roles in human resources in both Ghana and the United States. Her current focus areas include partnering with the board, senior leadership and all regions/sites to develop and implement an enterprise-wide inclusion and diversity strategy.

Salvador Mendoza

Mendoza is responsible for the development of short- and long-term strategies in the areas of workforce, leadership development, community partnerships and NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Groups, with a focus on enhancing the company’s diverse and inclusive environment.

Event information and registration: Voices of Experience
Time: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. MST  
Note: Media representatives are welcome to register. The event is free.