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Solving the skills shortage: Hiring people from underrepresented backgrounds

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From addressing unconscious biases to rethinking where experience and background fit when considering candidates, creating a diverse workforce requires addressing some uncomfortable issues.

While there’s growing agreement diversity is a priority for companies, there’s less unity on how to achieve it. And with each workplace and industry confronting slightly different issues around diversity, there is no one size fits all solution. 

So, where should your organization begin when tackling diversity? And how can you eliminate bias in the hiring process and diversify your talent pipeline?

In this webinar, Jared Fitzpatrick is Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC), joins Vervoe CEO and co-founder, Omer Molad for a Fireside Chat. 

In this session, they’ll address some uncomfortable truths about workplace diversity, and provide a foundation for how to shift your hiring practices to find people from underrepresented backgrounds that are often the hidden gems.

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About our speaker

Jared Fitzpatrick

Jared Fitzpatrick is Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC). 

He’s responsible for helping DRC member companies be more diverse, more equitable, and more inclusive at the board, C-suite, and workforce levels. 

Jared works closely with the DRC DEI council co-chairs and its four sub-councils: Diversity in Leadership, Education & Workforce, Community Investment in Underserved Areas, and Policing and Criminal Justice Policies. 

He previously served as Senior Culture and Human Resources Strategy Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Prior to that, he worked as a management consultant with PwC and Huron Consulting Group, serving Fortune 100 clients. 

Jared is involved with Social Venture Partners Dallas, has served on the board of the Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals, and is an alumnus of the Dallas Mayor’s Star Council. 

Fitzpatrick earned a diversity and inclusion certification from the Yale School of Management, an MBA and a master’s in health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston. He and his wife live in Dallas.

30 mins
Jared Fitzpatrick
Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dallas Regional Chamber
Omer Molad
Co-founder and CEO

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