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Conversations in Color Series - Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO, SHRM

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Name: Conversations in Color Series - Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO, SHRM
Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Drake Law School graduate and President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management will join us on April 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  April’s Conversations in Color will focus on strategies and actions needed to boldly address today's inequities while leading workplaces to increased diversity and inclusion.   

Strong diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies play an integral role in creating safe, productive workplaces and sparking positive change. According to Taylor, “In today's changing world of work, getting workplace diversity right is not enough; we must foster inclusive workplace cultures. This not only requires thoughtful discussion, but deliberate action to break through barriers that stand in the way.”   

Join us as we discuss inclusive talent attraction, retention and career development, investing in diversity, equity and inclusion education rooted in racial equity and steps corporations can take  to make workplace cultures more inclusive. 

Speaker: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. 

As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors the weekly USA Today column, "Ask HR."

Mr. Taylor's career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom's Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He is a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and chairs the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He serves on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America's Graduates, the American Red Cross and Guild Education. 

In 2020, Mr. Taylor received the Distinguished Executive of the Year Award from the Academy of Management, and in 2021 was named Professional Society CEO of the Year by CEO Update.

A graduate of the Drake Law School, Mr. Taylor is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C., and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.  

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces.  


Zoom meeting.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 22
1 - 2 p.m.
Contact Information:
Marvin DeJear
No Charge for the Zoom meeting. 
A link will be sent to you after registration