Navigating DEI Backlash: The Sports Industry Playbook

March 19, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT Virtual
Free Event

Event Information

Are you concerned about the recent rise in anti-DEI rhetoric? You’re not alone. But amidst the noise, there’s an opportunity to learn from the best. No one knows building inclusive brands, empowering historically excluded talent, and engaging diverse fan bases like DEI leaders in the world of sports.

From connecting with Gen Z to managing through multiple perspectives, the MVPs of inclusion have you covered. Huddle up with the pros to replicate their winning plays in your own organization!

Who Should Attend
  • You’re a leader committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • You’re feeling overwhelmed by the current climate and need guidance.
  • You believe in the power of diversity and inclusion to drive innovation and business success.
Participants Will Hear
  • Tips for strategically communicating the value proposition of DEI, from reframing the conversation to leveraging data and outcomes to own the narrative.
  • How to build strong allies and executive partnerships to counter anti-DEI rhetoric.
  • Actionable strategies to overcome resistance, increase investment, and propel DEI initiatives forward.


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Esu Ma'at
Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer
Orlando Magic
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Courtney Moore
Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Los Angeles Dodgers
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Karen Wilkins-Mickey
Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Seattle Seahawks
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Jennifer Vasquez
Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Golden State Warriors
Katie Oertli Mooney
Managing Director
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Michael Nicholson
Associate Director, Strategic Research and Product Marketing