April 08 - 10, 2019
Hyatt Regency Austin
Vice President, Global Talent
8:35 AM Keynote Interactive: Fostering Inclusion through the Third Place for Partners, Customers & the Communities We Serve
On May 29 Starbucks closed more than 8,000 company-owned stores and offices across the United States for a conversation on race, bias and the continued work to build a warm and welcoming company where everyone belongs. Molly Hill and her team continue their work through a year-long program to provide learning, discussion and a deeper understanding of different cultural perspectives and approaches to ensure we provide a true Third Place for every partner and customer, as well as an innovative open source curriculum with ASU, available to partners and customers, to address a broad spectrum of different forms of bias. Almost a year later, with the release of more public content due in Spring, Molly will share how Starbucks has been working through unconscious bias before opening the forum up to the audience for further discussion.
As we think further on Molly's presentation from earlier this morning, share your thoughts and ideas on nurturing an environment of equity and inclusivity. Some questions that we will discuss include:
•How are you holding your leaders accountable for prioritizing conversations around workplace culture and D&I?
•How have are you working with your associates in acknowledging and effectively address unconscious biases?
•How does your organization position itself to be an inclusive place of work?