HR as Ally

How to make #BlackLivesMatter in the workplace

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The killing of George Floyd prompted nationwide protests against racism, motivating HR leaders to ask some tough yet galvanizing questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. What is HR’s role in tackling racial disparities and creating an anti-racist workplace culture? What concrete steps can leaders take to protect and develop employees and drive change?

Join Katrina Jones, diversity and inclusion leader at Amazon Web Services; Tamara M. Rasberry, HR and operations director and consultant focused on inclusion, diversity, and equity; employment attorney Kate Bischoff; and Jane Garza, managing director at global change agency NOBL for an interactive panel discussion that will provide insights, best practices, and share experiences to empower HR leaders to become catalysts for change in their organizations.

Register now to learn and discuss:

  • How to be a true HR ally and advocate for Black Lives Matter
  • What to do if your organization has not taken a stance and/or action in support of DEI and BLM
  • What and what not to do when catalyzing culture change at your workplace
  • How to provide a safe space for honest conversations around race and equity
  • Ask specific questions that relate to your unique role and workplace


Attendees of the webinar are eligible for the programs below.

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About the presenters:

Katrina Jones

As D&I Leader for Amazon Web Services ProServe, Katrina Jones works with stakeholders across the business to develop solutions that improve organizational health, boost employee engagement, and foster a more equitable and inclusive workplace. She has served as a D&I lead at large, complex global companies and startups, including Twitch, Vimeo, and Accenture and have created diversity and inclusion strategies that disrupt bias across the talent life-cycle. Katrina’s D&I expertise is sharpened by her experience working in HR, where she has worked in a variety of roles and functions, from recruiting to employee relations and compliance.

Tamara M. Rasberry

Tamara M. Rasberry, SHRM-CP, PHR, currently serves as the Director, HR & Operations for a national nonprofit organization and is the owner of Rasberry Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in developing strategies for inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging with a focus on addressing mental health in the workplace. Her nearly 20 years of HR and nonprofit experience have included in-house and consultant roles with nonprofit organizations of all sizes in the DC Metropolitan area. Tamara is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds the SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential. She is also a member of the National Diversity Council and is passionate about going beyond representational diversity to creating inclusive and psychologically safe workplaces that put people first while still reaching strategic goals. Tamara’s thoughts on mental health and diversity & inclusion have been sought and shared by multiple mainstream media outlets including, Forbes, SHRM HR Magazine, WorkHuman Radio and the New York Times.

Jane Garza

Jane Garza is the Managing Director of NOBL LA. Jane levels up organizations and teams by syncing company culture with business strategy. She coaches and advises world-famous organizations like Calvin Klein, Google DeepMind, and Reddit through change big and small. Prior to joining NOBL, Jane spent almost a decade working in HR where she became known for reinventing, rebranding, and reimagining what HR does and is.

Kate Bischoff

Kate Bischoff is an enthusiastic management-side employment attorney and SHRM-SCP/SPHR-certified HR pro. She advises organizations in a wide range of industries on employment law and human resources issues, from recruitment and workplace culture to terminations. Kate is passionate about improving company culture and using technology (social media and data analytics) in the workplace. Kate speaks from experience when advising clients when administrative and court matters commence. Prior to founding tHRive Law and Consulting, Ms. Bischoff served as a Human Resources Officer for the United States Department of State at the U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia and for the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Kate is also an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline, serving as faculty for the School of Law’s HR Compliance Certificate Program.

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