NVC DEI Connects

Working for equity and inclusion within our Regional workforce

NVC's DEI Connects is an inclusive and collaborative community of members who seek to share, learn, and implement best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion in their employee culture, talent development, and employee recruiting and retention. NVC DEI Connects welcomes all members interested in advancing their knowledge and understanding of successful DEI strategies to join us and each other in this opportunity.

Each month the network will meet via Zoom to speak with a leader who will share their DEI best practices and programs. This is a members-only program.


Your NVC DEI Contact

For more information, please contact Jamal Sealey: 703.752.7505 or jsealey@novachamber.org.

NVC DEI Connects meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free and will include a presentation as well as participant questions and open dialogue. Click here to register for the next meeting.
Register for the April 5th Meeting

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

The Northern Virginia Workforce Network is a project of the Northern Virginia Chamber Foundation.

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Our Monthly DEI Guest Speakers
Our Monthly DEI Presentations

Kathy Alborado

Chamber Policy Committee Co-Chair

CEO, Helios HR
Chamber Policy Committee

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Our NOVA DEI Connects Speakers


Dawnita Wilson

Vice President, Diversity + Inclusion, JBG Smith


Stephanie Turner

Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity and Social Innovation, The MITRE Corporation


Nikki Odom

Senior Director of DE&I and Community Affairs, Nestlé

Laila Saguero

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Peraton


Randi Majors

Organizational Development Lead, People & Culture, Transurban

Nathan Carter

Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Northern Virginia Community College

Demola Sholagbade

Vice President & Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ICF

Glenn Jackson

Chief Diversity Officer of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for Human Resources, M&T Bank

Laura Giangiuli

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Our NOVA DEI Connects Presentations

Navigating Nuance: Cultivating Psychological Safety - Randi Majors, Directors, Organizational Development & Social Impact, Transurban

DEI 2025 Vision and Goals - Glenn Jackson, Chief Diversity Officer of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for Human Resources, M&T Bank

Best Practices in Leading Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Dawnita Wilson, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, JBG Smith

MITRE’s Inaugural Week of Belonging - Stephanie Turner, VP, Inclusion, Diversity & Social Innovation

Empowered to Grow! Nestlé USA Coaching & Mentoring Program - Nikki Odom, Senior Director of DE&I and Community Affairs, Nestlé

Inclusion at Peraton - Laila Salguero, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Peraton