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C-Sweet Webinar: "Race Relations in the Workplace" Seeks Answers and Understanding for Greater Diversity

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August 27 Event Features Business Experts to Help Navigate Thorny Issues

C-Sweet, a rapidly growing organization with a mission to foster and renew executive level relationships for women across sectors in business and industry, today announced a new Webinar – Race Relations in the Workplace – set for Thursday, August 27, at 11:30 AM PST. With highly charged racial events happening this summer and COVID-19 "work from home" guidelines, face to face meaningful conversations with management and staff on issues of race is more difficult than ever.

C-Sweet has assembled two experts in Human Resources and Racial Equality to help individuals navigate thorny waters when it comes to racial tensions on the news to the workplace environment. Dr. Tana M. Session, author of "Working While Black: A Woman's Guide to "Stop Being the Best Kept Secret®" and Carolyn Sims, C-Sweet Executive Committee Member and Sr. Advisor with Southern California Edison, discuss these issues and more.

"Many people are afraid to talk about race at work because they are worried about saying something wrong or offending someone," said Dianne Gubin, President of Amplify Professional Services Inc, an executive search and IT consulting firm, and Co-CEO of C-Sweet. "Many organizations focus on equality and apply this to their diversity and inclusion policies. But you have to ask why equity is for Black employees and the community so important? Is there a difference between equity and equality? How can you make a difference? We are delighted to offer two speakers who can provide illumination and understanding for this tough question."

"When executive women work together, we can make a difference for our business and our communities," said Beth Hilbing, Sr. Program Manager and Principal IT Business Partner at Boeing, as well as Co-CEO of C-Sweet.

C-Sweet corporate sponsors for this event include Interpublic Group (IPG) and Google.

Dr. Tana M. Session

Dr. Session specializes in cultural engineering, facilitated experiences, leadership and organizational development. She has 10 years of experience as the top Human Resources Professional for domestic and international organizations, where she led several change initiatives and upleveled entire departments.

Carolyn Sims

Ms. Sims is a senior policy advisor for Southern California Edison and Sweet Executive Committee Member for Policy Engagement, DACs, and Solar. She is a former Resource Group Chair (Africa/American Women) for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Focus.

Registration and Featured Non-Profit

To register for this free online event, go to https://www.csweet.org/Events and sign up.

The webinar's featured non-profit: African American Alliance Fund raises awareness about systemic racism and supports programs that advance African Americans within Orange County, CA and surrounding communities.

About C-Sweet

C-Sweet creates opportunities for women across sectors for business development, brand acceleration, partnerships and expanded career paths through curated receptions and digital engagement. This includes female CEO, CFO, COO, CIO / CTO, CMO, President, Vice President and Director level attendees, as well as Founders across industries. Executives in finance include Venture Capital, Private Equity, Institutional Investment, Investment Banking, Family Offices, Hedge Funds, and more for women across sectors for business development, brand acceleration, partnerships and expanded career paths through curated receptions and digital engagement.

C-Sweet™ fosters executive level relationships for business development, collaboration and expanded career paths. The group focuses on creating expanded professional networks of female colleagues in leadership positions to foster innovation. The group creates new opportunities for trusted and confidential exchange and business / career development as members connect with others to freely brainstorm and discuss challenges facing individual projects and your business.

Women who support Women on their way to the top and extend a hand to those that follow through the creation of learning and networking opportunities that lead to professional growth and personal development. The organization offers exclusive educational networking events, panels and keynotes regularly. To sign up for the mailing list and attend future events, send email to: CSweetExecs@gmail.com. To join C-sweet, or become a sponsor, go to www.csweet.org. Follow C-Sweet on Twitter @CSweetExecs and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-sweet/.

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