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Understanding the Role of Allies in Your Organization

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the ACEDS IDEAA Committee for a panel discussion

Do you ever wonder what your role is in creating a more inclusive workplace? Join our panel as we discuss the critical role of allies and advocates in fostering an inclusive workplace. Whether you’re already an ally or want more actionable steps on what you can do to help, this conversation is for you.

The investment we are making in allyship allows us to create real change in the workplace and derive meaningful business value. A diverse and inclusive workplace gives our teams a sense of belonging. When our teams feel more connected, they tend to work harder and smarter, produce higher quality work, and have more personal satisfaction. There are various types of allies – you may currently be an ally, have allies, or wish to become an ally in this struggle.

But what does that really mean?

In this webinar we will discuss the role of allies, share personal stories of meaningful allies, and let you know how you can be an ally. Diverse and inclusive workplaces can be both difficult to find and hard to create, but if we care about creating inclusive environments, we have the ability to effect real change.

Michael Terry has spent 25 years in the Legal Software and services industry acting as a trusted advisor and listener providing impactful solutions that have aligned with both the business and legal objectives of the clients he serves.

His experience and expertise ranges from eDiscovery, litigation management and corporate governance. On the Discovery front he has helped clients tactically and strategically. Specifically in, “Bet the Company” IP litigation in the pharmaceutical industry and in significant product liability matters in MDL for another major pharmaceutical company prevailing in both instances. His contribution was in advising on managing data volumes and maintaining budget and cost containment. Additionally he has successfully worked with major energy companies on SEC/DOJ investigations, Toxic tort litigations and HSR 2nd request matters. Significantly delivering reduced risk, costs and timely results for his clients.

Currently as Senior Account Executive Mid-Market, Michael continues to strive to align client objectives with potential solutions in a consultative manner that balances the need for people, process and technology to optimize overall client performance and long term satisfaction.

Jolie is a partner in the Vorys Columbus and Houston offices and the chair of the firm’s health care industry group. Jolie maintains a national practice focused on health care compliance and provider/practitioner reimbursement, with significant experience involving hospitals and physicians. Jolie has counseled providers, practitioners, and other stakeholders across the industry, including adult and children’s hospitals, physicians and physician groups, pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers, home health agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic centers, and faculty practice plans, as well as manufacturers, distributers, and sellers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, and other products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Read Jolie’s full bio

Larry Decuir is EY’s Americas Assurance Diversity and Inclusion leader where he is responsible for leading the service line’s strategic direction and execution of initiatives related to diversity, inclusion and belonging that ultimately drive higher overall levels of organizational effectiveness. In this role, he provides D&I consulting and coaching at business unit, team and individual levels.