Concert and Diversity Reception with the Chicago Sinfonietta
inQUEST proudly partnered with the Chicago Sinfonietta in January to host a Martin Luther King, Jr. concert and diversity networking reception at the Symphony Center. The reception featured a keynote address from Dr. Walter E. Massey, a performance by Chicago Youth Poet Laureate E’mon Lauren, and insights on the importance of culture and diversity from AON’s Terrie-Lynne Devonish and Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Maurice White.
inQUEST Welcomes Senior Partner, Kelley Johnson
A big welcome to Kelley Johnson, our newest team member and senior partner. We’re grateful to have her experience and insight, and are excited to share her perspectives on how to bring diversity and inclusion to life in organizations. Most recently, she has shared her thoughts on moving beyond theory and living the benefits of diversity and inclusion.
Comcast and COH Host Reception for Pride Film Collection
Center on Halsted (COH) Chief Operating Officer Kim Fountain moderated a panel featuring inQUEST CEO and Founder Scott Hoesman and COH Director of Trans Relations and Community Engagement Vanessa Sheridan. The panel focused on how LGBTQ civil rights have been accelerated and can be advanced through the work of the business community, particularly, the growth of Employment Resource Groups (ERGs).
inQUEST’s Gamifies D&I at Garden State Council SHRM Conference
Contineo was played at the GSC 25th Annual SHRM Conference this September. HR professionals experienced how Contineo makes D&I fun and engaging for organizations of all types and sizes. GSC acts as a liaison between SHRM and its 11 chapters, ensuring that they have the information and resources necessary to carry out SHRM’s mission of “Leading People, Leading Organizations.”
All In, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2017
The Forum’s annual conference convenes in Minneapolis each year to engage people, advance ideas and ignite change around the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity. Scott has been selected as a guest speaker in 2017 where his session, Can you see the blind spots? will demonstrate how attendees can diversify their “Go-To” networks in order to be more effective leaders.
ADA 25 Advancing Leadership 2017
Eighteen ADA 25 Leadership fellows have been selected for the Advancing Leadership Institute retreat, taking place in January and March 2017. ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is the first of initiative of its kind in the nation designed specifically to ensure that Chicago’s vibrant civic and professional life fully includes leaders with disabilities.
CBLN Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit
Scott moderated panels at a sold out full-day conference highlighting best practices and strategies for the employment of people with disabilities. It was hosted by the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN), an affiliate of the USBLN and a program of the Chamber Foundation.