Intersection of business, diversity and inclusion is topic at Rice’s Jones School Jan. 20

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David Ruth
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Jeff Falk
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Intersection of business, diversity and inclusion is topic at Rice’s Jones School Jan. 20

HOUSTON – (Jan. 9, 2017) – Bringing together leading local business and thought leaders, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business will host a conference on “Sparking Success: The Intersection of Business and Diversity and Inclusion” at the school’s McNair Hall Jan. 20. The event will provide a forum for dialogue about diversity and inclusion in the business world and will connect people to issues important in today’s workforce.

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The conference is open to the public and registration is $25. Keynote and panel themes will include Houston’s Changing Demographics; The Business Leadership Case for Diversity and Inclusion; The Generational Collide: Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials in the Workplace; Building Inclusive Partnerships and Alliances; and Industry-specific Perspectives of Diversity and Inclusion: Real Estate, Energy, Health Care, Finance, Consulting.

What: A conference titled “Sparking Success: The Intersection of Business and Diversity and Inclusion.”

Who: Keynote speakers Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor of sociology; Elizabeth Campbell, partner and chief diversity officer at Andrews Kurth Kenyon; and Subha Barry, a Rice alumna and vice president and general manager of Working Mother Media.

Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, will give welcoming remarks.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

Where: Rice University, McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, see http://business.rice.edu/directions-and-parking.

In addition to lunch and a networking session, the conference will include panel discussions on diversity and inclusion in industries such as energy, health care, finance, consulting and economic development. For a full list of conference speakers and to register, visit https://business.rice.edu/rice-business-diversity-and-inclusion-conference.

Members of the news media who want to attend (free of charge) should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.