Diversity and business is topic at Rice’s Jones School conference Oct. 26


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Diversity and business is topic at Rice’s Jones School conference Oct. 26

HOUSTON — (Oct. 16, 2018) – 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 Diversity and Business” at the school’s McNair Hall Oct. 26. 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.

The conference is open to the public and registration is $50. Keynote and panel themes will include Doing Well While Doing Good: Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship; Corporate Diversity Offices: Resources and Support; and Paying It Forward: Allies and Champions.

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

Who: Keynote speakers Sean T. Long, CEO of Endeavor Energy Holdings; Asma Ishaq, CEO of Modere; Jorge Frausto, senior vice president for digital enterprise at GE; and Eureka Gilkey, executive director of Project Row Houses.

Peter Rodriguez
, dean of Rice Business, will give welcoming remarks.

When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

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/agenda.

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 director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.