Let's Talk event to feature YNHHS leadership dialogue on race

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites employees to join in on the first 2020 Let’s Talk event entitled “A dialogue on race in America and what it means for Diversity and Inclusion at YNHHS.”

The event will be a live webcast on Monday, Feb. 10 from 2 – 3 pm. Delivery network presidents and chief executive officers from across the health system will serve as the webcast panelists: Marna Borgstrom, CEO, YNHHS; Richard D’Aquila, president, YNHH; Anne Diamond, president, Bridgeport Hospital; Norm Roth, president and CEO, Greenwich Hospital; Patrick Green, president and CEO, Lawrence + Memorial and Westerly hospitals; and Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, president and CEO, Northeast Medical Group. Kevin Myatt, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, will moderate the discussion.

The program’s goal will be to help participants recognize the barriers, obstacles and choices minority populations in the workforce encounter while advancing their career and pursuing professional statuses of power and influence. These YNHHS leaders will share their journeys – from establishing relationships and facing challenges, to strategies and examples of increasing inclusion and diversity. The panel will discuss ways to strengthen race relations and support the increase of diversity as we continue to work on mirroring the populations we serve.

Additional webcast objectives include:

  • Summarizing the progression and current gaps of race in our community
  • Illustrating the effect of cultural and societal biases experienced by our colleagues
  • Describing the complexities of race encountered when making choices related to self, career and family
  • Discussing strategies for overcoming challenges of systematic racism

Register for the webcast on Infor, Learning Management System (LMS). For more information, contact Kwame Davenport at kwame.davenport@ynhh.org or 203-502-6553.