CREW Bay Area Joint Event: DEI and the “L” Word

Date February 25, 2021
Location Zoom
Time 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Zoom information provided in registration confirmation email.

CREW Silicon Valley, East Bay, and San Francisco are excited to welcome Aiko Bethea, one of the nation’s leading executive coaches and speakers on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Event discussions to include the following:
Understand why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is not a second-class priority. DEI is a core leadership competency. We will unpack how 21st Century leaders are required to be competent with DEI matters and skills and what are the components and outcomes of DEI competencies.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Ability to influence others without having authority over them
  • Emotional intelligence (including self-awareness)
  • Communicating across styles and cultures
  • Empathy creates inclusion, innovation, and loyalty

It is recommended that attendees listen to Brene Brown's podcast where Aiko is featured beforehand.

CREW SV, SF, East Bay Members Only | Complimentary 

In order to provide a more interactive and dynamic experience, we will be using the Slido app to facilitate audience participation and questions! Slido also allows you to ask questions anonymously. Link to Slido instructions included in registration confirmation email.

Sponsored by: 

Additional useful resources to explore:
Danger of a Single Story (TED)
Diversity and Inclusion Efforts That Really Work
Why Inclusive Leaders are Good for Organizations, and How to Become One
Why You Should Not Bring Your Authentic Self to Work (TEDx)

To get involved, follow the DEI Team on LinkedIn and contact your chapter’s DEI Leads:
CREW SV: Jennifer VanderArend – 
CREW EB: Celine Mui Simon -
CREW SF: Molly Jans -