DEI - Reimagining Membership and Its Privileges

October 06, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Join Us for the Conversation

ILEA continues the DEI conversation by examining what racial diversity, equity, and inclusion look like for membership and participation within ILEA-NCC.

We’ll take an inner look at roadblocks we need to overcome in order to include more diversity within ILEA. This program provides a safe space to build a foundation of empathy, different perspectives, and growth as we encourage participation by BIPOC event professionals in the ILEA community. It is our hope that this work inspires and nurtures new working relationships.


Schedule of Events

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Welcome and Chapter Updates
11:50 AM - 1:00 PM Educational Presentation, Q&A, and Breakout Rooms for Topic Discussion



Rachel Jacob-Barnett, ILEA-NCC Immediate Past President

About Rachel Jacob-Barnett: Rachel Jacob Barnett, or RJB as friends know her, (she/her) grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas and is a first generation Indian American. She met her husband Nick at the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her degree in Vocal Performance and Education. She was an Elementary Music Educator until 2015, when they moved to San Francisco where her skills and experience directly transferred to the Events Industry in the Bay Area. Since then, RJB has managed venues, produced corporate events, and consults #friendors in her spare time. Her passion is to help people #findyourcommunity and continue education in risk management, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  RJB loves cooking, anything TV & Film, and road trips, so please feel free to send suggestions her way!

Our Speaker

Cornell Verdeja-Woodson

About Cornell Verdeja-Woodson: Cornell Verdeja-Woodson earned his B.S. in Communication Management and Design from Ithaca College in 2009. After teaching high school English in Atlanta with Teach for America, he went on to earn a master’s in higher education and student affairs administration with an emphasis on social justice from the University of Vermont in 2013.


In 2015, Cornell founded Brave Trainings LLC, a social justice consulting firm. He has traveled around the country working with higher ed. institutions, non-profit, and for-profit organizations on their efforts to increase diversity and establish strong cultures of belonging. Cornell currently serves as a Diversity Business Partner at Google. He believes that authentic dialogue, reflection on our identities, an understanding of our history, and direct and consistent action are key to creating a more inclusive environment. 


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