May 21, 2019 Educational Program

May 21, 2019
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Domenico Winery
1697 Industrial Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070

May Educational Program

Diversity! Why it's not a trivial game between opponents but a strategy to help us all win!

Diversity in the workplace often sounds good but rarely gets addressed properly. Why? Unfortunately, most initiatives end up creating opponents rather than allies causing all of us to lose. Even those who seem to be winning. Let's discuss how to avoid trivial games and determine measurable goals that create change.  

"Diversity!" as a classic game show -- with a twist. What if you already had the answers to implementing a D&I initiative in your workplace? What if the questions you ask form relationships and not walls? Three contestants, including a champion for diversity in your organization compete in six categories and in three rounds (with each round's "answers" being worth an increased bottom line). In the third round, "Implementing Diversity," the contestants can name their own priorities -- as long as they're measurable and inclusive. If a player finishes the second round with zero dollars, they receive a complimentary consultation to help them or their company properly "Implement Diversity."



Zoe Moore

Zoe Moore, Certified Diversity Practitioner and Founder of LB Alliance, an event resource group, is seeking and creating opportunities on behalf of underrepresented professionals in the meetings & events industry. With a blossoming portfolio of talented event planners, caterers, DJs and much more LBA offers strategic staffing, production and procurement services for clients desiring innovative events. 

Honorably discharged from the Army in 2013 after 12 years of service, Zoe graduated California State University East Bay in 2016 with an MS in Hospitality Recreation & Tourism. Immediately choosing events as her field of choice, she conducted services for several clients across the Bay Area. While very passionate about the logistics and operations behind events her primary interests concentrate on advocacy, promotion and support for under represented professionals throughout the industry. 

Zoe Moore resides in the Bay Area has one 14 year old son, Jourden Moore, loves chocolate and enjoys professional candid photography as one of her many side hustles. 


Diversity Contestants 

Rachel Jacob-Barnett
Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

Rachel Jacob Barnett (or RJB to her friends) grew up in Texas where she began her professional career as a K-5 Elementary School Music Educator in Austin. In 2015, she and her husband moved to the Bay Area, where she transitioned her skills guiding kids and parents at school seamlessly into managing clients and vendors at events. As a recent transplant knowing very few people in the area, Rachel expanded her network quickly by visiting industry associations and eventually found the best fit with the International Live Events Association’s Northern California Chapter (ILEA NCC). From newbie to rising leader in the events world, our incoming President Rachel continues to blaze an inspiring trail. She loves traveling with her husband Nick, cooking, cinema, and helping others find their passion.


Ersson Bartle
Love in the Mix

Ersson Bartle joined Love in the Mix as the first employee in 2011. What started as a single-op Wedding DJ business has grown over the last 8 years into a complete music entertainment, lighting and A/V production company for a wide range of events. An ILEA member since 2014, Ersson has participated in every committee and served on the board of directors for the past three years. Her perspective on diversity draws from experiences as a female DJ in a male dominated profession, a member of the LGBTQ community, and a lifelong commitment to unlearning implicit biases.


Robert Leyva
AFR Furniture Rental

A Native of CA, raised in San Diego and a Bay Area local for the last 16 years. Without realizing it, I actually began my Events Industry career back with Clear Channel Communications beginning as an intern for the Promotions Team and eventually becoming the Promotions Coordinator reporting directly to our Marketing Manager. Then several years ago while living in Las Vegas, I had an opportunity to re-enter the Events Industry and I jumped at it and quickly joined the Event Organizations. Then I decided to move back to The Bay three years ago with my position as Account Executive with AFR Furniture Rental. I currently cover SSF, San Francisco and Marin Counties offering furniture for all Corporate and Social Events with some pretty great clients along with my AWESOME Life Saving Coordinator, Joanne Si.




About the Venue

Domenico Winery is a family owned and operated boutique winery located in San Carlos, California. We specialize in Italian varietals and have been making award-winning wine for more than 20 years. Our vineyard is located in the Sierra Foothills in Amador County, California, where our two estate wines, Syrah and Primitivo, are grown. We make over 20 varietals in-house and source premium grapes from other AVA's (American Viticultural Areas) in California including Napa Valley, Sonoma Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains, Shenandoah Valley, Lodi, and Woodbridge. 


Charitable Giving Program - Raphael House


Help us end the year off with a bang and continue to give with our Charitable Giving Program supporting Raphael House. Please bring any donations such as item listed below:

  • New children's clothing and shoes
  • New children's toys and books
  • Birthday Party Supplies

Please bring any donations onsite to the ILEA-NCC March 19th Bi-annual Vendor Showcase and we will make sure these are donated directly to Raphael House.  

The mission of Raphael House is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness strengthen family bonds by achieving stable housing and financial independence.  Raphael House is a 100% privately funded and community-supported organization. More than 85% of all Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term housing and financial stability.


10:00am-10:30am ILEA 101 New Members & CSEP Q&A Session 
10:30am Attendee Registration
10:30am Networking Reception
11:30am- 1:30pm Educational Program & Luncheon



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