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We love talking about diveristy and inclusion.

Hacking Implicit Bias
Candace joins the Hacking HR Nashville chapter as an expert panelist to discuss implicit bias and how to make real organizational change.

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Dr. Candace Warner, Founder and CEO of people3, was asked to provide perspective on unconscious bias in organizations through a virtual Hacking HR Nashville Chapter event in July 2020. Dr. Warner joined an all star panel of diversity, equity, and inclusion experts in the Nashville area to discuss how to mitigate and “hack” unconscious bias in organizations. The panel had a great discussion on the psychological safety of employee resource groups, code-switching, and examining how unintentional bias can permeate organizational processes and interactions.
Racial myths & Health Care Inequalities

A candid conversation on the impacts of race, the development of societal myths, and the patient care experience in the sickle cell community.

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Dr. Candace Warner, founder of people3, joins Dr. Lametra Scott, Founder of Breaking the SSickle Cycle Foundation to discuss the racial myths and disparities in health care.

Generational Diversity

People3 + Career Thrivers delivered a Generational Diversity workshop for the University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service.

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Are generational differences real? Or do we let our assumptions about work ethic, tech use, values, and a host of other variables foster stereotypes based on age? Via people3, Inc. and in partnership with Brittany Cole of Career Thrivers, LLC, we had some great conversations about these questions while delivering a workshop on generational diversity for UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service on November 25, 2019.

JumpCon Conference

Dr. Candace Warner, founder of people3, joins this all star panel at the JumpCon conference in Nashville to discuss the challenges of women in the workplace—from leadership, entry, and unconscious bias.

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Dr. Candace Warner, founder of people3, joins this all star panel at the JumpCon conference in Nashville to discuss the challenges of women in the workplace—from leadership, entry, and unconscious bias.

National Association for Women in Construction
Nashville Chapter of the National Association for Women in Construction invited Dr. Candace Warner, Founder of people3, to present an overview of diversity and inclusion strategies for organizations.

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The construction industry is comprised of approximately 9% women, so they are no strangers to understanding exclusion and feeling like the “other” in an industry that is predominantly male. The Nashville Chapter of the National Association for Women in Construction invited Dr. Candace Warner, Founder of people3, to present an overview of diversity and inclusion strategies for organizations on October 10, 2019.

Advancing Women in Nashville

People3 CEO, Candace Warner, discusses women in corporate leadership roles and the economic power of women for the Advancing Women in Nashville launch on International Women’s Day.

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Held at Tractor Supply Company on International Women’s Day, Dr. Candace Warner, CEO of people3, was included in the panel discussion on women’s economic empowerment and leadership at the inaugural Advancing Women In Nashville AWIN event. Other panelists included Carnell Elliott of Dell, Sharon Roberson of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, and Yanika Smith-Bartley of Asurion and moderated by Tracy Kornet of WSMV Nashville. Check out the story through WSMV Nashville.

American Public Library Association

Candace Warner, people3 CEO, participates in a panel discussion for the American Library Association to discuss Nashville’s inclusion initiatives across the city and within organizations.

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In 2020, the Public Library Association will hold their annual conference in Nashville. Organized by Stephan Paschalides of Now Plus One, their team visited Nashville in November 2018 to explore not only the diversity of Nashville, but inclusion efforts across all sectors.

Hosted by the Greater Nashville Technology Council, Candace Warner, CEO of people3, along with, Nate Vaughn of Red Hat, Sandi Hoff of Nashville Technology Council, and Ashford Hughes, Sr. of Metropolitan Nashville Government had a great discussion with library directors from across the United States to discuss Nashville’s growth and the importance of continuing the innovative inclusion efforts already underway in government, industry, and the arts. Nashville is not just a hot spot, but a welcoming and inclusive one.

Tennessee Consortium for International Studies
Dr. Candace Warner, Professor of Sociology and CEO of people3, discusses cultural competency at the Annual Conference of the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.

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Dr. Candace Warner, CEO of people3, has led student groups to India, as well as taught in South Africa through the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies since 2016. She travels to India regularly and directs the India study abroad program for the state of Tennessee.
In November 2018, she was asked to be faculty plenary speaker at the Annual Conference of the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies to discuss cultural competency concepts and appreciating diverse cultures to foster cultural intelligence among educators and students.

Diversity & Inclusion in the Nashville Workforce

People3 provided a workshop highlighting the diverse demographics of the Nashville workforce, as well as inclusion strategies for organizations seeking to retain diverse talent.

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People3 held a diversity and inclusion focused workshop at the Nashville Technology Council to focus on best practices for inclusion on both the macro organizational and micro individual level. Demographic data and population shifts in Nashville workforce were presented along with best practices for expanding diversity efforts and facilitating inclusion across organizations.
Pillsbury Law Firm

People3’s CEO participated in Pillsbury’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Fair as a panel discussant along with representatives from Microsoft, Tennessee Justice Center, Operation Stand Down, and Launch Pad.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Law Firm held its annual Diversity and Inclusion Fair with a group of panelists to discuss diversity and inclusion in the Nashville workforce. People3’s CEO, Dr. Candace Warner, was honored to be a part of this Diversity and Inclusion event at Pillsbury along with fellow panelists from Microsoft, TN Justice Center, Launch Pad, and Operation Stand Down.

Diversity & Inclusion in Nashville Tech
Asurion Vice President & Special Counsel of Diversity and Inclusion, Nikki Smith-Bartley and Dr. Candace Warner, CEO of people3 provided a session on how to leverage diversity in tech organizations to create inclusive environments.

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Yanika Smith-Bartley, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Asurion and people3 CEO, Dr. Candace Warner lead a discussion for the NTC on diversity and inclusion strategies for tech organizations.

MTSU LGBT+ Conference

CEO of people3, Dr. Candace Warner, moderates a discussion on diversity in tech organizations for the annual MTSU LGBT+ Conference.

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The tech industry has a reputation for its lack of diversity, but some companies are trying to change that. This panel will explore what “diversity and inclusion” means in the tech workplace and provide an overview of the types of initiatives that tech companies are undertaking to increase diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Panelists will also provide insight on the questions to ask during the interview process to determine whether a company is committed to creating an inclusive culture.

Dr. Candace Warner, Professor of Sociology and Founder/CEO of people3, Inc. moderated the discussion with panelists: Sandi Hoff, Vice President of Education at the Nashville Technology Council, Kimberly Tate of Asurion, Carnell Elliott of Dell Nashville, and Auralia Baggett, Research Analyst for Soluto Lab at Asurion.

Creating an Inclusive Tech Space

Dr. Candace Warner, CEO of people3, Inc., leads a panel discussion on creating inclusive tech work environments for Women in Technology in Tennessee.

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People3, Inc. was honored to be a part of January’s Women in Technology of Tennessee’s (WiTT) Lunch and Learn event focused on diversity and inclusion efforts in technology work environments. Expert panelists provided specific strategies for diversity and inclusion that are valuable to all organizations.

Panelists included Kimberly Tate, CPRW of Asurion, Robert Lawrence Wilson of Culture Shift Team, Yanika Smith-Bartley of Asurion, and Hasina Mohyuddin of Vanderbilt University, and moderator Candace Warner of people3, Inc.

NAWBO Pitch Competition
CEO of people3, Dr. Candace Warner, was one of the winners at Nashville NAWBO’s Annual Business Pitch Competition.

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CEO of people3, Dr. Candace Warner, was one of the winners at Nashville NAWBO’s Annual Business Pitch Competition along with Angela Evans of Overbrook Consultants. Check out the story at How Two Business Owners Beat the Sharks at the NAWBO Pitch Competition.