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Theme: Exploring Allyship What does it mean to be an ally in the workplace?

This event occurred on
August 6, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Atlanta, Georgia
United States

Over the last few months, our country has witnessed George Floyd’s shocking death, Ahmad Arbery’s tragic murder in Georgia, and Amy Cooper’s weaponizing of race in Central Park. For many of us, these events have engendered a deep-seated desire to seek out opportunities to be agents of change. Since our mission at TEDxCentennialParkWomen is to bring together a community of men and women in Atlanta who care about seeing people advance in all aspects of their lives, it made sense to focus our inaugural virtual TEDxCentennialParkSalon as a space to come together to learn more about the ways that race and racism impact our professional lives, as well as the ways we can foster inclusion and embrace allyship at work and beyond.

So, what does it really mean to be an ally in the workplace? Join us as we welcome a panel of distinguished Black women, moderated by Rose Scott (of Atlanta’s NPR station WABE), as they share their experiences. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be invited into small group conversations to explore these themes and share their experiences. Attendance is limited to 60 participants for a more intimate conversation, so reserve your spot today!

Virtual over Zoom
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307
United States
Event type:
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Camye Mackey

Executive Vice President and Chief People, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Atlanta Hawks
Camye Mackey is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief People, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. In her role as the club’s top Human Resources and Diversity executive, Mackey leads the team responsible for strategic development and implementation of the people philosophy and culture. Mackey’s priorities are leadership development, employee culture, embedding diversity and inclusion within all aspects of the business and providing the essential link between employee engagement and guest experience. Prior to joining the Hawks, Mackey established a proven track record of leadership experience within diverse companies and industries that included positions with MGM Resorts International, Walt Disney World, Special Olympics International and B. F. Saul Hospitality Group. Mackey holds an M.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a B.B.A. in Business Management from Howard University.

Crystal Khalil

Chief Servant, Chief Engagement Officer, Crystal Khalil & Associates
Crystal Khalil is an author, motivational speaker and philanthropist. As the co-founder of Sister Diamonds LLC, she is committed to helping women celebrate their brilliance & personal purpose. In August 2020, Sister Diamonds hosted the world’s largest virtual International Slumber Party for young, women of color. Through her executive coaching platform she delivers messages of empowerment to inspire high performance and potential for corporate talent and entrepreneurs. She is the author of “Hard Workers Work Hard, And Networkers Move Up!” In 2017, Crystal was named the first African American executive with Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. She formerly served as Director, Procurement, for the Porsche Group Companies in North America. Khalil serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Caring For Others, a nonprofit organization that gives voice to the faces of poverty. She has received many accolades including Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by Diversity Plus Magazine.

Natosha Reid Rice

Associate General Counsel, Habitat for Humanity International
Natosha Reid Rice currently serves as the Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance at Habitat for Humanity International. In addition to her work at Habitat, Natosha is the founder of Fresh Rain for Life Ministries and is the Minister for Public Life at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Natosha is passionate about providing a voice to the voiceless and opportunities to communities that have been historically disadvantaged. She served for 11 years as the Associate Pastor for Women’s Ministries at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and she currently serves on the boards of the global Harvard Alumni Association as an Elected Director, the Atlanta Community Foodbank, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Invest Atlanta’s Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc.and the Advisory Board of the Harvard Debate Council. Natosha received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Government with honors from Harvard/Radcliffe College.

Rose Scott

NPR, Host, Closer Look with Rose Scott
Rose Scott is an award-winning journalist. She leads the “Closer Look” team in presenting discussions centered on affordable housing, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, immigration and criminal justice reform. With more than two decades of reporting in Atlanta, Rose has covered education, minority health issues, Atlanta historically Black colleges and universities, gender issues and sports. Well respected in the Atlanta community for her thought-provoking reporting style, Scott has been honored with several awards including a Southeast Regional Emmy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award and numerous Georgia Association of Broadcaster awards.

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Duluth, GA, United States


Atlanta, GA, United States