Diversity in Business Symposium 2022

Diversity in Business 2022

The Scott College of Business Diversity in Business Symposium took place on Monday, April 18, 2022 in the Ken and Theresa Smith Magna Carta Courtroom, Federal Hall

As a leading business school, we aim to provide a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff within our college. We believe that everyone is of value and strive to empower the respectful exchange of ideas, thoughts, and opportunities within business.  This event brought together a diverse group of professionals to share their business experiences with our guests, including opportunities and challenges they have faced in supporting a more inclusive work environment.  The symposium culminated with a keynote address from ISU alum Ms. Tiana Baker – Global Ecommerce Worldwide Account Manager for FedEx Corporation.

10:00 a.m. - Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Terry Daugherty, Dean of the Scott College of Business, Indiana State University

Dr. Rana Johnson, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Initiatives, Indiana State University

10:15 a.m. - Panel Discussion

Listen and learn from a diverse group of leading executives who will share their business experiences, including opportunities and challenges they have faced in supporting a more inclusive work environment.

Maureen Biehl, Senior Vice President, Marsh USA, Inc.
Steve Canty, President and CEO, Steve Canty Insurance Agency
Brian Jimenez, Vice President, The National Bank of Indianapolis
Candace Nortey, Managing Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Slone Partners

11:00 a.m. - Student Initiatives

Madison Marshall, Mentoring Coordinator, Scott College of Business
Sarah Alzahrani, Member of the Women in Business student organization and President of the MBA Association

11:15 a.m. - Scott College of Business Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

An award presented to a faculty or staff member in recognition of their work to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion within the Scott College of Business

Jacob Swan, Member of the SCOB Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Student Advisory Board
Dr. Milton Soto-Ferrari, Chair of the SCOB Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

11:30 a.m. - Break / Lunch

12:15 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Tiana Baker

Global eCommerce Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx Corporation

12:55 p.m. - Concluding Remarks

Dr. Chris Olsen, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Indiana State University

1:00 p.m - End of Program


Diversity Statement

Indiana State University and the Scott College of Business values diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. We acknowledge and respect persons of color, persons with disabilities, our LGBTQIAP+ community, our international communities, varied languages, age groups, religious communities, underserved populations, varied socioeconomic backgrounds and many other communities and groups that collectively enhance, enrich and strengthen our ISU Sycamore family.

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion