WKKF panel explores how we can better support our workforce for future economic success


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is joining political, business and nonprofit leaders from across our home state of Michigan at the 2022 Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference to collectively imagine a more prosperous future for all who call Michigan home. 

WKKF is hosting a panel discussion exploring how workplace strategies focused on diversity, equity and inclusion can improve outcomes for employers and workers, and also benefit the state economy. If you’d like to watch the livestream, tune in here between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 1. Afterwards, check out the full coverage from the second day of the conference. 

Moderated by Candice Fortman, executive director of Outlier Media, our panel includes three talented speakers: La June Montgomery Tabron, our president and CEO; Cheryl Bergman, CEO of the Michigan Women’s Commission; and Shana Lewis, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Programs at Trinity Health

The past two years have been unimaginably difficult for many communities across our state. The theme of this year’s conference, “The Business Community’s Changing Civic Role in Polarizing Times,” provides us an opportunity to reflect on how we have responded to the multi-layered pandemic and recommit to working in new ways, across geographies, sectors and aisles, to build a robust educational pipeline, widen economic opportunity for all and advance racial equity in our great state. 


The Time is Now for Racial Equity: Advancing Michigan Families, Businesses and the Economy Through Effective Policies and Partnerships (WKKF).


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