Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Action: Learning from LGBTQ + I (SHRM)

Join consultant, author, and advocate Lily Zheng as she lays out a path for workplaces to move beyond thinking about diversity, equity & inclusion purely in terms of representation and hiring .

Using poignant examples of LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion initiatives happening within organizations across the country as case studies, she will show the value of focusing on equity and inclusion through policy, workplace culture, corporate social responsibility, and transformational leadership in creating the diverse workplaces of the future.


  • Differentiate workplace diversity, equity AND inclusion and articulate the value of all three
  • Understand how equity & inclusion initiatives empower and feed into a diverse workplace
  • Come away with concrete examples of DE&I in action and the knowledge of how to implement similar initiatives in their own workplaces

This event is hosted by SHRM Northern California and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.

Professional Development Credits (PDCs): 1.5

Member: $40
Non-member: $50
$10 UCSC Extension Discount available,
Same day registration: +$5
Lunch included with registration.

Lily Zheng is a diversity, equity & inclusion consultant and executive coach who works with organizations to create high-impact and sustainable change. She has worked with clients from educational, nonprofit, and corporate sectors to create customized trainings, steer DE&I strategy, and equip leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed. Her work fuses management science, organizational theory, and grassroots praxis to find hidden solutions to systemic issues and empower anyone to become an effective, tactical changemaker.

Lily has published multiple books and writes frequently for publications including the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and HR Executive on cutting-edge solutions to today's biggest DE&I challenges. Lily is a frequently-invited speaker for national DE&I conferences and companies including Google, Intel, and Lenovo and is most outspoken about LGBTQ+ issues, impact-centered DE&I work, and creating healthy and inclusive company cultures.

Wednesday, February 12 at 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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