Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the Workplace

A GPAHU Panel Discussion

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 9-10:30am

The GPAHU is pleased to host a panel discussion with industry experts on the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace, how our Industry can lead and what employers need to be mindful of when working towards DE&I in the workplace. Our subject matter experts will review how employers can develop DE&I policies, why they are important in today’s environment, and how our industry needs to be out in front of this effort, to lead our clients successfully.



Dr. Brandi Baldwin is a thought leader and author tackling relevant business challenges: diversity and inclusion and advocating for equity in all levels of business. She is the founding visionary for the Calling All Allies Project, an innovative initiative that empowers organizations to address racial inequality by making necessary, positive change in the areas where culture and climate intersect with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.




John Clayton Jr., is the Director of Diversity Inclusion & Workforce Initiatives for Independence Blue Cross. John’s responsibilities include the design, development, and implementation of Independence’s diversity and inclusion strategy, managing its employee resource groups, and servings as a subject matter expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices.







Dan Gallagher of Exude Inc. is a transformative and results-driven business executive with success developing people, processes, and performance in high-growth companies across multiple industries. Dan leads the Human Resources Consulting and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion areas at Exude.









Zach Wilcha, Executive Director of the Independence Business Alliance, the LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. An attorney, activist, and fundraiser, Wilcha has been a regular speaker on a number of issues including LGBTQ+ Affairs and diversity, inclusion, and equity.











The Panel will be hosted by Olympia Tavorn and Sherie Couser, Independence Blue Cross, former GPAHU Emerging Leaders and creators of the GPAHU DE&I Initiative

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Wednesday, June 16th , 2021

Time: 9am -10.30am

Cost: FREE for GPAHU members, $15 for Non-members

This will be a virtual presentation. You will be emailed a link for the presentation.

RSVP by June 14th.  Inquiries to Karen Mardis at


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Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the Workplace A GPAHU Panel Discussion

June 16, 2021
 9:00 am - 10:30 am