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Panel Discussion: Creating High Performing Teams through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging - Sponsored by the CT Chapter
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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CT Chapter ONLINE Event
Tuesday, April 12, 2023
12:00 PM EST - 1:00 PM EST

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Creating High Performing Teams through
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

By its very name, “international business” implies diversity.
However, many companies are either not fully reaping the benefits
of their diverse workforce or don’t yet have one.

That said, increasing diversity, by itself, does not equal
increased performance. Leadership must commit to it and facilitate it.

Join us to learn five competencies and a global financial services
case study you can use in your business to greatly improve
 its performance by embracing DEI.


Lina Sintes, Cornerstone Colombia

Tashian Murray, Morgan Stanley

Usha Pillai, Ph.D. Aria Management Consulting

Sean Patrick, Accenture Song


Adriana Machado, Briyah Institute - IERG Florida


Sean Patrick & Richard Guha, IERG CT Co-Chairs

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About the speakers

Lina Sintes, Cornerstone Colombia
Professional in International Business Administration from the Universidad de la Sabana, with an MBA in International Business of the European Forum and with an International Certification as a Human Resources Specialist from Cornell University, Master in Coaching and Management Development at the University of Barcelona. With more than 17 years of experience in Human Management Consulting, Lina has worked in world-class selection firms such as Spencer Stuart (Chicago, IL), Seeliger, and Conde (Madrid, Spain) and is currently Partner & Managing Director at Cornerstone Colombia.

Tashian Murray, Morgan Stanley
Tashian Murray is the Strategic Initiatives Lead for the Practice Strategy Group. In this role, Tashian develops and delivers tools, leads special projects, contributes to practice strategy initiatives, as well as coordinates the firm’s National Strategic Partner Program. She brings an array of experience that allows her to provide training and resources to Financial Advisors, managers, and Practice Management Consultants across the country. Tashian is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and is actively engaged in a variety of diversity initiatives at Morgan Stanley. She is heavily involved in volunteer efforts and serves as a mentor in the community. Tashian received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership Supervision from Purdue University.

Usha Pillai, Ph.D., Aria Management Consulting
Usha is the Founder and President of Aria Management Consulting, LLC., specializing in strategy and program management. Prior to that, Usha held several positions of increasing responsibility and complexity at Pfizer, Inc. She is a senior consultant for Leading Now, an organization dedicated to successfully delivering outcomes for clients through inclusion & belonging initiatives at all levels within an organization.


Sean Patrick, Accenture Song
Sean designs and implements marketing transformation initiatives as a Senior Business Model Transformation Lead at Accenture Song. He spent much of his career in marketing communications and advertising living in and working with Latin America. Sean considers himself a DEI advocate; he co-founded Ogilvy & Mather’s Cross-Cultural Consulting practice and its US Hispanic employee resource group (LatinRed).


Adriana Machado, Briyah Institute
Adriana ignites leaders to apply systems thinking to business as the founder of the Briyah Institute and a celebrated business leader in Latin America. She became the first woman President & CEO of General Electric (GE) in Brazil in 2011 and has served as a board member and strategic partner to several organizations. Her cross-cultural and cross-sector skills --from big business, government, and nonprofit--grants her a unique perspective towards entrepreneurship, corporate culture, resilience, and leadership. Adriana is an active member of the IERG Florida chapter. 

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