Global Inclusion Strategist Ben Hasan Named Speaker For Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ben Hasan, senior vice president and chief global culture, diversity and inclusion officer for Walmart Inc. will share principles for creating an inclusive company culture and for setting the foundation for sustainable change at Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s Annual Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast on Nov. 1.

“We look forward to hearing Ben Hasan’s incredibly valuable perspective at our Equal Opportunity Day celebration,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president of Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.  “Urban League’s goal is bridging the divides that separate us while celebrating our differences.

Hearing about his experience improving diversity at one of the world’s most recognizable companies will be very inspiring for our audience.” 
 
"In his role at Walmart Inc., Hasan leads a team that is responsible for the continued development of the healthy evolution of the company’s culture and of behaviors that embrace diversity and inclusion at all levels of the company.  At the Equal Opportunity Day event, Hasan will discuss how education around the notion of bias is critical to establishing inclusive work environments across industries," officials said.
 
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share insights and lessons from throughout my life and career as part of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s Equal Opportunity Day event,” said Mr. Hasan. “When I think back upon my career, the organizations and projects that have been the most successful have been the ones where everyone felt included. Inclusion is when you create the kind of culture where people feel welcome, comfortable and safe in bringing their authentic self to work each day, and are valued, supported and championed by inclusive leaders to be high performers.”
 
Since 1983, Chattanooga’s Urban League affiliate has hosted the annual EOD, a community celebration of inclusiveness. The annual event also recognizes Chattanooga-area leaders who have championed the principles of equal opportunity, inclusiveness and social justice.  The event chair of this year’s breakfast is Todd Fortner, president and CEO of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. 

“On behalf of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union’s employees and members, I am honored to serve as the Equal Opportunity Day Event Chair,” said Mr. Fortner. “At TVFCU, we continuously strive to make our workplace, our branches and our community better by fostering an inclusive culture.”

This year’s event is Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Additional information, including ticket sales, may be found at www.ulchatt.net.


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