Hundreds of YNHHS employees attend inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit

More than 400 employees from across the health system attended the first YNHHS Diversity and Inclusion Summit Sept. 5. The day-long event included workshops led by diversity subject matter experts; a keynote address by Shakila Ahmad, president of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati; and updates from the delivery networks’ Diversity and Inclusion Councils. A highlight of the day was the culmination of the Amazing Race – the Race to Understanding, a months-long exercise challenging participants to engage in diverse activities in the community.

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Top left: Members of YNHHS Diversity and Inclusion Councils were among hundreds of people at the summit. Top right: Stephanie Beauton, manager, Practice Operations, NEMG (center), took home the coveted Amazing Race first prize – two airline tickets, plus a cash prize. Presenting the award were (l- r): Kwame Davenport, diversity and inclusion strategic consultant, Marna Borgstrom, YNHHS CEO, Lisette Martinez, YNHHS chief diversity officer and Maria Alicea, diversity and inclusion consultant. Bottom right: Health system and diversity and inclusion leaders participated in the Sept. 5 event, which included breakout sessions on a wide variety of diversity and inclusion topics. Bottom left: The event featured speakers such as Shakila Ahmad, president of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.