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Fostering Inclusion: Conversations Matter


February 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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HR for HR- A Candid Exchange with Your Tribe
Focus: Fostering Inclusion: Conversations Matter


Date: 2/25/2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:15 pm
Complimentary to all DSHRM and Non-DSHRM Members

Tomorrow is our highly anticipated follow up on "Courageous Conversations" with Monica Guillory and Marsha Villanueva McDermott. Don't miss your chance to register!

Fostering Inclusion helps organization address the white elephant in the room and address the most delicate topics; in organizations, it can lead to differences in the way we attract, hire, develop, and retain people from underrepresented groups. Even when these differences are subtle—and sometimes especially so—they present significant barriers to cultivating a diverse, inclusive organization. Awareness of unconscious bias and active engagement in efforts to reduce bias should be a core component of any organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy.  

Presentation By Marsha McDermott and Monica Guillory

Marsha McDermott serves as the Workplace Inclusion and EEO Compliance Manager for RRD. In this role, Marsha strives to fulfill RRD’s commitment to be “A Place Where Everyone Belongs.”She is passionate about building a great workplace that drives a high-performing, inclusive, and engaging work culture.  During her 17 year career in Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, she has demonstrated the ability to successfully develop and execute processes and programs at all levels of the organization.  In her current role, she is responsible for driving the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, creating programs related to diverse talent and career development, and leading the equal employment opportunity and affirmative action program.

Outside of RRD, Marsha serves on the Advisory Board for the Illinois Diversity Council as a co-chair for their Communication Committee and for four years has spearheaded their annual Organizational Business Resource Group Roundtable.  In 2014, she received the honor of Diversity MBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award and in 2019 received the Illinois Diversity Council’s Volunteer of the Year award


Monica Guillory is Sr. Director HR and Workplace Inclusion for RRD, a $7 billion global, integrated communications provider enabling organizations to create, manage, deliver, and optimize their business communications. Her responsibilities include leading Diversity & Inclusion for RRD as well as the Human Resources function for its Logistics platform. Her expertise includes leadership development, diversity & inclusion workplace strategies, culture transformation, and motivating teams for sustainable results.  

Monica is a recipient of a Leadership Excellence Award by the National Diversity Council in 2015 and a Community Service Pillar Award by the Valley View School District. Monica serves as Vice President of the Board for the IL Diversity Council, Board Member of Empowering Women Network (EWN), D&I Director on the DuPage SHRM Board, and an inaugural Board member for Emerging Life Solutions, Inc (ELS) a non-profit agency working to house and educate homeless youth. She founded an award-winning Corporate Women’s Mentoring Program.  She frequently is invited to speak on topics such as inclusive leadership, workplace culture, engaging employees, and building and leveraging social capital.

Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Houston and is a senior certified Human Resources professional.

This time is used to discuss a variety of HR related topics, as well as gain guidance, ask questions, or learn best practices from those in the community. As your local SHRM chapter, we want to meet you where you are. Join DuPage SHRM for candid exchange with other Human Resource professionals. The focus will change each week depending on interest and suggestions.

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