Rachel Cooke

Rachel Cooke

Brandon Hall Group

Rachel Cooke is the Chief Operating Officer at Brandon Hall Group and Principal HCM Analyst. Rachel is responsible for business operations, including client and member advisory services, marketing design, annual awards program, conferences, and overall accountability for the company’s project management function. Also, she leads initiatives covering Advancing Women in the Workplace and Diversity and Inclusion research and events. Rachel has worked in the HCM research industry for fifteen years and has held several key management and executive positions within Talent and Learning Research and Performance Improvement Industries.

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

DEI Introduction

Brandon Hall Group's COO, Rachel Cooke, will kick start this transformative day with some opening remarks and will go through an overview of the day to fuel everyone up and inspire!

Rachel Cooke, COO, Brandon Hall Group

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Accelerating Belonging Through Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are the forefront of trust and connections where they create a sense of belonging, foster engagement and drive business outcomes.

Moderator: Rachel Cooke, COO, Brandon Hall Group
•Yolanda Friend, Managing Director North America Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture
•Angel Rúa, Human Resources Advisor, Strategic Business Solutions, Chevron

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Innovative DEI Strategies Showdown: Shark Tank Edition

Get ready for a high-energy, pitch-perfect session where groundbreaking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies take center stage in a Shark Tank-style showdown! In this exciting and interactive session, innovative DEI advocates and professionals will step into the spotlight to present their game-changing ideas for a more inclusive and equitable future.

•Rachel Cooke, COO, Brandon Hall Group
•Carolina Cardoso, Associate Director, North America Inclusion and Diversity, Accenture
•David Chestnut, Learning and Development Leader, Accenture
•Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer, Brandon Hall Group

🏆Winners of the Shark Tank Showdown will be awarded with new Apple Airpods