If You Continue to do What You've Always Done - STOP! Best Practices for How to Attract and Retain Diverse Talent in the Financial Services Industry
About Our Speakers:
Erika serves as a thought leader and architect of Janney's enterprise Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy, including short, medium, and long-term objectives and key outcomes. She is responsible for developing programs in support of the firm's strategic direction to attract, retain, and develop a diverse workforce, as well as engage and address the needs of diverse investors and clients. Erika works closely with Janney's senior executives to help them build and enhance their DEI strategies to meet their business objectives. She is also the advisor to Janney's Employee Resource Groups.
Erika has more than 28 years of professional experience in relationship management, strategic planning, as well as change and performance management with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has held various DEI executive leadership positions, including most recently as Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Diversity, and Inclusion at Lincoln Financial Group.
She is a member of the Philadelphia Diversity Council, sits on the board of the Mainline Chamber of Commerce, the diversity, equity, and inclusion advisory board for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and is a member of Chief, an organization designed and dedicated for women in the C-Suite, senior executives, and accomplished VPs to strengthen their leadership, magnify their influence, and pave the way to bring others with them.
Erika has held roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co., BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, and PNC Global Investments. She earned her bachelor's degree from Temple University and master's degree from Florida Institute in Technology.
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