Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Equity in Hiring: Unlocking Untapped Talent

Hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber’s Workforce and Talent Council

The event will feature in-depth discussions on diverse hiring practices, shedding light on strategies that go beyond traditional recruitment methods. Participants will gain insights into innovative approaches that organizations can adopt to identify and hire untapped talent, fostering a workplace that values diversity and inclusion.

Attendees will hear success stories and best practices from Chicagoland businesses that have embraced inclusive hiring practices and benefited from programs like Cara Collective and One Million Degrees. Learn how these initiatives not only enrich the talent pool, but also contribute to a workplace culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion. The featured panel will share their expertise on how wraparound support, mentorship, and access to skill-building opportunities contribute to creating a more inclusive workforce.

Be part of the conversation that drives positive change and empowers businesses to embrace untapped talent, fostering innovation and success in the evolving workplace landscape.

The Chicagoland Chamber’s Workforce and Talent Council brings together representatives from various sectors of the workforce, including businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations. These groups will collaborate on strategies to develop and maintain a skilled and diverse workforce. The Workforce and Talent Council serves as a convener and catalyst for collaboration among stakeholders to build a strong and adaptable workforce that can support economic growth and prosperity for Chicagoland’s industries, businesses, and employees.

Featured Speakers

Kathleen Caliento

CEO | Cara Collective

Aneesh Sohoni

CEO | One Million Degrees

Da’Sean Hillsman

Senior Manager of Coaching & Retention | Cara Collective

Luis Narvaez

Coach | One Million Degrees

Associate Vice Chancellor for Adult Education | City Colleges of Chicago


Nisaini Rexach

Community Engagement Lead | Microsoft

Council Sponsors

Host Sponsor

Additional Information

Interested in joining the Chamber? Prospective members interested in joining, please contact membership@chicagolandchamber.org.

In-Person Event

Registration is required to attend.

This event is sold out.

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