Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cultivating Cultural Competencies

In this insightful program, we delve into the critical skills and attitudes that empower professionals to navigate the complexities of interacting effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities.

Our distinguished panel will explore strategies to recognize and address unconscious biases, emphasizing the importance of leveraging the strengths inherent in diverse perspectives. Participants will gain valuable insights into supporting and advocating for colleagues who may face discrimination or marginalization within the professional realm.

This moderated panel discussion brings together seasoned experts who have successfully integrated cultural competencies into their leadership approach. The event provides a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from practical experiences, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and rewards of a diverse workplace.

The Emerging Leaders Chicago UNITY program is designed to bring Chamber members together to honor and learn about various cultural heritages and histories throughout the year. UNITY will feature engaging events, workshops, guest speakers, and discussions centered around each of these important cultural and heritage months. It’s an opportunity to connect, learn, and embrace the richness of our diverse community. UNITY includes a range of initiatives dedicated to different cultural and heritage months, fostering understanding, appreciation, and inclusion.


Megan Lopp Mathias

Partner | Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Kelly Jackson

Chief People Officer | Archaea Energy

Rachel Myung

Of Counsel | DLA Piper 

Jeremy Norman

Lead Specialist PDOE | CME Group 


Mariah Whitner

Associate | Barnes & Thornburg

Host and Lunch Sponsor

Additional Information

Questions regarding event or having trouble registering? Contact Events at events@chicagolandchamber.org.

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

In-Person Event

Registration is required to attend.

Register by February 13 to receive an early-bird discount.

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DLA Piper
444 W Lake St, #900
Chicago, IL, 60606