WU Oct 22, 2020 Speaker Series

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Women United October 22 Speaker Series Webinar:  Part II - Social Justice and Racial Equity

Join us for our second of a two-part Speaker Series webinar focusing on Social Justice and Racial Equity on October 22, 2020 from 8 am - 9 am. The webinar is FREE to attend with advance registration!  And be sure to BYOB (Bring your own breakfast)!

Our first session, held September 24th, was focused on the black experience. This second session will more broadly address race and ethnicity. A panel of three new compelling women will join us to share their experiences regarding race and how it has impacted their lives. Join us and learn about each woman's unique journey of learning, growing, and committing to social justice and racial equity. Our panelists will share stories of how they have effected change in their lives, at work, at home, and within their communities. They will also offer suggestions on how we can work together to provide a more just and equal society. 

Panelists:

  • Ana Dumett, Hispanic Programs Coordinator II, Catholic Charities/ Lake Co.
  • Elizabeth Grove, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Lubrizol Corporation; President, The Lubrizol Foundation
  • Dr. Deborah L. Hardy, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, Dean of Health Technologies and Dean of Faculty, Lakeland Community College

For more information on our panelists, click here or scroll down.

Moderator:

  • Yvonne Delgado-Thomas, Director of Development, The Fine Arts Association and member of Women United 

Don't miss yet another fascinating discussion! Register now.

Date:  Thursday, October 22
Time: 8 am - 9 am
Registration: Free - Advance Registration Required by October 21 at 12 Noon
Webinar Link: We will send the webinar link to you 1-2 days prior to the date (The email will be sent from tlewis@uwlc.org. If you don't see the email, check your clutter or junk email, or contact tlewis@uwlc.org)

 

Panelist Bios

Dr. Deborah L. Hardy, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, Dean of Health Technologies and Dean of Faculty, Lakeland Community College

Dr. Deborah L. Hardy, serves as Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, Dean of Health Technologies and Dean of Faculty at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio, where she has worked since 2002.

Dr. Hardy assumes leadership responsibilities for accreditation, curriculum management, faculty professional development, part time faculty, department and program review, and assessment. Further, she serves as a liaison on matters pertaining to faculty. Furthermore, she oversees the Health Technologies Division where she facilitates the advancement of health education in the area of nursing and allied health.

Prior to moving to northeast Ohio she held leadership, teaching and practitioner positions at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin and assistant professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX and practiced dental hygiene in VA, TX and Wisconsin.

Dr. Hardy holds her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

 

Ana Dumett, Hispanic Programs Coordinator II, Catholic Charities/ Lake Co.

Ana is originally from Peru, where she studied arts, dance, jewelry design, and business administration.

Ana came to the United States with her two-year-old son Alejandro (Ale) in 1993. The search for classes and programs that would help them with the new language, education and recreation was not successful. The goals of learning about her new community, while maintaining her cultural roots and the Spanish language, seemed unattainable.

Within a few years, Ana had the opportunity to establish a traditional Hispanic dance company for adults, and soon another company for children. The emphasis was on sharing the culture and dances as a bridge of understanding between the different cultures.

At the same time, Ana has been working with programs and services for the Hispanic community in agencies; and for the Hispanic Program at Catholic Charities since 2004, which is her passion, and considers it an honor.

 

Elizabeth Grove, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Lubrizol Corporation; President, The Lubrizol Foundation

Elizabeth Grove is Chief Sustainability Officer of The Lubrizol Corporation and President of the Lubrizol Foundation. Beth is accountable for directing the company’s broad focus on sustainability, including environmental, social and governance disciplines. This also includes overseeing government affairs, community engagement and philanthropy.

Since joining Lubrizol in 2007, Beth has served in various roles, including Global Director of Sustainability and Compliance for Lubrizol Life Science and as the company’s Chief Litigation Counsel. Beth joined Lubrizol from the Federal Trade Commission, where she was a trial attorney in the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Prior to that, Beth was a litigation attorney with Jones Day in Washington D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio and clerked for The Honorable Kathleen McDonald O’Malley in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

Beth’s community service activities have included the Board of Trustees - Cleveland Bar Association (chairing CBA’s Juvenile Justice Initiative and Education Initiative), Board of Trustees - The Literacy Cooperative (chair), Board of Trustees - Great Lakes Theater (secretary, exec. committee) and Greater Cleveland Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger Kitchen Cabinet.         

She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Kent State University and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Beth lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio (U.S.A.) with her husband, Rich Bedell. Together they have six children.