GUEST SPEAKER: Sherita Haigler
TOPIC: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Path to Self-Awareness
MON, APRIL 26, 2021 – 12:00PM-1:00PM CST
Sherita M. Haigler serves as the Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at United Way of Greater St. Louis where the mission is to: “Help People Live Their Best Possible Lives”. Sherita’s primary responsibility is to lead the internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and ensure they align with the strategic plan of the organization. As the lead Sherita, works in partnership with leadership and Human Resources to create an inclusive organizational environment where employees, volunteers, and investors of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, and orientations feel welcome and can flourish and contribute to United Way’s mission.
As the immediate past Director of STEMSTL, a non-profit STEM Learning Ecosystem that aims to ensure that all St. Louis area learners have equitable access to high-quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning and career opportunities. Sherita built and maintained relationships, created structures for collaboration, and managed the day-to-day operations of the Ecosystem to improve STEM learning and workforce outcomes.
Sherita also worked as a facilitator for Diversity Awareness Partnership in its Give Respect Get Respect Program. Sherita holds a Masters, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Fontbonne University where she was an adjunct faculty member for the Options Program for many years. She has a vast amount of experience in Client Services, Account and Client Relationship Management, and Program/Project Management in the Telecommunications and Health Care industries. She is an active member in her community where she serves on the following boards, City Garden Montessori School, ITEF, SAAVY Coder, and STL Youth Jobs. Sherita is a native of St. Louis.
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