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9200914 Webinar: Fostering Inclusivity in the Workplace
October 21, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

October marks Honolulu Pride Month, a time to celebrate and support Hawaii's LGBTQ+ community.  Join us for a free, live webinar designed to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Hear from a panel of LGBTQ+ leaders from some of Hawaii's top companies, who will share inspiring stories from their careers, as well as their work to create safe and respectful workplaces.  Learn how strides can be made in your own workplace, from leading discussions on internal practices to fostering cultural and behavioral change.

This panel will be moderated by Traci Manalani, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Hawaii Employers Council.  Following the panel will be both moderated and audience Q&A.

Elisia Flores is vice-chair and chief executive officer of L&L Franchise, Inc. Under the L&L brand, the company has 205 restaurants across the United States and Japan. Elisia joined L&L in 2014 as its chief financial officer.

Prior to her roles at L&L, Elisia worked for over 8 years at General Electric. She began her career at GE as part of the prestigious finance management program then worked as a corporate auditor, traveling the world performing auditing and consulting work across multiple GE businesses. Elisia was promoted to a senior finance manager position responsible for the West region of GE - Power Generation Services, overseeing a portfolio of assets with annual revenue in excess of $750 million.

Elisia is a member of the board of directors for American Savings Bank, serving as the chair of the audit committee. In the community, she serves on boards of Hawaii Pacific Health, Diamond Head Theatre, the Hawaiian Humane Society and the Hawaii Restaurant Association and on the advisory boards of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership, the KCC Culinary Arts Program, the UH Family Business Center of Hawaii.

Elisia is co-author of the book “108 Tips on Business, Travel, and Culture in China” as well as multiple Real Estate education classes. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and an Executive MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Scott A. Denny, MSPA, PA-C
Scott is Medical Director of Transgender Services and Medical Director of HIV Services for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.
Scott established “Care Pathway Center” for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.
Care Pathway Center is a gender-affirming, patient-centered home, where sexual minorities and gender-expansive patients can access care delivery without the barriers historically associated with LGBTQ-related stigmas. Care Pathway Center provides specialized care in three distinct areas: HIV prevention (PrEP); HIV medical management; and medical and social gender affirming healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. The unique integrated specialty care services that Care Pathway Center provides is the first of its kind in the state of Hawaii.

Scott provides grand rounds presentations on topics related to LGBTQ health and educates providers seeking to champion LGBTQ-inclusive care in their clinics. Scott developed an LGBTQ Healthcare curriculum, which is offered as an elective rotation for Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine residents.

Scott has been leading the implementation of the SOGI “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” SmartForm for Kaiser Hawaii. The tool involves completing a questionnaire in the electronic medical record, allowing providers to more easily engage in a dialogue with their patients about sexual orientation and gender identity.

In 2019, Scott received the Pacific Business News “Business of Pride Award” - recognized as an outstanding leader and advocate, advancing LGBTQ leadership and equality in the state of Hawaii.

Beth Whitehead As Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of American Savings Bank (ASB), Beth Whitehead champions ASB’s employee experience with the goal of creating a great place to work.

In 2019, Beth spearheaded the company’s move to the new ASB Campus, a building that brought together more than 650 teammates from five locations on Oahu in an innovative, collaborative workplace. In 2020, she launched ASB’s Diversity Council, a group of highly engaged teammates that discusses topics and ideas related to enhancing diversity and inclusivity. Under her leadership, ASB has been recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding teammate experience.

Prior to joining ASB in 2008, Beth served as deputy general counsel of First Horizon National Corporation. She also served as general counsel at National Commerce Financial. In these roles, she oversaw mergers and acquisitions. Beth has received numerous recognitions for her leadership and community impact, and currently serves on the board of directors of the Hawaii Theatre Center, Child & Family Service and Girl Scouts of Hawaii. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Banking and Finance at University of North Carolina School of Law.

Traci Manalani joined the Council in 2017 with over 25 years of organizational development experience to launch our Organizational Effectiveness services. Traci's expertise includes providing individual and team coaching as well as facilitating transformational programs. Traci's 1:1 coaching encourages executives, leaders and managers to transform their mindset and achieve behavioral change that has a positive impact for their organizations. Traci's organization and relationship system coaching (ORSC) approach coupled with expertise using the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team creates more cohesive teams and strengthens understanding that leads to strategic and sustainable solutions at a leveraged scale. Traci is a seasoned facilitator and has led programs that combine practical skill-building with mindset growth, which has led to significant culture change within organizations.

Traci has her Masters in Psychology, Bachelors in Human Resources Management, and is pursuing a her PhD in Organization Development and Change. She is certified as a professional coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), through Fielding Graduate University's Evidence Based Coaching program, and through CRR Global's Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) program. Traci is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has worked globally with private sector companies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

Presented by the Hawaii Employers Council and American Savings Bank



Wednesday, October 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fee:
HEC Members:  Free
Non-Members:  Free
Register online below or email Liane Okimoto at: lokimoto@hecouncil.org  

Please provide your full name, company name & email address.

Contact Phone: 808-282-8817

Contact Name: Liane Okimoto

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