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Fireside: Chicago w/ Chicago DEI Panel (J'ai Brown, Lauryn Henley, Corey Haynes )

Aug 27, 2020 11:30 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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J'ai Brown
HR Director @HUB International
J’ai Brown serves as an HR Director for HUB International, leading the HR function for the Midwest-West division. Additionally, she is the Executive Sponsor for the Midwest-West Diversity & Inclusion Council and a member of the organizing team for the HUB Women Network ERG. Prior to joining HUB, J’ai worked in roles of increasing responsibility in claims administration and human resources at Allstate Insurance Company before continuing her career in human resources at BMO Financial Group. J’ai received an MBA and B.S. degrees in HR Management and General Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has her PHR and SHRM-CP designations. J’ai resides in Bronzeville with her husband, Frank, and daughter, Kylee.
Lauryn Henley
Co-Founder @Freedom House Studios Chicago
I grew up in the Southern United States and in high school, I had a confrontation with race in America that changed my life and directed my future. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor in Psychology with a focus on race and multicultural studies. I was committed to racial equality through educational transformation and began my individual work to become anti-racist. In 2007, as a part of Teach for America, I began facilitating sessions for other teachers on Diversity and Achievement, Instruction as well as Classroom Culture, that would continue for the duration of my career. For thirteen years, I worked for KIPP Chicago, the highest performing school district in Chicago and a national network of charter schools focused on college completion. During my time there, I served as the School Leader of KIPP Ascend Middle School in North Lawndale and, before that, as the Assistant Principal and an ELA teacher. I am also an inspiring public speaker who has been
Corey Haynes
District Manager @SHI International Corp
Corey Haynes is a thought leader, passionate about people, and a lover of tech. He is the new District Manager at SHI - the leading minority and women owned tech VAR partner in North America - where he is focused on total tech solutions, business optimization, client strategy, and more. Corey has since moved to downtown Detroit where he has started to rediscover the city, continues to engage in volunteer activities (virtual of course) and continues his work to foster diverse, collaborative communities and partnerships.