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Bring Your Whole Self to Work: Conversations with Affinity Group Leaders
DescriptionThe objective of this panel is to open a dialog about goals of the HFES Affinity Groups. The panel will start by Dr. Ashley Hughes briefly giving an overview and the precipice for this discussion panel. The panelists will then provide their views and experiences regarding this topic. Gwen Malone will discuss how she leads and envisions the future of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) group. Dr. Rose Figueroa will share the formation of the newest Affinity Group, Disability and Chronic Illness (DCI) group. Dr. Jules Trippe will discuss their approach in building the LGBTQ+ community and group and Christy Harper will discuss leadership within the HF/E’s Women’s Organization for Mentoring And Networking (WOMAN) . The specific theme of this discussion panel is focused on how we can engage members while promoting intersectional inclusivity.