Making a Difference: Being an Advocate in the Workplace

Making a Difference: Being an Advocate in the Workplace

National Association of African Americans in HR
Los Angeles (NAAAHR-LA)
Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA


In today’s business world, navigating through corporate politics is more challenging than ever.  Multigenerational workforces, cultural differences amongst employees and lack of diversity in executive leadership are just a few of the many challenges that present roadblocks for minorities seeking to climb the corporate ladder.  All too often, the rightperson is passed up for a promotion or other work-related opportunity simply because their voice is unheard; they lack a champion – a workplace advocate.

Join NAAAHR-LA as we present Making a Difference: Being an Advocate in the Workplace, a discussion between seasoned leaders on what it truly means to be a workplace advocate for another.  Over the course of the discussion, attendees will learn best practices for:

  • Assessing their capacity to be an advocate;
  • Defining the advocate role and communicating it;
  • Managing the expectations of the employee; and
  • Providing timely and constructive feedback.

Panelists include:

  • Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i  – Executive Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment
  • Thela Thatch – Chief Diversity Officer, Live Nation
  • Tana Session – Principal Consultant, TMS Business Solutions Inc.
  • Corbin Pickett – Director of Business Operations, Youth Mentoring Action Network

Moderated by: Stacey Gordon – Chief Human Capital Consultant, Career Incubator


6:30pm – Registration & Networking
7:10pm – Welcome & Introductions
7:30pm – Panel Discussion & Q&A
8:15pm – Networking


Tracey Lincoln
Author: Tracey Lincoln