Critical Conversations
Monday, June 29, 2020

Mercedes Jenkins

Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist, Google
Mercedes Jenkins, speaker portrait

This workshop provides a foundation for anyone who is at the beginning of their DEI journey. It will focus on the power of precise language, how unconscious bias impacts the workplace, and provide a space to reflect, learn, and solidify concepts before operationalizing all these pieces.

You will walk away being able to:

  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Understand the importance of aligned language
  • Identify precise language
  • Define and identify ways to mitigate unconscious bias

Mercedes Jenkins is the global DEI strategist for Google People Services. She has successfully helped many organizations with their diversity and inclusion efforts.


June 29, 2020
2:00-4:00pm PDT

Critical Conversations was launched in 2020 as a way for Gladstone community members to challenge and empower themselves by considering different ways of thinking through the lens of others. These discussions will encourage you to reframe or shift your perspective. All community members are encouraged to participate and continue the dialogue outside this forum.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.