Sep 15 2020


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


On the Menu

On the Menu: A Conversation on Diversity

Join us for an open, respectful, curious conversation on diversity… we can’t do it without you!

One of the definitions of diversity refers to the existence of varying characteristics in a group of people. However, most of us have very different opinions on what diversity is and attribute different levels of importance on how it exists (or doesn’t) around us.

Since we are virtual this month, we have the ability to bring you five experts for the price of one! Rather than our usual lone session leader providing one slice of the diversity pie, you will hear from a panel of folks from different backgrounds share their perspective from different angles. Think things like:

• What diversity means to them.

• What diversity looks like in different scenarios.

• Why diversity is crucial for individuals, organizations, teams and society.

• Promotion and support of diversity.

Like many of you, we are keeping an eye on the recommendations from the Governor and the CDC regarding gathering sand social distancing. We will continue to host these “Lunch & Learn” events virtually until we receive better news regarding COVID-19 cases in North Carolina.

Game Plan

11:45am | Virtual doors to the waiting room open

12:00pm | Event begins

1:30pm | Go on back to work!

About the Panel

Jeanie Y. Chang, LMFT, CMHIMP, CCTP | A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of Your Change Provider, PLLC. She’s a national mental health and wellness speaker for corporate, community, and colleges. Jeanie is passionate about promoting cultural confidence™ which boosts systemic DEI practices, and addressing mental health stigma in the Asian American community and workplace.

Andres Quintana | A licensed Optician and a bilingual Training Professional for 25+ years, providing training/education programs to advance organizational goals in the eye care and dental industries. Andres also teaches healthcare professionals best practices for their organizations while hosting podcasts and educating clients on starting their own. His formal education includes an Executive Coaching Certification and a Post-graduate certificate in education from NC State University.

Dionne (DG) McGee | An Empowerment Speaker, Author, Coach and Trainer with a ROAR! Dionne helps individuals and organizations become Relentless, Optimistic, Ambitious and Results driven. She is an advocate for diversity & inclusion. To that end, she debuted as an author in 2019, releasing “Finding Your Roar.” Dionne’s book entails the challenges that she experienced as an African American woman in the executive suite. She ROARS and she wants you to as well!

Divya Parekh, MS, CPC, PCC, LL | The Founder of The DP Group and Dreams Accelerator Inc, a leadership and influence building consulting and coaching practice. Divya inspires leaders, achievers, and entrepreneurs to seamlessly match into stellar success by helping them cultivate meaningful partnerships to accelerate their personal, professional, relationship and financial goals.

Dr. Holly A. Sullenger, PhD | An award-winning, highly sought-after corporate speaker, corporate trainer, facilitator and consultant. She specializes in providing such services in the areas of leadership, professional development and technology. Dr. Holly has a great sense of humor and an amazing energy level that allows her to be interactive, inclusive and effective both in-person and online.

What’s On The Menu?

At Frontier RTP, we are constantly growing, and hope you will come along for the ride with us! We developed On the Menu as a way of helping you and your business grow to the next level.

Each month, we’ll offer a lunchtime workshop on a special topic related to small businesses or startups. On the Menu will be taught by a diverse group of experts from around the Triangle (some of whom started their business here at Frontier RTP!) in a small group setting.

Our hope is that these workshops will not only be rich in content, but spark dialogue, start relationships, and make your lunch break meaningful. Did we mention there will be food? Lunch will be provided, so register early to secure your spot!