Men of Color: The Intersection of Culture, Authenticity and the Workplace

Posted on February 6, 2023

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Join CenterState CEO on Feb. 15 for the first of a three-part, professional development experience focused on how businesses and organizations can work toward racial diversity and social impact in Central New York. A panel of local and national experts will explore the ambiguity of being a man of color in the workplace.

The session will also include a discussion on the opportunities and challenges that arise at the intersections of culture, authenticity and self-expression. We’ll discuss what it means to be an ally in the workplace, how to be a more inclusive manager or colleague, and how equity work can drive business success. Attendees will engage in critical thinking about what it means to be a male of color, and how to support individuals who identify in this group. 

Sponsored by Berkshire Bank.  


- Keonte Coleman, director of assessment and program overview, assistant professor, Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications

- Ryan Williams, director of operations at Good Life Foundation, founder and lead consultant, RAW Consulting 

- Jeremy Morris, Senior Counsel, White Collar Litigation, Taft Law   

Register for the event, here.

Listen to CenterState CEO's Juhanna Rogers talk to Dave Allen from NewsRadio 570 WSYR, here.

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