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WIB-RTP: Equitable Organizations: How to Be One, Why You Want to Work for One
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WIB-RTP: Equitable Organizations: How to Be One, Why You Want to Work for One

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. EST
Where: BASF (Big Conference Room Inside the Main Site)
2 TW Alexander Dr
Durham, NC  27709
United States
Contact: WIB:RTP

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It is often easy for companies to wind up looking, acting, and thinking homogeneously.  After all, a couple of strong employees may look to others like them to carry on the legacy of success!  However, striving for a more equitable approach to hiring, development, retention, and promotions brings an organization new ideas and accelerated, sustainable growth.  We will take a look at how to become an equitable organization through the hiring and management of employees with diverse ideas and backgrounds. We will also discuss ways of approaching the topic of becoming an equitable organization so that attendees can be equipped to have open and honest discussions with colleagues as well as bring up the topic to leadership and others.

Following the event, participants will better understand the following:

What an equitable organization looks like
The benefits of being and working in an equitable organization
Tangible ways to help become a more equitable organization



5:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m.- Registration
6:00 p.m - 6:20 p.m Open Networking with light appetizers and water/soda
6:20 p.m - 6:30 p.m Opening remarks and introduction
6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m - Workshop
7:30 p.m - 7:45 p.m - Q&A with Angelita
7:45 p.m -  8:00 p.m- Closing remarks/Networking

Speaker Bios: 

Angelita Mantilla Becom 

Managing Partner

Paradox Consulting Partners

Angelita Mantilla Becom is a management consultant with nineteen years of consulting experience in the areas of strategic planning and execution, organizational design, talent management, salary structure design and implementation and performance effectiveness.

Prior to joining Paradox in 2018, she spent 17 years at a large national consulting firm and consulted to clients in many industries including pharmaceuticals, software, technology, nonprofits, higher education, and manufacturing.

She has frequently published articles in publications such as WorldatWork, the Talent Management Handbook and other online publications. She is also a frequent speaker in areas of Talent and Performance Management at regional and national conferences.

Ms. Becom serves on the Board of LatinxEd which is a nonprofit that seeks to create pathways to educational, professional, and civic engagement opportunities for a new generation of Latinx leaders in North Carolina. As a member of the Board, Ms. Becom assisted with the organization’s transition to a new 501(c)(3) organization, focusing on Board responsibilities definition, budget and funding determination as well as setting a five-year organization growth plan. Ms. Becom is an active volunteer with the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals Hispanic Educational Summit.

Ms. Becom holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Emma Browning 

Managing Partner
Paradox Consulting Partners

Emma Browning is a management consultant with more than ten years of consulting experience in the areas of organization development and talent strategy. She is passionate about creating productive organizations and enabling innovation.

Ms. Browning founded Paradox Consulting Partners in 2016 in order to create an impact in the community where she lives. Prior to starting the company, she spent eight years at a large national consulting firm and consulted to clients in a number of industries including software, technology, bioscience, insurance, manufacturing, education, sports & entertainment, and healthcare. Specific consulting engagements span organization design, employee engagement, sales organization strategy, talent strategy, career structures, executive compensation, and equity analysis. Her past clients include a number of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as large nonprofit organizations. She has published in WorldatWork’s Workspan magazine and presented for Bloomberg BNA.

Ms. Browning began her career in Washington, DC where she directed PR and communications and led strategic business ventures in the nonprofit sector. She holds a BA from Wake Forest University and an MBA with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She also has a Compensation Management Specialist (CMS) certification from IFEBP.

Ms. Browning is active in her local community, serves on the leadership team of a local nonprofit, and runs the backpack buddies program at a local school.

Pricing Information

Until April 25, 2019

  • Members: $10
  • Non-Members: $40
  • Students: $5

Beginning April 26, 2019

  • Members:  $15 
  • Non-Members:  $45
  • Students: $5


Special Pricing for Guests

Members can register guests at member price.


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Registration Deadline

May 5

Maximum Capacity