1:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Watch the Recording
This event is complimentary and open to all.
2021 NMHC Leadership Forum: DEI for Current and Long-Term Success
NMHC’s annual Leadership Forum on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is set for Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:00–3:30 PM ET. Each year the NMHC Leadership Forum presents DEI as a critical business strategy for current and long-term success.
This year, attendees can look forward to content that will focus on:
- The Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) connection to DEI and its growing importance to the flow of funds
- Inclusive leadership during periods of acute stress and transition
- Creating a roadmap for DEI at your firm
- A call to action: NMHC’s Industry Framework for Racial Equity and Economic Inclusion, recently developed by NMHC’s Racial Equity Taskforce with the Real Estate Executive Council
Keynote session: A Conversation with Tina Tchen
President & CEO, Time's Up
Former assistant to President Barack Obama, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.
Moderated by Julie A. Smith
Chief Administrative Officer, The Bozzuto Group
NMHC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative is a long-term commitment to promote diversity, equity and inclusion to drive innovation and success. NMHC highlights best practices, provides resources and leverages strategic alliances to help our members create diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations where talent and the communities they help build to thrive.
Registration is complimentary and open to all—both NMHC members and non-members—so reserve your spot today!
This year’s event will be held virtually.
Agenda & Speakers
A Conversation with Tina Tchen
Julie A. Smith
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) connection to DEI and its growing importance
As companies incorporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals across their organizations, there is an increasing level of convergence with the needs of investors focused on supporting Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. This panel will discuss the growing importance of these ESG principles to multifamily investors and how they are connected to a company’s DEI progress.
Inclusive Leadership During a Period of Prolonged Uncertainty and Rapid Transition
Inclusive leadership has never been more important. Apartment firms are stepping forward as on-site associates, corporate teams and residents have long-overdue conversations on racial justice and face the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, all in a rapidly evolving tech-fueled work environment. Industry leaders will discuss the importance of DEI in how they are leading during a period of prolonged uncertainty and rapid transition.
Betsy Feigin Befus