ELEVATE: The Diversity & Inclusion Career Institute


An Inclusive Community

A conference style event created to broaden cultural awareness, competency and leadership knowledge in preparation for success in a global workforce.

ELEVATE is a space where our career community identifies ways to advance inclusion, equity, and diversity in professional spaces.

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ELEVATE Spring 2021

Opening Panel - "From Empathy to Action
" presented by the American Civil Liberties Union ACLU

ELEVATE Reverse Career Fair - 3 twenty-minute professional networking sessions with leading student groups

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Amber Hikes
ACLU Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer 

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Brandon Felton
Brand Engagement Manager, Co-lead of Black Men & Non-Binary ERG

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Raquel Fossett
ACLU National Advocacy Institute, Co-lead of Black Women & Non-Binary ERG

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Whitney Barnes
Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Co-lead of Black Women & Non-Binary ERG

Student Organizations Attending ELEVATE

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Mu Chapter
  • Bridges Scholars
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Mu Chapter
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc Kappa Delta Chapter
  • Miami Firsts Student Organization
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Students Together Empowering Minorities (STEM Club)
  • Women in Business
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Xi Rho Chapter

Employers Attending ELEVATE

  • American Eagle
  • Brooksource
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Cincinnati Financial
  • The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Cintas
  • Citibank
  • The David J. Joseph Company
  • DHL
  • Easter Seals
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Enterprise
  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Science
  • Kroger
  • Molo
  • PNC Bank
  • Protiviti
  • Rocket Central Detroit
  • Rocket Mortgage
  • Siemens
  • West Monroe Partners