2023 Virtual Summit:
Issues in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Thanks to the speakers and attendees who participated in the 2023 Virtual Summit. 

The recording of this lively panel discussion on Issues in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can be found here.

Stay tuned for information on plans for the 2024 Virtual Summit.

Join a distinguished panel as we explore the three closely linked values of diversity, equity and inclusion in SMA’s first Virtual Summit. The event is in response to SMA members’ desire for engagement beyond the annual conference.  Panelists will discuss research in various areas including issues facing minorities in Corporate America, how organizations can create more inclusive environments, work family issues, pregnancy and work, challenges for BIPOC and Latinx populations. The panel will be followed by individual break-outs on a range of DEI topics, focusing primarily on issues involving historically marginalized groups.


Donna Maria Blancero Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Bentley University

Randy Blass – Senior Lecturer, Florida State University’s College of Business.

Oscar Holmes IV  Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and Director, RUSE Program at Rutgers School of Business-Camden

Laura M. Little – Professor and Synovus Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Katina Sawyer – Associate Professor, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona

Alexis Smith Washington – Associate Professor and Senior Inclusion Officer, Oklahoma State University