Emphasizing Diversity and Inclusion in Workforce Modernization
From Leadership Connect
From Leadership Connect
A 2021 Executive Order called for the Federal Government to “be a model for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.” As Federal agencies work to introduce strategies for what this order looks like within their missions, technology leaders are calling for reformation and much needed attention on policies that impact technical talent. Since this Executive Order has launched, it has become apparent that as organizations improve upon their workforce modernization, that there needs to be an emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
Tune into this panel as panelists discuss what it means to emphasize Diversity and Inclusion in workforce modernization. What does this look like? What best practices do these topic experts have to maintaining an emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility while improving upon workforce modernization?
Office of Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion, Workforce Inclusion, National Park Service
Sangita Chari serves as the Program Manager for Relevancy, Diversity and Inclusion for the National Park Service, a bureau of the Department of Interior. Sangita is responsible for providing thought leadership, strategy, and direction for embedding diversity and inclusion values and practices into organizational culture and decision-making. She designs and manages national DEI programming including the employee resource group program and a facilitated dialogue program which she helped develop and collaborates with bureau and department stakeholders to integrate diversity and inclusion into internal and external programming including human resource practices, organizational development, training, employee engagement and well-being, visitor and community engagement, and education. Prior to this Sangita worked for a variety of museums and non-profits as a grant manager, program manager and fundraiser. Sangita has a BA from American University in International Relations and Anthropology and an MA from the University of Florida in Cultural Anthropology.
Associate Product Manager
Victoria is an Associate Product Manager at Leadership Connect where she focuses on helping federal agency clients maximize their productivity with public sector decision intelligence. Prior to this role, she was a Researcher for NBC Nightly News, producing daily stories about world events, political affairs, and human interest. In 2021, she was selected for the competitive News Associate Program at NBC and MSNBC News.
She began her early career in journalism at PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs in the summer of 2019, where she co-anchored a special highlighting youth journalism. Following that, she reported at Bloomberg News during the summer of 2020 where she wrote over 129 pieces for the D.C. Breaking News Team.
She graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia with a double major in Public Policy and Media Studies in 2021.
Victoria was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area.