Racial Justice in Action: Important Steps that Bond Clients are Taking to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

September 30, 2020

By: Candace J. Gomez

Jacob Blake. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Unfortunately, the list of names continues to grow and many of us feel frustrated by our inability to stop systemic racism. However, we are not powerless. Each person is able to play a role in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their own schools, businesses, religious organizations and industries. 

This webinar focuses on Bond clients who have gone beyond the typical workplace conversations and roundtable discussions. From the leaders of local school districts to an executive of a multinational corporation, we will span the cross-section of both the public sector and private sector to learn from these changemakers. Our panelists exemplify racial justice in action by leading important decisions within their organizations including: 

  • hiring qualified minority contractors; 
  • leveling the playing field regarding employee hiring, retention, promotion and leadership opportunities; 
  • examining holidays such as Columbus Day and Juneteenth from a cultural perspective; and 
  • initiating litigation to demand equitable school funding.

We will also discuss corporate responsibility, the ways in which corporations can succeed by investing in the success of minority communities and removing the barriers faced by minority entrepreneurs and business owners.

Please join us as we share their stories, hoping to inspire other leaders to identify ways to promote positive changes within their own organizations.

1.0 CLE Credit Hours:
Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias


  • Hoyt K. Webb, Esq. - Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Legrand North & Central America
  • Robert Feliciano - Board of Education President, Brentwood Union Free School District 
  • Chontel Simmons - Human Resources Director, Episcopal Diocese of New York 
  • Robert Troiano, Jr. - Board of Education President, Westbury Union Free School District
  • Wesley Alexander - Chief Executive Officer, CoBiz Richmond, Inc.


  • Candace Gomez, Member  - Bond, Schoeneck & King