Committing to Change: Intentional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Panelists discuss their journeys, how organizations are driving change, and how we can educate and hold one another accountable in our industry. This dialogue illustrates how we collectively move the conversation forward.


Session Chapters:

Panelist Journeys: 2:48
Panelist Inspirations: 11:43
Our “Why”: 17:56
The Impact of the Past Year: 24:58
Diversifying the Hiring Process: 34:14
Advantages for Diverse Companies: 39:17
How Leaders Should Navigate Uncomfortable Conversations: 42:51
The Importance of Allyship: 54:13
The Role of Employee Resource Groups: 59:19
Equality Versus Equity: 1:03:37
Education as the Solution: 1:07:18
HBSE Racial Equity Plan: 1:14:22
Black Equity at AEG: 1:16:21
Audience Q&A: 1:19:31


Michele Kajiwara, Senior Vice President of Premium and Events Business, AEG/STAPLES Center
Liliahn Majeed, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer, Universal Music Group


Paul Bee, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service, Milwaukee Bucks
Thomas Eugene, Director of Group Sales/DEI, Florida Panthers
David Gould, Chief Diversity and Impact Officer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
Emmanuel Jacobo, Vice President of Premium Business, AEG/STAPLES Center
Natasha Moody, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
Jonathan White, Director of Premium Hospitality, San Jose Sharks
Nana Yaw, Director of Premium, Suite & SBL Sales, San Francisco 49ers/Levi's Stadium

Additional Resources:

ALSD 2020 Keynote Interview with Jason Wright, President of the Washington Football Team
HBSE's Commitment to Racial Equality
AEG We Are 1 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
San Jose Sharks Teal for Change Council
Reconstruction: Unapologetically Black Education