October 25 : Veretta Nix & Tracie Wolfe : The Art of Hiring & Retaining a Diverse Workforce

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“I always wanted to know but I was afraid to ask.” That’s what we often hear when the topic of diversity & inclusion finds its way into the conversation amongst HR professionals, business owners and hiring managers. Unspoken is “What will people think if I don’t know how to implement a diversity strategy?” Recruiting diverse teams and creating a work environment that is respectful and inclusive takes real commitment. The impacts to customer service, innovation, employee engagement and the bottom line are worth it.

JOIN us for this presentation with Veretta Nix & Tracie Wolfe. In this talk, you will:

  • Learn how to define key terms, such as the difference between diversity and inclusion
  • Discuss topics such as race and gender and include broader discussions of workforce diversity
  • Be equipped with  practical strategies for diversity hiring and retention that you can apply in your organization


@verenix | www.linkedin.com/in/verettanix

Veretta Nix is Director of Human Resources for Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. She has extensive experience in HR across health care organizations (including Michigan Medicine), government, and recently in the food service industry. Her responsibilities have included leadership & organization development, employee & labor relations, diversity strategy and employee engagement. Veretta is also President of Total Talents, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on leadership coaching and development, team development and diversity & inclusion. She has a B.A. from Fisk University and a M.A. from the University of Chicago (both in Sociology). She serves on the board of the Detroit Society for Human Resource Management.


@traciewolfe415 | www.linkedin.com/in/traciewolfe

Tracie Wolfe is the Recruiting Specialist for Zingerman's Department For People.  She has over 20 years of human resource experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management. Tracie has been with Zingerman’s since 2008 and supports all Zingerman's businesses with hiring and recruiting efforts. Tracie also leads the Hiring Experience Workgroup, leads the ZingPath internship program, is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and provides HR Generalist support. Tracie is a co-founding member of the Livingston Area HR Association (LAHRA) where she served on the board in various roles, including President. Tracie is a frequent speaker in the community including Michigan HR Day, the MI Hidden Talent Tour, and many others.


Hosted at ZingTrain's training space at 3728 Plaza Drive (right across from Zingerman's Coffee Company.)

7:45 am - 8:00 am : Doors open for Registration, Coffee and Coffee Cake
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Speaker presentation
9:00 am - 9:30 am : Q&A
9:30 am : Adjourn


Success means you get better problems. Here at Speaker Series HQ we've got ourselves some. So, we put some rules in place so that our problems, better or otherwise, don't become your problems :

  • We will no longer be able to offer refunds/transfers if someone does not show up for a session they registered for. We're finally catching up with how the rest of the world does it!
  • If you let us know you cannot attend at least 24 hours in advance, we would happily (well, not happily because we'll miss you!) refund your money.