September 10, 2020

Creating Inclusive Environments in Businesses and Organizations

Creating Inclusive Environments in Businesses and Organizations

Now Streaming On-Demand | Originally Aired 9-10-2020

Understanding comes from knowing, which is why AuthoraCare Collective has partnered with the Alamance Chamber, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Fox Rothschild LLP and Cone Health to explore the impact of health disparities and the opportunities for intentional inclusion in our businesses and communities.
Join us on September 10 to hear panelists Kim Gatling, Kiva Elliott, and April Herring discuss how businesses and health care organizations are proactively working to create more diverse and inclusive environments.
This webinar is the second in a 3-part series focusing on understanding and increasing our knowledge of diversity, implicit bias and intentional inclusion. We will discuss how businesses and organizations are focusing on intentional inclusion and diversity and leveraging this as a differentiator. The concept of implicit bias will be explored and panelists will share how and why their organizations have made intentional inclusion a priority. The role of community outreach and health equity will also be a part of our conversation.

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• Increase knowledge of intentional inclusion and the scope of diversity in organizations and communities.
• Learn what implicit bias is and how to recognize it.
• Learn why it is important for business and communities to build more diverse and inclusive environments.
• Increase understanding of the strategies businesses and organizations have implemented to create and leverage a more diverse and inclusive workforce.


Kim Gatling is a Greensboro attorney and Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP who has built a reputation for her expertise in the field of intellectual property, licensing and litigation, while contributing to the growth of the legal profession in her role as the first chief diversity & inclusion officer for one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms. In her role as chief diversity & inclusion officer, Gatling develops and implements programs and policies that support the firm’s goals of increasing and promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment at all levels throughout the firm. Gatling generously shares her knowledge and energies with several philanthropic causes across the community. She serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Cone Health Foundation, and she is a supporter of her alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University, where she serves on the Board of Trustees.

Kiva Elliot is the Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for Cone Health. She has been a leader with Cone Health for over nine years and takes pride in serving the people, patients and communities of the organization. Kiva believes that small actions send a big message & we all have to be willing to stand up, speak up and take action for justice. Curiosity, Courage and Commitment will lead the way. Her natural curiosity and quest for knowledge has driven her to pursue interesting and impactful career paths. She spent the majority of her career with Bank of America and American Express, which helped shape the foundation of Kiva’s extensive experience and belief that organizations are only as great as their people. She has helped organizations strategically achieve their goals, build and sustain inclusive cultures, develop and grow associates and lead through change and transformation.

April Herring is the Community Education/Outreach Coordinator and Faith Community Liaison for AuthoraCare Collective. She coordinates community-based educational programs and provides outreach focused on promoting awareness and relationship building through partnerships and collaboration. Years of working as part of the hospice interdisciplinary team, being a caregiver recipient of Hospice services and being a long-time Hospice volunteer, enable her to bring personal, real-life experience into her work. April is an ordained minister and serves as Associate Pastor of Godly Faith Christian Center in Greensboro.


Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Director of Education at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.