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Executive Roundtable: Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable


 1 hour

Online • Closed Captioned • 

Executive Roundtable: Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

We know that diverse teams and organizations perform better than homogeneous ones. Yet, many diversity efforts lead to little change and some even backfire.

This session will focus on the practice of what we call expansive dialogue. Expansive dialogue is more than an exchange of opinions. It requires everyone to be willing to examine their blind spots, become deeply curious about the life experiences of those they perceive as the “other,” and co-create a shared experience based on the stories of each individual participating in the dialogue.

This is for You if:

  • You struggle with finding the right way to engage in dialogue about diversity
  • You want to examine blindspots and identify biases
  • You want to learn how to challenge your own assumptions

In this session, You'll:

  • Discuss how to handle challenging, emotionally charged situations that often arise in the midst of identity-related discourse
  • Explore DEI learning practices that lead to meaningful organizational change
  • Identify key techniques for engaging in meaningful DEI-related dialogues with others

What to expect:

  • Small group discussions in breakout rooms - get ready to have some real talk with your peers
  • Typically the presentation portion is recorded, but the breakout rooms will never be recorded

This is a part of Ellevate's Executive Program.

Ellevate’s three programs (Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Rising Leaders) offer a variety of flexible ways to learn alongside peers, including Roundtables, Workshops, local Chapter Meetups, and our 12-Week Squads Program.

The Executive Program is a space for executives and successful business owners to share leadership experiences - the stories that are invisible to their teams - with trusted peers and experts. In the program, you’ll discover new opportunities, learn how to build an inclusive culture, and shape the future of business.

How can you join the Executive Program?

  • Try out the weekly Executive Roundtable for $50.
  • Get $5 off weekly Executive Roundtables for $5 a month with Basic Access.
  • Get unlimited access to weekly Executive Roundtable, local Executive Events, Executive Trainings, and Executive Squads with Executive Access.

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Full Agenda

Our weekly Roundtables are designed for participant interaction. It’s a place you can be yourself and be comfortable sharing and showing up for others.


  • 15 mins: Thought Leadership from guest Expert
  • 35 mins: Facilitated group discussion (main room or across numerous breakout rooms
  • 10 mins: Key takeaway sharing

Come ready to:

  • Have your video on. Visible communication is important.
  • Try to be somewhere quiet and fosters good focus.
  • Share whats going on in your world, and/or something relevant to the topic or your peers:
    • a problem/challenge you’re facing, or;
    • an idea or solution for someone else, or;
    • a practice, or funny anecdote that might help others.
  • Share resources that helped you(a great book or leadership strategy)

Get Introduced to the Women You Should Know

We help our members connect with specific attendees who share their industry and life experiences.

Kristy Wallace

Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

Former CEO at Ellevate Network

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CEO at Ellevate Network

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Rebecca Spitzer

Rebecca Spitzer

New York, NY

VP of Product and Technology at Ellevate Network

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