Join Us to Continue the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversation

Learn about the pitfalls companies make and how they can be avoided or redeemed.

The work of creating an inclusive and equitable work experience for all employees is never finished. Society has made huge strides, and the corporate world is working to keep up with the expectations of its clients, employees, and customers. But how do we translate saying the right thing to making real change?

Hiring a chief diversity officer without any power to make a difference, posting on social media without impacting hiring practices, and not addressing diverse talent pipelines are just some of the pitfalls corporations can make on their path to equity. When a new endeavor is underway, mistakes will inevitably be made. But hopefully, lessons are learned as well.

D CEO magazine is proud to continue the conversation with an impressive panel of speakers from various experiences. Join fellow Dallas business leaders and us for our quarterly series on pressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics and discussions in the workplace and beyond. This virtual program will help you learn, be inspired, and help make the Dallas business community even better.

Engage with top DEI leaders and innovators in a candid conversation on what’s working, what’s not—and where we go from here.


Lindsey Dates is a Partner with Barnes & Thornburg in Chicago where he provides targeted guidance to the U.S. and global clients across the spectrum of commercial litigation matters. He earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a Lincoln Scholar and a recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service. Active in the community, Lindsey is currently the Chair of The Chicago Committee, an organization that seeks racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.

Victoria Russell is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Beam Suntory. She leads diversity, equity, and inclusion across talent acquisition, career development and employee retention, marketing, community relations, and building organizational capability to better recognize bias and further drive inclusive mindset. Russell also supports the development of diversity guidelines for the company’s supplier base and champions Employee Impact Groups and leaders across the business. Victoria earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and an M.B.A in Marketing from the University of Kentucky.

Dupree Scovell is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Woodbine Development Corporation, a full-service real estate company that specializes in hospitality. He provides strategic direction is responsible for their acquisition platform and capital markets efforts. He actually got his start in the hotel business at the age of 16, working as a dishwasher at Hyatt Regency Dallas. He was recently named one of the 500 most influential business leaders in Dallas. Dupree earned four bachelor’s degrees from Texas Tech University and two master’s degrees from Stanford. His passions include supporting public education, racial reconciliation, and organizations that prevent human trafficking.


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