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DAIP’s Annual Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion Awards

November 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Each year, DAIP invites our community to celebrate our Annual Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion Award winners and learn from thought leaders who are shaping today’s conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Join us on November 18 for this year’s gathering, to honor the 2022 award winners, Angela Bannerman Ankoma (Individual Award Winner) and Amos House (Organizational Award Winner).

This year’s reception will feature:

  • Live music, hors d’oeuvres & cash bar
  • Time for fellowship and networking
  • Brief speaking program highlighting 2022 award winners
  • Panel discussion: The Clap Back: The Inevitable Shift of DEIJ Efforts

Moderated by Guillaume Bagal, the panel will include powerhouse leaders in the DEI space from a variety of industries and sectors who will explore questions about the future of DEIJ work.

The panel will explore topics related to these shifts, such as: Where do we go next as a community? How can we continue to address systemic issues? How do we remain strategic in our commitment to the additional components of DEI, such as justice, equity, belonging, and reparations?

You won’t want to miss this critical conversation. Panel discussion submitted for HRCI and SHRM CE credits.

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Bryant University Bello Center – Stepan Grand Hall
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917 United States
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Kevin Matta


Kevin Matta  (he, him, his) is a strategic differentiator, comfortable challenging the status quo, and brings both passion and experience to ensure client success and human engagement with his brilliant ability to make connections.

Kevin’s interest in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work developed as he witnessed his parents encounter inequities and injustices while navigating the American healthcare and workplace landscape. His passion for this work continues to be strengthened by the systemic injustices people around the world continue to experience.

Kevin serves as president of DAIP’s board of directors.