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Webinar Series with Ren Navarro | EDI and External Engagement

Jun 25, 2024 | Online
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June 25, 2024 12:00 pm - June 25, 2024 1:00 pm
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Empowering Diversity Webinar Series with Ren Navarro

Join us for an impactful webinar series with diversity champion Ren Navarro, focusing on the importance of diversity and inclusion and how it benefits everyone. 

This session’s Topic is External Engagement.

Understanding the communities you inhabit/those who surround you

– How to approach community leaders/key figures

– what are your motivations in partnerships

– what do you hope to attain in partnerships and engagements

Accountability within partnerships and engagement

– how to show/explain your organization’s values

– public/private partnerships

– long term vs short term partnerships

Language used

–  ensuring accessibility for all and ease of understanding

– how to explain what you wish to attain without the use of jargon

Facilitator

Ren Navarro (she/her)
Owner/Operator at B Diversity Group
Ren Navarro brings over 20 years of corporate customer service and management experience, alongside 12+ years of hands-on knowledge and experience in the beer world. She is certified by some of the world’s largest alcohol programs, Prud’homme, WSET, Cicerone and AFicioNAdo (alcohol free certification). She has also appeared on national television talking about historical aspects of alcohol, new trends in alcohol, and the benefits of stronger communities.

In 2018, Ren created Beer. Diversity., a company/advocacy group whose focus was for folks to be able to have open conversations one beer at a time. With the evolution of the company into non-alcohol spheres, she introduced B. Diversity. in early 2023. This expansion aims to create safer spaces in which to have open and honest conversations and support to create meaningful change in a multitude of industries.

Since 2022, she has been working toward her HR management certification through Seneca College. She has also taught the History of Beer and Brewing course at Niagara College, teaching students about both the well known and the forgotten aspects of history, focusing on bringing diversity to the forefront of learning.

She has been the go-to diversity, equity and inclusion expert for breweries of all sizes, from small family run to multinational conglomerates. Ren has helped breweries with everything from procedures and policies through to hiring and retention, alongside understanding the community they inhabit. She has also worked extensively outside of the drinks world, assisting organisations with their DEI journey and learning.

She loves tattoos, goats, and gives pretty good hugs.
Ren Navarro (she/her)
Owner/Operator at B Diversity Group