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Breakout Presentation

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Presentation Details

Explore the intricate tapestry of workplace dynamics through the lived experiences of marginalized individuals and through the narratives of those directly impacted by the clash between meritocracy and mirrortocracy. This session serves as a platform for marginalized workers to voice their stories—unveiling the barriers and nuanced challenges they confront in pursuing career advancement and a genuine sense of belonging.


This is not just about highlighting the challenges; it's a call to action. By sharing real-world experiences and leveraging Calloway's research, participants will collaboratively explore ways to foster an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusivity with actionable strategies and practical approaches.

After this session, you'll be able to:

  1. Better understand the tangible effects of the conflicting paradigms on marginalized groups within workplaces.

  2. Uncover the disparities in opportunities, recognition, and inclusion that persist despite the ideals of meritocracy and workplace equity.

  3. Create support initiatives for marginalized groups.


Speaker Bio:

Bryetta Calloway is a Marketing and Brand Senior Executive, Growth Catalyst for Startups, Speaker, Mentor, Author, DEIB Researcher, and Entrepreneur. With a passion for democratizing access to tech, information, and support for historically marginalized thinkers, innovators, and founders, Bryetta has a background that spans tech startups, nonprofits, and academia. She has launched and grown brands across various industries, and her research on the barriers faced by Black women in professional development and corporate America was featured on Bloomberg’s Black Business Beat in 2022.


As a sought-after speaker, Bryetta shares her expertise on issues ranging from DEIB, leadership, and executive development, to corporate culture. She has worked with renowned organizations such as Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, The Gay Men's Health Crisis, AIDSWalk, WeWork, Flatiron School, ThriveDX, LifeLabs Learning, Emory University, and MassChallenge. 

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