In recent years, we have witnessed the Millennial and Gen Z generations leading movements for societal and political change. With comparison being drawn to the protests of the 1960s, this movement could play a pivotal role in advancing towards a more equitable and just society. The Millennial and Gen Z generations are more diverse than past generations, and this shapes their perception, attitudes and actions towards racial and gender equity. Now making up the majority of the labor force and consumer base, their advocacy against systemic racism is transforming society’s approach to conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.
On Wednesday, December 9 we held a special session - , An Intergenerational Conversation on Race Presented by Walmart. In this dynamic session, we had a candid dialogue on the topic of racial equity and how the generational gap is transforming our perceptions of race.
The panel included Sindy Benavides and Joy Ofodu. Benavides is a Honduran-American immigrant who has experienced the American dream, and now devotes her career to public service. She is currently Chief Executive Officer for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Ofodu’s mission in life is to empower on/offline communities. She currently works as an Associate Brand Marketing Manager in the technology industry.
Denisse Goldfarb, Chief People Officer at Walmart Chile, moderated the session. Goldfarb manages the people agenda for more than 45,000 employees and nearly 400 stores. Previously, she was the HR Lead for Microsoft with focus on digital and cultural transformation and D&I. Goldfarb is proud to be a member of IWF Chile.