Business owners and leaders need real ways to think about diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplace. No matter how early you are in your business, building a strong foundation of inclusivity should always be top priority. Join Launch Chapel Hill to discuss how to define workplace inclusion in your business. This session will be led by Dee McDougal, Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at Pacific Western Bank.
Dee McDougal is Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Pacific Western Bank. She leads PWB’s corporate diversity and inclusion strategy and focuses on creating and implementing innovative, sustainable plans that promote inclusion, diversity and equity across stakeholder groups. She develops and manages education and engagement programs for internal and external audiences, including candidates, employees, clients, partners, suppliers and community groups.
Dee serves on various professional committees and advisory groups, including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group and Professional Development Council of the American Bankers Association, Executive Committee for the NC Black Entrepreneurship Council, and member of the NC Rural Center Small Business Policy Task Force. She also serves on the boards of directors for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties and Empower Dance Foundation. She was named one of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2018, and was named a BizWomen Headliner and Rising Star by American City Business Journals.
Velvet Nelson, Launch Chapel Hill Assistant Director