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Cari Dominguez

Principal - Dominguez & Associates/Circa

Cari Dominguez is nationally recognized for her expertise in public policymaking, workforce issues and corporate governance. A former Chair of the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she also served at the U.S. Department of Labor in roles including Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards and Labor Management, and Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. In the latter capacity, she created, launched, and led the Labor Department’s Glass Ceiling Initiative, designed to remove from the workplace invisible barriers affecting the advancement of women and underrepresented groups. She is also a founder of the Industry Liaison Group Initiative and served as its first national coordinator. Dominguez serves on the board of Circa and is a trustee of the Calvert Funds. She recently retired as lead director from the board of Triple-S Management Corporation, the exclusive BlueCross BlueShield managed healthcare company in Puerto Rico, and as a board member from ManpowerGroup, a global workforce solutions company.

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Workshop 2

Ensuring EEO in Promotions: Former Agency Leaders Speak
Craig Leen, K&L Gates LLP; Cari Dominguez, Dominguez & Associates

How can we break glass ceilings and build pathways to mobility for all? Cari will draw on her experience championing the Glass Ceiling Initiative while at the OFCCP. Craig will draw on his experience developing the promotions focused review program at the OFCCP, and his work in the private sector developing DEIA programs. Participants will learn:

• Legal obligations and standards for promotions
• Indicators of glass ceilings and underpromotion
• Developing the pathways of the mobility ladder from front line workers to management
• Removing bias and true evaluation of skills
• Importance of organizational culture reviews in promotions
• Best practices to address glass ceilings and achieve promotion equity