The Inclusivity Triangle: Approaching DEIR in Chemistry through Academia, Industry, and Community

ACS Webinars

Advocating for greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) creates more equitable opportunity for all, but does it make good business sense? Yes! These values also accelerate growth, innovation, and performance in systems, processes, policies, and day-to-day operations, but where should we focus our efforts to create a strong foundation in perpetuity?

Join Pamela Leggett-Robinson of PLR Consulting, Sherine Obare of North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro, and Shanina Sanders Johnson of Spelman College as they discuss how a culture of inclusion through culturally relevant teaching in academia, laboratory research in industry, and engagement within the Society can be an engaging productive catalyst for the chemical workforce and beyond.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Paula Christopher of the American Chemical Society and co-produced with the ACS Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect.


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What You Will Learn

  • How to design curricular activities that engage students and build upon their diverse backgrounds in an inclusive manner
  • How to build a research environment where any student can successfully develop the skills, talent, competence, and confidence needed for the workforce
  • How to utilize local section activities to increase inclusion of diverse perspectives, professions, and racial/ethnic/gendered identities of members


Pamela Leggett-Robinson
CEO and Executive Director,
PLR Consulting

Sherine Obare
Dean and Professor, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering,
North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro

Shanina Sanders Johnson
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Spelman College

Paula Christopher
Diversity Planning & Strategy Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Respect, American Chemical Society

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