The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks take place every Wednesday at noon. Visit our calendar to see upcoming sessions.
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ADDRESSING DISPARITIES IN LEADERSHIP
Phyllis “Seven” Harris (LC2 2020, LC 2019), Executive Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Phyllis talked about the lack of inclusion of Black folks in leadership and how leadership on boards and in upper level management roles can promote inclusion and address disparities.
UNDERSTANDING INFANT MORTALITY IN CLEVELAND AND THE WORK OF FIRST YEAR CLEVELAND
Bernadette Kerrigan (LC 2008), Executive Director, First Year Cleveland
Bernie shared how First Year Cleveland is reducing infant mortality in Cleveland by focusing on the systemic racism inherent in the medical system and candidly shared how she discovered and is working through her own biases.
HEALTH HAPPENS IN COMMUNITIES: THE METROHEALTH SYSTEM’S INSTITUTE FOR H.O.P.E.TM
Susan Fuehrer (ALI 2020, LC 2008), President, Institute for H.O.P.E.
James Misak MD (LC 2020), Medical Director, Institute for H.O.P.E.
Sue and Dr. Misak discussed the work of the Institute of H.O.P.E.TM, social determinants of health, and how they are those disparities in Cleveland.
PREPARING FOR THE RETURN OF STUDENTS: SCHOOLS & DAY CARE FACILITIES
Tom Gill (CEF 2010, CLI 2009), President, Urban Community School
Michelle Curry (LC2 2020, LC2 2015, LC 2014), Executive Director, Merrick House Neighborhood Center
Michelle and Tom shared how their respective organizations responded to the COVID-19 shut-downs, how they continue to serve their children and families, and what they are doing to prepare for the future.
COVERING CHALLENGING TIMES
Micki Byrnes (LC 2005, CLC Board), President & General Manager, WKYC Channel 3
Adam Miller (LC 2020), Director of Content, WKYC Channel 3
Russ Mitchell (LC 2014), Anchor & Managing Editor, WKYC Channel 3
Micki, Adam, and Russ talked about the challenges and innovation that resulted from COVID-19 for their news team. They also discussed their approach to covering news during tense and challenging times such as the pandemic and the recent protests and riots.
LEADING FROM YOUR CREATIVE SIDE TO MANAGE UNCERTAINTY AND COMPLEXITY
Adele DiMarco, Executive Leadership & Team Coach, Culture Consultant, Media Host, Author, Speaker, Founder, Yinovate
Adele shared the importance of creativity in today’s business world and ways to tap into and lead from that side.