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Assess or Be Assessed. How to Incorporate DE&I into Organization Culture From Day One.
Learn from Tanida Mullen, and Zoe Moore, CADAZO Consulting Group, how you can be proactive with your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) journey. Understand the difference between proactive (open and growth mode) and reactive (closed and defensive mode) and being open to wading into some unfamiliar territory while gathering information necessary to make changes.
Learn the three pillars of DEI - what you need to do, what you need to know and understand before you try to implement a DEI strategy in your organization and, discover how to assess your current situation. After all, you do not know what you do not know.
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Chief People Officer
CADAZO Consulting Group
Tanida Mullen has a proven track record of excellence and has been a trainer in the hospitality and restaurant industry for over 14 years. With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Central Texas, she has been able to tune into what customers want and create result-producing training programs to ensure that it benefits her client's bottom line. Tanida has been selected to facilitate customer service programs for several divisions within her company and has created and led leadership and sales classes to promote employee development. Her success in working with teams has been the result of her creativity and thirst for knowledge.
Tanida is a member of MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter and has served on the board for MPI THCC in communication & membership positions. Tanida has served as chair for the Global MPI Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee. Curator at The Savvy Young Professional, Tanida has built a platform for young professionals to garner career advice With a passion for helping teams build camaraderie and focus on creating the best experience for their target customer, Tanida focuses on using custom strategies for the unique needs of her clients.
Honorably discharged from the United States.Army following 12 years of service, Chiriga Moore, affectionately known as Zoe (pronounced ZOH) completed an M.S. in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism then started an event planning company in Oakland, CA. Learning that Inclusion, Diversity and Equity were not prioritized in the meetings, events and tourism industry, she became an advocate to help improve dialogue and action in the areas of supplier diversity, organizational culture and diverse representation in leadership.
Initially, spearheading the formation of an Inclusion & Diversity committee with MPI’s Northern California Chapter, she decided to become a Certified Diversity Practitioner (CDP) to deepen her knowledge. Having dissolved her company, LB Alliance due to COVID 19, she became the co-producer of The State of Events podcast and co-founder of the CADAZO Consulting Group.
Now an Inclusive Event Strategist & Consultant she is helping leaders of organizations define their strategic commitment to DEI through her speaking, writing and consulting.
The outgoing co-chair for MPIs Global Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, Zoe is committed to holding industry leaders accountable and ensuring that change is both measurable and sustainable.
A contributing writer to The Meeting Professional and Meetings Today. Zoe Moore resides in Marietta, GA with her 16 year old son, Jourden Moore. She loves homemade chocolate chip cookies, photography and travelling.
Carolynn has over forty years business experience in Small and Enterprise organizations. Carolynn started out managing a small business in the automotive industry, and has built her career with business background, knowledge and hands-on experience in Property Management, Life Insurance, Retail, Catering & Restaurants, Pharmaceutical and High Technology.
While working in Silicon Valley she spent over fifteen years in global event and meeting planning; organizing and executing meetings, large-scale events, third-party trade shows, conferences, and incentive travel programs; organizing everything from a small business launch to corporate events on a global scale for 22,000 attendees.
As an experienced businessperson, Carolynn is detail-oriented and approaches all programs and projects with a strong emphasis on strategic planning, financial management and tactical execution to ensure program success.
Carolynn holds a Bachelor’s of Science, Human Services and a Minor, Communications from Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, CA. She is currently pursuing her MBA, Marketing from the same University and is expected to graduate December 2020.
Carolynn is currently the CEO & Founder, with Dawn Bennett, CFO, and Zoe Moore, CMO, in a new venture called CaDaZo. CaDaZo’s has a mission to create and execute conversations and to move the needle in the Inclusion & Diversity arena. The first program for CaDaZo will be a video series, aligned workshops and corporate leadership training programs for inclusion and diversity in your supply chain