2016 November Perimeter GEM
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When: 11/2/2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Warrren Averett Workplace
6 Concourse Drive, Suite 700
Atlanta, Georgia  30328
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Diversity by Design: Driving Higher Performance

We know intuitively that diversity matters. We live in a global world that has become deeply interconnected and highly competitive. Research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. The spotlight on gender and cultural diversity is at an all-time high, companies need to treat diversity like a business imperative. Diversity can start anywhere in the organization, however, the tone is set at the top. There are also emerging aspects of diversity that will require re-thinking our approach to leadership, notably our Millennials. 

Hear how a successful IT executive leverages diversity to build high performance teams by design. Learn how you can move from a service provider to a differentiator as you ascend the value pyramid. 

Learning Objectives:

  • What one leader believes are table stakes for our Human Resource partners
  • Why data should be your best asset
  • What specific skills will increase your value to the organization
  • How to transform your value and relationship with your business partners
  • Where you can contribute directly to the bottom line of the organization and drive transformation

Speaker: Elizabeth E. Holmes, Senior Vice President, IT Strategy and Global Business Services, Elavon


Elizabeth Holmes is the Senior Vice President of IT Strategy & Global Business Services for Elavon, a $2 billion global provider of merchant acquiring services and integrated payments processing. With over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Elizabeth specializes in global sourcing partnership development, building high performance IT teams, SDLC optimization and driving transformation through a metrics driven approach. She is an advocate of leveraging partnerships and a vast professional network to accelerate the development and integration of new technologies and strategies. Elizabeth is active in WIT, TAG and charitable organizations such as Junior Achievement and Year Up. She is also the Board President for Improve International, an organization dedicated to sustainability of clean water and sanitation projects worldwide. She is an active mentor and volunteer. Elizabeth has two sons, is a graduate from Georgia Tech and a native of Atlanta. 


Thanks to our Host Sponsor:     

Once you turn into the Concourse 6 parking deck, there are a few spaces to the right that are 2 hour visitor parking reserved for Warren Averett and you may park there. If they are taken, you may park anywhere else in the parking deck for the day without penalty except for any other reserved parking spaces. Violations are strictly enforced.  Parking is free.

Our Building is across the street from the parking deck; please follow the signs for Building 6. Our office is on the 7th floor. When you exit the elevators, turn toward the Samsung office, then turn right at the first hallway. Our office is at the end of the hallway, Suite 700.

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration, Networking & Lunch
 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Speaker Presentation

Advance Registration Deadline: October 31, 2016
Cancellation Deadline: October 26, 2016

 Registration Rates:
   Advanced  On-Site
 Member  $25  $30
 Non-Member  $35  $40
 Student Member  $15  $20

If paying via check, please note that your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received. Please mail your check, along with the invoice to:

3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the specified deadline. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.