Think of this as your go-to, one stop shop for all of your burning HR questions. Our all Black panel of HR specialists share some best practices in the workplace to assist your level up in 2020. They addressed how to escalate matters of concern, how to address the Becky's in the office, our mental health, how to negotiate salary upon hire, and so much more.

Our panelists also help demystify their roles as Human Resources and provide some insight on how their Blackness impacts their jobs at the recruiting, hiring/firing, and compensation phases of their job functions.

Our panelists ---

Matthew Kirby, Owner, Principal Consultant, Honest Human Resources Consulting LLC

During the day, Matthew works as a People & Culture Partner for a large non profit. Outside of his 9-5, Matthew demystifies stereotypical perceptions of Human Resources through his conversational, engaging and weekly broadcasts of the Honest Human Resources Podcast.

Tigist Takele, Associate Director of HR, Gilead Sciences

Tigist Takele-Maylor, MBA, is a Senior HR professional with over 15 years of HR experience in Biotech, Engineering and Healthcare industries. Tigist's area of expertise is in Leadership Development, Employee Relations and Executive Coaching. She aspires to continue to support people of color and women navigate the workplace as well as transition into Leadership roles.

Jordan Cisneros, Recruiting Coordinator, IDEO

As a Recruiting Coordinator for IDEO, a 40 year old global design company, Jordan’s work revolves around using her role to increase access to design for marginalized communities. When she’s not fighting systemic racism in the workplace and beyond, you can find her cuddled with bae at home watching reruns of Insecure.