Building Bridges – Translating Corporate Strategy into DEI

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Date: June 11, 2024, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

Speaker: Franklin Ortiz, He/Him, Head of Finance, Airbus Services NA, Pride@Airbus President and Cile Johnson, Chief Business Officer, Talent Dimensions

Join us for an insightful webinar designed to empower ERG members and leaders with the tools and strategies needed to drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives within their organizations.  Franklin Ortiz, Head of Finance, Airbus Services and President Pride@Airbus North America is our guest speaker in June.  His historical success in securing senior leadership buy-in, will provide attendees with invaluable insights into educating senior leaders on the purpose behind DEI initiatives and translating them into actionable items understandable for stakeholders.  Through engaging discussions, we’ll explore how to navigate the delicate balance between corporate responsibility and shareholder interests, assess outcomes, communicate the business case for DEI and effectively engage across diverse perspectives. At the conclusion of this webinar, ERG leaders will be equipped to create inclusive spaces where diverse voices are heard and valued, contributing to a more equitable workplace culture.

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About Franklin Ortiz:

Head of Finance, Airbus Services NA Pride@Airbus President

Franklin is a Honduran-American who grew up in the State of Texas and calls Washington D.C. home. He has been with Airbus for 6 years across various functions including the most recent as the Head of Finance for Airbus Services.

In his current role, he manages the revenue operations of +$1.5B and also leads the Pride@Airbus Employee ResourceGroup which seeks to advance the understanding and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people throughout Airbus and the communities they have a presence in.

Franklin is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in the School of Continuing Studies.

He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Georgetown University, with a Bachelor of Science degree inFinance and a Master of Science degree in Project Management respectively. Professionally, Franklin has worked in Academics, Business Transformation, Finance, DE&I and Project & Portfolio Management.

About Cile Johnson:

Cile Johnson is a business leader with vast experience helping organizations solve their most pressing leadership and talent challenges.  Early in her career, she held various positions of increasing responsibility within the telecommunications industry at Sprint and AT&T.  It was through those leadership experiences that Cile found her passion in the human capital management space and transitioned to leadership positions at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and then Mind Gym.  Over the next 16 years, Cile and her teams supported Fortune 500 companies across all industries to enhance the performance of their most important resource — their talent.

Cile is a co-owner and serves as Chief Business Officer for Talent Dimensions.  She oversees the sales and marketing and finance and IT functions.  Her team is responsible for understanding the unique talent management and development needs in the marketplace. Through research, consulting and talent development, this team aligns solutions in support of those needs.  

Cile received her MA in Organization Development from Fielding Graduate University.  She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College.  She attended the Young Executives Institute at Kenan Flagler Business School.  Cile is certified in CCL’s suite of 360-degree assessments.

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