Denise Barreto

Denise Barreto

Founder and Managing Partner, Relationships Matter Now

Denise Barreto has distilled her expertise, collected over 20 years as a corporate strategist in a variety of industries, into a powerful system for bringing out the best in any organization. Denise has spoken to audiences across the United States, served as a faculty member at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion and other conferences, and, since 2014, has helped the Illinois Business Enterprise Program Council implement, monitor, and enforce the goals of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.

Say AND Do It: Tell and Use Your DEI Story

302 Beckler

How can grantmaking professionals uncover, leverage, and tell their organizations’ stories to minimize bias and advance justice, inclusion, and equity? Although diversity, equity, and inclusion are what many funders want, philanthropic professionals often struggle with where to start. The Relationships Matter Now (RMN) team has partnered with three funders in the South, Midwest, and West […]

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Pre-Con | Brave DEI Conversations 2.0: Equity Warrior Training for Work and Life

501 Chiwana

This workshop requires an additional registration fee. Breakfast and lunch are included.  If you cannot name it, you cannot face it. This in-depth, deep-dive training workshop will build competency and confidence for tackling brave conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

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