Dr. Vanessa Weaver will present on:
• Covering – the act of showing up at work or in social situations without one’s identity.
• Emotional Tax – the personal cost paid by people of color while navigating their careers
Dr. Weaver is a proud member of the first generation of African Americans working in larger numbers in the private sector. Having benefited from the Civil Rights Movement, plus the sacrifices her parents and other Civil Rights pioneers made, she was able to walk through doors of Corporate America once previously closed to women and people of color. After earning her undergraduate degree with honors in Psychology from Washington University, and her Masters and Ph. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Weaver spent 14 years at Procter & Gamble (P&G). There, combining her Clinical Psychologist training with her vision and drive, she helped P&G make great strides, influencing many successful leadership, culture change, and diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives that led to increased engagement of Multicultural Women and other employees, as well as impacted bottom-line business results.