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    July 2023 DE&I Complimentary Round Table Virtual Discussion: Engineered Injustice: A Tale of Corporate Bias and Redemption

    Date: July 27, 2023, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    HRMA Princeton
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    DE&I Complimentary Round Table Virtual Discussion: Engineered Injustice: A Tale of Corporate Bias and Redemption

    Hosted by: Danielle M. Martinez, M.Ed., MSHRM, SHRM-CP 

    This program has been rescheduled from June 29.
    Please note the new date and time:

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Please use the following registration link to sign up for this and future DE&I discussions
    Registration CLOSES at 5 p.m. the day before each session



    This monthly roundtable discussion is intended to offer a platform of open discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion related topics. 

    • Roundtable discussion will be hosted every last Thursday of each month
    • Summary of case will be sent out every first Thursday of each month


    Summary of Case

    Jessica, a talented Research Engineer at Company X, faced career challenges due to management bias and unfair practices. After her supervisor, Scott, was promoted, she was placed under the less qualified Dale. Jessica's concerns about her career growth and compensation were dismissed by HR Director Maggie. Eventually, Jessica sued the company for Gender and Race Discrimination, Unfair Pay Practices, and a Hostile Work Environment. The lawsuit was settled for $175,000, leading to personnel changes and a renewed focus on inclusivity.

    Click HERE for full case study.


    1. Understand the significance of promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the role management plays in creating a fair and supportive work environment.
    2. Identify best practices for addressing employee complaints and handling workplace discrimination, emphasizing open communication and timely action.
    3. Recognize the potential consequences of inaction in addressing workplace discrimination, including legal ramifications, damage to company reputation, and loss of valuable employees.

    This discussion has been approved for 1 SHRM and 1 HRCI professional development credit.


    Danielle Martinez is a distinguished human resources professional with a Master's degree in Education and Human Resources Management. With over 12 years of HR experience, including 5 at the executive level, she has supported companies through mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, and corporate HQ relocations. Her risk management expertise has proven invaluable in reducing workforce size with minimal legal backlash.

    As businesses undergo change, employees often face challenges. Danielle mastered the art of difficult conversations and adapted her skills to virtual platforms like Zoom and WebEx, ensuring empathetic communication. Motivated by a desire to create opportunities (versus being in a position to take them away), she relaunched Sole Hire, focusing on recruitment and assisting companies, primarily startups and SMBs, with retention strategies.

    Danielle has successfully developed and deployed learning & development  programs in North America and India. She is renowned for her exceptional talent acquisition and recruitment accomplishments, saving companies over $100K annually while collaborating with management and executives on talent retention.

    Danielle participates in conferences and panel discussions across the United States and online. She holds board positions with GSC-SHRM as the Lead Chair for Diversity & Inclusion and HRMA of Princeton as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.