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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit

The Science of Bias + The Art of Inclusion

September 22, 2022 | 8 - 12 p.m. | Centennial Hall: 124 10th Street


The Steamboat Springs Chamber and Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation are proud to present Steamboat’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit (DEI). The DEI Summit will offer insights and framework for business leaders and employees to evaluate their current culture and incorporate DEI principles and practices into their organization. This year’s event will be hosted by the Latino Leadership Institute and will feature Joelle Martinez.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion training models have generally remained stagnant for more than a generation. In this groundbreaking workshop you will discover the science behind our unconscious and defensive thinking habits and how they may interfere with realizing diversity and inclusion goals. In this brain-based approach to inclusive leading, you will explore LLI’s S.E.A.T Model, a results-driven approach to engage in inclusive behaviors that will move you and your organization towards sustained DEI efforts. Be prepared to engage, dialogue, and practice new inclusion techniques.



Joelle Martinez is a nationally recognized organizational strategist, inspirational speaker, trainer, and executive. A visionary leader, Joelle dedicates her life to helping cross-sector leaders realize their potential and facilitate positive change by improving their thinking. Joelle is a subject matter expert in Neuroleadership, demographic shifts, diversity and inclusion, social intelligence and cultural intelligence. Since 2015, Joelle has served as the President and CEO of the Latino Leadership Institute. Previously, she spent more than 15 years building winning business development and public affairs strategies for both the public and private sectors. In 2017, Joelle was named one of the 25 most powerful women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, she received the NFL’s Leadership Award. She currently serves on the Hispanic Advisory Council for Coca-Cola and has served on a number of boards over the years. Joelle is a member of the Neuroleadership Institute and is a certified practitioner in both Insights Discovery® and i4®.


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