SPEAKERS DETAILS & BIOS:
Tamika Jacques is a motivational visionary, workforce specialist, life coach, and DEI consultant. Dr. Jacques has been in the workforce development field for more than twenty years and has created numerous training programs to empower women, minorities, college students, youth, and incumbent and under-employed workers.
A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Jacques often lectures on the subjects of developing and sustaining diverse and inclusive networks, empowering your dreams, career vision boards, and building a green workforce economy. As part of her many accomplishments, she was given the Rising Star Award from the New England Women in Energy and The Environment (NEWIEE) in 2017.
In 2019, Dr. Jacques published A Brown Girls Guide toEmployment and Networking which reached #1 on Amazon under the topic of Vocational Education. The bestseller was also listed on Forbes.com as one of the Best Books for Networking. Dr. Jacques’s second book, A Brown Parents Guide, PreparingOur Children for Employment In The 21st Century was released in January 2021, and is available on Amazon.com.
Dr. Jacques has an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University, Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Suffolk University.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
JAMES VINCENT – President, Providence NAACP
The Honorable James Vincent will begin our DEIB Program with some insights on how the Providence NAACP leads the equity initiative in RI for our BIPOC Community. He will speak about how the NAACP assists with empowering workforce Development, employment opportunities and community engagement and how the NAACP may support HR professionals in this area. In his eighth year as president, the NAACP. Providence Branch continues to be a leading advocate on civil rights and for diversity on behalf of the community. The NAACP Providence branch over the last decade has established strong partnerships with groups like the Racial Justice Coalition of Rhode Island, the Economic Progress Institute, the Justice Reinvestment Taskforce, the Voting Access Coalition, and the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
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