In this panel discussion, you will hear from two Princeton stakeholders about diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and discuss mechanisms used to promote inclusion, diversity and racial equity through practices/initiatives. The panel also brings perspectives from the private and public sector, sharing effective inclusive growth strategies for and within the small business community. What are some tangible bottom-up practices to allow for a sustainable, inherent commitment to racial justice that translate across organizations? 

Hosted by John-Paul Parmigiani (JP), CEO and Co-founder and Archana Shah, COO & Co-founder of Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area, this session will be both a deliberation and a call to action.

Requests for accommodations can be made when you register to attend. Please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Panelist Bios 

Lloyd J. Cambridge is the founder & CEO of Progress Playbook, a small business training and economic development consulting company. Lloyd partners with government agencies, nonprofits and small businesses nationally to design customized learning experiences and inclusive growth strategies that support entrepreneurs in starting and scaling businesses locally and beyond. Progress Playbook’s clients include NYC Department of Small Business Services, City Harvest, Brooklyn Children's Museum, The Actors Fund, New York University and more.

Prior to starting Progress Playbook, Lloyd was the Director of NYC Business Solutions, and prior to that, he was an underwriter and credit analyst at JPMorganChase for their middle-market division. Lloyd has supported over 10,000 entrepreneurs and business owners throughout his career and has shared his expertise on entrepreneurship and business development with organizations like Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, the Small Business Administration and New York University. Lloyd earned his B.S. in Economics from NYU and is an Alumni of the Coro Leadership network.

Kimberly Tiedeken is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Human Resources at Princeton University. She empowers individuals to live with intention, gain comfort being uncomfortable, and find the connections that lead to growth. Among her core values are inclusion, empathy, honesty, family, and humor.

Kimberly is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging practitioner focusing on coaching, facilitated discussion, and learning. She is certified in the fields of coaching and human resources, holding Associate Certified Coach (ACC), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credentials. Kimberly previously served as the Mid-Atlantic People Leader (HR Director) and as a Diversity & Inclusion Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Kimberly believes in paying it forward. She enjoys community service and has volunteered all across the US, Puerto Rico, and Belize. She enjoys travel, scuba diving, rock climbing, and is a hockey fanatic. Her number one priority, however, is embracing parenthood with her husband and two young sons.

Amina Yamusah is the co-founder and CTO of Bloc Software, where she develops software and data tools that help workforce development programs track and increase job placement outcomes as they work to upskill 120 million job seekers for the future of work. Her work is grounded in 3 years leading Our Bloc, a social impact organization that aimed to narrow the black collegiate rate from 13% to the national event - an endeavor that served 2,000 students and was recognized by Echoing Green, Camelback Ventures and Forbes 30 Under 30. Amina also worked with job seekers across New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program as a career instructor at Samaschool NYC.

As a former data engineer at MoveOn.org, Amina’s technical background includes work at the intersection of voter outreach and data transformation, building on her research as an undergraduate at Princeton University where she analyzed the voting behavior of black and Latinx women. Amina earned her bachelor’s degree in Politics from Princeton University in 2013.

Moderator Bio

Chandani Punia is a Human-centered design specialist and advisor for Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area. She over 14 years of experience in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, program development, and fundraising. She is an advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation in meeting the sustainable development goals. A former social entrepreneur, Chandani leans on human-centered design to co-create inclusive processes and programs for social good. Chandani has worked with City Harvest, Asia Society, U.N. World Food Programme, and Merrill Lynch. She is currently the Director of Development at Akshaya Patra where she leads donor engagement efforts to support the organization’s school feeding programs that serve 1.8 million children in India. Chandani holds a BSc from the Boston University in Business Administration and an M.A. in International Development from Columbia University. 

Who can attend?

Open to the public and the campus community.

Registration is required.