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Connie Tang, president and CEO of Princess House, and Ursula Dudley Oglesby, president of Dudley Products, will take part in a panel discussion about creating opportunities that match the cultural diversity in the workplace on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Bryan Building Room 160. The discussion will be moderated by John T. Fleming, past board member of the Direct Selling Education Foundation. The foundation is sponsoring the event.

During the event, Ursula Dudley Oglesby will be presented with the Entrepreneurship Extraordinaire Award from the Bryan School of Business and Economics and the UNCG Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program.

The award recognizes local businesses that have made a major impact on jobs in the Piedmont area. Past recipients of this award include: Kayne Fisher and Christopher Lester, presidents of Natty Greene’s Brewing Company; John D. Bassett III, chairman of Vaughn-Bassett Furniture; Brandi Tysinger-Temple, CEO and founder of Lolly Wolly Doodle; and Steven A. Goveia, vice president of Tectura.

According to the Department of Labor, 94 percent of the senior managers of Fortune 500 companies are male, and 97 percent are white. In Fortune 2000 “industrial and service companies,” just 5 percent of senior managers are women. This panel is an opportunity to hear directly from CEOs who have included diversity within their strategic plans.

 
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