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Leading Five Generations in the Workplace: Building Successful Teams

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Urban Financial Services Coalition presents Dr. Andrea Hendricks with information on Leading Five Generations in the Workplace.

Dr. Hendricks will provide practical information on the diversity of today’s workforce and how you as a leader can work to develop a cohesive team by understanding Gen Z to Traditionalist in an effort to gain trust, understanding, and growth while meeting everyone’s needs, including the business.

About the Speaker:

Andrea D. Hendricks, Ed.D., CDE, Senior Executive Director & Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Global DEI, Community, Philanthropy

Cerner Corporation

As the Senior Executive Director & Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Dr. Andrea Hendricks leads Cerner’s global diversity efforts in over 26 countries and the United States. In addition, she is a member of the Human Resources Leadership Team.   Since 2018, she is making an impact on Cerner’s culture by driving strategy and engagement initiatives that foster organizational learning and enhanced corporate diversity and inclusion vision for Cerner associates, leadership and community collaborative partners.  She works enterprise-wide to seamlessly embed comprehensive diversity engagement strategies and best practices. Dr. Hendricks past roles included being the Assistant Vice President & Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank and Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at UMB Financial Corporation.

Dr. Hendricks graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development Psychology and Mass Communications and a Master of Science in Student Counseling Psychology and Personnel Services. She earned a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri -Columbia. She has a Certificate in Diversity Leadership from SHRM and Yale University. She is the author of a diversity book entitled: The BIG Journey: Bold Inclusion for Greatness and currently serves on the National World War I Museum, YMCA, and the United Way’s board to name a few. In addition, Dr. Hendricks is a member of the National Women Business Collaborative, the Greater Kansas City Executive Women’s Leadership Council, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Black Achievers and the Greater Kansas City (MO) Links, Inc.  Dr. Hendricks has received numerous noteworthy recognitions over the years.   In 2021, Hendricks received the 10 Most Empowering Women in Business Award by Insights Magazine, she was inducted into the Women Who Mean Business in Kansas City and the Top 50 National Multi Cultural Leaders recognition by Diversity Leadership, Inc., in 2020, she received the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce ACE Diversity Award, in 2019 she received the Black Health Care Equity Award, the Black Achiever’s Society Lifetime Achievement Award and the NAACP of Kansas City community leader award.   In 2012, the Women’s Foundation honored her for her commitment to women’s issues. In 2011, she received a Peak Performance award for her continued commitment to leadership excellence and stellar work in the area of corporate diversity and inclusion from the National Eagle Leadership Institute.