Differences: Building a Business Case for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by: Rona Berinobis, Director of Workforce Inclusion
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Rona is the Director of Workforce Inclusion
for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and has been with the company for 16 years.
Since 2008, she has led
Wellmark’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in
collaboration with Chairman and CEO John Forsyth. Rona is
responsible for developing and facilitating comprehensive strategies for
leveraging diversity and inclusion for the workforce, workplace and marketplace
to maximize organizational effectiveness.
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Location: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Ruan II
Building, Conference Room 101
best way to get into Ruan II for the luncheon is the building entrance on
Locust Street between 6th & 7th Streets, downtown Des
recommended you park in the parking ramps on 8th and Locust (Locust
Mall) or 6th and Grand (Liberty). You can also park on the street,
but bring plenty of change.
will need to check-in at the security desk on the first floor of Ruan II.
Greeters will also be available to direct guests to the conference room on the
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 for members | $25 for nonmembers | Late Registration/at
the door $30 | Students $15
Lunch: Flat bread salads with meat or
vegetarian options, fruit, pasta salad, dessert and assorted beverages catered
by Wellmark’s Blues Café. In your RSVP, please indicate if you need a
Speaker: Before moving into
her current role, Rona was the Director of National Accounts for Wellmark. She
has extensive experience in health insurance sales, account management and
marketing. Rona’s expertise is in strategic development, coaching and
consulting and crafting innovative solutions to align with a client’s cultural
and environmental needs. Prior to joining Wellmark, she held sales and
marketing leadership roles with United Health Care and Mercy Health Services.
Rona holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Bellevue University and a
Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University. She’s
secured designations as a Certified Health Consultant and Professional of the
Academy of Health Management. Rona is the Vice-Chair of Wellmark’s Inclusion
Council. She has been appointed to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Diversity Alliance Council, is the Vice-Chair of the Greater Des Moines
Partnership’s Diversity Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the
Iowa Asian Alliance.
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by May 17.
Cancellation date: By noon May 16