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Webinar: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters; and What We Can Do About It

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May 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Recognition and Elimination of Bias.

Listen to this webinar of Jonathan Mayes from Albertson discuss a challenging and important topic about eight common forms of bias and how we can identify and remove these barriers to greater success. Jonathan was the 2019 Annual Meeting Speaker and delivers powerful personal stories throughout this webinar. 

Speaker: Jonathan Mayes

Moderator: Gary Sanders

Jonathan Mayes is Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Albertsons Companies, one of America’s largest grocery and pharmacy chains. Albertsons Companies employs nearly 300,000 associates and operates nearly 2,300 stores in 34 states and D.C. Mr. Mayes is a nationally-known speaker on diversity, equity and inclusion topics. He leads his company’s award-winning diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and is a Certified Diversity Executive. He’s been named one of the Top 100 Diversity & Inclusion executives in the U.S.

Mr. Mayes received a Bachelor of Science degree from Warner Pacific College, in Portland, Oregon, and Juris Doctorate degree from Willamette University College of Law, in Salem, Oregon. He’s a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Mayes began his legal career in the SF area, and later joined Safeway in 1994, where he held a number of senior leadership positions in Government Relations, Public Affairs, Sustainability, Philanthropy and Diversity & Inclusion. Safeway merged with Albertsons Companies in 2015. 

Mr. Mayes is a professional musician, arranger, and band leader. He also is an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed Ironman triathlons, ultramarathons, and over 80 marathons. He and his wife, Varetta, reside in San Francisco

Gary Sanders is a Mediator/Arbitrator based in the San Francisco Bay area. He specializes in commercial contract, insurance coverage and real estate disputes.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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