Inclusive Talent: A conversation with David Edgerton Jr. and Drinal Foster

Date and Time:

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021
4:30PM - 5:30PM


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AMA-MN is hosting a 3 part Inclusion Series to offer considerations in developing an inclusive work culture where people feel supported, respected and valued as individuals.  The first session in the series focuses on an inclusive approach to attracting and retaining talent.  This will be presented through a conversation with David Edgerton, Jr., managing principal at the DEJ Group, an executive search and recruiting firm that focuses on finding and connecting exceptional diverse talent with inclusive companies and Drinal Foster of Black Girl Wanders: travel influencer, explorer, photographer and educator. 

The conversation will provide insight on opportunities to develop inclusivity at various points in the talent development process including the hiring process, how your organization is positioned and the ongoing support of people throughout their careers with your organization.

Key takeaways: 

  • Your hiring process may be exclusive based on where you look, what language you use, and how to relate to candidates
  • Your organization’s branding as an employer is often overlooked – what are you doing to sell employment at your organization in ways you sell your products and service to your customers
  • Being inclusive starts with the candidate experience and progresses through onboarding until they leave or retire                                                                               


  • 4:30pm Welcome and Announcements 
  • 4:40pm Conversation
  • 5:20pm Q&A Session
  • 5:30pm Informal Breakout Room Networking (OPTIONAL)


Please select the ticket level that feels right for you:

Sponsorship: those with resources to share $20
Supporter: those with access to resources $10
Contributor: those who can pay a small fee $5
Student: new to DEI want want to learn all I can $0

Registration coming soon!


David Edgerton Jr

Managing Principal

David is an innovative senior leader passionate about improving organizational performance. He is known for leveraging experience in program execution and relationship management to solve problems…

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Drinal Foster, Black Girl Wanders

Travel Influencer, Explorer, Photographer, Educator

Black Girl Wanders is a charismatic, gutsy, independent, free-spirited, 40-something Vice President in Corporate America. Located in the mid-west as a corporate transplant (a native from the Pacific…

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