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Keeping the Momentum on DEI

  • May 17, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • 8300 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102 (HUB International Office). The room is named Tenant Lounge and is located on the ground floor


  • Free For Current WATRA Members

Registration is closed

Event Schedule

Networking begins at 8:30 am.  The discussion will begin at 9:00 am.

About the Event

Recent articles have raised questions about corporate support for DEI efforts. Below are a few themes we may explore as part of a facilitated discussion.

  • Why are some companies quietly trimming their DEI teams that they championed in 2020?
  • Why are DEI staff leaving their jobs?
  • Is the business case for DEI broken?
  • Is your company still committed to DEI?
  • Can you have pay transparency without a DEI program?

Please note this is not a presentation or workshop, but an open forum to discuss.

About the Facilitator

Lahaja Furaha, director of diversity and inclusion at The Washington Post. She has more than 15 years of experience implementing people strategies across transportation, technology, education, non-profit, and public sectors. Prior to returning to The Post, she most recently oversaw the consulting division at Management Concepts. She also previously served as the senior organizational development consultant at The Post, director of education and community programs at The George Washington University, among other roles. Furaha holds a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University.

“To create a culture that values diversity and belonging, it’s critical that the foundation of those efforts is built around creating a better work environment for everyone. Diversity is a people-first, long-term commitment, and I’m excited to be a part of a company and collaborate with leaders who are willing to put in the work,” said Furaha.

Additional Information

The P4 Parking Deck is located behind the building

Garage Rates:

0-2 hrs. ($6.00)

Daily Max ($13.00)


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Arlington, VA  22204

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