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"BYOL Series"- Bring Your Own Lunch & Join Us!

April 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Modern leaders are smart, savvy, resourceful, and effective. They understand that encouraging diverse perspectives, experiences and insights into decision-making often produces outcomes they could have never achieved on their own. In this candid conversation about 21st century leadership strategies, you’ll hear from a panel of business leaders who are leveraging diversity as a competitive advantage – and winning.
  • Learn what successful leaders have done for years to embrace diversity and inclusion for leading effectively.
  • Discover what has changed in how successful leaders function now that current events have spotlighted the negative impact inequities have had on our society.
  • Identify where in your business you’ve yet to fully embrace diversity.
  • Receive tips to make subtle changes to embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Gain an understanding of how you can shift your business with an open mentality to receive more diverse opinions while embracing related opportunities.



Jay Graves
Jay is the Founder and CEO of Pathfinder Business Consultants, where he and his team help business leaders develop diverse and high-performing organizations. In addition to leading Pathfinder, Jay is a partner in several entrepreneurial ventures and small businesses. Before establishing Pathfinder, Jay was the Vice President of Sales for the US Roche Diabetes Care Division, where he was responsible for leading all field sales and sales operations functions. During his career at Roche, Jay developed leadership and mentor programs for new managers and senior leaders. Additionally, Jay spearheaded establishing a formal Diversity and Inclusion program spanning over 3000 employees, optimized talent recruiting and retention, resulting in lower turnover, and implemented culture change resulting in organizational
excellence and increased profitability. Jay’s commercial and organizational excellence approach has been featured in articles and interviews by Reuters Eyeforpharma, Healthcare Sales and Marketing, The Business of Healthcare, and Future Pharma. Jay began his professional career in 1998 as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Army. He held multiple leadership positions and global deployments in the Army, including tours in South America, Central America, The Caribbean, South Korea, The United Kingdom, Jordan, and Iraq. As a Counter-Intelligence officer, Jay was trained on behavior science methodology that he later incorporated into his transformational leadership philosophy and mentorship programs. A native of Raleigh, N.C., Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Military Science from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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