Presented by the Orlando Regional Chamber, a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership

Balanced and Inclusive Communication while Building Informal Networks

As future leaders who recognize the urgent need to advance racial and social justice, join YP:NEXT for an impactful and educational virtual meeting with Dr. Bahiyyah Maroon, CEO of the Polis Institute, who will lead an engaging and interactive workshop on balanced and inclusive communication within the workplace. During this meeting, participants will learn why being comfortable with those outside of your normal network and beyond your area of specialization acts as a building block for inclusivity.

Dr. Maroon is looking forward to an active conversation and will be calling on names, so please be present and camera ready!


Dr. Bahiyyah Maroon
Polis Institute

Read Dr. Maroon’s Bio

Dr. Bahiyyah Maroon is a nationally recognized thought leader on equity and social change.

She has  appeared in Women’s Health, Self, Bustle, and Health Daily. Out magazine named her a top ten innovator in the nation for her contributions to social change by dignified design.

Dr. Maroon is the CEO of Polis, an applied research institute. She is also a proud recipient of the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contributions to equity in STEM education.

She received her doctorate in anthropology from UCSC. Dr. Maroon has provided strategic insights to Intel Corporation, Harvard University, the US Dept. of Justice and the US Dept. of Labor among others. Dr. Maroon is passionate about deploying social science to create solutions that result in a more compassionate and equitable world.

YP:NEXT is committed to equipping our region’s Millennials with strategic tools, tactics and knowledge to prepare them for their future of work and leadership. YP:NEXT provides employers the opportunity to immerse rising young employees in professional development programming designed to support regional efforts to attract and retain today’s top talent. If you are or know a young professional under the age of 39 and would like more information on the program, click here