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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is excited to announce that the 2023 DEI Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 1.  This unique virtual event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the DEI realm in an easily digestible half day format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. This 6th Annual event is an exclusive opportunity to learn from the industry’s best.

The BNP is delighted to welcome Sandra Quince as the Keynote for the DEI Symposium. As CEO to Paradigm for Parity, Bank of America Leader on Loan, Sandra’s unique background provides that rare combination of a leader who can speak about diverse recruitment and retention strategies in both the private sector and the non-profit world.

Sandra will share her insights and tips for recruiting diverse talent and creating an inclusive environment in which all employees can be their authentic selves.


8:30 AM – Welcome

8:45 – 9:45 AM – Keynote Address/Q&A Sandra Quince/Dottie

9:45 -10:00 AM –  Break

10:00 -11:00 AM – Micro Learning Sessions Track A

11:00 – 11:15 AM – Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Micro Learning Sessions Track B

12:15 – 12:30 PM – Break

12:30 – 12:45 – Seminar Wrap-up

Canisius College has purchased a Corporate Pass that covers registration for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating.

To register for this event, please e-mail Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, at Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance