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How L'Oreal, Intuit, and LMI Are Using Mentoring to Build Inclusive Workplace Cultures

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Lydia Frank, Vice President of Marketing, Chronus; Louis Desforges, Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, L’Oreal ; Elizabeth Hoban, Director of Talent Management, LMI; and Kimbra Brookstein, Staff Program Manager, Intuit

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As the Great Resignation continues, corporations are focusing on development and inclusion in order to retain top employees. In this webinar, HR leaders from L’Oreal, Intuit and LMI detail how they use mentoring to further DEI objectives across their organizations. By implementing various mentoring formats, these companies are building more inclusive cultures. Learn how mentoring can increase retention and satisfaction by focusing on participant criteria, recruiting, and program engagement.

During this event, you will learn:

  • Types of mentoring formats that best serve DEI objectives
  • Mistakes to avoid when promoting your DEI-focused mentoring program
  • How to measure impactful mentoring programs


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Lydia Frank
Lydia Frank

Vice President of Marketing, Chronus

As vice president of marketing, Lydia Frank uses the art and science of strategic storytelling to showcase the incredible power of mentorship in developing employees, transforming organizational culture from the inside out, and ensuring every employee feels connected to and supported by their organization.

Prior to Chronus, Lydia served in a number of marketing roles at PayScale. She is a strong advocate for creating more accessible paths to power for women, people of color, and other historically marginalized groups in the labor market and economy. She has been a frequent speaker and media commentator on this topic and has contributed related content to various publications including Harvard Business Review, Money, Fortune, TechCrunch.

Louis Desforges
Louis Desforges

Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, L’Oreal

Louis Desforges is the assistant vice president of DEI at L’Oreal USA, the largest subsidiary of the L’Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company. Louis is responsible for shaping the diversity efforts for L’Oréal USA as a business imperative to build the standard in making beauty inclusive, which highlights the value of all forms of beauty while respecting and reflecting the differences of our rapidly changing marketplace.

In his role, Louis leads the veteran’s strategy, a robust plan that encompasses the attraction, mentoring, retention, and development of veterans within L’Oréal. Leveraging his recruitment experience, he also leads the DEI alignment with talent acquisition in a collaborative effort to advance diverse recruitment across all dimensions. As of 2022, Louis is also head of DEI for the Luxury division - a 2,000 person organization across 8 brands, retail and commercial operations.


Elizabeth Hoban
Elizabeth Hoban

Director of Talent Management, LMI

Beth Hoban is the director of talent management at LMI. She is a dynamic program manager experienced in leading enterprise-wide, strategic training initiatives in large complex organizations with disbursed team members and clients. She has spent her career assessing critical business issues, designing, delivering, and measuring programs in all phases of the employee life cycle.

Previously, Beth was a senior international organizational development consultant and executive coach at Asian Development Bank. She has built partnerships, grown talent, and implemented system and culture transformations for organizations big and small.

Kimbra Brookstein
Kimbra Brookstein

Staff Program Manager, Intuit

Kimbra Brookstein is staff program manager for tech women at Intuit, an internal initiative focused on attracting, retaining, and advancing women technologists. In this role, she uses her passion both at the local and global levels to help carry out strategic programming.

In 2021, Kimbra was named to the Board of Directors of #LatinaGeeks as vice chair, named as one of the “Women Of Influence In Technology” by the San Diego Business Journal and won the Athena Pinnacle Award for “Individual In Technology.” She is a connecter with deep ties to the San Diego tech scene and is passionate about providing pathways for underrepresented groups in tech.


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