Despite the widespread acknowledgment of the need for significant changes in our society, a large segment of the population refuses to acknowledge the existence of systemic racism. Consequently, many of these individuals do not genuinely support the idea of employing inclusive practices that will improve the quality of life for people of color.

Unfortunately, this reality makes it even more challenging to reach a viable “tipping point” in our society that will eventually lead to meaningful and sustainable changes in the future.

Given the prevailing circumstances, we must encourage others to play an active role in improving the overall social well-being of the Black community, and all people of color in the future. At this Sip Session, we will create a robust dialogue to openly explore how to effectively engage individuals who are typically not open to considering diverse perspectives, especially those that challenge their own beliefs and life experiences. Our goal is to understand the vital and collective role we must play to advance this critical conversation. I also hope that each of us leaves this discussion feeling better equipped to encourage more courageous and inspiring dialogue with those around us.

About Damon Carter

Damon has over 25 years of diverse HR experience across multiple industries and has held HR leadership roles at Aetna, United Technologies Corporation, Express Scripts, and General Electric. Damon is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company (CATIC). He is also President of the CATIC Foundation and a member of CATIC’s Board of Directors. Additionally, Damon is an Adjunct Research Analyst for IDC, a global provider of market intelligence for the IT industry, providing progressive thought leadership in human capital strategy to IDC’s IT Executive Program. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters in Hartford, CT, where he serves on the Executive Committee and Governance Committee. Damon earned his M.A. degree in Industrial/Organization Psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy and graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University with a B.S. degree in Psychology.


Bring an open mind and an open heart. And have a favorite beverage on hand to enjoy a virtual toast!



Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Photography by Mike Marques


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