Join the Thunderbird LGBT-birds+ Club for an informative discussion about and understanding the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in global business on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 1:30 PM (Phoenix). Hear from two Thunderbird alumni in DEI-focused roles and the work they are engaged in to advance DEI in their organizations and beyond. This is a virtual event and the location will be announced soon. Registration is encouraged for the club to plan accordingly.

For any questions, please contact Benjamin Thomas or Laura Loriquer, Club Co-Presidents.


About the Panelists

Dr. Jarrod Combs-Harris
Dr. Jarrod Combs-Harris is a human resources and finance executive with 20 years of consulting and industry experience, creating strategic alliances with the C-suite to align with and support key business initiatives at the intersection of inclusion, diversity and equity. Currently, he serves as the Northeast Market Unit Inclusion and Diversity Lead and North America S&C Inclusion and Diversity Lead at Accenture―advising and developing plans/business cases for new strategic interventions within the market unit and providing the regional, national and local leadership teams at the organization with overall I&D strategic direction.

Dr. Combs-Harris graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2018 with a Master in Global Management.

Megan Shovlin
Megan Shovlin is a Senior Coordinator at Delta Air Lines developing diversity, equity and inclusion programs for over 11,000 employees in the airline's Technical Operations division. Previously, she worked in the Client Relations and Learning Development functions at one of the nation's leading health management companies and taught English for 3 years in South Korea after a transformational experience walking the Camino de Santiago, a 550-mile walking pilgrimmage across northern Spain.

As a student, Megan managed the partnership between the Thunderbird School of Global Management and the United Nations Global Compact Network USA, served as the Co-President of the Thunderbird Women in Business organization, enhanced the student learning experience as a Teaching and Instructional Assistant and mentored refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Afghanistan.

Megan graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2022 with a Master in Global Management.

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F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters
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