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DEI Leadership Exchange

Join the 2024 DEI Leadership Exchange cohort

Introduced in January 2023, the virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Exchange program carves out an exclusive space for leading diversity advocates within the Greater Rochester community. This group convenes to exchange ideas, hone skills, and forge strategies that mold business practices and usher in impactful change within their organizations and the wider community. This distinctive program fosters a robust discourse on DEI in the contemporary workforce, engaging prominent leaders well-positioned to translate these discussions into actionable initiatives.


Gteater Rochester Chamber's DEI Leadership Exchange offers:


This exclusive program is operated with complete confidentiality.

Exceptional Value & Added Benefits

This 10-month virtual DEI Leadership Exchange program is offered for only $1,000 is a fraction of the cost of other leadership development programs. This program also allows opportunities to connect in person at social gatherings to foster relationships with other fellow DEI Leadership Exchange program members. Access exclusive discounts at our Colors of Success DEI Leadership Awards event in October and enjoy special rates for the Q&A section in both the printed and digital versions of the Awards magazine.


This program is designed to fit your busy schedule, meeting once a month, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in a virtual format. No travel needed, except for some in-person social gatherings to further relationships among your peers within the DEI Leadership Exchange program members.

Personalized Approach

Professional facilitation and industry exclusivity allow for confidential, sensitive discussions around challenges and initiatives in a safe space to openly discuss new ideas.


Meet our exclusive expert facilitator for Greater Rochester Chamber's DEI Leadership Exchange program 

This program was created based off the framework provided by Buffalo Niagara Partnership and in collaboration with Sesha Yalamanchili, a proven successful facilitator who has been running a thriving, sold out, DEI Leadership Exchange program for four years in the Buffalo region.

Focused on driving results, Sesha leverages her extensive background in sales, marketing, operations, and innovation to influence organizations of every size and scope. From entrepreneurial startups to large corporations, Sesha’s vast real-world experience spans careers in consumer goods, technology, banking, healthcare, and insurance.

Sesha has an inherent ability to comprehend the many issues and challenges that face organizations in today’s world of constant change, disruption, and uncertainty. Passionate about empowering others with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to make an immediate impact, Sesha works with business professionals to sustain long-term results at their organizations.

A seasoned leadership consultant and trainer with nearly two decades of business experience, Sesha specializes in equipping leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources to make an immediate impact in their organization. “Understanding real world challenges from the human perspective is key to helping professionals accelerate their growth as leaders,” she says.


Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the 2024 DEI Leadership Exchange Cohort

To learn more about Greater Rochester Chamber's DEI Leadership Exchange program contact the Director of Events, Training & Affiliates, Susan George.

Click register to apply for the 2025 DEI Leadership Exchange program.

Greater Rochester Chamber's DEI Leadership Exchange program is supported in part by the Greater Rochester Chamber Foundation.

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