Global Employer Summit 2021
Tuesday | May 18, 2021

Understanding International Newcomers Excellence:
How and Why hiring an International Newcomer will help to grow your organization in 2021.

The Global Employer Summit will provide resources on how to successfully engage global talent to fill workforce needs, drive business growth and productivity, and contribute to the economic growth across the region.

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Lisa Blanchard
People Analytics and Systems Lead,
Rapid Response Monitoring Systems

Katherine Gebremedhin,
Director, State, and Local Initiatives
Global Talent Bridge at World Education Services
Update on immigration with our new administration
and how it may benefit employers

Julie Gutheil,
Director, Enrollment and Career Development
Case Western Reserve University
Provide insight on how employers can recruit
International Talent from our local Colleges.

Leen Ajlouni,
Investment Associate, North Coast Ventures
Her journey from Jordon to working at North Coast Ventures
and how her company went through the hiring processes.

Margarita Krncevic
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Learn about specific visas that are easier to
apply for and can help corporation fill their
talent gap.

Nicole Barille
President & Founder
NB Intercultural
Learn how to improve communications,
create strong global teams, and grow your
global organization.

Sarah West, JD, PhD
Academic Coordinator
Cleveland State Global
social justice – social change, and how
important it is to keep International Student
in NEO to help fill our talent gap.

Claire Dorn
Upwardly Global – Nonprofit & workforce development professional experienced in coaching immigrant and refugee professionals throughout their U.S. job search and creating pathways for upward economic mobility for New Americans. Background in higher education career advising and nonprofit program development.
Culture fit versus culture add: Practical tools and inclusive hiring practices for immigrant and refugee talent.