Moderators

Kanetra Hights
Kanetra
Hights
Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Engagement
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Kanetra Hights
Kanetra Hights
Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Engagement
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Kanetra Hights, also known as Kiki, is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Professional who partners with CEO’s, Executives, Learning and Development professionals and nonprofits to advise and create strategic plans, training programs, policies, and procedures centered around implementing and strengthening DEI in the workplace. Kanetra currently serves as the Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Engagement for Goodwill Central Texas. She has spent over 10 years in the field of implementing DEI programs in organizations with over 10,000 employees and is an advocate to driving success, engaging employees and creating a profitable diversity return on investment. Kanetra is experienced with managing large Diversity & Inclusion Councils and Business Resource Groups. Kanetra has written training courses on the topics of Generational Differences in the Workplace, Unconscious Biases, Differences that Make a Difference in the Workplace, and Creating an Inclusive Environment. She has also written articles and done extensive research on the effect of Millennials in the Workplace. Kanetra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Media, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and an Advance Teaching Degree for Secondary Education from Texas Lutheran University. She has certifications in Corporate Training, Adobe Connect e-Learning Platforms and is a Certified Diversity Professional. Kanetra is heavily engaged with the community by leading and supporting nonprofit organizations such as the National Diversity Council, Lupus Foundation of America, Martin Luther King Jr. Association of New Braunfels, and the Dress for Success Organization. Kanetra is an avid reader and loves books. You can find her in bookstores for hours. She also enjoys writing, going on hikes, playing fantasy football and playing Just Dance. Most of all she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.