Real Talk: Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30pm PT  / 5:00 – 6:30pm ET
Moderators: Christina Glennon, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Yum! Brands; James Fripp, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Yum! Brands
Live Más Scholar Panelists: Aaliyah Patel, Chima Enwere, Jeffrey Pelayo, Johanna Carbajal, Josh Payne and Zaniya Lewis
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The recent events in our country have shown the importance of creating space to talk about injustice and racism. Join us for an open and honest conversation with Taco Bell leaders and fellow Live Más Scholars on equity, inclusion and belonging in today’s world. We will come together, share experiences and feelings, and listen to different perspectives as we seek to understand each other.

About James

Yum! Brands Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer James Fripp oversees multinational brands including KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Working his way up the ranks from a shift manager in Taco Bell stores to a global-facing leader, Fripp learned first-hand that inclusion isn’t just an HR topic buried in corporate annual reports, but an art-form with the capacity for global impact.

James is responsible for leading Yum! Brands’ diversity and inclusion strategies for community relations, corporate culture, workforce, minority and women’s business development and the multicultural marketplace. He works with the Company’s businesses around the globe to leverage diversity initiatives in order to strengthen the recruitment and retention of top talent and expand franchise and supplier opportunities. His position reinforces Yum!’s commitment to create a workplace culture that actively seeks diversity in others to expand the Company’s thinking and reflect the changing demographics of customers worldwide.

James and his wife are raising 3 young men and reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

About Christina

Christina Rivera Glennon is the Manager of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), one of the world’s leading restaurant companies with over 50,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill restaurants with over 1.5 million employees in more than 150 countries and territories.

Christina supports both strategic elements and hands-on implementation of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (EIB) initiatives for Taco Bell and The Habit Burger. Christina joins Yum! Brands from Starbucks, where she led a diverse portfolio of Social Impact initiatives supporting military communities, opportunity youth, refugees and people with disabilities. Christina brings a blended professional background to Yum! Brands having worked for non-profits, large global corporations, and served in the US Army as a non-commissioned officer (NCO).

She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and two young sons.