Member Login

Forgot your password?

HR Alliance

Timely, valuable programs packed with business and HR-relevant content.  Comprehensive data and policy and practice information in our annual compensation survey.  Networking opportunities with HR leaders and professionals from across the area.  We are HR Alliance – DC Metro’s premier HR association.

Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Annual Meeting and "Identifying and Dismantling Systemic Marginalization in Your Organization" - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Start Date: 1/13/2021 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 1/13/2021 10:00 AM EST

Venue Name: Virtual Meeting

Organization Name: HR Alliance DC

Amy Steinbicker
Phone: (703) 433-9576

Welcome:  8:30 - 8:35 AM
Join us on time so we may welcome you!

Annual Meeting: 8:35 - 8:45 AM
Some parting words from our President (2019-2020) Elizabeth Mashakas, followed by the presentation of our 2021 slate of our Board of Directors.  All HR Alliance Members will be invited to vote to approve the slate.

Program: 8:45 - 10:00 AM


January’s program, a departure from our usual legislative update, focuses on a critical organizational and societal issue of diversity, inclusion and equity. Human Capital professionals are re-examining and searching for new, meaningful ways to impact equity in our organizations.  

Misti Mukherjee with Extensio Law will host a fireside chat with Dr. Courtney L. McCluney, a  diversity, equity, and inclusion scholar in organizational behavior. McCluney is currently an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the ILR School at Cornell University.  Dr. McCluney’s research investigates marginalization practices that serve to concentrate power and resources in a centralized manner and negatively impact the ‘margins’ of organizations, thus impacting the whole organization.  These practices perpetuate inequality in organizations requiring marginalized groups to develop certain skills and knowledge in order to successfully navigate their organization.  

Join us for a thought provoking and challenging discussion on the institutional practices that perpetuate inequality within the workplace and society as a whole. Understand how HR can help drive meaningful change that enriches not only our business but the human beings that constitute our organizations.

Facilitator: Misti Mukherjee, Extensio Law

The Founder of Extensio Law, Misti Mukherjee represents employers in a wide range of issues related to employment law. As a former Chief People Officer, General Counsel, Executive Vice President and with decades in private practice, Misti’s almost 30 years of employment law experience integrates a practical, value-oriented approach.

Misti is consistently recognized for her excellent work. She has repeatedly been selected to be included in the Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law, Virginia’s Labor and Employment “Legal Elite” (Virginia Business magazine) and Virginia and Washington DC “Super Lawyers®” for Employment and Labor Law (Law and Politics magazine). SmartCEO magazine has selected Misti as one of its SmartLawyers. Misti has twice been named one of the “Top 25 Women Attorneys” in Virginia by Richmond Magazine and she was listed as one of the “50 Influential Women of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyer’s Media.

After graduating from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin, Misti received her law degree from the University of Texas. Prior to forming Extensio Law, Misti was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a national parking company with 14,000 employees, where she also served as the Chief People Officer. Misti has practiced employment law as a shareholder with Jackson Lewis, PC and Odin, Feldman and Pittleman, PC. She served as Associate Employment Counsel at MCI Communications Corporation and she began her career as an associate in the employment law practice of Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP).

Misti is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.  She is the proud mother of two grown daughters, both engineers, and she resides in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and two rescue dogs.  

Speaker: Dr. Courtney L. McCluney

Dr. Courtney L. McCluney (she/her) is an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Dr. McCluney’s research examines how practices and norms in organizational contexts shape marginalized groups’ experiences and perpetuate inequitable structures. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of Michigan and BA in Psychology and Interpersonal/Organizational Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar.

Dr. McCluney has published numerous articles and book chapters in academic and practitioner outlets on diversity, inclusion, race, and gender at work. Prior to her academic career, she completed a research fellowship at Catalyst, Inc. and an AmeriCorps social impact fellowship in Boston, MA. Dr. McCluney is a first generation college graduate from High Point, NC.

Learn more about Dr. McCluney's work:
- Website:
- LinkedIn:
- Twitter: @CL_McCluney

Staff Note:
All those who register in advance through our website should receive registration confirmation from our hosting platform the day before the event and about an hour prior. 

Professional Development:
This program has been submitted to HRCI for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credits for aPHRTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM designations.  It will also be submitted to SHRM for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP and the SHRM-SCP certifications.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/13/2021 7:30 AM

Add to my calendar