TN SHRM Webinar Series

January 21, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Online only

Please note: In 2021, Tennessee SHRM will be asking for a small contribution for webinars of $10 per member,
($20 for non-SHRM chapter members), so that we can continue to offer these valuable programs. 

Thank you in advance for your support of Tennessee SHRM.

The Digital Divide and its Impact on Today’s Businesses and Employees
Presented by Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, Chancellor, WGU Tennessee

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light a clear divide between communities that have access to low-cost, fast, effective Internet connectivity and communities that do not. The sudden adjustment of schools, businesses and social services to remote learning, working-from-home and delivering services at a distance has made closing the digital divide a major policy issue and a national priority. In this session, we will discover the historical roots of this inequity, its ongoing impact on the economy of our state and nation, and steps being taken to address the problem.


  • Participants will understand the history and circumstances that created the Digital Divide in the United States
  • Participants will learn about specific impacts the digital divide has on the development of a qualified workforce and on professional development of employees
  • Participants will learn about specific actions businesses, schools and community leaders can take to close the digital divide and jumpstart economic growth in underserved areas


Any TN SHRM Chapter Members – $10

Non TN SHRM Chapter Members – $20

Details: Log-in information will be provided on the post registration confirmation screen following payment. Registration will close at 3:00 PM the day before the webinar, and log-in instructions will also be emailed directly from the webinar host. If you have previously registered for a webinar and experienced difficulty receiving the log-in information, please be sure to check your spam folder, junk mail or company email quarantine, or be sure to save the log-in information on the registration confirmation screen.

  This event has been submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review.  

Presented by:

Dr. Kimberly K. Estep is the chancellor of WGU Tennessee, a state-endorsed affiliate of national, nonprofit, accredited Western Governors University. WGU Tennessee launched in July 2013 and Dr. Estep has worked to grow the university’s enrollment to more than 4,200 students, and more than 6,000 alumni throughout the state.

She brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to her role as WGU Tennessee's first chancellor and holds a doctorate and master's degree in history from Auburn University, a master's degree in adult education from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. from Judson College in Marion, Alabama. Dr. Estep lives in Franklin with her husband, Paul Adams. They have three grown children and one granddaughter.

*TN SHRM is not directly involved with the presentation of this program. This is a paid advertisement. The program, product or service offered is not affiliated with or endorsed by TN SHRM. Please contact the presenter through the sponsor link above if you have questions regarding this program.