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Mentors, Sponsors and Breaking the Glass Ceiling Through Our Allies




The Honorees

People who inspire us




Mosaic Woman
Leadership

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, National Managing Partner, Diversity & Corporate Responsibility, KPMG

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan

National Managing Partner, Diversity & Corporate Responsibility, KPMG

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan

National Managing Partner, Diversity & Corporate Responsibility, KPMG

Kathy founded the KPMG Women’s Advisory Board, with the vision to improve the retention rate and advancement of women in the firm. She also is the Chair of the Diversity Advisory Board, advancing the Chairman’s vision on diversity and inclusion.

Mosaic Woman
Trailblazer

Darla Anderson, Oscar Winner, Senior Producer, Pixar Animation Studios

Darla Anderson

Oscar Winner, Senior Producer, Pixar Animation Studios

Darla Anderson

Oscar Winner, Senior Producer, Pixar Animation Studios

Darla K. Anderson joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1993. Since then, her prodigious producing talents have contributed to some of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films including “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” and the Golden Globe®-winners “Cars” and “Toy Story 3.”

Mosaic Woman
Pioneer

Paula Madison, CEO, Los Angeles Sparks

Paula Madison

CEO, Los Angeles Sparks

Paula Madison

CEO, Los Angeles Sparks

Paula Williams Madison is a partner in Williams Group Holdings LLC, a Chicago-based, family-owned company, which manages its significant investments in media (The Africa Channel), a sports franchise (the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks), and various real estate, consumer, financial and trading businesses. Chairman and CEO of the Sparks, she's also a member of the WNBA Board of Governors.

Mosaic Woman
Lifetime Achievement

Judy Smith, Crisis Management Leader & Co-Creator, Scandal.

Judy Smith

Crisis Management Leader & Co-Creator, Scandal.

Judy Smith

Crisis Management Leader & Co-Creator, Scandal.

Judy A. Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

Mosaic Woman
Legend

Debbie Allen, Actress & Member of the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities

Debbie Allen

Actress & Member of the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities

Debbie Allen

Actress & Member of the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities

Debbie Allen is one of television’s true renaissance figures: dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, director, producer, and writer. A dancer by training, Allen worked in professional theater, which paved the way to acting roles.

The Speakers

We bet you will learn something new

Kim Admire, President, Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Kim Admire

President, Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Kim Admire

President, Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Kimberly (Kim) Admire is Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this role, Ms. Admire is responsible for the workforce engagement and compliance strategy for the corporation’s 123,000 employees worldwide.

Audra Bohannon, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry International

Audra Bohannon

Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry International

Audra Bohannon

Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry International

Audra Bohannon is a Senior Partner in the Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Optimization practice for Korn/Ferry International, based in the Boston office. “Lead life by design, not by default” is the message that audiences take away from a presentation led by Ms. Bohannon.

Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Chief Diversity Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Candi Castleberry-Singleton

Chief Diversity Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Candi Castleberry-Singleton

Chief Diversity Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Candi Castleberry-Singleton is the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at UPMC, a $10 billion, 20-hospital global health system and health plan.

Tena Clark, Founder, Grammy Award recipient, DMI Music & Entertainment

Tena Clark

Founder, Grammy Award recipient, DMI Music & Entertainment

Tena Clark

Founder, Grammy Award recipient, DMI Music & Entertainment

Tena Clark's company program's the President's music for Air Force One and produced Aretha Franklin's most recent album.

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

NMAfA is the only national museum in the United States that collects, conserves, exhibits and educates about the traditional and contemporary visual arts of Africa. Through its exhibitions, educational programs and outreach to diverse communities, NMAfA fosters the discovery and appreciation of the arts and cultures of Africa, the cradle of humanity. Before assuming her current position, Johnnetta Cole had a long and distinguished career as an educator and humanitarian. She is President Emerita of Spelman College and Bennett College for Women. She is the only person to have served as president of these two historically Black Colleges for women in the United States. She is also Professor Emerita of Emory University from which she retired as Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African American Studies. Dr. Cole was the first African American to serve as the Chair of the Board of United Way of America. She currently serves on a number of boards, including the board of trustees of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Through her work as a college president, university professor and museum director, and through her published works, speeches and community service, she has consistently addressed issues of diversity and inclusion in the United States and around the world. Dr. Cole has been awarded 55 honorary degrees and she is the recipient of numerous honors.

Ashley Deadwyler-Jones, State Farm Insurance Agent

Ashley Deadwyler-Jones

State Farm Insurance Agent

Ashley Deadwyler-Jones

State Farm Insurance Agent

Since the launch of her business, Ashley has been recognized in State Farm's Mid-Atlantic Hall of Fame as having one of the most successful agency launches in history.

Pamela Culpepper, Senior VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PepsiCo

Pamela Culpepper

Senior VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PepsiCo

Pamela Culpepper

Senior VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PepsiCo

Pamela Culpepper is senior vice president, Global Diversity and Inclusion officer of PepsiCo. PepsiCo owns the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines, each of which generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales.

Deborah Dagit, President, Deb Dagit Diversity

Deborah Dagit

President, Deb Dagit Diversity

Deborah Dagit

President, Deb Dagit Diversity

Deborah Dagit joined Merck as their Chief Diversity Officer in June 2001. She has had responsibility for global equal opportunity, employee relations, recruiting and staffing and diversity & inclusion and has now transitioned to lead Deb Dagit Diversity, a consulting firm that offers practical just-in-time resources, tools and support for diversity practitioners.

Dr. Shirley Davis, Chief Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, SHRM

Dr. Shirley Davis

Chief Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, SHRM

Dr. Shirley Davis

Chief Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, SHRM

Dr. Shirley Davis is the "thought leader" on global workplace diversity issues and has successfully positioned SHRM as the leader in the diversity and inclusion field since joining SHRM in 2006.

Maria Ebrahimji, Director and Executive Editorial Producer for Network Booking, CNN

Maria Ebrahimji

Director and Executive Editorial Producer for Network Booking, CNN

Maria Ebrahimji

Director and Executive Editorial Producer for Network Booking, CNN

Maria Ebrahimji is the Director and Executive Editorial Producer for Network Booking at CNN Worldwide.

Deborah Foster, Chief Diversity Officer, United Way Worldwide

Deborah Foster

Chief Diversity Officer, United Way Worldwide

Deborah Foster

Chief Diversity Officer, United Way Worldwide

Ms. Foster works to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and partners for United Way. She also leads United Way Worldwide’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Edie Fraser, CEO, STEMConnector

Edie Fraser

CEO, STEMConnector

Edie Fraser

CEO, STEMConnector

Edie Fraser is CEO of STEMconnector™ and Senior Consultant to Diversified Search.

Patrick Finn, Sr. VP, U.S. Public Sector Organization, Cisco

Patrick Finn

Sr. VP, U.S. Public Sector Organization, Cisco

Patrick Finn

Sr. VP, U.S. Public Sector Organization, Cisco

Patrick Finn leads Cisco's sales, growth strategy and integrated business plans for U.S. Governments, and educational institutions at all levels and public healthcare.

Katherine Giscombe, Vice President & Woman of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst

Katherine Giscombe

Vice President & Woman of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst

Katherine Giscombe

Vice President & Woman of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst

Katherine Giscombe, PhD, designs and directs customized, comprehensive, and solutions-based change initiatives with member organizations. With a long history at Catalyst and in the corporate world, she helps members use Catalyst knowledge as they create business-driven diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Jackie Glenn, Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC

Jackie Glenn

Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC

Jackie Glenn

Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC

Tiane Mitchell Gordon, Diversity Woman Stars Award Committee Member

Tiane Mitchell Gordon

Diversity Woman Stars Award Committee Member

Tiane Mitchell Gordon

Diversity Woman Stars Award Committee Member

Paula Gough, District Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation-Northeast District

Paula Gough

District Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation-Northeast District

Paula Gough

District Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation-Northeast District

Paula Gough has served as the Northeast District Engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) since May 2007. As District Engineer, Paula is responsible for managing all engineering and business functions for 17 counties, 4,500 miles of roadway, nearly 1,100 bridges, and 441 full-time employees.

Jeffery Halter, President, YWOMEN

Jeffery Halter

President, YWOMEN

Jeffery Halter

President, YWOMEN

Jeffery Tobias Halter is a consultant, author, ‘Gender Strategist’ and the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership issues. YWomen accomplishes this by working with Senior Leadership Teams to develop comprehensive organizational elements to create an Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategy and Scorecard. To learn more about Jeffery’s work please go to www.ywomen.biz or e-mail him at jthalter@ywomen.biz. You may also follow him on Twitter, hash-tag @ywomen

Sylvia Hewlett, Founder and President, Worklife Balance Institute

Sylvia Hewlett

Founder and President, Worklife Balance Institute

Sylvia Hewlett

Founder and President, Worklife Balance Institute

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, a Manhattan-based think tank where she chairs the “Task Force for Talent Innovation”—75 global companies focused on fully realizing the new streams of labor in the global marketplace. For the last nine years she's directed the “Gender and Policy” program at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. She's also the Co-Director of the Women's Leadership Program at the Columbia Business School. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Century Association.

Rosalind Hudnell, Vice President of Human Resources & Director of Global Employee Communications & External Relations, Intel Corporation

Rosalind Hudnell

Vice President of Human Resources & Director of Global Employee Communications & External Relations, Intel Corporation

Rosalind Hudnell

Vice President of Human Resources & Director of Global Employee Communications & External Relations, Intel Corporation

Rosalind L. Hudnell is a Vice President of Human Resources at Intel Corporation and serves as Director of Global Employee Communications and External Relations. Since joining Intel in 1996, Hudnell has held various management positions in community relations, government relations, charitable contributions, media outreach, employee volunteerism and workforce development.

Jayne Hyun, Founder, Hyun Associates

Jayne Hyun

Founder, Hyun Associates

Jayne Hyun

Founder, Hyun Associates

Jane Hyun, Author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, is a global leadership strategist and management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and professional associations. Prior to starting this consulting firm, she has held a variety of business and HR management roles, including Vice President of HR/Talent at JP Morgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche and Resources Global.

Lauren Leader-Chivée, Partner, Hewlett Chivée, Partners LLC

Lauren Leader-Chivée

Partner, Hewlett Chivée, Partners LLC

Lauren Leader-Chivée

Partner, Hewlett Chivée, Partners LLC

LAUREN LEADER-CHIVÉE, Partner at Hewlett Chivée Partners LLC, has 14 years of experience in human resources leadership and management consulting. Before joining CTI she advised hedge funds, investment banks and Fortune 500 companies as an independent talent management consultant, and as part of the Human Capital practice at Booz & Company.

Gerard Lupacchino, Senior Partner, Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Optimization Practice, Korn/Ferry International

Gerard Lupacchino

Senior Partner, Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Optimization Practice, Korn/Ferry International

Gerard Lupacchino

Senior Partner, Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Optimization Practice, Korn/Ferry International

Gerry Lupacchino is a Senior Partner in the Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Optimization practice for Korn/Ferry International, based in Boston and New York.

Pat Martinez, Partner, i2 Integrated Intelligence

Pat Martinez

Partner, i2 Integrated Intelligence

Pat Martinez

Partner, i2 Integrated Intelligence

As an expert in Business & Leadership Development, Organizational/Change Management, and Diversity & Inclusion, the business community relies on Pat Martinez expertise to bring about a transformation in how business is being performed.

Frank McCloskey, Diversity Women Stars Award Committee Member

Frank McCloskey

Diversity Women Stars Award Committee Member

Frank McCloskey

Diversity Women Stars Award Committee Member

Frank McCloskey recently retired from a 38-year career with Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company. From 2000 to 2010, he served as the first-ever Vice President of Diversity for Georgia Power. In this position, McCloskey oversaw the development and implementation of long-termed, broad-based management and organizational culture change affecting diversity and inclusion.

Dani Monroe, President, Center Focus International, Inc.

Dani Monroe

President, Center Focus International, Inc.

Dani Monroe

President, Center Focus International, Inc.

Dani Monroe is president and founder of Center Focus International, Inc.(CFI), one of the top global diversity practices in the U.S., where she leads C-suite executives of Fortune 100 companies in global diversity, inclusion and organization effectiveness, favorably impacting their bottom lines, reputations, and business potential.

Dr. Mitzi Montoya, Vice Provost & Dean of the College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University

Dr. Mitzi Montoya

Vice Provost & Dean of the College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University

Dr. Mitzi Montoya

Vice Provost & Dean of the College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University

Mitzi M. Montoya is Vice Provost of the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus and Dean of the College of Technology & Innovation. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing and Statistics and a B.S. in Applied Engineering Science, both from Michigan State University.

Pilar Montoya, CEO, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

Pilar Montoya

CEO, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

Pilar Montoya

CEO, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

Pilar Montoya is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the premier national organization aimed at increasing the number of Hispanics contributing to the nation’s innovation and technology future. Under her leadership, SHPE has launched innovative national programs that ensure that more Hispanics will lead in technological solutions of the future.

Elizabeth A. Morrison, Director Diversity & Inclusion, Campbell Soup Company

Elizabeth A. Morrison

Director Diversity & Inclusion, Campbell Soup Company

Elizabeth A. Morrison

Director Diversity & Inclusion, Campbell Soup Company

Elizabeth A. Morrison is a highly-motivated, naturally energetic communications and inclusion professional with more than 15 years of success in engaging internal and external audiences to deliver business results.

Wendy Morton-Huddleston, Principal, Grant Thorton

Wendy Morton-Huddleston

Principal, Grant Thorton

Wendy Morton-Huddleston

Principal, Grant Thorton

Wendy Morton-Huddleston is a Principal at Grant Thornton LLP. She has over fifteen years of professional experience in project management, Federal financial management, grants management, business process improvement, performance management, and strategic planning.

Jimmie Paschall, Vice President, Head of Enterprise, Diversity & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

Jimmie Paschall

Vice President, Head of Enterprise, Diversity & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

Jimmie Paschall

Vice President, Head of Enterprise, Diversity & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

Jimmie Paschall is executive vice president, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion for Wells Fargo where she is responsible for developing strategies, initiating action and driving organizational change in support of the company’s diversity and inclusion priorities.

Steve Pemberton, Author and Divisional Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens

Steve Pemberton

Author and Divisional Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens

Steve Pemberton

Author and Divisional Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens

Steve Pemberton is Divisional Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, the first such person to hold that responsibility in the company’s 110 year history.

Emily Pitts, General Partner, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Edward Jones

Emily Pitts

General Partner, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Edward Jones

Emily Pitts

General Partner, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Edward Jones

Jorge Quezada, Chief Diversity Officer, Kraft Foods

Jorge Quezada

Chief Diversity Officer, Kraft Foods

Jorge Quezada

Chief Diversity Officer, Kraft Foods

Jorge Quezada became Kraft Foods Group’s new Chief Diversity Officer in June of 2013. In this role, he will help enhance Kraft’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Dr. Rosina L. Racioppi, President and Chief Executive Officer, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.

Dr. Rosina L. Racioppi

President and Chief Executive Officer, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.

Dr. Rosina L. Racioppi

President and Chief Executive Officer, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., Rosina Racioppi spearheads her organization’s initiatives to help Fortune 500 companies cultivate the talent they need for ongoing growth and profitability. Under her leadership, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.

Sheila Robinson, Diversity Women's Business Leadership (DWBL) Conference Founder, Publisher and CEO of Diversity Woman Magazine

Sheila Robinson

Diversity Women's Business Leadership (DWBL) Conference Founder, Publisher and CEO of Diversity Woman Magazine

Sheila Robinson

Diversity Women's Business Leadership (DWBL) Conference Founder, Publisher and CEO of Diversity Woman Magazine

Sheila A. Robinson, is the Founder and Publisher of Career Network magazine, a regional publication that provides ideas, solutions and resources to business professionals at all levels.

Howard Ross, Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Cook Ross, Inc.

Howard Ross

Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Cook Ross, Inc.

Howard Ross

Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Cook Ross, Inc.

Audra Ryan-Jones, Vice President, SBU Operations, XEROX

Audra Ryan-Jones

Vice President, SBU Operations, XEROX

Audra Ryan-Jones

Vice President, SBU Operations, XEROX

Audra Ryan-­‐Jones currently serves as Vice President of Operations for the Financial Services Sector Strategic Business Unit(SBU) where she and her team are responsible for Operational Excellence, Innovation, Revenue and Profit growth. Prior to this she led the Operations VP for Government and Select East Commercial Accounts.

Alva Adams-Mason, Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations for Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Alva Adams-Mason

Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations for Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Alva Adams-Mason

Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations for Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Alva Adams-Mason has helped Toyota Motor Sales more than triple its number of minority dealerships since 2001.

Antoinette Hamilton, Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

Antoinette Hamilton

Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

Antoinette Hamilton

Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Marleece Barber, Chief Medical Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.

Dr. Marleece Barber

Chief Medical Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.

Dr. Marleece Barber

Chief Medical Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.

Dr. Marleece Barber is responsible for designing, developing and executing a health and productivity strategy for Lockheed Martin employees.

Joann Black, Former Senior VP, Human Resources at Warner Bros. Studios Facilities

Joann Black

Former Senior VP, Human Resources at Warner Bros. Studios Facilities

Joann Black

Former Senior VP, Human Resources at Warner Bros. Studios Facilities

Joann Black is a former Senior VP, Human Resources at Warner Bros. Studios Facilities, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainments, Inc.

Cristina Alfaro, Director, External Diversity Partnerships, McDonald's

Cristina Alfaro

Director, External Diversity Partnerships, McDonald's

Cristina Alfaro

Director, External Diversity Partnerships, McDonald's

Cristina is Director of External Diversity Partnerships on McDonald's Global Inclusion and Intercultural Management team at McDonald's.

Deborah Elam, VP and Chief Diversity Officer at General Electric Corporate

Deborah Elam

VP and Chief Diversity Officer at General Electric Corporate

Deborah Elam

VP and Chief Diversity Officer at General Electric Corporate

Deborah leads efforts globally to ensure that all GE employees have an opportunity to contribute and succeed.

Dot Harris, The Honorable Dot Harris, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

Dot Harris

The Honorable Dot Harris, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

Dot Harris

The Honorable Dot Harris, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

Dot Harris was nominated by President Obama to be the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.

Dr. Lisette Garcia, Director, HACR Research Institute

Dr. Lisette Garcia

Director, HACR Research Institute

Dr. Lisette Garcia

Director, HACR Research Institute

Dr. Lisette Garcia joined the staff of HACR and revitalized the role of Director and charted a strategic plan and roadmap for the Institute.

Sherri Goodman, Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Sherri Goodman

Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Sherri Goodman

Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Sherri Goodman has been recognized for creating the CNA Military Advisory Board.

Dale Jones, President of Diversified Search

Dale Jones

President of Diversified Search

Dale Jones

President of Diversified Search

Dale Jones is an experienced and sought-after advisor on leadership issues for Fortune 500 companies.

Linda Rabbitt, CEO, Rand Construction Engineering

Linda Rabbitt

CEO, Rand Construction Engineering

Linda Rabbitt

CEO, Rand Construction Engineering

Rand Construction company has been recognized as a "Best Places to Work" by the Washington Business Journal.

Marsha Haygood, President of StepWise Associates

Marsha Haygood

President of StepWise Associates

Marsha Haygood

President of StepWise Associates

Author, Talent Development Expert and Empowerment Coach are a few of the many hats that President of StepWise Associates, Marsha Haygood wears.

Michelle Motsko, Director at Barclays Wealth in the Americas

Michelle Motsko

Director at Barclays Wealth in the Americas

Michelle Motsko

Director at Barclays Wealth in the Americas

Michelle Motsko specializes in asset management and strategic planning for some of the nation's wealthiest families, trusts and foundations.

Patricia Cary, Advisory Risk Management Partner, Financial Risk Management Practice,KPMG

Patricia Cary

Advisory Risk Management Partner, Financial Risk Management Practice,KPMG

Patricia Cary

Advisory Risk Management Partner, Financial Risk Management Practice,KPMG

Patti has significant experience leading Advisory Services engagements in the financial sector, focusing mainly in the area of Structured Finance.

Reta Jo Lewis, Attorney & 2014 Candidate for D.C. Mayor

Reta Jo Lewis

Attorney & 2014 Candidate for D.C. Mayor

Reta Jo Lewis

Attorney & 2014 Candidate for D.C. Mayor

Reta Jo Lewis has spent her entire adult life in service to her community and country.

Kimberly Russo, Chief Operating Officer of The George Washington University Hospital

Kimberly Russo

Chief Operating Officer of The George Washington University Hospital

Kimberly Russo

Chief Operating Officer of The George Washington University Hospital

Kimberly was most recently recognized as an “Up and Comer Under 40” by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review.

Sandy Harris, Corporate Director, Global Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement

Sandy Harris

Corporate Director, Global Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement

Sandy Harris

Corporate Director, Global Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement

Sandy Harris has been working with organizations to create diverse, inclusive & high performing work environments for over 25 years.

Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Cisco

Shari Slate

Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Cisco

Shari Slate

Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Cisco

Shari Slate is Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist for Region. She is responsible for making inclusion relevant in the revenue generating arm of the business and leveraging inclusion to create value for Cisco, its partners, and customers.

Kim Strong, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Kim Strong

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Kim Strong

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Kim Strong is responsible for developing strategies, initiating action and driving organization change in support of Target's diversity and inclusion priorities.

Subha Barry, Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Board Chair, Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Subha Barry

Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Board Chair, Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Subha Barry

Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Board Chair, Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Subha Barry is an Expert Advisor on Multicultural Marketing, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Capital issues.

Susan Stith, Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving, Express Scripts

Susan Stith

Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving, Express Scripts

Susan Stith

Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving, Express Scripts

Susan A. Stith is the Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving at Express Scripts.

May Snowden, Diversity Woman Stars Award Committee Member

May Snowden

Diversity Woman Stars Award Committee Member

May Snowden

Diversity Woman Stars Award Committee Member

May Snowden is an affiliate of The Conference Board and FutureWork Institute. With more than 20 years of experience, Snowden insightfully creates and leads initiatives that strengthen corporate cultures and brand identification while improving relations with customers and vendors.

Bruce Stewart, Deputy Director Training, Compliance & Strategy, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management

Bruce Stewart

Deputy Director Training, Compliance & Strategy, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management

Bruce Stewart

Deputy Director Training, Compliance & Strategy, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management

Bruce J. Stewart currently serves as the Deputy Director for Training, Compliance, and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management OPM).

Stacey Stewart, President, United Way Worldwide

Stacey Stewart

President, United Way Worldwide

Stacey Stewart

President, United Way Worldwide

Stacey is currently responsible for leading 1,200 local and state United Ways in collective impact, strategic partnership development, diversity and inclusion, business model transformation, and policy and advocacy.

Tyronne Stoudemire, Principal Senior Consultant, Mercer

Tyronne Stoudemire

Principal Senior Consultant, Mercer

Tyronne Stoudemire

Principal Senior Consultant, Mercer

Mr. Stoudemire joined Mercer from Aon Hewitt, where he served as the Global Head of Diversity since 2009. A proven thought leader in the space of diversity and inclusion who seeks to enable a transformation of mindset, he is a visionary leader and strategist, certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) TM and a certified facilitator in Cultural Transformation Tools TM Tyronne identifies and leverages the opportunities and challenges presented by the expanding multicultural mosaic of worldviews and attitudes regarding health, wealth, and performance given the increasing diversity in the workplace and global marketplace.

Rosalyn Taylor-O'Neale, Principal Consultant, Cook Ross, Inc.

Rosalyn Taylor-O'Neale

Principal Consultant, Cook Ross, Inc.

Rosalyn Taylor-O'Neale

Principal Consultant, Cook Ross, Inc.

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale has more than 30 years experience leading the diversity and inclusion efforts of businesses and organizations in over 25 countries, on four continents.

M.J. Tocci, Director & Co-Founder Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women, Carnegie Mellon University

M.J. Tocci

Director & Co-Founder Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women, Carnegie Mellon University

M.J. Tocci

Director & Co-Founder Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women, Carnegie Mellon University

Judy Tomlinson, Founder of Avocsoft and CEO of FashionTEQ

Judy Tomlinson

Founder of Avocsoft and CEO of FashionTEQ

Judy Tomlinson

Founder of Avocsoft and CEO of FashionTEQ

Throughout her career in engineering, technical business development, and entrepreneurship, Judy Tomlinson has always had what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. She has been at the forefront of high tech innovation- and has started two companies that marry her entrepreneurial spirit with cutting edge technology.

Reggie VanLee, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Reggie VanLee

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Reggie VanLee

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Eric Watson, 2013 Diversity Women Conference Co-Chair

Eric Watson

2013 Diversity Women Conference Co-Chair

Eric Watson

2013 Diversity Women Conference Co-Chair

Eric Watson is President and CEO of the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC).

Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, Special Asst. to the President for Community Leadership

Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau

Special Asst. to the President for Community Leadership

Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau

Special Asst. to the President for Community Leadership

Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau is currently the Special Assistant to the President for Community Leadership at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Dr. Suzan Wasik, Executive and Life Coach and Consultant

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Executive and Life Coach and Consultant

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Executive and Life Coach and Consultant

Dr. Suzan Zuljani Wasik is an Executive and Life Coach and consultant with over 17 years experience in the field of positive change. Whether working with individuals, groups, corporations, or communities, she helps clients get unstuck in current limiting beliefs, situations, and circumstances by helping them build strategic bridges to change and transformation.

Anise D. Wiley-Little, Diversity Woman Star Award Committee Chair & Author

Anise D. Wiley-Little

Diversity Woman Star Award Committee Chair & Author

Anise D. Wiley-Little

Diversity Woman Star Award Committee Chair & Author

The Schedule

Here is what we plan to explore on the day

  • 07:00 - 09:00 PM PRE-CONFERENCE KICK-OFF RECEPTION
  • 6:00 - 7:00 AM Mini Boot CampBring work-out gear for Walking, Running and Yoga
  • 6:00 – 7:00 AM Yoga Workshop Provided by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
  • 07:30 AM - 6:00 PM RegistrationAt Hotel
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome By Sheila Robinson & Emcee, Shari Slate
  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM Morning Keynotes
  • 9:30 - 10:45 AM GENERAL PLENARY PANEL: The Role of Men as Allies
  • 10:45 – 11:15 AM Networking Break and Book signing
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM LEADERSHIP & EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Establishing and Nurturing Meaningful Mentoring Relationships
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Working Side by Side with Male Leadership
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Negotiating your way to Success at Work and at Home
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Tapping into Wellness to Strengthen Performance
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Building YOUR Brand - Shaping your Presence for Lasting Success
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 PM LEADERSHIP COACHING SESSIONS
  • 12:00 - 12:30PM LEADERSHIP COACHING SESSIONS
  • 12:30-2:00PM LUNCHEON WITH KEYNOTE Judy A. Smith, Founder & President, Smith & Company
  • 2:00 - 2:30PM Dessert & Coffee Break - Meet the Authors with special book signing
  • 2:30 - 3:45 PM GENERAL PLENARY PANEL: Women in the C-Suite: Getting Past the Double Standard
  • 4:00 - 5:15 PM Morning Breakout Sessions Repeat
  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM LEADERSHIP COACHING SESSIONS
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM LEADERSHIP COACHING SESSIONS
  • 5:15 - 7:00 PM Annual Diversity Leadership "Stars Who Mean Business" Peer Awards
  • 6:00 - 7:00 AM Mini Boot CampBring work-out gear for Walking, Running and Yoga
  • 6:00 – 7:00 AM Yoga Workshop Provided by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
  • 07:30 AM - 12:00 PM RegistrationAt Hotel
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM MORNING PANEL: Insights to Leadership Development
  • 9:30 - 10:45 AM Morning Plenary Keynotes - Leverage the Tools of Empowerment to Break the Glass Ceiling
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM D & I Leadership Session - Training Leadership a Peer to Peer Forum
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Leadership & Executive Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Making the Most of the Corner Office
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Stepping into the Boardroom
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Breaking down Silos - Capitalizing on Effective Communications Strategies
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM More than Mentoring - Why Sponsorship is a Critical Strategy
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 PM Leadership Coaching Sessions
  • 12 PM - 12:30 PM Leadership Coaching Sessions
  • 12:30 - 2:30 PM Mosaic Awards' Luncheon
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM Charting Our Next Steps - Findings Forum
  • Coaching Session with Beth Newbold Negotiation Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Christina L. Droukas Negotiation Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Evy Severino Executive Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Kimberly Slater-Wood Negotiation Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Judy Ravin Executive Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Leanne Meyer Executive Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Renessa Boley Corporate Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Sara Laschever Negotiation Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Stephanie Hoogendoorn Negotiation Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Sylvia McFadden Negotiation Coaching Session Register
  • Coaching Session with Tracy Fuller Executive Coaching Session Register

The Venue

A beautiful location close to the nation's capital

National Harbor

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront St, Fort Washington, MD 20745

Phone: (301) 965-4000

Transportation: The Gaylord is located 12 miles from Reagan National Airport and is not accessible by metro. Click here is a list of transportation options to the hotel.

Conference rate $219 per night.

Hotel cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax. All other Hotel booking information is provided upon receipt of your conference registration.

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