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Diversity Woman Media is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.This Conference has been awarded 11 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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2015 Mosaic Woman Award Honorees


Mosaic Woman Legend

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Bishop, AME Church

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Bishop, AME Church

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Bishop, AME Church

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

Mosaic Woman Pioneer

Chris Nee, Creator & Executive Producer for Disney Junior

Chris Nee

Creator & Executive Producer for Disney Junior

Chris Nee

Creator & Executive Producer for Disney Junior

Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee is the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior's Peabody Award-winning "Doc McStuffins."

Mosaic Woman Lifetime Achievement

Susan Taylor, Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine

Susan Taylor

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine

Susan Taylor

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine

After 27 years as the chief editor of Essence magazine, Susan L. Taylor left publishing to devote her life to building an organization that is devoted to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty among African Americans.

Mosaic Woman Trailblazer

Tina Knowles-Lawson, Fashion Designer, Author & Humanitarian

Tina Knowles-Lawson

Fashion Designer, Author & Humanitarian

Tina Knowles-Lawson

Fashion Designer, Author & Humanitarian

Tina Knowles-Lawson is a Fashion Designer who has been featured in a slew of publications including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, L’Officiel, InSyle, and Sports Illustrated.

Mosaic Woman Legacy

Cathie Black, Former President, Hearst Magazines & Chairman/Hearst Corporation; Author, Basic Black

Cathie Black

Former President, Hearst Magazines & Chairman/Hearst Corporation; Author, Basic Black

Cathie Black

Former President, Hearst Magazines & Chairman/Hearst Corporation; Author, Basic Black

Cathie Black is a well known media and publishing executive having spent the majority of her career as President, then Chairman, of Hearst Magazines.




2015 Speakers

Simon T. Bailey, Founder, BRILLIANCE INSTITUTE

Simon T. Bailey

Founder, BRILLIANCE INSTITUTE

Simon T. Bailey

Founder, BRILLIANCE INSTITUTE

Simon T. Bailey is a Leadership Catalyst who aspires to inspire 10% of the world’s population to find their passion and release their brilliance.

Audra Bohannon, Senior Partner at KORN/FERRY LEADERSHIP AND TALENT CONSULTING

Audra Bohannon

Senior Partner at KORN/FERRY LEADERSHIP AND TALENT CONSULTING

Audra Bohannon

Senior Partner at KORN/FERRY LEADERSHIP AND TALENT CONSULTING

Audra Bohannon is a Senior Partner in the Workforce Performance, Inclusion and Diversity practice for Korn/Ferry based in the Boston-Waltham office.

Erica Culpepper Bowen, Vice President, Business Development for Multi-Cultural Beauty, L’OREAL USA

Erica Culpepper Bowen

Vice President, Business Development for Multi-Cultural Beauty, L’OREAL USA

Erica Culpepper Bowen

Vice President, Business Development for Multi-Cultural Beauty, L’OREAL USA

Erica Culpepper Bowen is a seasoned beauty executive with proven leadership and business results in building some of the most iconic beauty brands in the world over the past 18 years.

Fumbi Chima, Chief Information Officer for WALMART ASIA

Fumbi Chima

Chief Information Officer for WALMART ASIA

Fumbi Chima

Chief Information Officer for WALMART ASIA

Fumbi Chima is an accomplished business executive with exceptional senior management skills in strategic planning, acquisition and business development.

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, Executive Director, SMITHSONIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Executive Director, SMITHSONIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Executive Director, SMITHSONIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole was appointed the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) in March, 2009.

Dr. Shirley Davis, President of SDS ENTERPRISES, LLC

Dr. Shirley Davis

President of SDS ENTERPRISES, LLC

Dr. Shirley Davis

President of SDS ENTERPRISES, LLC

Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, affectionately known as The Success Doctor™, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, and executive coach.

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014

Nina Davuluri

Miss America 2014

Nina Davuluri

Miss America 2014

Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014. Nina became the second consecutive contestant from New York and the first contestant of Indian descent to win the Miss America Competition.

Erica Dhawan, Founder and CEO of COTENTIAL

Erica Dhawan

Founder and CEO of COTENTIAL

Erica Dhawan

Founder and CEO of COTENTIAL

Erica Dhawan is the co-author of the new book, "Get Big Things Done, The Power of Connectional Intelligence."

Alka Dhillon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TECHNALINK, INC.

Alka Dhillon

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TECHNALINK, INC.

Alka Dhillon

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TECHNALINK, INC.

Alka Dhillon is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Technalink, Inc., one of the leading technology companies in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Lourdes Diaz, Vice President of Diversity Relations, Sodexo USA

Lourdes Diaz

Vice President of Diversity Relations, Sodexo USA

Lourdes Diaz

Vice President of Diversity Relations, Sodexo USA

Lourdes Diaz is Vice President of Diversity Relations for Sodexo USA, where she is responsible for establishing strategic partnerships with diverse organizations, minority owned businesses and community leaders in key markets around the country.

Melissa B. Donaldson, Director, Diversity Networks & Communications, Walgreen Co.

Melissa B. Donaldson

Director, Diversity Networks & Communications, Walgreen Co.

Melissa B. Donaldson

Director, Diversity Networks & Communications, Walgreen Co.

Melissa is responsible for the inclusion leadership councils, business resource groups, strategic partnerships and diversity communications.

Rosanna Durruthy, Chief Diversity Officer at CIGNA

Rosanna Durruthy

Chief Diversity Officer at CIGNA

Rosanna Durruthy

Chief Diversity Officer at CIGNA

Rosanna Durruthy joined Cigna in 2010 as Chief Diversity Officer, and leads the company’s diversity and inclusion center of excellence practice, supporting Cigna’s mission to help customers improve their health, well-being and sense of security.

Tami Erwin, Senior Vice President & Group President, Consumer Mass Business Sales & Services Wireline Consumer & Mass Business at VERIZON

Tami Erwin

Senior Vice President & Group President, Consumer Mass Business Sales & Services Wireline Consumer & Mass Business at VERIZON

Tami Erwin

Senior Vice President & Group President, Consumer Mass Business Sales & Services Wireline Consumer & Mass Business at VERIZON

Tami Erwin is president of Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business (CMB) Markets line of business.

Darys Estrella, VP for Corporate Sustainability/VICINI and former CEO/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC STOCK EXCHANGE

Darys Estrella

VP for Corporate Sustainability/VICINI and former CEO/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC STOCK EXCHANGE

Darys Estrella

VP for Corporate Sustainability/VICINI and former CEO/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC STOCK EXCHANGE

Darys Estrella joined The Vicini Group in May 2012 as the Vice President for Corporate Sustainability.

Grace Figueredo, Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer For AETNA

Grace Figueredo

Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer For AETNA

Grace Figueredo

Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer For AETNA

Grace Figueredo joined Aetna in late 2012 as vice president, chief diversity & inclusion officer in a dual reporting relationship to the chairman, CEO and president and the executive vice president of Human Resources.

Tara Frank, Vice President - Multicultural Strategy / Hallmark

Tara Frank

Vice President - Multicultural Strategy / Hallmark

Tara Frank

Vice President - Multicultural Strategy / Hallmark

Tara Jaye Frank is responsible for partnering across product development, marketing, and retail to drive growth with an increasingly diverse consumer base.

Dr. Njema Frazier, Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Dr. Njema Frazier

Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Dr. Njema Frazier

Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Dr. Frazier is a physicist in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), managing scientific and technical projects established to ensure that the United States maintains a credible National nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing.

Constance St. Germain, Executive Dean, COLLEGES OF HUMANITIES & SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

Constance St. Germain

Executive Dean, COLLEGES OF HUMANITIES & SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

Constance St. Germain

Executive Dean, COLLEGES OF HUMANITIES & SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

As Executive Dean of two colleges at University of Phoenix, Dr. St. Germain’s primary focus is on retention and student engagement, as well as ensuring students develop the requisite foundational skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

Jackie Glenn, VICE  PRESIDENT/  GLOBAL  CHIEF  DIVERSITY  OFFICER  FOR  EMC  CORPORATION

Jackie Glenn

VICE PRESIDENT/ GLOBAL CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER FOR EMC CORPORATION

Jackie Glenn

VICE PRESIDENT/ GLOBAL CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER FOR EMC CORPORATION

Jackie Glenn is a seasoned executive in Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Talent Development, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Leah Goldstein, Professional Cyclist

Leah Goldstein

Professional Cyclist

Leah Goldstein

Professional Cyclist

What happens when a young girl doesn’t believe in limitations? What is possible when her dreams resonate at such a frequency, that they force themselves into reality?

Dr. Neal R. Goodman, President, GLOBAL DYNAMICS INC.

Dr. Neal R. Goodman

President, GLOBAL DYNAMICS INC.

Dr. Neal R. Goodman

President, GLOBAL DYNAMICS INC.

Dr. Neal Goodman, co-founder and president of Global Dynamics Inc, is an internationally recognized authority on diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, global mindset development, globalization, global leadership and cultural intelligence in organizations.

Millette Granville, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for DELHAIZE AMERICA

Millette Granville

Director of Diversity and Inclusion for DELHAIZE AMERICA

Millette Granville

Director of Diversity and Inclusion for DELHAIZE AMERICA

Millette Granville, CDP is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Delhaize America.

Jeffery Tobias Halter, President of YWOMEN

Jeffery Tobias Halter

President of YWOMEN

Jeffery Tobias Halter

President of YWOMEN

Jeffery Tobias Halter is the country's leading male expert on advancing women through male engagement.

La Doris

La Doris "Dot" Harris

Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

La Doris "Dot" Harris

Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Dot Harris was nominated by President Obama to be the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy.

Patricia Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Global Community Engagement for the MCDONALD’S CORPORATION

Patricia Harris

Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Global Community Engagement for the MCDONALD’S CORPORATION

Patricia Harris

Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Global Community Engagement for the MCDONALD’S CORPORATION

Pat is responsible for the development and implementation of diversity and Inclusion strategies throughout McDonald’s Corporation, including the over 33,500 restaurants in 120 countries.

Dr. Gloria Bozeman Herndon, Founder, President & CEO of GB GROUP GLOBAL

Dr. Gloria Bozeman Herndon

Founder, President & CEO of GB GROUP GLOBAL

Dr. Gloria Bozeman Herndon

Founder, President & CEO of GB GROUP GLOBAL

Dr. Gloria Bozeman Herndon, Founder, President & CEO of GB Group Global, has more than 35 years of successfully conducting business internationally.

Lissiah Hundley, Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion at COX COMMUNICATIONS

Lissiah Hundley

Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion at COX COMMUNICATIONS

Lissiah Hundley

Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion at COX COMMUNICATIONS

Lissiah Hundley is the Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Cox Communications.

Synthia Saint James, Award Winning Author And/or Illustrator Of 17 Children's Books

Synthia Saint James

Award Winning Author And/or Illustrator Of 17 Children's Books

Synthia Saint James

Award Winning Author And/or Illustrator Of 17 Children's Books

Synthia SAINT JAMES is a world renowned multicultural visual artist, an award winning author and/or illustrator of 17 children's books, author of 3 poetry books, 2 affirmation books, a cookbook, a play, and the autobiographical book.

Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, AARP

Jo Ann Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer, AARP

Jo Ann Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer, AARP

Jo Ann Jenkins is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people 50 and over to improve the quality of their lives.

Donna Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer, MASTERCARD

Donna Johnson

Chief Diversity Officer, MASTERCARD

Donna Johnson

Chief Diversity Officer, MASTERCARD

Donna Johnson is chief diversity officer for MasterCard and is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s global diversity and inclusion strategy.

George Kalogridis, President of the WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

George Kalogridis

President of the WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

George Kalogridis

President of the WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

George A. Kalogridis serves as president of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Angela Klein, VP, Consumer Sales Strategy and Alternate Channels Distribution at Verizon CMB

Angela Klein

VP, Consumer Sales Strategy and Alternate Channels Distribution at Verizon CMB

Angela Klein

VP, Consumer Sales Strategy and Alternate Channels Distribution at Verizon CMB

Angie Klein is the Vice President for consumer sales strategy and alternate channel distribution for the Verizon Consumer and Mass Business (CMB) organization.

Joanna Lane, Talent Engagement Professional

Joanna Lane

Talent Engagement Professional

Joanna Lane

Talent Engagement Professional

Joanna is a talent engagement professional with diverse experience in both non-profit and corporate settings.

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder of Designer Life Unlimited

Renessa Boley Layne

Founder of Designer Life Unlimited

Renessa Boley Layne

Founder of Designer Life Unlimited

Renessa Boley Layne is founder of the company, Designer Life Unlimited, creator of the Success and Happiness Test.

Wendy Lewis, Senior  Vice  President  of  Diversity,  Inclusion  and  Strategic  Alliances for Major  League  Baseball

Wendy Lewis

Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Alliances for Major League Baseball

Wendy Lewis

Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Alliances for Major League Baseball

Wendy Lewis is responsible for implementing game changing Diversity and Inclusion strategic and metric based platforms for Major League Baseball's Club franchises, its Central Office, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network.

Betty Martinez Lowery, Manager, Corporate Citizenship, WALT DISNEY WORLD COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Betty Martinez Lowery

Manager, Corporate Citizenship, WALT DISNEY WORLD COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Betty Martinez Lowery

Manager, Corporate Citizenship, WALT DISNEY WORLD COMMUNITY RELATIONS

In her role as Manager, Corporate Citizenship with Walt Disney World, Betty and her team of relationship managers develop strategic community outreach and contribution strategies that will make the greatest impact in the community.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of CELEBRITY CRUISES

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

President and CEO of CELEBRITY CRUISES

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

President and CEO of CELEBRITY CRUISES

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo is President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises, the cruise line whose iconic ‘X’ is the mark of modern luxury.

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Bishop of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL (AME) CHURCH

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Bishop of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL (AME) CHURCH

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Bishop of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL (AME) CHURCH

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

Maria Medrano, Sr. Manager at CISCO

Maria Medrano

Sr. Manager at CISCO

Maria Medrano

Sr. Manager at CISCO

As a Sr. Manager within the Office of Inclusion and Collaboration (OIC), Maria leads Cisco’s global strategic initiatives and I&C Community strategy.

Lori Friend Moger, Writer, Speaker, Kinesiologist, And Co-founder Of NO FINISH LINE LIVING

Lori Friend Moger

Writer, Speaker, Kinesiologist, And Co-founder Of NO FINISH LINE LIVING

Lori Friend Moger

Writer, Speaker, Kinesiologist, And Co-founder Of NO FINISH LINE LIVING

Lori Friend Moger, M.Sc. is a writer, speaker and Kinesiologist. She is co-founder of No Finish Line Living, a wellness company providing keynotes, seminars and retreats with the sole purpose of pushing people into their best lives possible.

Geraldine Moriba, Vice President Of Diversity And Inclusion For CNN WORLDWIDE

Geraldine Moriba

Vice President Of Diversity And Inclusion For CNN WORLDWIDE

Geraldine Moriba

Vice President Of Diversity And Inclusion For CNN WORLDWIDE

Emmy award-winning producer Geraldine Moriba is the vice president of diversity and inclusion for CNN Worldwide, developing strategic business initiatives to support the full range of American identities in the newsroom and reported content.

Thomas Murray, Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer at EMC

Thomas Murray

Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer at EMC

Thomas Murray

Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer at EMC

As Chief Talent Officer and Senior Vice President of EMC’s Human Resources organization, Tom drives an integrated focus on HR Operations and Talent initiatives.

Anne Lim O'Brien, Vice Chairman and Senior Partner at HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES

Anne Lim O'Brien

Vice Chairman and Senior Partner at HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES

Anne Lim O'Brien

Vice Chairman and Senior Partner at HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES

Anne Lim O'Brien is Vice Chairman and Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, based in New York City. Anne is a key member of the Firm's Global CEO & Board Practice as well as the Global Consumer Markets and Practice.

Nancy D. O'Reilly, Clinical Psychologist

Nancy D. O'Reilly

Clinical Psychologist

Nancy D. O'Reilly

Clinical Psychologist

Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, is an author of Leading Women, 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life (Adams Media) which contains empowering messages to help women connect to create a better world.

Tanya Odom, Consultant and Facilitator

Tanya Odom

Consultant and Facilitator

Tanya Odom

Consultant and Facilitator

Tanya M. Odom, is a highly regarded consultant, coach, facilitator, teacher, writer, and thought leader.

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.

Ripa Rashid, Managing Director at HEWLETT CONSULTING PARTNERS

Ripa Rashid

Managing Director at HEWLETT CONSULTING PARTNERS

Ripa Rashid

Managing Director at HEWLETT CONSULTING PARTNERS

Ripa Rashid, managing director at Hewlett Consulting Partners and senior vice president at the Center for Talent Innovation, is an internationally recognized expert on gender, global leadership and next generation talent strategies.

Annette Richardson, Senior Advisor at the UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PARTNERSHIPS

Annette Richardson

Senior Advisor at the UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PARTNERSHIPS

Annette Richardson

Senior Advisor at the UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PARTNERSHIPS

Annette Richardson is a Senior Advisor at the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP).

Deborah Roberts, Reporter, ABC NEWS

Deborah Roberts

Reporter, ABC NEWS

Deborah Roberts

Reporter, ABC NEWS

An award-winning reporter and media veteran, Deborah Roberts is a highly respected, versatile journalist with a broad range of experience and expertise.

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 for COOK ROSS, INC.

Howard Ross

Founder and Chief Learning Officer for COOK ROSS, INC.

Howard Ross

Founder and Chief Learning Officer for COOK ROSS, INC.

As founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc. Howard Ross has served more than 25 years as an influential business consultant to hundreds of organizations across the United States and in 21 other countries.

Candi Castleberry Singleton, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at UPMC, Founder and Chair of the Dignity & Respect Campaign

Candi Castleberry Singleton

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at UPMC, Founder and Chair of the Dignity & Respect Campaign

Candi Castleberry Singleton

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at UPMC, Founder and Chair of the Dignity & Respect Campaign

Candi Castleberry Singleton is the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at UPMC, an $11 billion, 21-hospital global health enterprise.

Darlene R. Slaughter, Chief Diversity Officer at UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE

Darlene R. Slaughter

Chief Diversity Officer at UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE

Darlene R. Slaughter

Chief Diversity Officer at UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE

Darlene Slaughter is leading efforts to expedite and advance worldwide diversity and inclusion strategies, partnerships and initiatives working closely with community-based United Ways, as well as corporate and community partners.

Dr. Christie Smith, National Managing Principal, DELOITTE UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CENTER FOR INCLUSION

Dr. Christie Smith

National Managing Principal, DELOITTE UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CENTER FOR INCLUSION

Dr. Christie Smith

National Managing Principal, DELOITTE UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CENTER FOR INCLUSION

Christie is the National Managing Principal for Consulting in the west region of the United States.

Kristine A. Snow, President, CISCO SYSTEMS CAPITAL

Kristine A. Snow

President, CISCO SYSTEMS CAPITAL

Kristine A. Snow

President, CISCO SYSTEMS CAPITAL

Kristine (Kris) A. Snow is President of Cisco Systems Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc., where she leads the company’s global captive finance business.

Angela L. Talton, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion at NIELSEN 

Angela L. Talton

Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion at NIELSEN 

Angela L. Talton

Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion at NIELSEN 

Angela L. Talton is the Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Nielsen.

Michelle Thornhill, Chief of Staff, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion & Strategic Philanthropy at WELLS FARGO

Michelle Thornhill

Chief of Staff, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion & Strategic Philanthropy at WELLS FARGO

Michelle Thornhill

Chief of Staff, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion & Strategic Philanthropy at WELLS FARGO

Michelle Thornhill is the Chief of Staff, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion & Strategic Philanthropy at Wells Fargo. 

Dr. Ines Triay, Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC), FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU)

Dr. Ines Triay

Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC), FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU)

Dr. Ines Triay

Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC), FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU)

Dr. Ines Triay, is the Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University (FIU).

Adrienne C. Trimble, General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (TEMA)

Adrienne C. Trimble

General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (TEMA)

Adrienne C. Trimble

General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC. (TEMA)

Adrienne Trimble is General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) located in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Elizebeth Varghese, Principal/Partner at ERNST & YOUNG

Elizebeth Varghese

Principal/Partner at ERNST & YOUNG

Elizebeth Varghese

Principal/Partner at ERNST & YOUNG

Elizebeth is a Principal/Partner at Ernst & Young, who focuses on the development of integrated consulting solutions.

Caroline A. Wanga, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion at TARGET

Caroline A. Wanga

Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion at TARGET

Caroline A. Wanga

Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion at TARGET

Caroline Wanga is responsible for developing strategies, initiating action and driving organizational change in support of the Target's diversity and inclusion priorities, as part of Target's corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Dr. Suzan Wasik, Professor of Counseling at NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (NCCU)

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Professor of Counseling at NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (NCCU)

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Professor of Counseling at NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (NCCU)

Dr. Wasik is a licensed professional counselor and graduate professor specializing in the areas of counseling, mindfulness, and leadership development.

Anise D. Wiley-Little, Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer for KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Anise D. Wiley-Little

Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer for KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Anise D. Wiley-Little

Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer for KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Anise has more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing human resources and diversity & inclusion strategies.

Tujuanna Williams, Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for FANNIE MAE

Tujuanna Williams

Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for FANNIE MAE

Tujuanna Williams

Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for FANNIE MAE

Tujuanna Williams is Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Jacklyn Mitchell Wynn, Vice President, Strategy and Market Development Global Public Sector RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Jacklyn Mitchell Wynn

Vice President, Strategy and Market Development Global Public Sector RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Jacklyn Mitchell Wynn

Vice President, Strategy and Market Development Global Public Sector RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Jackie Wynn is responsible for leading the strategy and market development for the RSA Global Public Sector Team.

S. Shariq Yosufzai, Global Diversity, OMBUDS AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS & ASSOCIATION RELATIONS (UPAR) CHEVRON CORPORATION

S. Shariq Yosufzai

Global Diversity, OMBUDS AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS & ASSOCIATION RELATIONS (UPAR) CHEVRON CORPORATION

S. Shariq Yosufzai

Global Diversity, OMBUDS AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS & ASSOCIATION RELATIONS (UPAR) CHEVRON CORPORATION

S. Shariq Yosufzai is Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships and Association Relations, Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2013.




Coaches


Audra Bohannon, Senior Partner at KORN/FERRY LEADERSHIP AND TALENT CONSULTING

Audra Bohannon

Senior Partner at KORN/FERRY LEADERSHIP AND TALENT CONSULTING

Audra Bohannon

Senior Partner at KORN/FERRY LEADERSHIP AND TALENT CONSULTING

Audra Bohannon is a Senior Partner in the Workforce Performance, Inclusion and Diversity practice for Korn/Ferry based in the Boston-Waltham office.

Lois Cooper, Career Coach Consultant at LEE HECHT HARRISON

Lois Cooper

Career Coach Consultant at LEE HECHT HARRISON

Lois Cooper

Career Coach Consultant at LEE HECHT HARRISON

Lois Cooper is a Career Coach Consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison where she provides career coaching and career transition services.

Jeannine Currie, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for Human Resources at 3M

Jeannine Currie

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for Human Resources at 3M

Jeannine Currie

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for Human Resources at 3M

Jeannine was born in Arequipa in the mountains of Peru. When she was 4 years old, her family moved to Lima so that the children could receive a better education.

Dr. Shirley Davis, President of SDS ENTERPRISES, LLC

Dr. Shirley Davis

President of SDS ENTERPRISES, LLC

Dr. Shirley Davis

President of SDS ENTERPRISES, LLC

Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, affectionately known as The Success Doctor™, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, and executive coach.

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.

Susan Hodgkinson, Founder of THE PERSONAL BRAND COMPANY

Susan Hodgkinson

Founder of THE PERSONAL BRAND COMPANY

Susan Hodgkinson

Founder of THE PERSONAL BRAND COMPANY

Susan Hodgkinson is a trailblazer in personal branding, and founded The Personal Brand Company in 1994.

Renessa Boley Layne, Founder of DESIGNER LIFE UNLIMITED

Renessa Boley Layne

Founder of DESIGNER LIFE UNLIMITED

Renessa Boley Layne

Founder of DESIGNER LIFE UNLIMITED

Renessa Boley Layne is founder of the company, Designer Life Unlimited, creator of the Success and Happiness Test.

Dee Marshall, Principal at RAISE THE BAR, LLC

Dee Marshall

Principal at RAISE THE BAR, LLC

Dee Marshall

Principal at RAISE THE BAR, LLC

A sought-after international speaker, published Author, certified Coach and TV Lifestyle Personality, Dee Marshall is Managing Director at Raise The Bar, LLC.

Tanya Odom, Consultant and Facilitator

Tanya Odom

Consultant and Facilitator

Tanya Odom

Consultant and Facilitator

Tanya M. Odom, is a highly regarded consultant, coach, facilitator, teacher, writer, and thought leader.

Anisa H. Rashad, Founder and CEO of ANISA RASHAD, LLC

Anisa H. Rashad

Founder and CEO of ANISA RASHAD, LLC

Anisa H. Rashad

Founder and CEO of ANISA RASHAD, LLC

Anisa H. Rashad holds an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University.

Shayna Rattler, Executive Coach, Author and Speaker

Shayna Rattler

Executive Coach, Author and Speaker

Shayna Rattler

Executive Coach, Author and Speaker

Shayna Rattler, known as The Corporate Attraction Coach, is an executive coach, author and speaker whose mission is to help organizations and corporate leaders excel.

Dr. Shelley Reciniello, Founder, SRA CONSULTATIONS

Dr. Shelley Reciniello

Founder, SRA CONSULTATIONS

Dr. Shelley Reciniello

Founder, SRA CONSULTATIONS

Dr. Shelley Reciniello has provided psychological consultation to organizations since 1982 through her two companies SRA – Shelley Reciniello, Ph. D and Associates and later SRA Consultations

Dr. Suzan Wasik, Professor of Counseling at NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (NCCU)

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Professor of Counseling at NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (NCCU)

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Professor of Counseling at NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (NCCU)

Dr. Wasik is a licensed professional counselor and graduate professor specializing in the areas of counseling, mindfulness, and leadership development.

Andrea Grant Wright, Consultant

Andrea Grant Wright

Consultant

Andrea Grant Wright

Consultant

Andrea consults with large and mid-size national, multi-national, and global organizations, across all industries, on complex business issues impacting workforce requirements.

Jackie Wynn, Vice President of RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Jackie Wynn

Vice President of RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Jackie Wynn

Vice President of RSA, the Security Division of EMC

Jackie Wynn is responsible for leading the strategy and market development for the RSA Global Public Sector Team, which includes federal, state and local government agencies as well as nation countries.




Star Awards


Star Awards Committee Members

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.

Tiane Mitchell Gordon, Principal and founder of SQUARE ONE CONSULTING

Tiane Mitchell Gordon

Principal and founder of SQUARE ONE CONSULTING

Tiane Mitchell Gordon

Principal and founder of SQUARE ONE CONSULTING

Principal and founder of Square One Consulting, Tiane Mitchell Gordon serves as an advisory partner, consultant, executive coach and speaker on human resources and diversity & inclusion issues.

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.

Graciela G. Meibar, Executive Coach and Consultant

Graciela G. Meibar

Executive Coach and Consultant

Graciela G. Meibar

Executive Coach and Consultant

Graciela G. Meibar is a executive coach and consultant with over 30 years experience in marketing, sales, diversity and inclusion.

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale , Senior Consultant And Coach At COOK ROSS INC.

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale

Senior Consultant And Coach At COOK ROSS INC.

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale

Senior Consultant And Coach At COOK ROSS INC.

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale has more than thirty years experience leading the diversity and inclusion efforts of businesses and organizations in over twenty five countries, across four continents.

May E. Snowden, Founder, SNOWDEN & ASSOCIATES

May E. Snowden

Founder, SNOWDEN & ASSOCIATES

May E. Snowden

Founder, SNOWDEN & ASSOCIATES

Snowden is an independent diversity and inclusion strategist, consultant, educator, facilitator, speaker, and executive coach. She inspires corporate leaders to articulate a global diversity and inclusion vision.

Anise D. Wiley-Little, Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer for KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Anise D. Wiley-Little

Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer for KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Anise D. Wiley-Little

Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer for KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Anise has more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing human resources and diversity & inclusion strategies.

DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT

Alfredo Rodriguez, One of the most prolific and gifted jazz pianist of the 21st century - Quincy Jones

Alfredo Rodriguez

One of the most prolific and gifted jazz pianist of the 21st century - Quincy Jones




The Schedule

  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM Pre-conference Kick-off Reception Sponsored by: Disney
  • 6:00 - 6:45 AM Health & Wellness Morning Walkbeach
  • 7:30 - 4:00 PM Registration
  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:45 AM Welcome Remarks And Ten Year Sponsor Recognition
  • 8:45 - 9:30 AM Morning Keynotes
  • 9:30 - 10:30 AM General Plenary Panel, Leadership Insights On Gender Diversity Accelerating the Advancement of Women Leaders
  • 10:30 - 11:00 AM Networking Break & Meet The Authors
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM Leadership & Executive Development Breakout Sessions
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM How to Career Path So You Think You’re Ready for a Board Seat?
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM Catalyzing Generational Differences for Better Innovation
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM Adaptive Leadership in the 21st Century Where Women Leadership and the Marketplace Intersect
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM Burn out? Not with ME! Committed to the Well Being of Individuals, Organizations and the Globe
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM Women in STEM - Delivering on the Promise
  • 11:00 - 12:30 PM Leadership Coaching Sessions
  • 12:30 - 2:00 PM Luncheon
  • 2:00 - 2:30 PM Desert & Coffee Break Meet the Authors with Special Book Signing
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions Repeat and additional ones offered
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM MY Future, Career Exploration in a New Age Creating a Culturally Competent Career within my Organization
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM Developing Inclusive Leadership Why Women, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM Fast Lane, Wrong Direction, Insider Secrets to Redesigning Your Success
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM Wellbeing, Spirituality, and Mindfulness - Embracing the Holistic Elements of Leadership
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM Leadership Coaching Sessions Repeat
  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM Annual Diversity Leadership "Stars Who Mean Business" Peer Awards Celebration & Reception
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM 10th Anniversary Celebratory Reception Sponsored By Target
  • 6:00 - 6:45 AM Health & Wellness ActivityBeach
  • 7:30 - 9:00 AM Registration
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:45 AM Morning Remarks And Ten Year Sponsor Recognition
  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM Morning Keynotes
  • 9:30 - 10:30 AM Executive Panel General Plenary Panel
  • 10:30 - 11:00 AM Networking Break & Meet The Authors
  • 11:00 - 1:00 PM Leadership Coaching Sessions
  • 11:00 - 1:00 PM Forum A - D&I Leadership & Executive Development Forum This session is intended for senior executive leaders
  • 11:00 - 1:00 PM Forum B - Leadership Brilliance In The Midst Of Uncertainty
  • 1:00 - 2:30 PM Mosaic Awards' Luncheon
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM Closing Keynote

The Venue




Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts & Convention Center, Lake Buena Vista, FL

More information on registration, transportation and accommodation can be found at http://www.diversitywoman.com/conference-hotels.


***On Wednesday October 14, meet in the hotel lobby of either the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resorts between 6:30pm and 6:45pm. A Disney Event Guide will escort attendees at 6:45pm to Epcot® for the evening festivities via a short walking distance along the Boardwalk. Should you arrive after this departure time, directions to Epcot® will be provided to you upon check in.***

Thank you to our Sponsors

Our proud sponsors and supporters who made this regular event possible

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