2020 Inclusion Summit Virtual Leadership Series

August 26-27, 2020
Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out


October 22-23, 2020
The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change

2020 Inclusion Summit Virtual Leadership Series

August 26-27, 2020
Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out


October 22-23, 2020
The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change

2020 Inclusion Summit Virtual Leadership Series

August 26-27, 2020
Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out


October 22-23, 2020
The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change

About the series

Virtual Only Leadership Series – Register for both events or one event

HRO Today’s Inclusion Summit Virtual Event Series will present examples of strategic D&I leadership that can guide us through the current storm and lead us in the continuing quest to create better organizations and societies…read more

Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out (August 26th – 27th) will address the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as not just organizational initiatives or programs, but as something that has the power to transform society at large by producing behavior change. Join our expert speaking faculty as they share strategies that can impact the way your entire organization operates, and the individual ways of working, communicating, contributing and even just being in the world.

The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change (October 22nd – 23rd) will discuss strategies for D&I practitioners to provide organizational and social leadership in the context of a pandemic and the fight against systemic racism.

Event Agenda 

Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out (Day 1)

Time (EST)Session
10:00amBuilding an Award-Winning Diversity Culture - How to Leverage Your Leadership to Drive a Culture of Engagement and Accountability on D&I Initiatives.
Anton Gunn, Chief Diversity Officer, MUSC Health System
10:45amThe Formula for Sustainable Growth - Purpose + Inclusion
Angela Harrell, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Voya Financial
11:30amBettering the Balance - Removing Gender Bias from Performance Feedback To Ensure Equity
Denise Reed Lamoreaux, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Atos
12:15pmBreak
1:15pmThe Cultural Reasons Sexual Harassment Prevails - Offering Deeper Meaning for a Better Workplace
Sonja Spears, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
2:00pmDemystifying D&I and Adding Meaningful Substance for All
Ashlee Davis, Vice President, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Manager, AllianceBernstein
2:45pmDiversity, Age and the Coming Impact on the Marketplace
Edna Kane-Williams, Senior Vice President Multicultural Leadership, AARP
3:30pmAfternoon Networking Break

Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out (Day 2)

Time (EST)Session
10:00amConnectivity, Ingenuity and Inclusivity In Times of Crisis
Singleton Beato, Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer, McCann Worldgroup
10:45amSocial and Political Issues in Today’s Landscape
Lor Lee, Director Diversity & Inclusion, Mayo Clinic
11:30pmThe Inclusive Talent Pool - Employing People with Disabilities
Lorrie Lykins, Vice President Research, i4cp
12:15pmLunch
1:00pmThe Multi-Generational Workforce – Making Room at the Table
Sharon Aut, Global Inclusion and Diversity Director, Slalom
Lindsey Wopschall, Consulting Workforce Learning Manager, Slalom
1:45pm3 Keys to a Diversity Recruiting Strategy
Lisa Strack, Vice President Diversity Recruiting, Bank of the West
2:30pmConference and Day 2 Sessions Conclude

The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change (Day 1)

Time (EST)Session
11:00am2020 - Diversity & Inclusion and Progress in Times of Crisis
Celeste Warren, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Merck
11:30amSafety and Inclusion During Consecutive Major Events
Tanya Meisenholder, Deputy Commissioner of Diversity and Inclusion, New York City Police Department
12:00pmThought Leadership by Event Partner
12:30pmWhy D&I Matters More Than Ever
Girish Ganesan, Global Head Diversity and Inclusion, TD Bank
1:00pmBreak
2:00pmLeading the Way in Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
Denise DeCou, Manager Diversity and Community Outreach, Washington University
2:30pmFireside Chat: Adapting to the New Normal - CDO Perspectives on the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Fight Against Systemic Racism
Elliot Clark, CEO, SharedXpertise Media
3:00pmHow are Employers - And Employees - Functioning Through This Unprecedented Period of a Pandemic and Civil Unrest?
Janica Pierce Tucker, Managing Director and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, Taft Law
3:30pmPresentation by Michele Meyer-Shipp, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, KPMG
4:00pmConference Day 1 Concludes

The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change (Day 2)

Time (EST)Session
11:00amImmersive Session: Community Healing Through Storytelling - Navigating This Thing Called Race
Cheryl Cofield, Director of Culture, Inclusion & Engagement, Georgia Institute of Technology
12:30pmElevate Your Change Management Game - Accelerating Progress Through Strategic Intention
Angela Cooper, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, Mutual of Omaha
1:00pmThe Power of a Social Impact Strategy – Channeling Emotion to Productive Purpose
Fernando Little, Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health
1:30pmGetting it Right - Diversity and Equity in the Age of COVID-19
Ewuare Osayande, Chief Diversity Officer, American Friends Service Committee
2:00pmConference and Day 2 Conclude

Event Speakers

Anton Gunn

Anton Gunn

Chief Diversity Officer, MUSC Health System

Tanya Meisenholder

Tanya Meisenholder

Deputy Commissioner of Diversity and Inclusion, New York City Police Department

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