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The Future is Now for Women:
Transformational Leadership, STEM*, and Inclusion as a Cultural Competence*(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)







Mosaic Woman Award Honorees


Mosaic Woman Trailblazer

Jackie Guerra, Actress, Author and Talk-Radio Host

Jackie Guerra

Actress, Author and Talk-Radio Host

Jackie Guerra

Actress, Author and Talk-Radio Host

Actress, Author and Talk-Radio Host

Mosaic Woman Lifetime Achievement

Glenda A. Hatchett, Television Personality, Legal Analyst and Founder of Great Day Productions

Glenda A. Hatchett

Television Personality, Legal Analyst and Founder of Great Day Productions

Glenda A. Hatchett

Television Personality, Legal Analyst and Founder of Great Day Productions

Hatchett is the Founder and CEO of the newly established production company, Great Day Productions that specializes in television programming.

Mosaic Woman Trailblazer

Zola Mashariki, SVP, Fox Searchlight Films

Zola Mashariki

SVP, Fox Searchlight Films

Zola Mashariki

SVP, Fox Searchlight Films

SVP, Fox Searchlight Films

Mosaic Woman Leadership

Dr. Annie McKee, Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute

Dr. Annie McKee

Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute

Dr. Annie McKee

Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute

Dr. Annie McKee is Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute, a global leadership and advisory services firm. She also is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mosaic Woman Legend

Phylicia Rashad, Tony Award Winning Actress, Singer, Director and Producer

Phylicia Rashad

Tony Award Winning Actress, Singer, Director and Producer

Phylicia Rashad

Tony Award Winning Actress, Singer, Director and Producer

Tony Award Winning Actress, Singer, Director and Producer

Mosaic Woman Pioneer

Bonnie St. John, Author and Paralympic Medalist

Bonnie St. John

Author and Paralympic Medalist

Bonnie St. John

Author and Paralympic Medalist

Bonnie St. John is the author of six books, including her current best seller, How Great Women Lead, which she co-authored with her teenage daughter, Darcy.




The Speakers

Authors, Talent and Diversity Thought Leaders

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

Kim Admire

President, Diversity & Inclusion, Previously at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Kim Admire

President, Diversity & Inclusion, Previously at 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.

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.

Rodney D. Bennett, President, The University of Southern Mississippi

Rodney D. Bennett

President, The University of Southern Mississippi

Rodney D. Bennett

President, The University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Bennett is charged with serving as both the chief executive officer and principal educational officer of The University of Southern Mississippi

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.

Ruth Bond, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Walt Disney Company

Ruth Bond

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Walt Disney Company

Ruth Bond

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Walt Disney Company

Ruth Bond is Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Walt Disney Company.

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, an $11 billion, 21-hospital global health enterprise.

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.

Lois Cooper, Vice President, Corporate Development & Inclusion, Adecco Group North America

Lois Cooper

Vice President, Corporate Development & Inclusion, Adecco Group North America

Lois Cooper

Vice President, Corporate Development & Inclusion, Adecco Group North America

As Vice President, Corporate Development and Inclusion for Adecco Group, Lois Cooper is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and initiatives that support the organization’s business strategies and positively impact the bottom line.

Meredith Crosby, Director, Strategic Initiatives, 3M

Meredith Crosby

Director, Strategic Initiatives, 3M

Meredith Crosby

Director, Strategic Initiatives, 3M

Meredith Moore Crosby is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for 3Mgives. In this role, Meredith is responsible for the development and implementation of 3M’s strategy to create a deeper pipeline of high performing and diverse global talent through investments in education.

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, President & CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, former VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, SHRM

Dr. Shirley Davis

President & CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, former VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, SHRM

Dr. Shirley Davis

President & CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, former VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, SHRM

Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, executive coach, and author.

Shinder Dhillon, Global Diversity & Inclusion lead for Sales Marketing & Services Group, Microsoft

Shinder Dhillon

Global Diversity & Inclusion lead for Sales Marketing & Services Group, Microsoft

Shinder Dhillon

Global Diversity & Inclusion lead for Sales Marketing & Services Group, Microsoft

Shinder Dhillon is the Global Diversity & Inclusion lead for Sales Marketing & Services Group (SMSG) for Microsoft Corporation.

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.

Latoria J. Farmer, Executive Director Of Diversity And Corporate Responsibility, KPMG

Latoria J. Farmer

Executive Director Of Diversity And Corporate Responsibility, KPMG

Latoria J. Farmer

Executive Director Of Diversity And Corporate Responsibility, KPMG

Latoria J. Farmer is the executive director of diversity and corporate responsibility for KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory services firm.

Edie Fraser, CEO, STEMConnector

Edie Fraser

CEO, STEMConnector

Edie Fraser

CEO, STEMConnector

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

Nancy Gidusko, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Walt Disney World Resort

Nancy Gidusko

Director, Corporate Citizenship, Walt Disney World Resort

Nancy Gidusko

Director, Corporate Citizenship, Walt Disney World Resort

Nancy leads the philanthropic community outreach for the Walt Disney World Resort which includes charitable donations, community programs, employee fundraising campaigns and volunteerism.

Jackie Glenn, VP, Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC

Jackie Glenn

VP, Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC

Jackie Glenn

VP, Global Chief Diversity Officer, EMC

Jackie Glenn is a seasoned executive in Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Talent Development, and Diversity and Inclusion. She is currently the VP, Global Chief Diversity Officer for EMC Corporation.

Millette Granville, Millette Granville, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Delhaize America

Millette Granville

Millette Granville, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Delhaize America

Millette Granville

Millette Granville, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Delhaize America

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

Carolyn L. Green, President and CEO of Professional Environmental Engineers

Carolyn L. Green

President and CEO of Professional Environmental Engineers

Carolyn L. Green

President and CEO of Professional Environmental Engineers

Carolyn L. Green is President and CEO of Professional Environmental Engineers, Inc. (PEEl), a St. Louis-based company providing environmental compliance and remediation services.

Patricia Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Global Community Engagement

Patricia Harris

Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Global Community Engagement

Patricia Harris

Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Global Community Engagement

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

Glenda A. Hatchett, Founder and CEO, Great Day Productions

Glenda A. Hatchett

Founder and CEO, Great Day Productions

Glenda A. Hatchett

Founder and CEO, Great Day Productions

Hatchett is the Founder and CEO of the newly established production company, Great Day Productions that specializes in television programming.

Peggy Hazard, Managing Principal, Korn Ferry International

Peggy Hazard

Managing Principal, Korn Ferry International

Peggy Hazard

Managing Principal, Korn Ferry International

Peggy Hazard specializes in strategic consulting, executive team facilitation, and coaching to help leaders achieve business results through improved Global Leadership, Cultural Dexterity, and Advancing Women Worldwide.

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.

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.

Jane Hyun, Founder and President, Hyun & Associates

Jane Hyun

Founder and President, Hyun & Associates

Jane Hyun

Founder and President, Hyun & Associates

Jane Hyun is a global leadership strategist and management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and professional associations. Prior to starting this consulting firm she was Vice President of HR/Talent at JP Morgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche and Resources Global.

Fields Jackson, CEO, Racing Toward Diversity Magazine

Fields Jackson

CEO, Racing Toward Diversity Magazine

Fields Jackson

CEO, Racing Toward Diversity Magazine

Fields Jackson, Jr. is currently the Founder and CEO of Racing Toward Diversity Magazine, Cary, NC

Charmane Johnson, Director, DoD Policy for Affirmative Employment Programs

Charmane Johnson

Director, DoD Policy for Affirmative Employment Programs

Charmane Johnson

Director, DoD Policy for Affirmative Employment Programs

Mrs. Charmane Johnson has more than twenty years’ experience in leading-cutting edge Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity programs

AJ Johnson, Actress and Healthy Lifestyle Coach

AJ Johnson

Actress and Healthy Lifestyle Coach

AJ Johnson

Actress and Healthy Lifestyle Coach

AJ has created a successful online healthy living movement at www.theajzone.com, and has designed wellness platforms for other sites such as Oprah.com, Dailybeast.com and Globalgrind.com

Aparna Khurjekar, Vice President, Verizon Wireless - Network for the South Area

Aparna Khurjekar

Vice President, Verizon Wireless - Network for the South Area

Aparna Khurjekar

Vice President, Verizon Wireless - Network for the South Area

Aparna Khurjekar is Vice President, Verizon Wireless – Network for the South Area. In this role, Aparna is responsible for the wireless network in the South including the build out of the 4G LTE network.

Crystal King, Director, Multicultural Markets, American Heart Association

Crystal King

Director, Multicultural Markets, American Heart Association

Crystal King

Director, Multicultural Markets, American Heart Association

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.

Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President of Diversity & Strategic Alliances, Major League Baseball

Wendy Lewis

Senior Vice President of Diversity & Strategic Alliances, Major League Baseball

Wendy Lewis

Senior Vice President of Diversity & Strategic Alliances, Major League Baseball

Wendy Lewis implements MLB’s Diversity Economic Impact Engagement initiative (DEIE), which is designed to advance the level of MLB’s current workforce and supplier diversity efforts League-wide.

Janice Little, Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion, McKesson

Janice Little

Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion, McKesson

Janice Little

Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion, McKesson

Janice establishes the strategic direction for diversity initiatives at McKesson. She ensures diversity and inclusion are integrated into McKesson’s business, talent, and culture strategies.

Dr. Annie McKee, Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute

Dr. Annie McKee

Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute

Dr. Annie McKee

Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute

Dr. Annie McKee is Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute, a global leadership and advisory services firm. She also is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Thomas Murray

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer, EMC

Thomas Murray

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer, EMC

Tom is dedicated to defining EMC as “a people company in the technology business.”

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, Executive Vice President of Sales, Aon Cornerstone

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

Executive Vice President of Sales, Aon Cornerstone

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

Executive Vice President of Sales, Aon Cornerstone

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee leads MWBE sourcing and vetting activities throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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.

Nereida Perez, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Ingersoll Rand

Nereida Perez

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Ingersoll Rand

Nereida Perez

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Ingersoll Rand

Nereida (Neddy) Perez is an internationally known HR and Diversity practitioner with over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 corporations developing diversity & talent development programs as well as corporate social responsibility and employee relations initiatives.

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.

Dr. Robin Smith, National television personality, best selling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist

Dr. Robin Smith

National television personality, best selling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist

Dr. Robin Smith

National television personality, best selling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist

Dr. Robin L. Smith is a national television personality, best selling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist

Carmen Smith, Vice President of Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Carmen Smith

Vice President of Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Carmen Smith

Vice President of Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Carmen is responsible for developing a diverse pipeline of product and people to enhance Imagineering’s consultant talent and its creative processes.

Bonnie St. John, Author and Paralympic Medalist

Bonnie St. John

Author and Paralympic Medalist

Bonnie St. John

Author and Paralympic Medalist

Bonnie St. John is the author of six books, including her current best seller, How Great Women Lead, which she co-authored with her teenage daughter, Darcy.

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.

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.

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

Nika Williams, Actress, Producer, Comedian

Nika Williams

Actress, Producer, Comedian

Nika Williams

Actress, Producer, Comedian

Nika is often called The Black Lucille Ball. Like Lucy, she started her career as a fashion model, but soon realized she’d rather make a silly face than strike a pose.

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.

Anna Zornosa, CEO and Founder, RubyRibbon Inc

Anna Zornosa

CEO and Founder, RubyRibbon Inc

Anna Zornosa

CEO and Founder, RubyRibbon Inc

nna Zornosa’s career has included leadership positions at start-ups as well as large public companies. She founded Ruby Ribbon in September 2011 as an apparel company whose unique products are available only through social commerce.




Coaches


Philip Berry, MBA, MSW, ICF certification, President, Philip Berry Associates LLC

Philip Berry, MBA, MSW, ICF certification

President, Philip Berry Associates LLC

Philip Berry, MBA, MSW, ICF certification

President, Philip Berry Associates LLC

Philip A. Berry is President of Philip Berry Associates LLC, a management consulting firm which focuses on executive coaching, personal branding, global talent development, leadership training, global diversity, cross cultural competency, innovation and organizational effectiveness.

Nancy Dalton, Executive Coach, Barclays Global Head of Learning

Nancy Dalton

Executive Coach, Barclays Global Head of Learning

Nancy Dalton

Executive Coach, Barclays Global Head of Learning

Nancy Dalton manages the Learning and Quality Assurance strategy for the Barclaycard Operations footprint covering strategic business units in the United States and Europe.

Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR aka The Success Doctor

Dr. Shirley Davis

SPHR aka The Success Doctor

Dr. Shirley Davis

SPHR aka The Success Doctor

Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, executive coach, and author.

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.

Tanya Odom, Consultant

Tanya Odom

Consultant

Tanya Odom

Consultant

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

Valerie Rainford, Chief of staff to JPMorgan Chase’s (JPMC) Head of Global Compliance

Valerie Rainford

Chief of staff to JPMorgan Chase’s (JPMC) Head of Global Compliance

Valerie Rainford

Chief of staff to JPMorgan Chase’s (JPMC) Head of Global Compliance

Valerie Rainford leads a number of functions in support of the firm’s global compliance and regulatory management agenda including planning and analysis, executive communications, reporting, and project management.

Yvette Salvatico, Principal, Kedge

Yvette Salvatico

Principal, Kedge

Yvette Salvatico

Principal, Kedge

Yvette Montero Salvatico is a principal at Kedge, a foresight, innovation, creativity, and strategic design consultancy.

Sandra Sims-Williams, Chief Diversity Officer, Publicis Groupe

Sandra Sims-Williams

Chief Diversity Officer, Publicis Groupe

Sandra Sims-Williams

Chief Diversity Officer, Publicis Groupe

Sandra Sims-Williams is the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) for Publicis Groupe -- a corporation with global affiliates.

Dr. Suzan Wasik, Director of Leadership Development at SalesPro Connect

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Director of Leadership Development at SalesPro Connect

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Director of Leadership Development at SalesPro Connect

Dr. Suzan Wasik is the Director of Leadership Development at SalesPro Connect - an executive recruiting firm specializing in building sales teams.

Andrea Grant Wright, Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison

Andrea Grant Wright

Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison

Andrea Grant Wright

Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison

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




Student Coaching

The non-profit arm of Diversity Woman Magazine, I Am A Leader will be hosting workshops for the college interns


Alan J. McMillan, Founder, LearnEarnRetire

Alan J. McMillan

Founder, LearnEarnRetire

Alan J. McMillan

Founder, LearnEarnRetire

Alan J. McMillan is the Founder of LearnEarnRetire, a firm that delivers critical development information for 18-24 year olds, usually in college




Star Awards

2014 Star Awards Nominations 2013 Star Award Winners

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.

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, 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




Conference Committee Members

Helping Bring You An Impactful Conference


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

Kim Admire

President, Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin Corporation & Conference Chair

Kim Admire

President, Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin Corporation & Conference Chair

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.

Robby Gregg, Diversity Thought Leader, Partnership Strategist

Robby Gregg

Diversity Thought Leader, Partnership Strategist

Robby Gregg

Diversity Thought Leader, Partnership Strategist

J. Robby Gregg, Jr. is a nationally recognized diversity expert with more than 20 years of experience in designing and executing multi-platform diversity strategies.

Karen Harper, Executive Coordinator of the STEM Diversity Campaign initiative, Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)

Karen Harper

Executive Coordinator of the STEM Diversity Campaign initiative, Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)

Karen Harper

Executive Coordinator of the STEM Diversity Campaign initiative, Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)

Ms. Harper is responsible for the development & execution of activities that encompass strategic communication and messaging, “move the needle” educational pilots, and evaluation efforts to measure outcomes & distill lessons learned.

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.

Shelby McKay, Master Student, Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University

Shelby McKay

Master Student, Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University

Shelby McKay

Master Student, Higher Education Administration at The George Washington University

She received her bachelor's degree from Elon University in Sport and Event Management. During her undergraduate career, Shelby worked in several roles in event management.

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

Elizabeth A. Morrison

Global Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Campbell Soup Company

Elizabeth A. Morrison

Global 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.

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, Principle Consultant, Cook Ross

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale

Principle Consultant, Cook Ross

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale

Principle Consultant, Cook Ross

Cook Ross has more than 20 years experience guiding the diversity and inclusion efforts of organizations in over 27 countries.

Delphine Parker, Associate Buyer, Duke Energy

Delphine Parker

Associate Buyer, Duke Energy

Delphine Parker

Associate Buyer, Duke Energy

Delphine is employed by Duke Energy as an Associate Buyer in the Fossil/Hydro organization in Supply Chain.

Audra Ryan-Jones, VP of Operations, Xerox, Large Enterprise Organization Financial Services Sector SBU

Audra Ryan-Jones

VP of Operations, Xerox, Large Enterprise Organization Financial Services Sector SBU

Audra Ryan-Jones

VP of Operations, Xerox, Large Enterprise Organization Financial Services Sector SBU

Audra Ryan-Jones is the Vice President of Operations for the Xerox Large Enterprise Organization Financial Services Sector Strategic Business Unit (SBU).

Sigrid H. Senamaud, Conference Director - Diversity Woman, President / GlobalCom Group LLC

Sigrid H. Senamaud

Conference Director - Diversity Woman, President / GlobalCom Group LLC

Sigrid H. Senamaud

Conference Director - Diversity Woman, President / GlobalCom Group LLC

With more than 15 years of experience servicing corporations, non-profits and academic institutions, Sigrid has played an integral role ensuring Diversity and Inclusion goals meet businesses' needs on a domestic and global level.

Theresa Thompson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Lowe’s Companies

Theresa Thompson

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Lowe’s Companies

Theresa Thompson

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Lowe’s Companies

Theresa leads the work to embed D&I into the company’s culture. She provides leadership and consultative services to support enterprise-wide strategic priorities focused on sustaining a diverse and inclusive company.

Dr. Suzan Wasik, Coaching Initiative Chairperson

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Coaching Initiative Chairperson

Dr. Suzan Wasik

Coaching Initiative Chairperson

Dr. Suzan Wasik is the Director of Leadership Development at SalesPro Connect - an executive recruiting firm specializing in building sales teams.

The Schedule

Here is what we plan to explore on the day

  • 07:00 - 09:00 PM PRE-CONFERENCE KICK-OFF RECEPTION Nancy Gidusko, Lourdez Diaz, Sheila Robinson
  • 6:30 - 7:00 AM Dignity & Respect "Take A Healthy Step" Morning WalkMeet 6:15 A.M. The Grand Floridian Convention Center Entrance Hall Do Something Good For Yourself and Encourage a Friend To Join You
  • 07:30 AM - 5:00 PM RegistrationAt Hotel
  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome by Disney and Diversity WomanSalon 4, 5 & 6 By Sheila Robinson, Ruth Bond & Emcee, Rosalind Hudnell
  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM Morning Keynote: Empowerment Dr. Annie McKee & Simon T. Bailey, Bestselling Author, Leadership Advisor & Co-Founder, Teleos Leadership Institue
  • 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 Navigating From Campus To An Amazing CareerPalm Beach Alan J. McMillan, Founder, LearnEarnRetire
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Women’s Mentoring Wisdom – Act with INTENTSalon 9 Dr. Rosina L. Racioppi, President and Chief Executive, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Transforming your SELF at Work and LifeSalon 2 A.J. Johnson, Fitness & Wellness Guru and Founder, The AJ Zone
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Empowering Yourself for YOUR Future Mission: Will it be Retirement?Salon 1 Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, Executive Vice President Sales, AON Hewitt
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM FLEX: Strategies for Leveraging Diverse TalentSalon 3 Jane Hyun, Founder, Hyun Associates
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Social Media In The Workplace: How To Build Your Professional BrandSalon 7 Fields Jackson, Founder & CEO, Racing Toward Diversity Magazine
  • 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Leadership Coaching SessionsWhite Hall & Salon 8
  • 12:45-2:00 PM Luncheon With KeynoteSalon 4,5,6
  • 2:00 - 2:30 PM Afternoon Keynote: Finding Your Purposeful Path: Dare To Take Charge Judge Glenda Hatchett, Founder & CEO, Great Day Productions
  • 2:00 - 3:30PM Leadership Coaching Sessions
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM Networking Break and Book signing
  • 3:00 - 4:30 PM Leadership & Executive Development Sessions Morning Sessions Repeat
  • 4:30 - 6:00 PM Annual Diversity Leadership “Stars Who Mean Business” Peer Awards Celebration & ReceptionSalon 4,5, & 6 Anise D. Wiley-Little and Tena Clark
  • 6:30 - 7:00 AM Dignity & Respect "Take A Healthy Step" Morning WalkMeet 6:15 A.M. The Grand Floridian Convention Center Entrance Hall Do Something Good For Yourself and Encourage a Friend To Join You
  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
  • 07:30 AM - 9:00 AM RegistrationAt Hotel
  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM Welcome by Diversity WomanSalon 4, 5, & 6 By Sheila Robinson, Jacklyn Wynn & Emcee, Millette Granville
  • 8:30 - 9:15 AM Morning Keynote: Where Insights Meets Influence - How Great Women Lead Bonnie St. John, Author and Paralympic Medal Winner
  • 9:15 - 9:30 AM Transition to Break Out Sessions
  • 9:30 - 10:45 AM Leveraging Cultural Competencies to Drive Leadership ResultsSt. Augustine C & D Gwen Houston and Peggy Hazard
  • 9:30 - 10:45 AM Women In STEM And The Opportunity For WomenSt. Augustine A & B Edie Fraser and Marjorie Clifton
  • 10:45 - 11:15 AM Networking Break
  • 11:15 AM - 1 PM Leadership Coaching Sessions
  • 11:15 - 12:30 PM General Session: Transformational Leadership - It’s Yours For The Taking! Going From Good To Great!St. Augustine C & D Audra Bohannon, Senior Parter, Leadership & Talent Consulting, Korn Ferry International
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Session: Training Leadership a Peer to Peer Forum Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Innovative Cultures (invitation only)St. Augustine A & B Deb Dagit, Candi Castleberry Singleton, Steve Pemberton, Shari Slate and Wendy Lewis
  • 12:30 - 2:30 PM Mosaic Awards' LuncheonSalon 4, 5 & 6
  • 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

National Harbor

Disney’s Grand Floridian Convention Center, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Phone: (407) 939-4686

The flagship of Walt Disney World® convention hotels, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa immerses guests in a world of Victorian charm and stately elegance. From its distinctive lobby to the ultimate in five-diamond dining, your guests will find a level of luxury matched only by the best resorts on earth.

Transportation: For information on transportation to and from the event, please visit the following link

Conference rate $199 + tax per night.

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