Speaker Promo Day 1 | Diversity MBA 12th Annual Elite Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala

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Industry Roundtables

James Taylor, PHD Sr. Vice President, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Learning Officer

Presenting Sponsor:

Wednesday September 19, 2018
Marriott Marquis Chicago

UPMC is the presenting sponsor for the opening day.
INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES-HOT TOPICS
BID TALKS: Business with Inclusive Diversity

Engaging in robust conversations to learn different perspectives is what the roundtables are all about. We are blending the business conversation with the inclusive diversity imperative at our industry roundtable hot topics. Business leaders and diversity practitioners are bringing the conversations forward challenging all perspectives.

Track 1 Roundtables: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

  • SPORTS Roundtable
  • HEALTHCARE Roundtable
  • PERFORMANCE Roundtable
  • FINANCIAL SERVICES Roundtable

Track 2 Roundtables: 2:45

  • SPORTS Roundtable
  • TECHNOLOGY Roundtable
  • RETAIL Roundtable
  • LEGAL Roundtable

 

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

VIVICA A. FOX

Actor | Author | TV Host

“Vivica is a trailblazing woman of olor who forged her own path and had to fight hard to get where she is today, and a role model for women in all stages of their career. Her inspirational memoir offers practical, start-today tips for living your best life, whether you are starting your career or redefining your goals.

Always honest and always funny, Vivica reveals what kept her moving forward, from growing up in Indianapolis, to following her dreams to Hollywood.


Track 1: Optimal Performance Roundtable

Hot Topic: Chemistry of the B’s (Brain, Bias & Behavior)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Presenters:

Shannon Murphy Robinson
Author, Neuroscience of Inclusion; and CEO,
BrainSkills@Work

Dr. Deborah Ashton
Chief Psychologist & Head of Behavior Practice,
Diversity MBA


Industry Roundtable
Diversity in Sports

Hot Topic: Leveraging D & I for Positive Business Impact
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Moderator:

D.A. Abrams
Chief Diversity Officer
United States Tennis Association (USTA)

Track 1: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Panelists:

Sandy Cross
Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion,
The PGA of America

Bill Leong
Director of Diversity & Inclusion,
USTA

Erin Pellegrino
Chief Operating Officer,
Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality

Track 2: 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Panelists:

Dawn Harris
Sr. Director, Diversity Affairs,
NASCAR

Renee Tirado
VP, Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion,
Major League Baseball (MLB)

Erin Pellegrino
Chief Operating Officer,
Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality

Donna Gordon
Director, Diversity & Inclusion,
USTA