14th Annual National Business Leaders
Virtual Conference & Awards Gala

Leading in a Changing World

Join us Sept 17th & 18th for a Virtual Experience You Won't Want to Miss!

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fun, educational and inspirational 2-day VIRTUAL event
  • 10 concurrent Industry Roundtables led by industry experts in Technology, Healthcare, Sports, Global Inclusion, Financial Services and more!
  • Attendees are made up of professionals, leaders, and students from around the world
  • Top Keynote Speakers
  • Emotional intelligence to navigate the changing world and race relations
  • Interactive connections: live tweets, sponsor booths

WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR!

From Chicago to Virtual

Adapting to the current world pandemic has been a priority for us. You can now join our 2-day conference from the comfort of your home!

Non Profits for Change

More to Come!

Fashion Show

More information coming soon!

CEO Fireside Chat

More information coming soon!

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PAM MCELVANE / CEO & Publisher

Welcome to our 14th Annual National Business Leaders Virtual Conference & Awards Gala! We are in the midst of a Changing World and encourage you to register in order to strengthen your lead. It is in times like this that lend the opportunity for leadership to step up, get educated and implement the changes needed to advance their teams and companies. This is the time to get educated. This is the time to get motivated. This is the time to act! Register today for a mind-blowing, content-packed, dynamic conference with over 75 speakers that are experts in their respective industries and functions. And don’t worry; we are pulling no punches this year. Yes, we are ‘going there.’ You will learn, you will be inspired, you will have fun and you will walk away from the Conference prepared to go to the next level.

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

Ed Kopko

ED KOPKO / CEO, BOLD BUSINESS

Edward Kopko served as chairman and CEO of Butler International for 23 years, overseeing a wide array of worldwide offices and sophisticated assignments. While there, he witnessed firsthand the importance of diversity and inclusion for long-term business success, and managed a global workforce of thousands that encompassed a multitude of diversity dimensions, ultimately supervising the integration of employees with extremely disparate backgrounds. In addition, he was the CEO and publisher of Chief Executive Magazine, a publication geared towards providing insight for and on C-level executives. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and numerous other media outlets. He currently helms the Bold Business Group, a multifaceted media, technology and business solutions company, and is a graduate from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Economics.

Ed is a 2019 Diversity MBA Impact Award winner, and a contributor to the Diversity Business Review. His book, “Project Bold Life: The Proven Formula to Take On Challenges and Achieving Happiness and Success” (due out summer, 2020), is an inspirational examination of how to conquer setbacks and live a bold life.

Over 75 high-level, dynamic speakers!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Arrendondo
Atrium Health
Aurora Advocate Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network
Bold Business
The Clorox Company
Colgate Palmolive
Diageo
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
First Republic Bank
Froedtert Health
Hace
Horizon
HCSC
Houston Health Care
Imagen Marketing Consultants
McCormick
National Black Association
VF
Novant
PNC
Principal Insurance
Riot Games
Springboard Consulting
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
UPMC
WellStar
World Fashion Festival
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