17th Annual Elite National Business Leaders Conference & Celebration

Ignite Learning & Celebration

Virtual Pre-Conference: September 26, 2023

Live: September 27-28, 2023

Chicago, Illinois

Hotel Registration Information

National Diversity Business Leaders Conference & Celebration (Sep 26, 2023 to Sep 28, 2023)

Reservations can also be made by calling (877) 865-5320 and referring to National Diversity and/or the Group Code NDM

17th Annual Elite National Business Leaders Conference & Celebration

Ignite Learning & Celebration

Virtual Pre-Conference: September 26, 2023

Live: September 27-28, 2023

Hilton Chicago 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Hotel Registration Information

Reservations can also be made by calling (877) 865-5320 and referring to National Diversity and/or the Group Code NDM

Who Should Attend

  • Business leaders at director level and above
  • Diversity leaders and practitioners
  • HR leaders and practitioners
  • Leadership and learning development practitioners
  • ERG Leaders and Senior Managers
  • Entrepreneurs in professional services
  • Students in graduate and undergraduate business and marketing programs

What You’ll Learn

Share the insights of thought leaders, executives, and other practitioners to help you define and develop new approaches to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and celebrate the success of our 50 Out Front Companies & Top 100 Under 50 Leaders.


Pam McElvane

CEO & Host

Larissa Williams

VP & DEI Center of Excellence

erika young

Erica Young

Director of Corporate Relations

Anita Gonzalez-Scott

Chief Client Engagement Officer

Sasha Parrish

Sasha Parrish

DEI Center of Excellence

Joshua Boulanger

Joshua Boulanger

Client Engagement & Development Manager

Dan Holly

Executive Editor & Media Director

Donyel Young

Art & Design Director

Brittany Birsner

Digital & Web Manager
Bold Business

Celebration Awards Dinner
Keynote Speaker

September 28, 2023 7:00pm Central Standard Time

Sarah Ann Masse

Founder of Hire Survivors Hollywood

LA-based, bisexual, and invisibly disabled actor, writer, singer, producer, filmmaker, comedian, and Weinstein Silence Breaker.

Hire Survivors Hollywood was founded by Actor, Writer, Filmmaker, and Weinstein Silence Breaker, Sarah Ann Masse to address the issue of career retaliation against those who have been sexually violated (survivors) and those who have shared those details publicly (silence breakers).

Sarah Ann Masse, an actor who came forward with misconduct allegations against Weinstein in 2017, appears in “She Said.” In recent years, she worked on the Adult Survivors Act in New York and is on the national and local SAG-AFTRA sexual harassment prevention committees. She launched her own initiative, Hire Survivors Hollywood, to help advise Hollywood companies on best practices to create opportunities for survivors of sexual violence. Masse says that even with the progress of the last five years, survivors are still being left out of the narrative.

Publishing Summit Authors Books


Alton B. Harris & Andrea S. Kramer

Book: Beyond Bias the Path to End Gender Inequality at Work

Andres Gonzalez

Vice President, Community Engagement & Chief Diversity Officer
Froedtert Health & Medical Center

Anita Gonzalez-Scott

Chief Client Engagement Officer
Diversity MBA Media & Diversity Learning Solutions

Craig Clayton

Book: Being Tolerant Is For Cowards

Dr. Corey Yeager

Book: How Am I Doing?

DeLayna Michele Elliott

The W3 Wealth Institute

Ed Kopko

CEO Bold Business & Author Project Bold Life

Mareisha N. Reese

Mareisha N. Reese

President & COO,
The Winters Group, Inc
Author, Racial Justice at Work

Dr. Mary Donohue

Digital Wellness Center

Asha Rodriquez

Asha Rodriguez

Facility Executive
Atrium Health Carrabus

Pam McElvane

Diversity Learning Solutions & Diversity MBA Media

Philip Dunn

Book: Eternal Justice

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO,
BCT Partners

Dr. Rohini Anand

Founder and CEO,
Rohini Anand LLC

Christina Busuego

Senior Director
RIM Logistics

Dr. Suri Surinder

CEO CTR Factor & Chief Learning Officer,
Diversity Learning Solutions

Angela Roseboro

Chief Diversity Officer,
Toast Tab

Zee Clarke

Book: Black People Breathe

Cindy Burrell

Diversity in Boardrooms

David Bubas

Senior Director, Center for Engagement & Inclusion

Desi Wyatt

Desi Wyatt

Wealth Academy Head
Citi Bank

Diana C. Starks

SVP, Senior Diversity Advisor & OMWI Director
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Eduardo Arabu

National Hispanic Corporate Council

Eugene Kelly

Chief Diversity Officer
Retired - Colgate Palmolive

Fernando Little

VP & Chief Diversity Officer
Atrium Health

Germaine Hunter

Chief Diversity Officer
GE Aerospace

Iesha Berry

Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer & VP, Talent, Culture & Experience

Iliana Levy, MBA

Wealth Group Executive
Citi Bank

Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop

Chief Executive Officer
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

James Stinson, CFP® ChFC® CLU® 

Managing Director,
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

James Taylor

SVP, Chief Diversity & Talent Management Officer

Jeanette Kilo-Smith

Jeanette Kilo-Smith

Head of DEIB
Zurich NA

Joseph Carrozza, CFA

Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual

Julieta LaMalfa

Chief Financial Officer
Canala Media

Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker

President & CEO
Linwick & Associates

Lori Ferguson

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey

Michael Frisina

Michael Frisina

Leading with Your Upper Brain

Miriam Lewis

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Principal Financial Group

Nadine Vogel

Nadine Vogel

Springboard Consulting

Peggy Harris

Regional Chief Executive Officer
Atrium Health

Rebecca Fannin

Founder & Author
Silicon Dragon

Reginald Miller

Vice President & Inclusive Diversity Officer
McDonalds Corporation

Sharmila Fowler-Pos

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Echo Global Logistics

Sheila Serafin

Vice President, Global Sales
RIM Logistics

Steven Silva

VP, Talent Acquisitions and Chief DEI Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

Carmen Canales

Carmen Canales

Founder & Principal Consultant, Channels Consulting

Reginald (Reggie) Rush

Vice President, Client & Community Partnerships
DivIHN Integration Inc

Michelle Relerford

News Anchor, NBC

Dr. Satyender Goel

CEO, India Health Link Pvt. Ltd.

Karriem Shakoor



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Conference Co-Chair

Conference Host Committee:

atrium health


bold business
Principal Financial Group