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Sessions

October 11, 2012 *

8:05 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - BREAKFAST

Most Powerful and Influential Women Awards Presentation

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS

A. Leadership by Design: A Framework to Build Leaders

Moderator: Toni Gilbert, Senior Business Development Manager, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Panelists: Kwasi Holman, Director of Economic Development, Charles County Government
Justin Mullins, Senior Partner, Lucas Group
Brad White, President and Executive Consultant, Capital Consulting Solutions

B. LGBT Rights - The Final Frontier?

Moderator: D'Arcy Kemnitz, Executive Director, National LGBT Bar Association

Panelists: Elaine Arabatzise, Diversity and Pro Bono Counsel, Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

C. Implicit/Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Presenter: Verna Myers, Diversity Consultant, Verna Myers Consulting Group, LLC

 

10:55 a.m. 11:55 a.m. - CONCURRENT PANEL PRESENTATIONS

A. Avoiding Legal Landmines - How to Implement Your Diversity Initiatives Without Running Afoul of the Law

Moderator: Sylvia James, Diversity Counsel, Baker Botts LLP

Panelists: Maja Hazel, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Doug Mishkin, Partner and Co-Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group, Patton Boggs LLP

B. Women in Leadership: Leadership Tips From Women at the Top

Moderator: Heather Hillaert, Director of Human Resources, Cambridge International

Panelists: Jessamyn Berniker, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
Deborah Foster, Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, United Way Worldwide
Melissa Lambert, Global Leadership & Learning Development Manager, BAE Systems

C. Creating Your Significance - How to Develop and Communicate Your Unique Brand

Moderator: Hector Velez, Executive Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Hire Strategy

Panelists: Marsha Haygood, President, Career and Personal Coach, Stepwise Associates LLC
Margarita Rozenfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Incite International
Michelle Thomas, Esq., M.C. Thomas & Associates PC

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - LUNCH

Keynote Speaker: Pat Martinez, President and CEO, National Hispanic Corporate Council

Multicultural Leadership Awards Presentation

1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. - CONCURRENT PANEL PRESENTATIONS

A. Let's Work Together: Crafting and Leading High-Achieving Teams

Moderator: Krysta Jones, Outreach Director, United States House of Representatives

Panelists: Dr. Margo Bailey, Organizational Development Consultant, Brighter Strategies LLC
Alejandra Castillo, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency
Dr. David A Kravitz, Professor and Management Area Chair, George Mason University

B. Cultural Competence and Taking Your Initiatives Global

Moderator: Ruchi Jalla, Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Arlington County Government

Panelists: Keith Earley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Tanya Odom, Director of Innovation and Social Media and Executive Coach, The FutureWork Institute

2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. - CONCURRENT PANEL PRESENTATIONS

A. Powerful Women of Color

Moderator: Alexis Terry, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

Panelists: Texanna Reeves, Vice President, Corporate Diversity, Sodexo, Inc.
Sheila Robinson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Woman's Magazine
Darlene Slaughter, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Fannie Mae

B. Creating Your Success through Coaches, Mentors & Networks

Moderator: Dennis Kennedy, President & CEO, National/DMV Diversity Council

Panelists:Gaea Honeycutt, Chairwoman, Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce
Gerri Mason Hall, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Corporate Services, Sodexo, Inc.
Tujuanna Williams, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, New Season Coaching & Consulting Group LLC

C. The Most Successful Diversity Program I Have Implemented

Moderator: Michael Colbert, Deputy Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Panelists:Deborah Foster, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, United Way Worldwide
Jody M. Wildy, Diversity Outreach Manager, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - CLOSING RECEPTION