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Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference

The 2014 Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference will catalyze the success of D&I change agents like you by expanding your capacity to lead the next generation of meaningful results.

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Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Tel 212 398 1900
Official Website:
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Evolved Employer
JUNE 12 - 13, 2014

June 11, 2014

D&I Innovation Lab - Invitation Only

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Imagine a future where Diversity and Inclusion delivers its full potential to all talent, a broad mix of customers, our organizations, and society as a whole. Imagine you make it happen.

The progressive leaders participating in this D&I Innovation Lab will design prototypes of new ways of working in D&I to advance positive impact. Lab outcomes will feed into the work of the broader conference where all attendees will refine the prototypes to take them to the next level.

  • Explore current realities, challenges, and future trends to move the conversation forward
  • Design prototypes of future scenarios and innovative solutions
  • Advance understanding about what matters most and what to do next 

Chaired by

Rebekah Steele | Diversity Breakthroughs, Sr. Fellow, The Conference Board with
Nadine White, Global Inclusion Excellence & Innovation Strategies - Global Sales, Cisco
Heather Hollick, Leadership & Team Consultant

How to Apply/Qualify

Space is limited.  To be considered for an invitation to this elite event, contact if you 

  • Are frustrated that efforts to improve the practice of Diversity & Inclusion are stuck and believe things can be better
  • Want to make history by boldly creating the future of the Diversity & Inclusion field
  • Are prone to build on ideas across disciplines, sectors and cultures
  • Embrace curiosity, ambiguity, complexity and are open to new perspectives and ways of working
  • Are an internal company leader working to make the most of Diversity of Inclusion in your organization

June 12 - 13, 2014

You spoke and we listened. NEW content. NEW speakers. BETTER than ever.

The 2014 Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference will catalyze the success of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) change agents like you by expanding your capacity to lead the next generation of meaningful results. Join us for a remarkable experience that will sharpen your vision for the future of D&I and identify the path that will get you there.

Top 5 Reason’s To Attend This Year’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference

  • Increased Focus on Advanced, Integrative Approaches
    Sessions will focus on fresh ways to lead widespread transformation overcoming D&I’s toughest challenges and generating sustainable breakthrough results. 
  • More Experiential, Interactive and Co-Creative Sessions
    New innovative sessions including experiential D&I leadership learning based on the Apollo 11 mission and collaborating to design new ways to accelerate future D&I impacts
  • New Speakers Represent a Global Network of Leaders 
    Your speaking faculty includes industry experts, D&I executives and business leaders from companies across the world including Pearn Kandola (UK), Alcoa (USA), Tostan (Senegal), Shell (Netherlands) and more!
  • Leverage D&I as a Mission-Critical Business Initiative 
    Prepare to implement practical D&I solutions impacting talent acquisition, engagement and retention while also enabling profitable innovations and business growth.
  • Create a D&I Experience That’s Right for You 
    Choose from sessions on contemporary essentials and next generation opportunities to integrate the D&I strategies that are right for you and your company’s bottom line.

Download the full agenda


See the impressive line-up of speakers

With all the exciting additions to the program for 2014, we invite you and your team to attend The Conference Board’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference in New York this June! 

Register Now 

Who Will Benefit from Attending?
A broad mix of Diversity and Inclusion leaders and their strategic partners across the business who seek to make the most of next generation D&I to propel business success.

Bring learning partners from your organization to help advance the impact of D&I!
Want to know the best way to influence key stakeholders from your organization to commit to advancing the impact of D&I? Bring them along to the Diversity & Inclusion Conference for a collective learning experience that you can’t find anywhere else.

For a team of three or more registering from the same company at the same time, take $300 off each person’s registration. One discount per registration. Multiple discounts may not be combined.

For speaking opportunities, please contact Denise Sinuk at

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Felden at


Scheduled Speakers June 12 - 13, 2014
  • Rohini Anand, SVP and CDO, Sodexo
  • Richard Brown, VP Philanthropy, American Express
  • Dr. Jennifer Bustamante, Sr. Researcher, The Conference Board
  • Laura Butler, VP of Talent Management and CDO, PG&E
  • Reggie Butler, CEO, Performance Paradigm
  • Cheryl Cofield, Director Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Deb Dagit, Deb Dagit Diversity
  • Dennis DaRos, Sr. Consultant, Kaleel Jamison
  • Sam DiPiazza, Vice Chairman, ICG, Citigroup
  • Cari Dominguez, Director on Boards of National Association of Corporate Directors and ManpowerGroup
  • Mason Donovan, Managing Partner, The Dagoba Group
  • Donald Duggan, Senior Executive Vice President, Bank of the West
  • Rosanna Durruthy, CDO, Cigna
  • Michelle Fullerton, US Head of D&I, Global Banking & Markets, Bank of America
  • Mindy Fugueroa, President, Latin2Latin
  • Trevor Gandy, CDO, Chubb
  • Tim Galusha, Principal, TMG Associates
  • Gannon Gillespie, Director of Strategic Development, Tostan
  • Nicki Gilmour, CEO, The Glass Hammer
  • Bryan Gingrich, SVP D&I, Wells Fargo
  • Katherine Giscombe, VP, Catalyst
  • Linda Gottschalk, VPHR, Patheon
  • Andrea Hendricks, SVP D&I, UMB Financial
  • Heather Hollick, Executive Coach, Rizers
  • Walter Hurdle, CDO, AIG
  • Jeff Jackson, Executive Director, Leadership & Experiential Programs, The Conference Board
  • Binna Kandola, Sr. Partner, Diversity, Pearne Kandola
  • Lisa Kepinski, CEO, Inclusion Institute
  • David Lange, Global Leadership Solutions Practice Leader, Berlitz
  • Gena Lovett, CDO, Alcoa
  • Darlene MacKinnon, Director D&I, Air Products & Chemicals
  • Janese Murray, VP D&I, Exelon
  • Maruiel Perkins-Chavis, VP Workplace Effectiveness and Global Diversity, Marriott
  • Margaret Regan, CEO, FutureWork Institute
  • Alan Richter, President, QED
  • Patricia Rossman, Chief Diversity Officer and HR Communications, BASF
  • Brande Stellings, VP Corporate Board Services, Catalyst
  • Jolanda Verbeek, Sr. D&I Consultant, Shell
  • Nadine White, Global Inclusion Excellence & Innovation Strategist– Global Sales, Cisco
June 13, 2014

D&I Leadership for Execution Master Class: Transform Strategy into Results

1:15 - 4:15 pm 

Transformational D&I results depend upon your leadership in executing strategic plans. Advance your capacity to execute the best of the conference and your organization’s D&I strategy as a whole.

  • Explore how to take your leadership to the next level for better execution
  • Define priority goals taking conference insights into account
  • Inspire strategic partners to enable action and share accountability
  • Prepare an implementation plan leveraging supports and mitigating risks
  • Activate execution with immediate next steps that will deliver results

Reggie Butler, CEO, Performance Paradigm

Donald Duggan, Senior Executive Vice President, Bank of the West

Rosemarie Allan, Senior Associate Diversity and Inclusion, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo, Inc.

Richard Brown, Vice President, Philanthropy, American Express

Laura Butler, VP, Talent Management and Chief Diversity Officer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Reginald Butler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer , Performance Paradigm LLC

Cheryl Cofield, Director, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Georgia Institute of Technology

Deborah Dagit, President and Founder , Deb Dagit Diversity LLC

Dennis DaRos, Senior Consultant , Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group

Marjorie Derven, Senior Fellow, HUDSON Research & Consulting, Inc.

Samuel Di Piazza, Chairman of the Board of Trustees,

Cari Dominguez, Corporate Director , ManpowerGroup Inc.

Mason Donovan, Managing Partner , Dagoba Group (The)

Donald Duggan, Senior Executive Vice President, Bank of the West

Rosanna Durruthy, Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, LinkedIn Corporation

Arminda Figueroa, Founder and President , Latin2Latin Marketing + Communications,

Michelle Fullerton, Senior Vice President; L&LD Executive, Bank of America

Timothy Galusha, Principal , TMG Associates

Trevor Gandy, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Culture Officer, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Gannon Gillespie, Director of Strategic Development , Tostan

Nicki Gilmour, Chief Executive Officer,

Bryan Gingrich Ph.D, SVP Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Wells Fargo & Company

Katherine Giscombe, Vice President and Women of Color Practitioner, Global Member Services, Catalyst Inc.

Linda Gottschalk, Vice President, Human Resources , Patheon Inc.

Andrea Hendricks, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inc lusion, UMB Financial Corporation

Heather Hollick, Executive Coach , Rizers, LLC

Walter Hurdle, Global Chief Diversity Officer, AIG

Jeffrey Jackson, Executive Director, Global Program Manager, Leadership Programs, The Conference Board, Inc.

Binna Kandola, Senior Partner , Pearn Kandola LLP

David Lange, Practice Leader, Global Leadership Solutions, Berlitz

Gena Lovett, Vice President of Operations for Defense, Space & Security, Boeing Company

Darlene MacKinnon, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion & Talent Management, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Sheila McGinley, President, Cigna Industry Verticals , Cigna

Janese Murray, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion , Exelon Corporation

Maruiel Perkins-Chavis, Vice President, Workforce Effectiveness and Diversity, Marriott International

Margaret Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer , The FutureWork Institute

Alan Richter, President , QED Consulting

Pat Rossman, Chief Diversity Officer, BASF

Paul Sanford, Vice President Operating Effectiveness , Cigna

Kenneth Stapleton, Human Resources Director , Cigna

Rebekah Steele, Principal , Rebekah Steele | Global Diversity & Incl

Brande Stellings, Vice President, Corporate Board Services, Catalyst Inc.

Elizabeth Tyndell, Vice President, Human Capital Management , Goldman Sachs

Jolanda Verbeek, Founder and Director at Global D&I Consulting, Global D&I Consulting

Nadine White, Director, Business Relevance, Cisco

Heather Hollick, Executive Coach , Rizers, LLC

Rebekah Steele, Principal , Rebekah Steele | Global Diversity & Incl

Nadine White, Director, Business Relevance, Cisco

Kristan Bush, Founder & President , Performance Paradigm LLC

Reginald Butler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer , Performance Paradigm LLC

Donald Duggan, Senior Executive Vice President, Bank of the West

Tara Hastings, Global Inclusion Manager, Starbucks Corporation

Sponsored by
Chevron Phillips Chemical
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