9th Annual
Diversity Leadership 2023 National Career Mastered Women’s History
Summit & Awards

IMPACT: I’m Still Standing

Advancing Today’s Global Career Woman


The Whitley Hotel, Atlanta GA

March 14, 2023

March 15, 2023

March 16, 2023

March 17, 2023



Host: Linwick & Associates, LLC


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS. To view the Event Policy, please click here

A BUSINESS DIVERSITY SUMMIT OF TALENT AND LEADERSHIP

Join us for Career Mastered 9th year of celebrating the power of women. The 2023 Leadership Diversity Summit & Awards is an event not just for women, but for everyone who wants to champion the advancement of women.

A can’t-miss event filled with inspiration, education, and celebration. As an attendee, you will strengthen your leadership skills, build a sense of empowerment, and expand your network at this premier gathering. You’ll be inspired and gain invaluable knowledge that can positively influence you and your organization to benefit you throughout your professional journey.

Featuring prominent keynote presentations by distinguished alumni honorees, thought leaders, firebrands, and executives, this immersive event is sure to motivate you no matter what industry you’re in or where you are on your career path.

The Career Mastered Leadership Diversity Summit & Awards is a transformative experience designed to inspire action. In the on-site or Live stream (hybrid) interactive two- and one-half days, you can gain the inspiration and skills to aspire higher and learn ways to advance your growth as a leader.

Iconic Speaker & Honoree Line-Up

Presenting some of the distinguished thought leaders, firebrands, and executives who will be speaking and/ or honored at this event.

Note: Speakers Could Change Due To Covid - 19

 

Michele T. Ghee

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Tati Amare

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Jacinda Jacob

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Molly Grantham

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Karen Swenson

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Jasmine Crowe

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Erica Bolden

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Nesha Pai

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Wykeeta Peel

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Mycah Slade

Mycah Slade is an associate engineer at ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States. In this role, she provides transmission grid solutions that help improve and maintain the high voltage transmission infrastructure in the Michigan and Iowa footprint. Mycah joined ITC in 2018 as an intern, where her primary responsibility was to assist and collaborate with other engineers and departments on creation of conceptual transmission line designs. A recent graduate of Wayne State University, Mycah earned her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. Her advocacy of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers has earned her the 2017 Career Mastered Excel Village Rising Star award and scholarship.

Dr. Sabrina Jackson

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Denise Brooks-Williams

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Alethia Jackson

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Carmen Hughes

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Simon Boag

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Dr. Lisa Brown

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Melissa Blount - Garner

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Cindy Burrell

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Gail Perry-Mason

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Tonya Rivens

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Scarlette Whyte

Scarlette is the head of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy for CNN and Warner Brothers Discovery Sports. In her role, she works with the Chief Diversity Officer to carry out DEI strategy across the organization.

Before pivoting to DEI strategy work full-time, Scarlette spent many years as a TV news producer/journalist. She started out at Fox News Channel while pursuing her Master's degree. From there, Scarlette was a producer and talent booker for the political talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews. In 2016, she joined CNN as a senior producer for the award-winning show, "The Lead w/ Jake Tapper". During her tenure at CNN, she oversaw guest bookings for daily programming as well as primetime specials. Scarlette is frequently sought after for her expertise in television news. She has guest lectured at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Scarlette resides outside of Washington D.C in northern Virginia with her husband and three young children. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

Janice Dupre

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Natalie Brown

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Marsha Thornton

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Melody Marie

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Dr. Vanessa Tyler

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Carlos Cubia

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Darbi Alexander

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David Johnson

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Dr. Geneva Williams

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Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker

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Eral Burks

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Fabi Preslar

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Garland Scarboro

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Gina Stuart

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Jacqie McWilliams

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Kim Evans

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Linda Hannah

Linda Hannah is a Senior Commercial Contract Analyst at ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States. In her role, she is responsible for researching, advising, and interpreting contract terms of operating agreements for interconnection with distribution and transmission utilities. During her time at ITC, Linda worked with a diverse team of colleagues that produced a first-of-its-kind Inclusion & Diversity program, which was later presented to ITC’s Board of Directors and successfully launched the following year. Linda is ITC’s Ambassador for its Career Mastered Sponsorship. Linda earned her Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and serves as an Officer with Bloomfield Toastmasters. She is also an award-winning speaker, founder of Linda Hannah Speaks and a contributing writer of A Widow’s Resilience.

Meghan Juday

As Chairman of the Board of IDEAL Industries, Meghan has dedicated her career to working with IDEAL and other family businesses to help them thrive and survive. In 2020, she founded The Lodis Forum, an international peer group of female Board Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and Lead directors to focus on governance excellence and peer exchange after recognizing the uniqueness of women serving senior board leadership roles. Meghan serves on IDEAL Industries and Kingsbury, Inc. boards, the Brightstar Capital Partners Advisory Council, and several not-for-profit boards.

Success Quote
The pursuit of excellence is just that, a pursuit. It’s a journey made better by curiosity, humility, and joy.

Nikki Pounds

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Tanya Griffith

Tanya Griffith is the Director of Corporate Relations and DEI Partnerships for DEI Partnerships with Oakland University and a self-proclaimed Social Justice Warrior. Tanya grew up on the west side of Detroit and was the first in both her maternal and paternal family to graduate college and the first within her immediate family (mom and older sibling) to receive a high school diploma - Tanya has broken multiple generational curses and believes that there is truly Power in Knowledge and education. She is inspired by every woman who has broken the cycle of poverty and generational curses, those who have challenged inequality, and injustices, and those who have created pathways for change.

Teisha J. Lott Brown

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Agenda

 Please note that these Sessions will be broadcasted to our live stream audience.

Agenda & speaker lineup are subject to change.

Opening Reception - White with Bling Sneakers

Summit Dress Attire is Business.

Pink Gallery Reception/Awards Dress Attire is Cocktail.

Agenda

March 14, 2023 12:00

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Pre-Summit Activities

Registration: Sponsored by Mercedes Benz- USA

Career Mastered Boutique: Sponsored by Macy’s

Career Mastered Lounge: Sponsored by Food Lion

Healthcare/Wellness Center: Sponsored by Walgreens

March 14, 2023 13:00

1: 00 - 3:00 pm Atlanta VIP Excursion Tour Experience

March 14, 2023 18:00

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Opening Reception - White Party with Bling Sneakers & Networking with a Twist

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz-USA

Tati Amare, Host Live in the D

Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates and Career Mastered

Roz Lewis - President & CEO, Greater Women’s Business Council.

Erica Bolden, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & People Analytics, Mercedes Benz USA

Performance by Kennesaw State University Dance Ensemble. Live Band

March 15, 2023 06:30

6:30 - 7:30 am Command Your Day - Fitness/Wellness

Sponsored by Henry Ford Health

Melody Marie, Melody Marie Fitness - Certified Fitness Expert

March 15, 2023 07:30

7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Registration Sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA

Career Boutique Sponsored by Macy’s

Career Mastered Lounge Sponsored by Food Lion

Health & Wellness Lounge Sponsored by Walgreens

Talent Meets Marketplace Engagement Center Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase

Beauty & Glam Suite Sponsored by Inspire Beauty

March 15, 2023 07:30

7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast

Sponsored by Food Lion

March 15, 2023 08:30

8:30 - 8:35 am

Tonya Rivens , Media Personality, Mistress Ceremonies

March 15, 2023 08:35

8:35 – 8:50 am Host Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates and Career Mastered

March 15, 2023 08:50

8:50 – 9:00 am Title Sponsor Welcome

Erica Bolden, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & People Analytics, Mercedes Benz USA

March 15, 2023 09:00

9:00 – 9:05 am Keynote Speaker Introduction

Gina Stuart, Senior Director, Diversity Walgreens Boots Alliance

March 15, 2023 09:05

9:05 – 9:30 am – Keynote Speaker

Michele Thornton Ghee, President, Multicultural Advertising, Allen Media Group

Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates and Career Mastered

March 15, 2023 09:30

9:30 – 9:45 am – A Career Mastered Moment with Michele Thornton Ghee and Dr. Lisa Wicker

March 15, 2023 09:45

9:45 – 10:30 am Career Mastered Inside Career Success Real Talk Real Conversation: Women and The Will to Lead

Sponsored by Amazon

Sponsored by Linwick & Associates, LLC

Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, CEO Founder Career Mastered

Modupe' R. Congleton, Director I Diversity, Equality & Inclusions (DEI)

Dr. Sabrina Jackson, Media Personality, CEO Essential Colors

Dr. Lisa Brown, Regional Marketing Manager, Volkswagen

Gail Perry-Mason, Founder, Money Matters for Youth/First Vice President Oppenheimer

Tati Amare- Host Live in the D

Career Mastered Real Talk - Real Conversation "Inside Career Success Show features a panel of female leaders who are inspiring and innovative visionaries, whose ambitious actions are changing the world. They each bring varied life experiences, which include motherhood, marriages, single life, corporate hallways, and entrepreneurship. Their unique perspectives range from office business, authenticity, style, gender, equality, me too, work-life balance, inclusion, diversity, men and more. The show will provide insights and learnings from these women business leaders. The panelists will provide practical advice and strategies on today's career woman hot topics.

March 15, 2023 10:30

10:30 – 11:00 Impact – Women in the Workplace Research

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA

Dr. Jennifer W. Martineau President and Founder, Leap and Inspire Global LLC

In the past year, women leaders have swithced jobs at the highest rates we've ever seen - and at higher rates than men in leadership. Women are still dramatically underrepresented in leadership: only 1 in 4 C-suite executives is a women, and ony 1 ina  20 is a women of color. Research shows that companies with three or more women serving on corporate boards performed significantly better financially than companies with few or no women on their boards. Dr. Martineau will share whats behind these and other trends in the workplace.

March 15, 2023 11:15

11:15 – 12:15 pm Advancing Women’s Leadership Executive Development Sessions

Sponsor - Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Tonya Rivens - Mistress of Ceremonies

March 15, 2023 11:00

11:00 – 11:15 am – Proximity is Power Break

Sponsored by Minority Executive Search

March 15, 2023 11:00

11:00 - 12:15 pm Career Mastered Engagement Center for (On-Line Only)

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

March 15, 2023 11:15

Break-out Sessions ICONIC TRACK 1 Mentors Are Important: So Why Don’t We All Have Them?

Sponsored by: The Hartford

Dr. Geneva Williams, President & CEO, Dr. Geneva Speaks LLC

F.N.B. Corporation Nesha Pai, CPA, PAI CPA, PLLC

Dawn Johnson, Owner, State Farm Insurance Agency

Marsha Thornton, Head of Supplier Diversity, The Hartford

Sallie Jarosz, Investment Real Estate Banker

Mentors Are Important:  So Why Don’t We All Have Them?

Mentorship is something you do, not something you get. In other words, like all relationships, it is a process, not an accomplishment. It may mean checking your ego at the door. Our panel will discuss the importance of mentorship to your career.

 

March 15, 2023 11:15

ICONIC TRACK 2 Purposeful Performance: 5 Key Drivers to Grow Your Leadership Influence.

Sponsored by New York Life Insurance

Simon Boag, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Aro Homes

Wykeeta Peel, Corporate Vice President New York Life Insurance

Erica Bolden, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & People Analytics, Mercedes Benz USA

LaShauna Lowry, Executive Director - Audit Methodology & Ops, Ally Financial

Lisa Nichols, CEO, Love My Niche Consulting

Learn why leaders need to use a focused purpose that can help push themselves and influence others to accomplish great things. 

March 15, 2023 11:15

ICONIC TRACK 3 Meet the Experts: Walk the Talk: Technology Leadership Skills and Why they Matter.

Sponsored by: Keep WOL

Jillian Blackwell, Global Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon

Monica Hammond, Vice President of Tech & Specialty Support, Verizon

Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks, Founder, Keep WOL

Jennifer Raiford, Deputy CISO, Head BISO and Global Privacy Officer Unisys

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates, think of any contemporary multi-billionaire entrepreneur and they’ll be intrinsically linked to the world of technology. Staying in tune with the latest market trends vis-à-vis technological developments is a necessary part of a leader’s responsibility and can be a key factor in her career journey. Learn what tools and resources are available.

March 15, 2023 12:15

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Career Mastered Signature Luncheon

Presented by Walgreens

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Charity Component Sponsored by Food Lion

Gina Stuart, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Stefanie Steward-Young, SVP & Chief Corporate Community & Economic Development Officer

Jasmine Crowe-Houston, CEO Goodr.

Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates and Career Mastered

Tati Amare, Host Live in the D, Mistress of Ceremonies Remarks

We know that strong leadership is critical for effective performance for the organization, the team, and the individual. The realities of uneven opportunities for growth continue to be at the center of issues facing women leaders. Jasmine Crowe will be sharing her compelling story.

March 15, 2023 13:15

Advancing Women’s Leadership Executive Development Sessions

Sponsored by Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Tonya Rivens, Media Personality Mistress of Ceremonies

March 15, 2023 13:15

1:15 - 2:00 pm PRESENCE TRACK 1

Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates and Career Mastered

Janice Dupre, Chief Human Resources Officer, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Denise Brooks-Williams, SVP and CEO North Markets, Henry Ford Health

C-Suite Executives – Opening the Door for Others to Follow - View from the Top - Women in the C Suite:

Opening the Door for Others to Follow

Meet the women who recognize that their place is hard-fought, and that every single work and effort they have exerted has brought them to their well-established place in the C-Suite.  Hear how these executives are opening the doors for others to follow

March 15, 2023 02:00

2:00 – 2:45 pm PRESENCE TRACK 2 Mastering the Art of Successful Salary Negotiations

Nikki Pounds, Owner, HR Unequivocally

Gail Perry Mason, CEO Money Matters and First Vice President of Investments of Oppenheimer & Co.

Suzanne Tamburro, Human Resources Business Partner, The Hartford

Marie Mc Lucas, CFO, Primax Properties

 

Get paid what you’re worth. Mastering the art of successful salary negotiation is critical for women professionals at all stages in their careers. We all know the gender pay gap is still rampant in the United States and around the world.  Lean in as our panel shares insights on how to get paid what you’re worth. 

March 15, 2023 02:45

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Proximity is Power Networking Break

Sponsored by Primax Properties

March 15, 2023 03:00

3:00 – 3:15 pm Career Mastered Moment

Sponsored by ITC Holdings

Linda Hannah, Sr. Contract Analyst ITC Holdings

March 15, 2023 03:15

3:15 – 4:00 pm PRESENCE TRACK 3 The Power of Laughter Workshop

Dr. Sabrina Jackson, Media Personality, CEO Essential Colors

Sponsored by Henry Ford Health

No matter where you go on the planet, laughter is common among people even when people do not understand the language. Laughter by definition is an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement. With laughter being the great equalizer among people, seek to laugh more than you complain. The very times that you feel that it is inappropriate to laugh, it is probably the Necessary Time to Laugh as there are benefits.

March 15, 2023 04:00

4:00 – 5:00 pm PRESENCE TRACK 4 Unapologetically You: Standing and Speaking Your Truth

Sponsored by Ally Financial

Jacqie Mcwilliams, CIAA Commissioner

Byna Elliott, Head of Advancing Black Pathways, JP Morgan Chase

Scarlett Whyte, Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion Strategy (CNN & Turner Sports) · Warner Bros.

Natalie Brown, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Ally Financial

 

Have you ever felt like the person you are at home is different from the person you bring to work? You’ve probably heard this advice before: Bring your “authentic” self to work. It makes sense. Being yourself is the best way to form meaningful relationships, which are integral to career success and growth, no matter what field you work in. Many feel the need to check their identity at the door and find themselves not standing truthfully.  Now more than ever, with racial and social injustice in the headlines, it becomes important to bring your full selves to work. Please join us in this discussion on being unapologetically you.

 

March 15, 2023 05:00

5:00 – 6:00 pm Proximity is Power Networking Break

Sponsored by Stopit Solutions

Talent Meets Marketplace Engagement Center Sponsored by: JP Morgan Chase

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS – Your Executive Presence Sponsored by: New York Life Insurance

HEALTHCARE /WELLNESS Sponsored by Walgreens

CAREER MASTERED "I AM HER" LIVE Recording & Mural Experience Sponsored by Linwick & Associates

Career Mastered Boutique Open Sponsored by Macy’s

Career Mastered Lounge Open Sponsored by Food Lion

Who is the special woman that provided you with inspiration and example to become the best you? Was it your mother, grandmother, aunt, or a famous personality? Stop in and share your story. It could be featured in a future Career Mastered Magazine publication or on the Career Mastered website. 

March 15, 2023 05:00

5:00 - 6:45 p.m. Excel Village Silent Auction

Sponsored by Amazon

March 15, 2023 06:00

6:00 – 6:45 pm Career Mastered Signature Pink Carpet Gallery Reception

Sponsored by Ally Financial

Sponsor Remarks - Natalie Brown Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship, Ally Financial

Signature Pink Carpet Host - Tati Amare - Host Live in the D

Join us on the Career Mastered Signature Pink Carpet and enjoy the reception celebration to honor the Class of 2023 with music cocktails and appetizers. Since 2015, we have showcased a gallery of the women leaders being honored each year.

Pink Gallery Reception/Awards Dress Attire is Cocktail.

March 15, 2023 07:00

7:00 - 9:00 pm Career Mastered National Women's History Leadership Awards Program

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA

Introduction of Mistress of Ceremonies - Marie McLucas, Chief Financial Officer, Primax Properties, LLC

Florine Mark, Honorary Co-Chair, Former President and CEO, The WW. (Weight Watchers) Group Inc.

Mistress of Ceremonies - Molly Grantham, EMMY-award-winning journalist and the anchor of WBTV News

Remarks - Erica Bolden, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & People Analytics, Mercedes Benz USA

Remarks - Alethia Jackson, SVP, ESG & Chief DEI Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Master Awards & Excel Village Scholarship Presentations: Dr. Lisa Wicker, CEO Linwick & Associates, Founder Career Mastered

Dr. Tamara Roberts, Executive Director, Excel Village Center for Learning

2017 Career Mastered Rising Star and Excel Village Scholar - Mycah Slade, Associate Engineer, ITC Holdings Corp

Girls in grades 5th -12th are presented the 2023 Career Mastered Rising Star and receive a Laverne Gardner Lindsay Stewart Excel Village Scholarship.

March 15, 2023 09:00

9 pm – Midnight Afterglow - It’s Girls Night Out – Pretty Tami DJ

Sponsored by Minority Executive Search

Enjoy the entertainment and let’s celebrate the honorees.

March 16, 2023 06:00

6:00 - 7:00 am Command Your Day - Fitness/Wellness

Sponsored by Corewell Health

Melody Marie, Certified Fitness Expert, Melody Marie Fitness

March 16, 2023 07:30

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA

Career Mastered Boutique Sponsored by Macy’s

Career Mastered Lounge Sponsored by Food Lion

Healthcare/Wellness Center Sponsored by Walgreens

Talent Meets Marketplace/ Engagement Exhibit Center Opens Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase

March 16, 2023 07:30

7:30 am – 8: 30 am Breakfast

Sponsored by Food Lion

March 16, 2023 08:30

8: 30 am – 8:45 am Advancing Women’s Leadership Executive Development Sessions

Sponsored by Lowes

March 16, 2023 08:30

POWER TRACK - Main Stage

Jacinda Jacobs, Mistress of Ceremonies, Radio, TV Host & Author

Opening Remarks, Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates, LLC., Publisher, Career Mastered

March 16, 2023 08:45

8:45 - 9:30 am Keynote Speaker: A Career Mastered Moment

Alethia Jackson, SVP, ESG & Chief DEI Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates and Career Mastered

IMPACT: When She Leads 

March 16, 2023 09:30

9:30 - 10:15 am The Journey to the Board Room

Sponsored by New York Life Insurance

Carmen Hughes, Founder, Edelweise

Meghan Juday, Board Chair, Ideal Industries

Cindy Burrell, Founder and President of Diversity in Boardrooms,

Michelle L. Tyler Director, New Product Quality CHVAC Trane Technologies. Independent Board Director, Griffon Coporation.

Board service can be one of the most rewarding career experiences: It’s the opportunity to see firsthand how another company operates at the highest levels and to work with and learn from accomplished people.  In this session you will learn why women make a difference on Boards and how you can bring value to a Board.

March 16, 2023 10:15

10:15 -10:30 am Proximity is Power Networking Break

Sponsored by STOPit Solutions

March 16, 2023 10:30

10:30 - 11:30 am Career Mastered Signature Woman to Woman Round Table Talks

Sponsored by Linwick & Associates, LLC

Jacinda Jacobs, Radio, TV Host, and Author

Power Players - Oh Shift!  It’s time to Pivot

Meaningful conversations about when to pivot . . . Woman Round Table Talk Discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in compelling and thought-provoking dialogue addressing the power of the Pivot!

 

March 16, 2023 11:00

11:00- 11:30 a.m. Round Table Talk Debrief Panel

Sponsored by Linwick & Associates, LLC

Jacinda Jacobs, Radio, TV Host, and Author

Dr. Kordia Noble, CEO/Founder Dr. K’s Executive Essentials, LLC

Tanya Griffith, Director of Corporate Relations & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partnerships. Oakland UniversityOakland

March 16, 2023 11:30

11:30 - 12:15 pm - Networking Break & Talent Meets MarketPlace Engagement Center

Sponsored by: JP Morgan Chase

March 16, 2023 12:15

12:15 - 1:45 pm Career Mastered Signature Luncheon with the Masters & Diversity IMPACT 50 AWARDS

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA

Aisa Whitted, Business Administration Manager, Macy’s

Mistress of Ceremonies - Vanessa Tyler, Emmy-Award Winning Journalist

Sponsor Remarks- Erica Bolden, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & People Analytics, Mercedes Benz USA

Teisha Lott Brown - Singer, Actress, Model - A Monologue - IMPACT: I’m Still Standing

Presentation of Awards

March 16, 2023 13:45

1:45 - 2:00 pm PROXIMITY IS POWER NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsored by ITC Holdings

March 16, 2023 14:00

2:00 - 4:30 pm POWER TRACK 1 Men as Allies and the Value they Bring

Sponsored by Corewell Health

Carlos Cubia,VP, Chief Diversity, Equity and Sustainability

Eral Burkes, Founder & CEO, Minority Executive Search

David Johnson, Sr. Partner, Private Client Group

Parkhill Mays, President, Stopit Solutions

Garland Scarboro, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Food Lion

Merriman King, Vice President, Southeast Region, Volkswagen of America

What does being an ally look like? Progress towards female equality in senior leadership is accelerated when men act as allies.  A Grant Thornton study showed that gender equality supportive men reduce negative underrepresentation effects among women and that having an ally increased the sense of belonging and trust felt among women that they would be treated fairly.  

March 16, 2023 14:45

2:45 – 3:15 pm POWER TRACK 2 Creating Generational Wealth – Securing the Capital for Your Business Venture

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Melissa Blount-Garner, Vice President, Community Affairs, Fifth Third Bank

Darbi Alexander, CEO Brand Culture

Nichole Harris, Regional Manager, Mercedes Benz USA

Carla Roberts, Brand Strategy Manager, Delta Airlines

Eva Brown, DEI Director, JP Morgan Chase

The challenge of landing that capital to grow a company can be exhilarating. But as exciting as the money search may be, it is equally threatening. Built into the process are certain harsh realities that can seriously damage a business. Entrepreneurs cannot escape them but, by knowing what they are, can at least prepare for them.

March 16, 2023 15:15

3: 15 – 4:00 pm POWER TRACK 3 Entrepreneur Woman: She’s Not Your Competition; She’s Proof that it can be done.

Amber Cabral, Founder, Cabral Consulting

Kimberly Evans, Founder & CEO, Just Her Rideshare

Fabi Preslar, Founder & CEO, SPARK Publication

According to a report by American Express, there are nearly 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. This figure represents 42% of all companies in the U.S. That means women own 4 out of 10 businesses, and these businesses generate about $1.8 trillion annually. How can we work together to support one another?

March 16, 2023 14:30

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm Talent Meets Marketplace Engagement Exhibit Center (VIRTUAL)

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

Live stream audience only

March 16, 2023 16:00

4:00 - 4:30 pm. – Lisa Wicker, CEO Linwick & Associates, LLC, Founder, Career Mastered Closing Remarks

March 17, 2023 08:00

Friday, March 17, 2023, Post Summit Sizzle, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm VIP Upgrade

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