2022 Career Mastered Women's History Leadership Diversity Summit & Awards

March 22nd, 2022: 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EST)
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March 23rd, 2022: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (EST)
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A BUSINESS DIVERSITY SUMMIT OF TALENT AND LEADERSHIP

Join us for the Career Mastered 8th year of celebrating the power of women. The 2022 Leadership Business 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 one and 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

 

Albania Rasario

Carlos Cubia

Jacinda Jacobs

Cortney Hicks

Molly Grantham

DR. Sabrina Jackson

Stephanie Steward Young

Erica J. Bolden

Jasmine Crowe

Jody Trierweiler

Joy D. Calloway

KeyAnna Schmeidl

Mark Lee

Sevetri M. Wilson

Sharon Gaber

Sheena Allen

Simon Boag

Tonya Rivens

Supriya Jha

Vanessa Tyler

Venita Fields

Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker

Jacqueline (Jacqie) McWilliams

Felicia Hall Allen

Dr. Shante P. Williams

Shalanna Pirtle

Alexis Kerr

Natalie Brown

Jada Grandy Mock

Bob Dickerson

Marsha Thornton

Nikki Pounds

Lisa Nichols

Sherrell Dorsey

Tisha Hammond

Byna Elliott

Sherry D. Snipes

Sallie Jarosz

Candice McPhatter

Kiko Davis Snoddy

Hilda Pinnix-Ragland

Holly Alexander

Jacqueline (Jack) Howard

Darlene Brown

Glen Wright

Manuel Campbell

Ann Marie Williams

Marie McLucas

Monique Douglas

Neeti Dewan

Agenda

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

Agenda & speaker lineup are subject to change.

Summit Dress Attire is Business.

Pink Gallery Reception/Awards Dress Attire is Cocktail.

TUESDAY – MARCH 22

11 a.m. - 1:00 pm

Talent Meets Marketplace Engagement Exhibit Center

Live stream audience only

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pre-Summit Activities

Registration 

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank   

Career Mastered Boutique

Sponsored by Macy’s  

Career Mastered Lounge

Sponsored by Lowes Companies, Inc  

Grab & Go Lunch

Sponsored by Food Lion   

Healthcare/Wellness Center 

Sponsored by Walgreens

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Opening General Session

Mistress of Ceremonies

Tonya Rivens
Radio and Television Personality, Philanthropist

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker
Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates, LLC., Publisher, Career Mastered Magazine & Awards

Title Sponsor Remarks - Fifth Third Bank 

Jada Grandy Mock
SVP, Chief Corporate Community Economic Development Officer, Fifth Third Bank

Presenting Sponsor Remarks - Walgreens

Carlos Cubia
Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens
1:15 pm to 1:35 pm

Opening Keynote: Empowering Women To Lead 

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

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. Felicia Hall Allen will be sharing a compelling look at what the future looks like when women are supported and empowered to lead.

Speaker

Felicia Hall Allen
CEO Felicia Hall Allen & Associates, Inc.
1:35 pm – 2:30 pm.

Career Mastered “Inside Career Success Show Real Talk. Real Conversation"

Sponsored by Ally Financial 

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.

Host

Cortney Hicks
Media Personality, Anchor, TV & Radio Host

Audience Host

Tonya Rivens
Radio and Television Personality, Philanthropist

Panel

Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker
Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates, LLC., Publisher, Career Mastered Magazine
Jacqie McWilliams
Commissioner, CIAA
Holly Alexander
Broker, New South Properties of the Carolinas
Joy D. Calloway
Interim President, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
Natalie Brown
Director, Corporate Citizenship, Ally Financial
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Talent Meets Marketplace/ Engagement Exhibit Center Opening

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Proximity is Power Networking Break 

Sponsored by Primax Properties  

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Career Mastered Moment 

Sponsored by ITC Holding  

Tisha Hammond
The Small Business Cheerleader
3:15 – 4:00 pm

The Value of Women on Boards

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA 

Why, How and Now: Join this discussion to learn why Women make a difference on Boards and how you can bring value to a Board. What are some of the steps that you can take now towards the goal of landing a seat at the table? What is the difference between private and public boards?

Moderator

Carmen Hughes
CEO Edelweise, Managing Partner, Diversity Decoder 

Panel

Venita Fields
Partner Pelham S2K Managers
Neeti Dewan
CEO, The Executive Yogi, Founder and President of Diversity in Boardrooms
Hilda Pinnix-Ragland
Managing Partner-AHK Global Resources, LLC
4:00 – 4:45 pm

Activating to Engage the Whole You 

Sponsored by Worth Advisors  

Research shows to build strong relationships, first, we have to see ourselves clearly. During this workshop, Dr. Sabrina Jackson helps us become more self-aware for success using our Essential Colors.

Dr. Sabrina Jackson
Founder Essential Colors and Media Personality
4:45pm – 6:00pm 

Proximity is Power Networking Break

Sponsored by New York Life Insurance

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS – Your Executive Presence 

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank 

Every businesswoman should have a professional headshot. Complimentary of Fifth Third Bank.*Time varies throughout the day

HEALTHCARE /WELLNESS 

Sponsored by Walgreens Stop by to learn more about Walgreens Healthcare Services for the entire family.

CAREER MASTERED "I AM HER" LIVE Recording 

Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

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. 

Career Mastered Boutique Open 

Sponsored by Macy's  

Career Mastered Lounge Open 

Sponsored by Lowes Companies, Inc 

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Career Mastered Signature Pink Carpet Gallery Reception 

Sponsored by Ally Financial 

Join us on the Career Mastered Signature Pink Carpet and enjoy the reception celebration to honor the Class of 2022 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.

Sponsor Remarks - Ally Financial

Natalie Brown
Director, Corporate Citizenship, Ally Financial

Signature Pink Carpet Host

Monique Douglas
Business Partner, CBK Branding & Consulting Firm LLP
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

 Career Mastered National Women's History Leadership Awards Program & Silent Auction

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and Walgreens

The crown of the Summit is the Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards. During the 8th Annual celebration of Women’s History Month, we acknowledge the varied and many contributions women have made to America’s rich heritage. Join us to honor the Career Mastered Class of 2022.

Excel Village Scholarship Presentation:

Girls in grades 5th -12th are presented with an opportunity to be selected as the 2022 Career Mastered Rising Star and receive an Excel Village Scholarship.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Molly Grantham
Emmy-award winning, News Anchor and Investigative Reporter, WBTV
Marie McLucas
Chief Financial Officer
Primax Properties, LLC
Candice Clement McPhatter
Head of University Relations, Fifth Third Bank
Koralys Rodriquez
Former Career Mastered Rising Star and Excel Village Scholar

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Girl’s Night Out – Pretty Tami DJ

Sponsored by Primax Properties  

Enjoy the entertainment and the celebration of Career Mastered Magazine “Walking into its 5th year”


Wednesday – March 23

Wednesday – March 23, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Registrations 

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank   

Career Boutique 

Sponsored by Macy's  

Command Your Day - Fitness/Wellness

Sponsored by Walgreens  

Jody Trierweiler
TV Host, Fitness Expert
*This will be a pre-recorded video to the live stream & in-person audience
9:00 am – 9:45 am

Grab and Go Continental Breakfast 

Sponsored by Food Lion    

9:45 am to 10:45 am

 Advancing Women’s Leadership Executive Development Sessions

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank  

ICONIC TRACK

Sponsored by Lowes Companies, Inc  

Engage: Creating Possibilities for The Future.

Engage and Capacity are dynamic words. Dr. Wicker will share how our capacity - when truly used - allows us to have the power to “do it now” for impact and purpose. These concepts are vital factors in building a successful career, life, and future.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Jacinda Jacobs
Radio, TV. Host, and Author

Title Sponsor Remarks -  Fifth Third Bank 

 

Stefanie Steward-Young
SVP, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Fifth Third Bank

Sponsor Remarks

Jamie Furey
Vice President Talent Management, Learning and Diversity

Keynote/Fireside Address: Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker

Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker
Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates, LLC., Publisher, Career Mastered Magazine & Awards

Fireside Chat Interviewer

Cortney Hicks
Media Personality, Anchor, TV & Radio Host
10:45 am to 11:25 am

PRESENCE TRACK 

Sponsored by Walgeens  

Career Mastered Signature Woman to Woman Round Table Talks

Creating Possibilities for the Future: DEI - The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard

Meaningful conversations about "Creating Possibilities for the Future" is the focus of the signature Career Mastered Woman to Woman Round Table Talk Discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in compelling and thought-provoking dialogue addressing DEI and the power of talk.

Facilitators

Jacinda Jacobs
Radio, TV Host, and Author
Dr. Sabrina Jackson
Media Personality, Founder, Essential Colors
11:25 am to 12:00 pm

Round Table Talk Debrief Panel

Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

Moderator

Jacinda Jacobs
Radio, and TV Host, Author

Panel

Alexis Kerr
Vice President, Mahogany Brands
Sherry Snipes
Founder & CEO, Global Diversity Collaborative,
Lisa Nichols
CEO, Love Your Niche
Byna Elliott
Managing Director, Head of Black Pathways, JP Morgan Chase
12:00 pm to 12:15 pm

POWER NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsored by New York Life 

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Signature Lunch with the Masters & Diversity IMPACT 50 AWARDS

Sponsored by Mercedez Benz  

This signature luncheon is sure to be special. We honor some of today’s most inspiring Diversity & Inclusion Leaders while also hearing from keynote speaker, Kiko Davis, Trustee of The Donald Davis Living Trust and, Owner, First Independence Bank.

Kiko Davis Snoddy
Trustee of the Donald Davis
Living Trust and Owner,
First Independence Bank

Mistress of Ceremonies

Cortney Hicks
Media Personality, Anchor, TV & Radio Host

Sponsor Remarks - Mercedes Benz USA

 

Erica Bolden
Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Engagement - Mercedes Benz USA
1:15 pm to 1:30 pm

PROXIMITY IS POWER NETWORKING BREAK 


Sponsored by Macy’s 

1:30 pm to 4:25 pm

POWER TRACK 1 

Sponsored by Ally Financial  

1.   Securing Funding for Ventures: Intentionally Spilling the Tea on Venture Funding & Investment Capital

Is your start-up really a candidate for venture capital? Do you know what it really takes to secure an investor? These and other questions will be answered in this discussion including the difference between venture capital and angel investors, seed or seed-stage and more.

Moderator

Monique Douglas
CEO of CBK Branding & Consulting Firm LLP

Panel

Simon Boag
CTO, Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp (KCAC)
Dr. Shante Black
CEO Black Pearl Global Investments
Manuell Campbell
CEO
ASPIRE Community Capital

POWER TRACK 2 

Sponsored by Mercedes Benz USA 

2.  The Great Resignation (Command Your Career the Great Resignation) 

A trend of 3.4% of the US workforce leaving their jobs every month. The trend is real. Companies are losing more than a third of their workers each year. Some blame the pandemic for the massive quit rate, others say there is more to it. So, what’s going on? Who is in control? What can companies do? What can employees do? Join the conversation to consider solutions to this challenge.

Moderator 

Nikki Pounds

Owner, Unequivocally HR

Panel

Erica Bolden

Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Engagement - Mercedes Benz USA

Carlos Cubia

SVP, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens

Darlene Brown

Senior Vice President
Talent Acquisition Sr. Manager/ Truist

POWER TRACK 3 

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

3. Positive Impact Financial Strategies – Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap.

The importance of household wealth has become much clearer during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Our panelist will discuss how wealth is vastly unequally distributed across the U.S. and what can be done to close the gap particularly for women and for minorities.

Moderator

Sallie Jarosz
Investment Real Estate banker, FNB

Panel:

Jada Grady Mock
SVP, Chief Corporate Community Economic Development Officer, Fifth Third Bank
Glen Wright
Chief Executive Officer
Worth Advisors
Ann Marie Williams
Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase
Jacqueline (Jack) Howard
Senior Director of Wealth Advisors Operations, Ally Invest

POWER TRACK 4

Sponsored by Food Lion    

4.  Keys to Negotiating a Successful Supplier Diversity Contract: Doing Business as a Vendor

The supplier diversity concept is truly entrenched in corporate hallways as most companies have a diverse spend allocated for women-owned enterprises as well as other minority businesses. What is the reality of diverse suppliers securing business with corporations and what is the best options to be included as a vendor of choice? Join in this discussion to learn more about supplier-vendor contracting. 

Moderator

Shalanna Pirtle
Partner, Chief Talent, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Parker Poe, Bernstein & Adams, LLP

Panel

Bob Dickerson
CEO , Business Coach,
Dickerson Management Consultants
Birmingham Business Resource Center
Marsha Thornton
Director, Supplier Diversity, Fifth Third Bank
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Talent Meets Marketplace Engagement Exhibit Center

Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

Live stream audience only

4:20 pm to 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker
Founder & CEO Linwick & Associates, LLC., Publisher, Career Mastered Magazine & Awards