Learn & Network With More Than 500 Senior Executives at the 2014 DiversityInc Fall Event Series October 21 - 22 | NYC

11 CEOs Confirmed! 

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8–9 a.m. Networking Breakfast

9–9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks | Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc

9:15–9:45 a.m. How to Build Advocacy for D&I | Mike Groff, President and CEO, Toyota Financial Services

10–10:45 a.m. Breakout 1: Diversity Branding and Pipeline Recruitment

Track 1: How to Brand Your Company as a Diversity Leader | Diana Solash, Director, Americas Inclusiveness Center of ExcellenceEY

Track 2: Using Resource Groups to Reach New Employees | Debbie Storey, Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T

Track 3: “Why I Chose This Company”: 4 Recent Recruits on How a Company’s Diversity Image and Branding Sold Them
Marina Telkamp, Dermatology Area Business Leader II, Dermatology Sales – Mountain West, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Anthony Chambers II, Human Resources Business Partner, North America Unilever, Sodexo; Matt Rudkin, Senior Associate, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG; Lalu Abebe, Business Development Manager, Wells Fargo

Other Participating Companies: Wells Fargo

11–11:45 a.m. Breakout 2: How to Create a Successful Supplier Diversity Initiative

Track 1: 5 Steps to Get Started | José Nido, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, Wyndham Worldwide

Track 2: Finding Suppliers in LGBT and Disability Communities | Justin Nelson, President, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and Jill Houghton, Executive Director, US Business Leadership Network

Track 3: How to Develop a Global Supplier Diversity Initiative | Elizabeth Vazquez, President and CEO, WEConnect International

Noon–1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:30–2:15 p.m. Panel: How to Get Buy In From Middle Managers | Ken Barrett, Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors; Kim Hauer, Chief Human Resources OfficerCaterpillar; Lissiah Taylor-Hundley, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Cox Communications 

2:30–3 p.m. Warner L. Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Ameren Corporation

3–3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks | Luke Visconti

5:30–9 p.m. Special Awards Dinner

Every year, DiversityInc honors several companies for unique achievements that go beyond the scope of normal diversity-management best practices. Here are this year’s confirmed award recipients: 

Top Company for Diversity-Management Progress: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Accepting Award: Christi Shaw, President

Top Company for Inclusive Culture: MasterCard Worldwide
Accepting Award: Ajay Banga, President and CEO

Top Company for Mentoring: Sodexo
Accepting Award: George Chavel, President and CEO

Top Company for Diversity Councils: EY
Accepting Award: Stephen Howe Jr., Americas Managing Partner 

Top Company for Employee Resource Groups: Merck & Co.
Accepting Award: Willie Deese, Executive Vice President and President, Merck Manufacturing Division

Top Company for Supplier Diversity: Wyndham Worldwide
Accepting Award: Stephen Holmes, Chairman and CEO

Top Company for Global Diversity: Accenture
Accepting Award: Stephen Rohleder,  Group Chief Executive, North America

Opt for convenience and enjoy midtown New York City with a stay at the Marriott Marquis at our special rate of $369/night

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DiversityInc’s primary event focus is on our corporate customers, who are in attendance to network and enjoy the event. Soliciting business is not permitted. Consultants are welcome at our event dinners but are not permitted at the learning sessions.