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Agenda

8:45–9:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast

9:45–10 a.m. Opening Remarks | Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc

10–10:30 a.m. Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY

10:45–11:30 a.m. Tracks on Pipeline/Recruitment Best Practices

Track 1: How to Use Social Media/Online Sites to Find Talent | Angela L. Talton, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & InclusionNielsen
Track 2: How to Develop Relationships With Nonprofits | John Kemp, President and CEO, The Viscardi Center, and Linda Akutagawa, President and CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)
Track 3: How to Develop a Future Workforce | Jeffery Perry, Global Capital Transformation Operational Leader, Transaction Advisory ServicesEY and Chairman of the Board, INROADS

11:45 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Tracks on Talent Development Best Practices

Track 1: How to Prevent Women From Leaving Your Workforce | Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer and Michelle Blieberg, Senior Vice President of Global Organization and Leadership DevelopmentTime Warner
Track 2: How to Connect High Potentials With Mentors and Sponsors |  Kelvin Womack, Managing Principal of Diversity, Deloitte LLP
Track 3: How to Develop a Global Workforce | Mary Falvey, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Wyndham Worldwide

12:30–2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

2–2:45 p.m. Panel: How to Grow Your Diverse Suppliers: Oliver Turman, Director, Supplier Diversity; AT&T; Michael Byron, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Walmart; Keith Hines, Director, Supplier Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers

2:45–3:15 p.m. Mike Ullman, CEO, JCPenney in a Q&A with Luke Visconti

3:15–3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks | Luke Visconti

5:30–9:15 p.m. The 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Dinner
Guest Speaker: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and expert in educational inequalities. 

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