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Women’s Business Collaborative (WBC) would like to invite you to our upcoming Rethinking and Accelerating Women’s Leadership in Business forum which takes place Wednesday, May 17, from 11:00am-2:00pm ET. This half-day virtual forum showcases preeminent women and men leaders working to ensure women can and will lead in business. The goal of the forum is to showcase the trends, transformations, and innovations behind the data highlighted in reports put forward by WBC.

Panels are organized into three tracks throughout the day. A short breakdown and agenda of the online forum that will take place on May 17th is here:

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Welcome Remarks

11:00-11:15 AM ET

Lynne Born, Chief Practice Officer for Aspiriant, WBC Board Director
Gwen K. Young, CEO, Women Business Collaborative

Track A: Women Leading the Way

Leadership in the C-Suite

11:15 AM-12:00 PM ET

  • Moderator: Dara Klein, Managing Director, Kaplan Partners
  • Subha Barry, President, Seramount
  • Velma Deleveaux, Managing Partner, Veaux Solutions, LLC
  • Tiffany Douglas, SVP, Global Women’s Initiative and Underrepresented Talent Strategy Executive, Bank of America

Women Leading Boards

12:05-12:50 PM ET

  • Moderator: Ana Dutra, CEO, Mandala Global Advisors, WBC Board Director
  • Anne Alonzo, Board Director, Potlatch Deltic, Feeding America; WBC Board Director
  • Dan Hesse, Board Director, Akamai, WBC Board Director
  • Marta Newhart, Board Member, Page Society, Special Olympics

Corporate Tech Executives Leading the Way

12:50-1:40 PM ET

  • Moderator: Tali Bray, EVP, CIO – Financial Services Innovation, Product Strategy & Development, People Strategy, Sustainability, Wells Fargo
  • Joyce Brocaglia, Global Cybersecurity Practice Leader; CEO Diversified Search Group; Executive Women’s Forum
  • Maria Lensing, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Technology Team, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Gina Papush, Chief Data Analytics, Bristol Myers Squibb

Track B: Women in the Workforce

Companies Adapting to a Changing Workforce

11:15-12:00 PM ET

  • Moderator: Shandrilya Lewis, Founder, The Brand Exec
  • Kimberly Saxton, CEO, TechPACT
  • Judy Sultan, Division Head, Marketing & Corporate Citizenship Division Head, Marketing & Corporate Citizenship, Aramco
  • Ashley Walvoord, Director – Performance, Assessment & Careers, Verizon

Building Engaged Employees

12:05-12:50 PM ET

  • Moderator: Shannon Bayer, Vice President Revenue, Linkage, Inc.
  • Lisa Genovese, President, Bottom line
  • Eliana Nunez, Chief Diversity Officer, Cigna
  • Walton Price, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Collins Aerospace, RTX
  • Dr. Rachel-Yvonne Talton, Founder and CEO, Synergy

Entrepreneurs Building Business 

12:55-1:40PM ET

  • Moderator: Andrea Simon, CEO, Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC)
  • DeLisa Guerrier, Co-founder, Managing Partner, Storyville Gardens, Guerrier Development
  • Theresa Harrison, Founder and President, George Street
  • Kelly Kolar, President and founder, Kolar + Kolar Experience Institute

Track C: Corporate Purpose

Leading through Talent

11:15 AM -12:00 PM ET

  • Moderator: Khalil Smith, Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement , Akamai Technologies
  • Maureen Alphonse-Charles, Senior Vice President of Talent, Diversity, & Equity, Diversified Search Group
  • Paz Beatty, Director of Leadership Diversity, AT&T
  • Lauren Herring, CEO, Founder, Impact Group

Commitment Through Your Brand

12:05-12:50 PM ET

  • Moderator: Sharon Reynolds, President & CEO, DevMar Products and the DevMar Family of Companies, WBC Board Director
  • Jetheda Hernandez, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Programs, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Programs National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDCHQ)
  • Jenifer Johnson, Director, Enterprise Associate Experience, Dealer Tire
  • Lauren Tilstra, Chief of Staff & Executive Director, Strategic Communications, Verizon

Community Impact

12:55-1:40 PM ET

  • Moderator: Jose Zeilstra, CEO, Gender Fair, WBC Board Director
  • Adam Bliebtreau, Chief Marketing Officer, ASGN
  • Melissa Filipatos, Vice President, Channel Partnerships, Strategic Alliances, and Reseller Programs, Grainger
  • Earl Newsome, CIO, Cummins

Closing Remarks 

1:40-1:50 PM ET
Edie Fraser, Chair of the Board, WBC
Sandra Quince, CEO of Paradigm of Parity and Strategic Advisor to AceUp

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