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Social Justice: Accelerating Change Track

This track is for you!
It will take each of us, no matter our role, to achieve the social equity that has eluded our society and our broader business. But together, informed and proactive, we can accelerate the progress in our industry. Whether attracting diverse talent, creating an inclusive environment, reaching new and diverse markets, or supporting minority vendors, this track will offer specific ideas, programs, and progress from which we all can learn. Join us as we listen to and work with subject matter experts inside and outside our industry to learn, understand, and emulate – and, importantly, to accelerate the change.

Monday, October 12, 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm (Session 1)

Three Zones of Action for Leading Racially Just Organizations

Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Unlocking Strategies to Recruit, Develop and Retain a Diverse Employee Workforce
Progress in diversity, equity and inclusion must include intentional talent strategies for hiring, developing and creating a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Moderator:
Lanaya Irvin, President, Coqual

Panelists:
Cindy Joseph, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Cee Suite
Sean Woodroffe, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, TIAA

Monday, October 19, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Session 2)

Identifying and Solving Challenges in Your Firm’s Progress Towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Understanding and addressing how the sometimes unanticipated challenges of social justice work can accelerate its progress.  

Moderator:
Regina Curry
, Chief Diversity Officer, Franklin Templeton

Panelists:
Cynthia Bowman, Chief Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Officer, Bank of America
Melissa Buchanan, Senior Vice President, Employee Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Community Relations, LPL Financial
Yau Cheng, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BNY Mellon

Embracing Responsible AI Innovation in Times of Change
Across every industry, organizations are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) to adapt, evolve and innovate in these unprecedented times. The rapid advancement of AI technology and its adoption across business processes brings with it new challenges, and opportunities for business leaders to innovate responsibly. Join us as we explore responsible innovation in practice and implications for business leaders.

David Carmona, General Manager of AI and Innovation Marketing, Microsoft Corporation
Christian Thilmany, Director of AI Strategy and Industry Lead for AI Country Strategy (Chief Digital Office), Microsoft Corporation