Women’s Business Collaborative (WBC) would like to invite you to our upcoming Rethinking and Accelerating Diversity and Women’s Leadership in Business event which takes place Wednesday, May 11 from 11:00am-2:30 ET. This half-day summit showcases predominant women and men leaders in the WBC movement. The goal of the event is to showcase the trends, transformations, and innovations that ensure women can and will lead in business.

The summit is organized into three tracks: Diverse Corporate Leadership, Driving Corporate Purpose and Helping Women Entrepreneurs Soar. We are expecting an audience of 500+, and gauging from feedback from last year’s summit, the learning, insights, and connections that occurred were phenomenal and catalyzing.

11:00am – 11:15am ET 

WELCOME with Sharon Reynolds  

Rethinking and Accelerating Diversity and Women’s Leadership in Business, major advances to the movement, and the moments to celebrate and how there is still much to be done.

Sharon Reynolds
President & CEO
DevMar Products and the DevMar Family of Companies
WBC Board Member

Edie Fraser
CEO
Women Business Collaborative

 

OPENING KEYNOTE with Edie Fraser

 
Rethinking and Accelerating Diversity and Women’s Leadership in Business, major advances to the movement, and the moments to celebrate and how there is still much to be done.

Helping Women Entrepreneurs Soar

Developing Innovative Ways to Support Women Entrepreneurs

11:20am – 12:05pm ET

Patricia Glaser Shea
Partner 
Shea Advisory Services

Betty Hines
Founder & CEO      Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.

Laura K. Taylor
Sr. Vice President
Strategic Financial Services and WBE Engagement, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Natalie Buford-Young
President
Springboard Enterprises

Bringing Financial Opportunities to Black Women Entrepreneurs

12:15pm – 1:00pm ET

Nicole Cober Esq. 
Founder 
The BOW Collective

S. Kathryn Allen Esq. 
Co President Answer Title

DeLisa Guerrier
Managing Partner
Guerrier Development

Jill Johnson
Co-Founder
CEO Institute for Entreprenurial Leadership

Opening Doors to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs

1:10pm – 1:55pm ET

Alex Lebenthal
Senior Advisor
Houlihan Lokey

Judith Goldkrand
Senior Vice President Wells Fargo Bank
WBC Board Member

Kathryn Swintek
Managing Partner
Golden Seeds

Rosina Samadina
CEO
Oculogica

Rethinking and Driving Corporate Purpose

Innovating Gender Equity in Companies of Purpose

11:20am – 12:05pm ET

Johanna Zeilstra
CEO
Genderfair
WBC Board Member

Maria Colacacurcio
CEO
Syndio

Susan Neely
President & CEO
American Council of Life Insurers

Nidhi Sinha
Director
Public Relations
Global Director
Public Sector and Government Communications Boston Consulting Group

Innovations in Driving DE&I

12:15am – 1:00pm ET

Subha Barry 
CEO
Seramount

Michelle Gadsden -Williams Managing Director and Global Head Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Blackrock

Jo Linda Johnson 
VP Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Strategy & Equity
Capital One

Khalil Smith
VP Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Akamai Technologies

Corporate Health and Well-being for Women

1:10pm – 1:55pm ET

Deb Clary
Thought Leader in Human Performance
Humana Inc

Zeta Smith
CEO
North America, Sodexo

Taya Scott
Chief Innovation Officer in the office of Impact and Innovation at the Morehouse School of Medicine

Connie McGee
Vice President of Health Tech
Dell 

Accelerating Women in Corporate Leadership

Latinas Leading from the Pipeline to the Board Room

11:20am – 12:05pm ET

Ana Dutra 
CEO
Mandala Global
WBC Board Member

Robert E. Bard
President and CEO of LATINA Style Inc.

Cid Wilson
President & CEO
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)

Anne Alonzo
Independent Board Director Potlatch Deltic

Non-Traditional Pathways to the C-Suite

12:15pm -1:00pm ET

Dara Klein
Managing Director Kaplan Partners

Kimber Maderazzo
Chairman of the Board for C200

Jennifer McCollum
CEO
Linkage

Ivy Kusinga
Chief Culture Officer
Chubb

Women Climbing into Tech Executive Roles

1:10pm – 1:55pm ET

Lakshmi Eleswarpu
SVP, Global Chief Information Officer
Sanofi

Kristi Lamar
Strategy Leadership Team and the US Leader for Women in Technology
Deloitte

Johanna Jones
CEO
President
ITSMF

Evelyn Anderson
Distinguished Engineer and Innovator IBM

2:00pm – 2:30pm ET 

Accelerating Change from Andi Simon, Felicity Hassan and Brittany Cole

Reviewing the highlights of the day, insights from each of the three themes, and actionable initiatives you can apply in your own business, corporate roles, or boards.

Andi Simon Ph.D.
CEO
Simon Associates Management Consultants

 

Felicity Hassan
Talent Advisor
Core Innovation Capital
WBC Board Member

Brittany Cole
CEO
Career Thrivers