General Sessions

Day 2 Opening General Session

Wednesday, April 11 | 9:15 am – 10:45 am

Day 2 Opening General Session

Wednesday, April 11
9:15 am – 10:45 am

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman & CEO
Magic Johnson Enterprises

Featured Keynote Speaker

Bold Moves: Running Point Toward Equity and Inclusion

In a world where the game is constantly shifting, how do we adapt and adjust to the demands of our roles as leaders? Now more than ever issues of diversity, equity and inclusion create tensions that challenge our personal and professional commitments and the ability to see the big picture. Earvin “Magic” Johnson demonstrates what it takes to push boundaries and expand investments toward change. His message includes tangible experiences of working with large and small businesses to disrupt the status quo with bold moves that meet the changing cultural needs of communities and consumers. He challenges each of us to be personally accountable by asking the question: “What will you do to power the future?”

Brian Cornell
Chairman & CEO
Target Corporation
Featured Keynote
Speaker Introduction

Bold Moves: Championing a More Inclusive Society by Staying Open

“When we have a deep understanding of our guests, create a diverse and inclusive workplace and think purposefully about our products and experiences, we elevate Target for our team and guests, and help create a better society for all.”

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman & CEO
Magic Johnson Enterprises

Featured Keynote Speaker

Bold Moves: Running Point Toward Equity and Inclusion

In a world where the game is constantly shifting, how do we adapt and adjust to the demands of our roles as leaders? Now more than ever issues of diversity, equity and inclusion create tensions that challenge our personal and professional commitments and the ability to see the big picture. Earvin “Magic” Johnson demonstrates what it takes to push boundaries and expand investments toward change. His message includes tangible experiences of working with large and small businesses to disrupt the status quo with bold moves that meet the changing cultural needs of communities and consumers. He challenges each of us to be personally accountable by asking the question: “What will you do to power the future?”

Brian Cornell
Chairman & CEO
Target Corporation
Featured Keynote
Speaker Introduction

Bold Moves: Championing a More Inclusive Society by Staying Open

“When we have a deep understanding of our guests, create a diverse and inclusive workplace and think purposefully about our products and experiences, we elevate Target for our team and guests, and help create a better society for all.”

Day 2 Lunch General Session

Wednesday, April 11 | 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Day 2 Lunch General Session

Wednesday, April 11
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

The Abilities Spectrum: Accelerating Inclusion in the Age of Tech

Many in the rapidly changing workforce and marketplace are teaching us that identity is non-binary and intersectional. Nowhere is this more evident than along the abilities spectrum. Leading multi-national companies as well as early-stage start-ups are recruiting, retaining and developing talent along the abilities spectrum in innovative ways, and grappling with the role that technology plays as we strive to enhance the performance – and potential – of all talent.

Rajesh Anandan

Guest Speaker

Kathy Martinez

Guest Speaker

Ann Wai-Yee Kwong

Guest Speaker

Jennifer Brown

Moderator

Day 3 Morning General Session

Thursday, April 12 | 9:15 am – 10:30 am

Day 3 Morning General Session

Thursday, April 12
9:15 am – 10:30 am

What We Do Next Matters Most:
Case Studies of Crisis, Resilience, Inclusion & Belonging at Uber and Unilever

When companies find themselves at the center of a public crisis, what role does leadership play in having tough but real conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion? Join us as we present a rare look inside these two organizations who found themselves in the middle of national debates on racial bias and gender inequity in 2017, and explore how each has come to internalize resilience with the lesson that ‘what we do next matters most.’

What We Do Next Matters Most: Case Studies of Crisis, Resilience, Inclusion & Belonging at Uber and Unilever

When companies find themselves at the center of a public crisis, what role does leadership play in having tough but real conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion? Join us as we present a rare look inside these two organizations who found themselves in the middle of national debates on racial bias and gender inequity in 2017, and explore how each has come to internalize resilience with the lesson that ‘what we do next matters most’.

Bernard Coleman

Guest Speaker

Mita Mallick

Guest Speaker

Monica Marcel

Moderator

Day 3 Closing General Session

Thursday, April 12 | 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Day 3 Closing General Session

Thursday, April 12
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by

The Power of Words: Building the Story of Our Collective History

At this cultural and political tipping point in America’s history, how do we really get at people’s honest ideas about race? Michele Norris shares how, brick by brick, The Race Card Project is empowering individuals to bravely articulate thoughts and feelings in their search for belonging, and becoming a fascinating archive of attitudes about race in America and around the world.

Michele Norris | Founding Director; The Race Card Project | Executive Director; The Bridge

Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by

The Power of Words: Building the Story of Our Collective History

At this cultural and political tipping point in America’s history, how do we really get at people’s honest ideas about race? Michele Norris shares how, brick by brick, The Race Card Project is empowering individuals to bravely articulate thoughts and feelings in their search for belonging, and becoming a fascinating archive of attitudes about race in America and around the world.

Michele Norris | Founding Director; The Race Card Project | Executive Director; The Bridge

Keynote Speaker