Thursday, June 15, 2017

10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Hosted by:

Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

1515 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Join us for a full day of leadership development, inspiration, and unrivaled connections at the Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference.

Are you ready to embrace your inner leader, build your executive presence, and promote your brand?
Then, you MUST participate in our collaborative break out sessions!

The 2017 Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference is designed to engage Boston’s most vibrant and influential women.

Our renowned panel discussion facilitates a dialogue between recognized, executive women leaders who are paving the way for professional empowerment.


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Registration

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Keynote Speaker and Opening Remarks

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Marjorie Liu 

New York Times Bestselling Author



11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Executive Panel Discussion

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Lisa Coleman, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President – Harvard University



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Jackie Glenn 

Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion – Dell



Cynthia 125pxExecutive Panelist

Cynthia Izzo

Principal/Advisory Office Leader – KPMG



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Executive Panelist 

Celeste Warren 

Vice President of Human Resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence – Merck 



12:30 PM - 1:15 PM - Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Executive Sessions

Concurrent Executive Sessions

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Alpa Inamdar

Head of Americas for Business Change Group – BNY Mellon



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Dharma E. Cortés, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate – Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston.



2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Executive Sessions

Concurrent Executive Sessions

Donna Bonaparte 125pxExecutive Speaker – Business Track

Donna Bonaparte

Vice President of Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer – Babson College


Meena_125pxExecutive Speaker – STEM Track 

Meena Kothandaraman 

Experience Strategist – Twig + Fish




3:15 PM - 3:35 PM - Break

3:35 PM - 4:30 PM - Millennial Mindset Discussion


Heather C. White 

Founder – Trillfit, Inc.




4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Titans of Color Closing Keynote and Closing Remarks

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Reception

Trail Blazer Partners

Role Model Partners

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Motivator Partners

Team Player Partners