Thursday, July 26, 2018
11:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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101 Huntington Ave #1300

Boston, MA 02199


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The Chief Diversity Officer Summit (CDO) invites corporate America’s leading CDOs to engage with diverse professionals and discuss the future of D&I strategy, metrics, and innovation.


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Registration and Networking Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Dawn Frazier-Bohnert

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer — Liberty Mutual Insurance



Emcee: Amaka Ubaka

News Anchor — 7News



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - D&I Strategies Panel Discussion

D&I Leaders will discuss how they’ve implemented diversity strategies within their respective companies and the key ingredients that are necessary to lead as a CDO.

Keynote Speaker / Panel Moderator: Stephanie Browne

Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts



Executive Panelist: Minita Shah-Mara

Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion- Biogen



Executive Panelist:  Danielson “Donny” Tavares

Chief Diversity Officer- City of Boston




2:00 PM - 2:15 PM - Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Panel Discussion On Metrics

For this discussion, D&I leaders will discuss and determine best practices for measuring and sustaining successful D&I Initiatives while creating a positive impact on the Bottom Line. 

Keynote Speaker: Denise Pirrotti Hummel, J.D.

Chief Innovation Officer — Lead Inclusively, Inc.



Executive Panelist: Dr. Leeno Karumanchery

Chief Diversity Officer- Enkidu




3:15 PM - 3:30 PM - Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - D&I Innovation Panel Discussion

This discussion will focus on how D&I leaders can move beyond compliance and stay relevant, while still creating new opportunities. 

Keynote Speaker: Amri B. Johnson

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion — Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)



Executive Panelist: Georgianna Meléndez

Vice Chancellor & Title IX Coordinator — UMass Boston Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


 Executive Panelist: Salvador Mendoza 

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion — NBCUniversal 



4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Closing Remarks and Networking Reception

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Trailblazer Partners

Motivator Partners

Team Player Partners

Want to Support the 2018 CDO Summit?

Sponsor Color Magazine’s Second Annual Chief Diversity Officer Summit

Contact Event Manager Evelyn Brito for our media kit and to have your company included in the next print edition of Color Magazine.