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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.

Chief Diversity Officer Summit
Thursday, July 25th, 2019
11:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HQ
101 Huntington Ave #1300 Boston, MA 02199

Agenda

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

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

Keynote Speaker: Smita Pillai smita-headshot

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer — Dow Jones 

Bio Keynote Q&A

 

diane-pic-highest-qualityEmcee: Diane Wong 

Harvard Law School Alumna, Wellness Entrepreneur, and Diversity Podcaster  

Bio Feature Article

 

 

D&I Leaders will discuss how they can move beyond compliance and stay relevant, while still creating new opportunities.

cleaves_chevy_thumbnailExecutive Panel Moderator: Chevalier Cleaves, CCDP AP

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer — MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Bio Feature Article

 

Executive Panelist: Ame Lambert, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity Officer — Roger Williams University 

Bio Feature Article

 

reginald-j-miller_headshotcroppExecutive Panelist: Reginald J. Miller

Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity — VF Corporation

Bio Feature Article

 

Neddy Perez Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management COE — McCormick & Company

Executive Panelist: Nereida (Neddy) Perez 

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management COE — McCormick & Company

Bio

 

tirado-headshot-2bExecutive Panelist: Renée E. Tirado, Esq.

Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer — MLB, MLB Advanced Media, and MLB Network

Bio

 

 

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM - Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Executive Session: Strategy

This session will discuss best in class strategies for sustaining and developing successful D&I Initiatives while creating a positive impact on the bottom line.

leahsmileyheadshotExecutive Speaker: Leah Smiley, CDE 

Founder and President — The Society for Diversity Inc.

Bio Feature Article

 

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM - Break

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Executive Session: Metrics

This session will focus and determine best practices for measuring and sustaining successful D&I Initiatives while creating a positive impact on the bottom line.

Norm Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Amherst College. Photo by Maria Stenzel

Executive Speaker: Norm J. Jones, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer — Amherst College

Bio Feature Article

 

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM - Closing Remarks

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Networking Reception

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