The Professionals of Color Virtual Career Summit (POCV) is a one-of-a-kind engagement providing world-class professional insights and career connections with industry-leading inclusive organizations for corporate America’s diverse workforce.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Presented on Zoom
Now Available On-Demand

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11:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

fahadshahid2020_1200Keynote Speaker: Fahad Shahid  

Head of Talent Acquisition — Homesite Insurance 



11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - Candid Conversation: Effective Remote Work Strategies


Candid Conversation Speaker: Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham 

Founder, Entrepreneur, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Activator — Promoting Good, LLC.



Candid Conversation Speaker: Dr. Monique C. Johnson 

Board-Certified Counselor, Career Coach, Diversity Consultant, and Founder — Dr. MCJ Consulting, LLC



12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. - Company Spotlight Sessions

Company Spotlight Session #1: Homesite Insurance  

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Company Spotlight Session #2: Merck 


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 Company Spotlight Session #3: PTC 


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1:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. - Breakout Rooms

Following the company spotlight sessions, we invite attendees to participate in our interactive breakout rooms where they can connect and converse with talent acquisition experts from these inclusive organizations. 

Recruiter Conversations


ROOM A: Homesite Insurance 



merck_logo ROOM B: Merck 








eversource_logo_colorROOM D: Eversource 



Power Up Your Brand with LinkedIn 

angela-pitter-headshot-1200Angela Pitter

CEO — LiveWire Collaborative 

Speaker Bio


What is POCV?

POCV stands for The Professionals of COLOR Virtual Career Summit. Our summit builds upon the traditional career fair model by leveraging the values of networking, thought leadership, and professional development. Our goal is to help professionals of color to cultivate their careers with leading inclusive organizations.

Is this a hiring event?

Participating companies have numerous open positions, but they will not be offering on-the-sport hiring at the event. We encourage attendees to engage the recruiters during the “Recruiter Conversations” block and follow up on career connections after the event.

Who is this event for?

POCV seeks to connect professionals of color with organizations that support diversity and inclusion efforts in their corporate culture and structure. If you a professional of Color and/or looking to network with and hire professionals of color, this event is for you.

Diversity Ambassador Partner

Diversity Champion Partners

Diversity Advocate Partner

Community Partners

Media Partner