TJX Presents: The Fifth Annual Employee Resource Group Summit

Employee Resource Group Summit

TJX Presents:
The Fifth Annual Employee Resource Group Summit

Amplify. EnERGize. Thrive.
Powering Your ERGs Purpose 

The current environment has been and is disrupting us, our communities, and the business landscape. This has caused a shift in how our companies are leveraging ARG groups. These groups have been asked to play a bigger role in helping advance their organization’s thinking around I&D in today’s new world of work.

The goal of this summit is to provide a space for ARG leaders and I&D professionals to share stories on how these groups have come together during these times, further energize them to keep their momentum, and help them understand their role in the bigger picture. 

Here are a few of the organizations looking to power their ERGs purpose at this year’s summit: CapitalOne, LinkedIn, Wells Fargo, Prudential, Papa Johns, MIT, LogMein, Unilever, General Dynamics, Car Gurus, Mass General Hospital, Stop and Shop, Keurig, ExxonMobile, and DentaQuest.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Presented Online 
Register at the bottom of this page


12:00 PM - 12:10 PM - Welcome & Opening Remarks

britteebleauheadshot-whitebackground_straightened Emcee: Brittnee Bleau 

 Senior Specialist, Inclusion and Diversity Department — The TJX Companies, Inc. 




barry-photo Welcoming Remarks Speaker: Barry Zelman 

Executive Vice President of Brand and Product Development — The TJX Companies, Inc. 



12:10 PM - 12:40 PM - Keynote Fireside Chat

mk_hs_2 Keynote Speaker: Michelle Kim

 Co-founder and CEO — Awaken 




vanessamontero-headshot Fireside Chat Moderator: Vanessa Montero

 Assistant Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity — The TJX Companies, Inc.



12:40 PM - 1:25 PM - ARG/ERG Leaders Panel: Changing the Game During Turbulent Times

kbf_headshot   ARG/ERG Leaders Panel Moderator: Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller

   Chief Diversity Officer and Corporate Social Responsibility Leader — PTC




hc_hs_2 ARG/ERG Leaders Panelist: Hanadi Chehabeddine

Diversity and Inclusion Trainer, International Award-Winning Speaker — Hanadi SBC 




lzii_hs_2 ARG/ERG Leaders Panelist: Luzerne McAllister II 

Global Diversity and Inclusion, Human Capital Strategy; Founder — PepsiCo; Rolodex Global




cowyoung_headshot ARG/ERG Leaders Panelist: Cindy Owyoung 

Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion — Charles Schwab




1:25 PM - 1:50 PM - Thrive Break

dr-phyl-headshot-in-pinkThrive Break Instructor: Dr. Phyllis Hubbard, BNCD, CNHP

Founder and Chief Healing Officer — Radiant Health Strategies





1:50 PM - 2:40 PM - Breakout Discussion Rooms

In these breakout rooms, attendees will engage in robust discussions about the future of employee resource groups. Topics of discussion will focus on the following themes:

AMPLIFY Participants will engage in a moderated discussion on how resource groups are changing the organizations they work in.

EnERGize Participants will engage in a moderated discussion on how to activate their strategies to accomplish real change through resource groups.

THRIVE participants will engage in a moderated discussion on how to help resource group members and leaders stay grounded during turbulent times.

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM - Closing Remarks

dredgehill_125  Closing Remarks Speaker: Dr. Beverly EdgeHill 

  Senior VP, Global Head Organizational Development — TJX Companies, Inc