The Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference (WOC) engages, connects, and empowers the nation’s most vibrant, influential, and diverse women. For nearly a decade, Color Magazine has served as a thought-leader among women professionals. This annual sell-out engagement attracts world-class business leaders, D&I trailblazers, and early-career innovators eager to leave their mark on Corporate America and beyond.

Take your seat at the table, you are welcome here.


WHEN: Monday, June 10th, 201911:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

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WHERE: STATE STREETOne Lincoln Street,
Boston, MA 02111

REGISTER:  Waitlist Sign Up

  

Agenda

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING LUNCH

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - OPENING REMARKS AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kamil Ali-Jackson

Keynote Speaker: Kamil Ali-Jackson, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary – Aclaris Therapeutics

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amaka_125px Emcee: Amaka Ubaka

News Anchor — 7News

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1:00 PM - 2:15 PM - EXECUTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

Our renowned panel discussion facilitates dialogue among executive leaders focusing on the journey to their success, with the particular impact of their cultural upbringing. 

photo by Christopher HuangExecutive Moderator: Josefina Bonilla

President and Chief Diversity Officer — Color Magazine

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jcheadshoteditf-6Executive Panelist: Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz

14x Author, Pilot, and CEO — JJR Marketing and Fig Factor Media Publishing

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rhondapablo Executive Panelist: Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer — Charter Communications

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minita-shah-maraExecutive Panelist: Minita Shah-Mara

VP of Organization Effectiveness and Global Diversity and Inclusion — Biogen

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM - BREAK

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION: Journey to the Boardroom

suzanne_smallerExecutive Speaker: Suzanne M. Hopgood

Managing Member —The Hopgood Group, LLC 

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Description:

After a mutual parting from Aetna in 1985 (as the senior female officer in a $33 Billion real estate division), I started The Hopgood Group, LLC. In 1996 John Hancock, as a shareholder, nominated me to the board of an NYSE company based in Lubbock, TX of which I became Chair/CEO. And I didn’t stop there.

As a result of shareholder nominations, I became CEO of Houlihan’s Restaurant Group and went on the boards of public companies Del Global Technologies, Inc., Acadia Realty Trust, and many more.

In this session, we’re going to discuss the tools you need to be considered as a board member.

Takeaways:

  • Learn to identify sponsors who truly believe in your skills/ability
  • Find the confidence to take The Challenge
  • Go beyond their expectations

 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION: Personal Branding for Leaders

goldie-chan_square-copyExecutive Speaker: Goldie Chan

Founder, Head of Content and Creative — Warm Robots

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Description:

In this session, you will learn how to leverage your personal brand for leadership roles across social media. We will go over choosing the right demographics, understanding different social platforms, and building a brand that lasts.

Takeaways:

  • Leverage your brand across social media platforms
  • Learn which platforms and demographics will best support your brand
  • Build a brand that lasts

 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

nv-cu-white Closing Keynote Speaker: Nina Vaca

Founder, Chairman,& CEO — Pinnacle Group 

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5:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS & NETWORKING RECEPTION

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