Friday, June 22, 2018
11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111 




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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.

Our forums and interactive programs thrive on your unique perspectives; we invite you to join the conversation impacting the future of diverse professionals!

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


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Registration

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker: Dara Treseder

Chief Marketing Officer — General Electric (GE) Ventures



Emcee: Amaka Ubaka

News Reporter — 7News




12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Executive Panel Discussion

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

Panel Moderator: Dr. Beverly Edgehill

Vice President and Global Head of the Organizational Development Center of Expertise (OD COE) — The TJX Companies




Executive Panelist: Yvonne Garcia

Global Head of Client Solutions and PMO — State Street Corp.



1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Concurrent Executive Sessions

headshortcoral125Executive Speaker: Cynthia M. Ruiz

Author, Women’s Empowerment & Leadership Expert, Professor, & Commissioner — Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System

Session Room A: Value-Driven Leadership




Executive Speaker: AiVi Nguyen 

Business Lawyer & Personal Branding Expert — Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

Session Room B: The Pursuit of Success



3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Concurrent Executive Sessions


Executive Speaker: Luz Carrasquillo

VP, Global Head of Talent & Inclusion & Diversity — National Grid

Session Room A: Permission to Fly – Breaking Down Barriers




thompson_90x135Executive Speaker: Marcita E. Thompson

Vice President, Fenway Park Tours — Boston Red Sox

Session Room B: Success in The Arena



4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Break

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Millennial Mindset Discussion

Panel Moderator: Sabrina Kizzie, MPA

Author, Marketing Consultant, and Social Media Instructor — Baruch College






Millennial Mindset Panelist: Elissa Garza

Founder — Style Wire





5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Closing Remarks and Networking

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Motivator Partners

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