The Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference (WOC) engages, connects, and empowers the nation’s most vibrant, influential, and diverse women. 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. 

Women of Color
Leadership and Empowerment Conference
November 13th, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Duane Morris, LLP 
1540 Broadway New York, NY 10036


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Registration

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

kimreedKeynote Speaker: Kimberly Reed, M.Ed., CDP

Global Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Strategist — Reed Development Group




 angelica-ogando-headshot Emcee: Angelica Ogando

  Founder & CEO — Enriched Mind, LLC



11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Executive Panel Discussion

Jagathi GururajanExecutive Panel Moderator: Jagathi Gururajan

Technology Executive, High Growth Global Markets, Innovative Technologies



Stephanie LeBlanc-GodfreyExecutive Panel Speaker: Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey

Global Lead and Retention Strategist, Community Inclusion Programs — Google



Orly LynnExecutive Panel Speaker: Orly Lynn

Founder & CEO — Diversity Unfiltered: A Consulting Company

Head of Diversity & Inclusion — Comm Vault


lisa-torres-headshot Executive Panel Speaker: Lisa Torres

 President, Multicultural Practice — Publicis Media



12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Executive Session: Power, Presence, and Impact for Women

Karen HindsExecutive Session Speaker: Karen Hinds

Author, Thought Leader, and Chief Executive Officer – Workplace Success Group



Session Description:

For more than 20 years, the executive retreats and leadership training Karen and her team have facilitated for their corporate clients saw few women with a seat at the table. When they were at the table, their presence often went unnoticed. From her personal wisdom as an author, business leader and gifted communicator, Karen uses data and proven strategies to demonstrate how women can own their power and develop their competitive edge. As a woman, how do you develop the grit to lead, the influence to impact change, and the confidence to pursue your goals?


  • Drive change and build strategic relationships.
  • Embrace a no-guilt approach to priority management.

  • Consistently make a positive difference in advancing the strategic priorities and profitability of the organization.

  • Claim your voice. 


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Closing Remarks

Betty NgClosing Remarks Speaker: Betty Ng 

Founder & CEO — Inspiring Diversity, LLC (“iD”)





3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Networking Reception

Trail Blazer Partners

Role Model Partners

Motivator Partners

Team Player Partners

Media Sponsor

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