Women of COLOR Leadership
and Empowerment Conference
Hosted by PTC
June 22, 2022 |12 – 5 pm 
121 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210
Access code: 121_PTC!

The Women of COLOR Leadership and Empowerment Conference (WOC) engages, connects, and empowers the nation’s most influential and diverse women. At WOC, leading executive
women of color share their experiences, insights, and thought leadership with America’s diverse professionals. 

In 2022, COLOR will also recognize women innovating their industries with our Innovator Awards

To ensure the safety of our staff and our attendees, proof of vaccination and face masks are required for all in-person attendees.

Program Information


11:00a – 11:30a PTC CXC Tour (Virtual)

11:30a – 12:00p – Registration

12:00p – 12:15p  – Welcome & Opening Remarks  

12:15p – 12:40p  – Keynote Address

12:40p – 1:10p – Executive Session – The Power of Personal Branding

1:10p – 1:20p – Break

1:20p – 2:00p – Building a Career of Your Dreams Panel Discussion 

2:00p – 2:25p – Fireside Chat: The Future of Work – A New Era of Humanity

2:25p – 2:35p –  Break

2:35p – 2:45p –  Special Address from Boston Women’s Fund

2:45p – 3:10p – Executive Session: Real Talk – Finding Companies That Truly Value You

3:10p – 3:30p – WOC Innovator Awards Presentation

3:30p – 4:30p – Strategic Networking Presentation & Guided Experience – Hosted by ClearRock

4:30p – 5:00p – Reception and PTC CXC Tour (In-person)

Our Expert Speakers

Tanisha Sullivan
Keynote Speaker
President of the NAACP – Boston Chapter and MA Secretary of State Candidate

Amaka Ubaka
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & News Anchor at 7News New England

Jaime Zepeda
Opening Remarks Speaker

Taj Pannell
Talent Engagement Program Manager at LinkedIn

Adriana Dawson

Community Engagement Director at Verizon

Wanny Muñoz
Sr. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & People Partner at Hi Marley

Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller
Fireside Chat: The Future of Work – A New Era of Humanity
Chief Diversity Officer and CSR Leader at PTC

Audra Bohannon
Fireside Chat: The Future of Work – A New Era of Humanity
Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry

Taj Pannell
Executive Session: The Power of Personal Branding
Talent Engagement Program Manager at LinkedIn

Su Joun
Executive Session: Finding Companies That Truly Value You
Principal at Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group

Natanja Craig-Oquendo
 Non-profit Speaker
Executive Director of The Boston Women’s Fund

Laura Poisson
Strategic Networking Speaker
President at ClearRock Talent Consultancy

Jessica Kaplan
Strategic Networking Speaker
VP, Talent Consulting at ClearRock Talent Consultancy

Innovator Award Winners

DEI Innovator
Dr. Thelá Thatch
CEO, Thelá Thatch Consulting

Education Innovator
Dr. Dara Sanoubane
Leadership Development Specialist, UPenn – Applied Research Laboratory

STEM Innovator – Tech
Jessica Saul
Founder & President, Art of Stepping

STEM Innovator – Healthcare 
Dr. Bisola Ojikutu
Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

Finance Innovator
Chiquita Rice
President, Monarch Investment Advisors

Wellness Innovator

Helen ‘Skip’ Skipper
Executive Director, NYC Justice Peer Initiative

Entrepreneurship Innovator Cheryl Grace
Founder & CEO, Powerful Penny, LLC.


Host Sponsor

Virtual Live Stream Sponsor 

Motivator Sponsors

Team Player Sponsors

Diversity Advocate Sponsor

Strategic Networking Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Want to Support WOC Boston?

Sponsor Color Magazine’s Women of Color Leadership Conference!

Contact Media Sales Executive Jerome Miles for all sponsorship inquiries.

Media Kit