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Seventh Annual Best Companies for Multicultural Women National Conference

 


Resilient Leaders: Facing Fear. Embracing Innovation

 

Can workplace diversity survive the recession? Working Mother Media, publishers of Working Mother magazine, are bringing together hundreds of corporate diversity representatives, particularly those from the Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women, to discuss the situation at hand, brainstorm strategies and tactics and discuss working toward positive change.

 

WHO:

Conference Co-Chairs Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, and Barbara Adachi, Deloitte LLP’s national managing principal for the Women’s Initiative, welcome Conference Keynote Speaker Irshad Manji, Director, Moral Courage Project/Professor of Leadership, New York University, and Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker Dr. Henrietta Mann, President of Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal College, as well as hundreds of participants, panelists and moderators from around the country.  Companies represented include Hewitt AssociatesJohnson & JohnsonTed ChildsGlobal LeadWalmart/Sam's ClubHumanaSodexoIBMAmerican ExpressChubb Insurance Company of CanadaProcter & GambleMTV NetworksAbbott NutritionCVS CaremarkHispanic FoodwaysAllstate Insurance and Fidelity Investments.

 

 

WHAT/WHEN*:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
8:45 - 9:15 a.m.       Signature Opening featuring Drum Café
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.       Welcome Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.     Opening Keynote: Moral Courage - A Resilient Leader's Guide to Innovation
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.   Report to the Nation: Senior Leadership Preparedness Survey 
12:45 - 2:30 p.m.     Best Companies for Multicultural Women Awards Luncheon
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.       Skill-Building Sessions

1) Diversity Leaders Track: Diversity Process Innovations
2) New Leaders Track: Identify and Overcome Invisible, Diversity-related Barriers to Career Success
3) Resilience & Your Health Track: Achieve Peak Resilience and Balance Through a Healthier Mindset and a Nourished Body  
4) Experienced Leaders Track: Liberating Your Everyday Genius and Creative Energies

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.       Trailblazers Panel - Getting to Here from There: Lessons from Resilient Leaders
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.       Women's Leadership Organizational Meetings - Asian Women Leadership Network, Madrinas, South Asian Women’s Leadership Forum

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.       Cocktail Reception 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.       Co-Chair Welcome
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.       Keynote: Joys and Challenges of Building a Just & Diverse Community
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.    Skill-Building Sessions

1) Diversity Leaders Track: Linking Global Best Practices and Social Responsibility
2) New Leaders Track: Managing Politics in an Organizations: Relationship Economics 101
3) Resilience & Your Health Track: Beyond Cookie Cutter Healthcare: Building New Models to Support a Multicultural Workforce  
4) Experienced Leaders Track: What it Takes for Managers of Managers (MOMS) to Become Visionary Leaders - A Strategic Thinking Workshop

11:45 - 1:45 p.m.     Men's Panel Luncheon: What about the White Guys?
2:15 - 4:00 p.m.       Cross Race Solutions + Open Mike/Conference: Connecting the Dots to Create Your Winning Resiliency Plan
*Agenda Subject to Change

 

 

WHERE:

The Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

811 Seventh Avenue at 

53rd Street

New York City

 




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