About iLeadership Summit

The tumultuousness of 2020 created a paradigm shift in talent management, recruiting and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. The days of D&I window-dressing are over as consumers and the public at large demand inclusive business practices and a diverse workforce where everyone is heard and valued equally. To ensure this, effective communication, leadership, transparency and organization-wide buy-in and compliance are musts.

A key source for the latest D&I trends, best practices, networking, recruitment and more, Rogue Media Group’s 4th Annual iLeadership Summit provides actionable intelligence to maximize the talent pool’s full spectrum and generate ROI. Through engaging virtual conversations, iLeadership hosts the top thought leaders in Diversity & Inclusion, best-selling authors and practitioners in leadership, strategy, management, HR and execution.

5 REASONS

TO PARTICIPATE

  • 01

    Cutting edge agenda & speakers

  • 02

    Actively participate in a dedicated space to interact with colleagues from around the nation to generate meaningful responses to the challenges corporations and institutions face in reaching and supporting women and people of color.

  • 03

    Bridge the gap and lessen the divide between intent and impact

  • 04

    Elevate your employer’s brand – In a 2017 survey, 54% of women said they researched if a company had diversity and inclusion policies in place when deciding to accept a position with their most recent employer. (Source -PwC)

  • 05

    Networking, network, network – virtual happy hour, prize giveaways each week!

Rogue Media Group

AGENDA

  • 1:45 p.m.

    iLeadership Kick-Off (Networking)

    A key source for the latest D&I trends, best practices, networking, recruitment and more, Rogue Media Group’s 4th Annual iLeadership Summit provides actionable intelligence to maximize the talent pool’s full spectrum and generate ROI. Through engaging virtual conversations, iLeadership hosts the top thought leaders in Diversity & Inclusion, best-selling authors and practitioners in leadership, strategy, management, HR and execution.

  • 2:00 p.m.

    Welcome Remarks

    Host: Erika Broadwater, National President, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources
    Leonard Posey, Senior Associate, LHH
    Erika Broadwater, National President, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources

  • 2:15 p.m.

    DEI Transformation 2021: From Standalone to Sustainable Initiatives. A Conversation with…

    Speaker: Rainia L. Washington, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

    The social unrest in 2020 created a quantum shift in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) landscape, forcing organizations and those working to advance their DEI goals to adapt to the new dynamics. As a result, expectations were raised for organizations and their leaders. With DEI prioritized in many C-Suite agendas, what procedures and initiatives are needed to ensure meeting objectives in this time of transparency and accountability?

    With more than 25 years of excellence in D&I, human resources, and talent management leadership, Washington brings key insights on dynamic management and the cultivation of a top-notch workforce that is engaged, valued and consistently retained.

    Interviewer: Charlene Thompson | Global Director of Sales Intelligence, Chair of the Council for Inclusion and Belonging, LHH

  • 2:45 p.m.

    DEI Innovation Case Study: The CEO-CDO Communications Partnership

    While the CEO’s commitment is critical to driving effective DEI initiatives, an emerging opportunity has arisen in 2020 – the CEO-CDO partnership and the significance of effectively communicating the need for and value of DEI. Ensuring buy-in organization-wide requires not only clear messaging but effectively modeling the CEO-CDO partnership. In this must-see session, leadership at ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization serving communities in 30 states, will offer insight into how this powerful collaboration arose and provide useful examples of its communications strategy. 

    Speaker: Greg Braylock, Jr., Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, ProMedica

    Speaker: Les Thompson, Chief Human Resources Officer, ProMedica

    Speaker: Randy Oostra, President and Chief Executive Officer, ProMedica

    Moderator: Fred Smith, Managing Director, Global Reflections, UniWorld Group, Inc.

  • 3:15 p.m.

    The Diversity Evolution to Total Inclusion: Allyship vs. Altruism

    As Chief Diversity Officers build a sound strategy to advance the business, leadership must also determine the best route to achieve Total Inclusion. A D&I expert with extensive experience assisting companies in reaching their business goals by leveraging D&I initiatives will lead a crucial and detailed conversation covering Employee Engagement – one of the most important aspects of a D&I Strategy.

    Presenter: William T. Rolack, Sr., Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Logiq

  • 3:45 p.m.

    Beyond the Image | Fireside Chat

    Diversity and Inclusion is not just a buzzword or blip on the radar of corporate compliance. With the historic 2020 Presidential election underscoring the growing influence of communities of color, women, the LGBTQ movement, and those with disabilities, it’s more important than ever that marketing leaders ensure all voices are seen, heard and appropriately addressed. It’s also vital to cultivate and prioritize exemplary intuitiveness, creativity, intellect, and cultural competence in messaging to protect your company’s legacy and sustainability and improve its bottom line.

    Speaker: Lizette Williams, Global Head of Solutions Marketing, Facebook

    Moderator: Jennifer Scharff, Global Head of Marketing, LHH

  • 4:30 p.m.

    Closing Keynote via Fireside Chat: The Power of HBCUs | Sponsored by Toyota

    Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Warrick, PhD RPh, President, Stillman College

    Moderator: Dr. Jean C. Accius, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP

  • 5:00 p.m.

    Virtual Networking

    Missed an opportunity to connect with a peer? Here’s another chance to interface with top human resources, diversity & talent management professionals and other leaders in academia, advertising, financial services, healthcare, marketing, media, sports and technology.

  • 6:00 p.m.

    Summit Concludes

Disclaimer: Program and speakers are subject to change without notice.

SPEAKERS

  • Maximillian Hamilton

    CEO, Founder
    Rogue Media Group

  • Charlene Thompson

    Global Dir. Sales Intelligence
    LHH

  • Dara Aaron Kennedy

    Founder & CEO
    Dara TV

  • Jean C. Accius, Ph.D.

    SVP, Global Thought Leadership
    AARP

  • Fred Smith

    Managing Director
    Global Reflections, UWG

  • Leonard Posey

    Senior Associate
    LHH

  • Les Thompson

    Chief Human Resources Officer
    ProMedica

  • Lizette Williams

    Global Head of Solutions Marketing
    Facebook

  • Rainia Washington

    EVP/CHRO
    FINRA

  • Randy Oostra

    President/CEO
    ProMedica

  • William T. Rolack, Sr.

    VP, Diversity & Inclusion
    Workforce Logiq

  • Greg Braylock, Jr.

    VP/ Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    ProMedica

  • Erika Broadwater,

    National President
    NAAAHR

  • Dr. Cynthia Warrick, PhD, RPh

    President
    Stillman College

  • Jennifer Scharff

    Global Head of Marketing
    LHH

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