OVERVIEW

As companies continue to navigate the global pandemic and Black advocacy, mental health and DEI are increasingly top-of-mind for many leaders. Historically, both topics have grown only in parallel with their junctures often less explored.

For companies to truly support employee mental health and drive impactful DEI strategies, they must approach their strategies with greater nuance, understanding, and intentionality.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Rogue Media Group (RMG), in partnership with The Network Journal, a widely used global business media outlet and resource for Black professionals and emerging business owners, will host its 5th Annual iLeadership DEI Summit - Navigating Mental Health And Emerging Needs Amidst Multiple Pandemics. Our confirmed partners are AARP and American Airlines.

The virtual summit will attract more than 500 corporate executives across the public and private sectors to explore how diverse leaders are maintaining mental fitness for themselves and employees during the racial and health pandemics.

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 boosts your network - virtual happy hour and prize giveaways!

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AGENDA

  • 11:45 a.m.

    iLeadership Kick-Off

    Networking

  • 12:00 p.m.

    iLeadership Starts
  • 12:00 p.m.

    Opening Remarks
    • Launch Partner: Michel Edwards, CEO & Cofounder at Bluukazi
    • Founder: Maximillian L. Hamilton, CEO at Rogue Media Group, LLC
    • Host: Jodi Brockington, Principal Consultant at NIARA Consulting

    Moderators:

    • Stacey A. Gordon, MBA, Founder at Rework Work
    • Dr. Thelá R. Thatch, CEO & Founder, Thelá Thatch Consulting
  • 12:10 p.m.

    Opening Keynote - The Two Most Important Days of Your Life

    Speaker:

    • Nzinga Shaw, President, Global ESG & DEI - ZRG Partners and former Global Chief Diversity Officer at Starbucks
  • 12:30 p.m.

    Fireside Chat - Dimensions of Diversity that Impact Imposter Syndrome

    Speaker:

    • Edna Kane Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at AARP

    Moderator:

    • Stacey A. Gordon, MBA, Founder of Rework Work
  • 1:00 p.m.

    Panel - Why the Rooney Rule is not Enough When Recruiting

    Speakers:

    • Seanne N. Murray, J.D., CEO at Attain 9, Inc. and IKAR Hera
    • David Lipscomb, CEO and Head Coach of CIS Training Systems LLC and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USA Cycling

    Moderator:

    • Stacey A. Gordon, MBA, Founder of Rework Work
  • 1:30 p.m.

    Fireside Chat: Companies, Community Engagement & Public Policy – How Corporate Social Activism Impacts Workplace Inclusion, Retention & Employee Mental Health

    Speaker:

    • Dr. Stacie CC Graham, Global Racial Equity Programme Director at WPP

    Moderator:

    • Fatimah Gilliam, Esq., Founder & CEO at The Azara Group
  • 2:00 p.m.

    Break
  • 2:15 p.m.

    Presentation: The Shape of Leadership: A Post Pandemic Reflection

    Speaker:

    • Dr. Denise Caleb, Ed.D., M.Ed., CME, PHR, President at HRSI, An HRCI Company
  • 2:30 p.m.

    Panel – Maintaining Psychologically Safe Workplaces in Times of Flux

    Speakers:

    • Jerald Prince, Director of Benefits & 401K Operations at American Airlines
    • Vanessa Vining, Chief Diversity Officer at VaynerX

    Moderator:

    • Stacey A. Gordon, MBA, Founder of Rework Work
  • 3:00 p.m.

    Fireside Chat - Safeguarding our Mental Health in the Same Way as Our Finances 

    Speaker:

    • Vonetta Hawkins, Vice President, Senior Business Growth & Strategy Consultant Diverse Segments at Wells Fargo.

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Thelá R. Thatch, CEO & Founder, Thelá Thatch Consulting
  • 3:30 p.m.

    Panel: Tools for Interrupting Bias in the Workplace

    Speaker:

    • Ty Bledsoe, Senior Director of DEI, People Development and Engagement at Alto Pharmacy

    Moderator:

    • Fred Smith, Executive Vice President of Operations at Global Reflections/UWG
  • 4:00 p.m.

    Presentation: Having Mental Wellness as a Leader

    Speaker:

    • Bershan Shaw, CEO Tech Founder of Urawarrior Mental Health App
  • 4:15 p.m.

    Break
  • 4:30 p.m.

    iLeadership Awards presented by RMGLive

    RMG iLeadership Awards salutes corporations, associations, and individuals whose initiatives are making a measurable and significant impact on advancing Inclusive Leadership in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

    By honoring these women, men and organizations and telling their stories, we hope to inspire others to take notice of their leadership and the lasting positive impact DEI has had in their organizations.

    Mistress of Ceremony

    • Dr. Stacie NC Grant, , Chief Brilliance Officer at C&G Enterprises Unlimited, LLC

    AWARD CATEGORIES AND HONOREES

    Advocacy Award

    The Advocacy Award is bestowed upon a leader whose organization's mission is to advocate for diversity & inclusion on corporate boards and C-Suite, career advancement for minorities, rights for military veterans, the disable, civil rights, gender equality, economic equality, or LGBTQ rights.

    • Honoree: Laurie Robinson Haden President & CEO at Corporate Counsel Women of Color, former Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel at Viacom
    DEI Pioneer Award

    The DEI Pioneer Award is bestowed upon a leader for being the first Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Officer of their company or organization and delivering tangle results while demonstrating outstanding leadership and accomplishment in such a short period of time.

    • Honoree: Laura Shepherd, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services & Chief Equity Officer at William & Mary Law School
    Supplier Inclusion Award

    The Supplier Inclusion Award is bestowed unto to a corporate buyer, procurement professional or a supplier diversity practitioner who leads the company commitment to global diversity and inclusion by sourcing from diverse suppliers including minority-, women-, veterans, LGBTQ- and disabled-owned businesses around the world.

    • Honoree: Shendora Pridgen, Executive Director - Global Head of Supplier Diversity at Morgan Stanley
    Trailblazer Award

    The Trailblazer Award recognizes those whose work exemplifies inclusion, promotes equity, and values and reflects the diversity of our world: gender identity and expression, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic class, disability, religion, spirituality, age cohort, and the infinite other dimensions that intersect to make each person unique.

    • Jackie Glenn, Principal and Founder at Glenn Diversity Inclusion & HR Solutions, former Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at EMC
    Lifetime Achievement Award + Closing Keynote

    The committee selects recipients for the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of an individual who has performed truly extraordinary service and created a positive and legacy within their industry. The award recognizes the entirety of the recipient’s career, rather than, or in addition to, a single contribution.

    Honoree/Speaker:

    • James D. White, Board Chair, The Honest Company, Author Anti-Racist Leadership: How to Transform Corporate Culture in a Race-Conscious World and former Chairman & CEO at Jamba Juice, Inc.

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Jean C. Accius, Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership at AARP
  • 5:00 p.m.

    Summit Ends

Disclaimer: Content and speakers subject to change.

SPEAKERS

  • Maximillian L. Hamilton

    CEO & Founder
    Rogue Media Group, LLC

  • Jodi Brockington

    Founder & CEO of NIARA Consulting

  • Stacey A. Gordon, MBA

    Founder of Rework Work

  • Dr. Thelá R. Thatch, PHR, SHRM-CP

    CEO & Founder, Thelá Thatch Consulting

  • Nzinga Shaw

    President, Global ESG & DEI at
    ZRG Partners

  • Edna Kane Williams

    Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at AARP

  • David Lipscomb

    CEO and Head Coach of CIS Training Systems LLC and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USA Cycling

  • Jerald Prince

    Director of Benefits & 401K Operations, American Airlines

  • Vanessa Vining

    Chief Diversity Officer, VaynerX

  • Seanne N. Murray

    CEO, IKAR Sports & Entertainment

  • Dr. Denise Caleb, Ed.D., M.Ed., CME, PHR

    President, HRSI

  • Dr. Stacie CC Graham

    Global Racial Equity Programme Director, WPP

  • Fatimah Gilliam, Esq.

    Founder & CEO at The Azara Group

  • Vonetta Hawkins

    Vice President, Senior Business Growth & Strategy Consultant Diverse Segments at Wells Fargo

  • Ty Bledsoe

    Senior Director of DEI, People Development and Engagement at Alto Pharmacy

  • Fred Smith

    Executive Vice President of Operations at Global Reflections/UWG

  • Bershan Shaw

    CEO Tech Founder of Urawarrior Mental Health App

  • Michel Edwards

    CEO & Cofounder at Bluukazi

  • Jean C. Accius, Phd.

    Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership at AARP

  • James D. White

    Board Chair, The Honest Company, former Chairman & CEO at Jamba Juice, Inc.

iLeadership Awards

Join us for a celebration of excellence as iLeadership Awards recognizes those individuals and organizations who are setting the national and global standards for inclusion across business, society and government.
  • Mistress of Ceremony

    Dr. Stacie NC Grant

    Chief Brilliance Officer at C&G Enterprises Unlimited, LLC

  • Advocacy Award

    Laurie Robinson Haden

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Corporate Counsel Women of Color

  • DEI Pioneer Award

    Laura Shepherd

    Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services & Chief Equity Officer at William & Mary Law School

  • Supplier Inclusion Award

    Shendora Pridgen

    Executive Director - Global Head of Supplier Diversity at Morgan Stanley

  • Trailblazer Award

    Jackie Glenn

    Principal and Founder at Glenn Diversity Inclusion & HR Solutions, former Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at EMC

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    James D. White

    Board Chair, The Honest Company, former Chairman & CEO at Jamba Juice, Inc.

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