2018 Program

Day 1
29 Jan 2018
Day 2
30 Jan 2018

Breakfast for Day 1

On-site guests will be able to check-in early to receive conference materials.

Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming Remarks Appreciations History and Overview of the Conference
John Wang

keynote Speech

Phyllis J. Campbell

Formal Opening & Introduction

The New Majority Alliance and the new business model: Moderator: Nellie Borrero, Accenture (confirmed) Panelists: John Wang, Ron Parker, Cid Wilson (all confirmed) Defining the term “New Majority” – what...
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John Wang
Cid Wilson
Ronald C. Parker
Nellie Borrero

New Majority Alliance + CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

How the New Majority will contribute to and collaborate with CEO-led initiatives. Panelists will share business perspective on the importance and timeliness of the New Majority Alliance. They will address...
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Cid Wilson
Ronald C. Parker

Evolving the “I” in the D&I: Reimagining Inclusion

Is it time for a new approach to historic diversity & inclusion corporate programs? Deloitte is shifting to the Inclusion aspect, and trying an innovative approach by adding inclusion councils...
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Briefing on Political shifts: What the New Majority needs to know

Members of 3 political caucuses will speak about the political landscape, economic development and job creation, as well as challenges to EEO and Affirmative Action.  (Interactive, with questions and comments...
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Gregory Meeks
Grace Meng
Nydia Velazquez
Sapna Parikh

Keynote

C suite executive from a conference sponsor on topic of choice: New Majority, Diversity & Inclusion, new mainstream economy, collaboration across cultures

Journalism and the Media – Keeping the Spotlight on Gender and Racial Representation

The Fourth Estate faces intense scrutiny amid heightened political tensions, vigilance over “fake news” and the proliferation of unofficial news creators from the general public, politicians and celebrities. As priorities...
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Richard Lui
Ramy Inocencio

Millennial Perspectives on Identity – Intersectionality and Convergence

Millennials, the new generation joining the workforce, are redefining diversity.  They resist demographic pigeonholes and instead highlight their multiple identities as well as their commonalities as global citizens. How does...
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Jason Ma

Breakfast for Day 2

On-site guests will be able to check-in early to receive conference materials.

Academic Admission Wars: Diversity, Quotas, Merit and How New Majority Communities Can Stand Together

Getting into elite universities has become a new battlefield, as white applicants sue institutions that they say are discriminating against a majority group, while some Asian students say they are...
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Nadirah Farah Foley
OiYan Poon
Karthick Ramakrishnan
Dr. Dario A. Cortes

Gender Gaps: Women, minority women in particular, are under-represented in the tech industry and are facing significant barriers.

Can the New Majority Alliance change this equation? What are some practical steps that companies can and have taken to increase the representation of women and women of color in...
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Talmesha Richards
Deborah Gillis

Lunch / Keynote

C suite executive from a conference sponsor on topic of choice: New Majority, Diversity & Inclusion, new mainstream economy, collaboration across cultures

New Majority and Advertising Industry: Relevance is key business imperative

As still predominantly white-male-led advertising industry strives to create deep, meaningful connections with the changing base of American consumers, have New Majority members achieved representation, recognition and respect in advertising...
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Bill Imada

New Majority and Communities

Role of New Majority groups in steering investment, funding and development back into the communities, for economic development. Virtuous circles that will help expand the market for businesses which will...
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José Calderón
Ron Busby, Sr.

Forging Ahead – Proactive Approaches to Recruitment, Professional Development and Civic Involvement

Despite public rhetoric and legal challenges to the contrary, businesses and corporations cannot afford to close their doors to diverse talent and innovative ideas. These tend to emerge from unconventional...
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Linda Akutagawa
Michael Chen