2018 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Timothy F. Ryan

US Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC

Phyllis J. Campbell

Chairman, Pacific Northwest Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Carla Harris

Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Jonathan Spector

Senior Advisor, Former President and CEO , The Conference Board, Inc.

Meet Our Speakers

Stephen R. Howe, Jr.

U.S. Chairman and Managing Partner, Americas Managing Partner, EY

Ace Watanasuparp

VP of Residential Lending at Citizens Bank and Co-owner of Spot Dessert Bar


Senior Vice President of Programming, Say Yes to Education & The Weiss Institute

Anshu Kak

Vice President & Distinguished Engineer (DE) at IBM

Arun Kumar

chief data and marketing technology officer, IPG

Arva Rice

President & CEO of the New York Urban League (NYUL)

Bill Imada

Chairman & Chief Collaboration Officer of IW Group, Inc.

Cid Wilson

President & CEO of Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)

Danielle Marlene Robinson

Director, Alcohol Policy and Reputation Management at Diageo

Dr. Dario A. Cortes

Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances of Berkeley College

David Chun

Chief Executive Officer and Founder Equilar, Inc.

Deborah L. DeHaas

Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer and National Managing Partner of the Center for Board Effectiveness for Deloitte US

Deborah Gillis

President & Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst

Derek T. Dingle

senior vice president/Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise

Fernando Serpa

Executive Director, Association of ERGs & Councils

Fran Dillard

Diversity and Inclusion Director Texas Instruments (TI)


Director of Strategy and Operations, NYC Mayor’s Office of Tech & Innovation

Grace Meng


Gregory Meeks


Jo-Ann Yoo

Executive director of the Asian American Federation

José Calderón

President of the Hispanic Federation

Jyoti Chopra

Chief Diversity Officer & Managing Director, Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability BNY Mellon, New York

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Associate dean of the UC Riverside School


Co-founder & CEO, Cien+ and Culturintel, Creator of Dreamers Ventures

Linda Akutagawa

President and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)

Marc Stephenson Strachan

Chairman, ADCOLOR, Inc. Senior Marketing & Advertising Industry Executive

Maria Alvarez

Partner Director of Shared Engineering Services in the Artificial Intelligence and Research Division at Microsoft

Maria Escorcia

Vice President, Relationship Manager Southeast Florida, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase


Consultant of The Conference Board, ThomasLeland Design Labs, FutureWork Institute

Michael J. Garner

President of One Hundred Black Men, Inc.

Nadirah Farah Foley

PHD Candidate in Harvard University

Nellie Borrero

Managing Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity, Accenture

Noel Shu

Founder and CEO of Un Joyau Majestueux

Nydia Velazquez


OiYan Poon

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership in the School of Education at Colorado State University

Pamela Puryear

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer at Pfizer Inc

Pam Lipp-Hendricks

head of Talent Management and Diversity at JPMorgan Chase

Patsy Doerr

Global Leader, Social Impact

Ramy Inocencio

Correspondent of Bloomberg Television

Reham Fagiri

Co-Founder & CEO, AptDeco, Morgan Stanley's Innovation Lab

Richard Lui

News Anchor for MSNBC and NBC News

Ronald C. Parker

President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council

Ron Busby, Sr.

President & Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Shay Fu

Managing Director, North America at Craft

Dr. Talmesha Richards

Chief Academic and Diversity Officer at STEMconnector®

Xiaotang Huang

Director of Membership and Programs, One To World

Tanzina Vega

Eisner Fellow, The Nation Institute

Wendy Toh

Vice President – Client Success, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform

Yvette Donado

Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, ETS

Veronica L. Nelson

Executive Director, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE)