“The Innovation of Human Capital: Inclusion
& Learning,” Headlines the 12th Annual Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference to be held Oct 18-20
National Harbor, Maryland, Oct 4 , 2017 - The 12th Annual National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon, taking place October 18-20 at the Gaylord Resort, National Harbor, MD, will offer 2 days of leadership transformation for hundreds of diverse and multicultural women from across the nation and abroad who will gather to accelerate how they lead and learn. The conference features keynote speakers, coaching sessions and the Diversity Woman Media, “Mosaic Woman Awards” luncheon to be presented to 5 honorees. The conference kicks off with a cocktail party on Oct 18, followed by a wellness walk the next morning on Oct 19 and a morning general plenary panel on Driving Gender Equality & Inclusion featuring Nellie Borrerro, Managing Director – Global Inclusion & Diversity / Accenture. A complete listing of speakers and agenda plus a registration link is available at
According to conference founder and publisher of Diversity Woman Magazine, Dr. Sheila Robinson, the constant pace of technology continues to reshape how we work and live, so it is crucial that women equip themselves with the necessary tools and resources to succeed and advance in the 21st century workplace. “As organizations continue to innovate their products and services, we must ask ourselves how are we innovating our talent,” said Dr. Robinson “Lifelong learning is crucial for the innovation of human capital, and we must now be even more aggressive in how we learn to include e-learning, relearning and even unlearning.”
The Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference is a premier event for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Female leaders, executives, as well as male champions come together for the two-day event that features powerful, progressive keynote addresses, seminars and group discussions.
The annual conference also recognizes diverse and multicultural women for their unique vision and leadership through presentations of the Diversity Woman Media, “Mosaic Woman Awards,” in the following categories: Legend * Lifetime Achievement * Trailblazer * Leadership * Pioneer. This year’s Mosaic Woman honorees are: Diana Broussard, Accessory Designer & Exponential Entrepreneur; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP; Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO Pinnacle Group.
Additional featured Speakers include:
Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, Twitter
Shirley Ma, Strategist, McKinsey & Company
Wendy Lewis, Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s Corporation
Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Intel Corporation
Jackie Glenn, Vice President Global Diversity & Inclusion, Dell Technologies
Kim Coles, Celebrated Actress, Author & Speaker
Rosalind Hudnell, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Intel and President, Intel Foundation and more
Notable sessions over the two day event include:
- Fireside Chat with Legacy Mosaic Award Recipient, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Immediate Past President /Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
- The New Tech Evolution: Ensuring Women have an Equal Voice
- Your Future: Career Development in the New Age
- View from the Top: Most Powerful Women in Corporate America
Key Sponsors of the conference include: Dell, Target, Cisco, Walgreens, AARP, Barclays, Delhaize America, Fannie Mae, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Nielsen, Prudential, SHRM, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Toyota, T.RowePrice, AT&T, The Walt Disney Company, Hyatt, JPMorgan Chase & Co., L3T, Sodexo, SunTrust, LinkedIn, Adecco, CBS Entertainment, Cook Ross, Department of Defense, DTCC, Northwestern Kellogg, McDonald’s, MITRE, University of Phoenix, Women Connect 4 Good, Asia Society, Charisse R. Lillie, Ellevate, Global Con Group , Grant Thornton, L yft, Saiid Business School , United Way, Women Unlimited, Inc., The Winters Group, Inc.
Diversity Woman Magazine , ( www.diversitywoman.com
),is the only magazine designed exclusively to help diverse and multicultural women achieve their career and business goals. The publication, website and events support employee retention, recruitment, women’s leadership and executive development. It is distributed nationwide in Barnes and Nobles book stores and on specialty newsstands.