November 6, 2019

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Ruth Tilley


Willie Jackson


Ollie Malone

DFW International Airport

Bertina Ceccarelli


Bobby Griffin


Yvonne Freeman


Curtis Brooks

U.S. Bank

Catherine Olivieri

Susan G. Komen

Tony Schwartz

The Energy Project

Katherine Wagner

Business Council for the Arts

Sharla Jones

Hilltop Holdings

Sumi Sran


Tyler Muse

Lingo Live

Danielle Morgan


Brittany Hill


Mina Morris


Rick Wilson


Joan Buccigrossi


Sejal Desai

CFT For Business

Dr. Phillip Shero

MasterMinds Leadership




09:00 AM - 09:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Nick Baily, co-founder, From Day One

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Panel: What Makes an Inclusive Leader

From CEOs to team leaders, inclusiveness grows when the people in charge make it a priority. How should those values be codified and expressed? Who has the best methods for teaching leaders how to set goals and put it into practice every day?

Tyler Muse, Co-founder, Lingo Live
Joan Buccigrossi, Head Global Diversity & Inclusion, Alcon
Bobby Griffin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, CBRE

09:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote: Change from Within: Building a Roadmap for Future Talent

Rapid technological advancements, evolving business strategies, and changing mindsets around work are driving a shift in the skills and competencies needed in the workforce of the future. Join Aon Associate Partner, Mina Morris to:

• Learn how to flip the script on digital transformation to support business growth and develop talent
• Understand how organizations are developing a talent strategy to buy, rent, automate or grow talent needs
• Review practical strategies to help "home grow" your future talent
• Learn how to develop insights to empower individuals to own and grow their future careers
• Hear real-life examples of companies that have successfully led their people through a digital change

Mina Morris, associate partner, Aon

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM

Panel: Crafting a Corporate Culture That Means Something

What makes it authentic to the company’s roots and current mission? How does it weave itself into all aspects of company life, from people to products? How do companies update their culture to be responsive to changing times?

Ollie Malone, Jr., Ph.D., SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources, DFW International Airport
Yvonne Freeman, Vice President Global Total Rewards & HR Operations, Sabre
Catherine Olivieri, SVP, Human Resources, Susan G. Komen
Rick Wilson, Global Director, Diversity & Inclusion, AT&T


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Workshop: New ways to foster critical conversations about difference and equality

The ReadySet Ally Skills workshop positions people of color and their allies to successfully undertake allyship at work and beyond. By illustrating the stakes of allyship in tech and industries—as well as practical tools that can be used to achieve it—this training provides an optimal way to foster healthy workplaces for the growing number of womxn, queer, and transgender people of color in tech.
Through a combination of learning and development, small and large group discussions, and skill acquisition sessions, this workshop will provide new ways to foster critical conversations about difference and equality. The training provides concrete, actionable tools to empower employees and leaders to advocate for themselves and others.

Willie Jackson, diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, ReadySet

02:50 PM - 03:30 PM

Panel: What Really Matters in Employee Satisfaction

Compensation counts for a lot, but the biggest factor is whether the worker feels appreciated and valued. An exploration of new thinking on subjects including healthy feedback, public recognition, a new generation of benefits, and a sense of mission and purpose on the job.

Suminder Sran, Boarding Pass Venture Lead, PwC
Curtis Brooks, Vice President, Employee Performance Management, U.S. Bank
Sharla Jones, Vice President, Learning & Development Manager, Hilltop Holdings Inc
Ruth Tilley, Vice President, HR Business Partner, McKesson
Nolan Godfrey, Executive Consultant and Coach, Stewart Leadership


03:45 PM - 04:15 PM


Katherine Wagner, CEO, Business Council for the Arts

04:15 PM - 04:35 PM


Tony Schwartz, CEO and founder, The Energy Project

04:35 PM - 04:40 PM

Closing Remarks

Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One


08:30 AM - 09:00 AM


10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

Coffee Break

11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM



03:30 PM - 03:45 PM

Coffee Break

04:40 PM - 05:40 PM

Evening Reception


11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Breakout Session

Presented by BetterUp


12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

Breakout Session

Presented by The Pack Shack


11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Breakout Session

Presented by NPower


12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

Breakout Session

Presented by Blackbaud


11:20 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Session

Presented by Accelerist


12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

Breakout Session

Presented by BVA Nudge Unit


The conference will take place at Gilley’s Dallas, a vast event space in Cedars Dallas.