Tentative Program Agenda (LS50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference)
7:00 – 7:30 am Registration
7:30 – 8:45 am LATINA Style Opening Breakfast & Awards Ceremony
Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Breakfast Sponsor Remarks
2018 TOP 10 LATINA Style Corporate Executives of the Year Awards Presentation
2018 TOP 10 Employee Resource Groups of the Year Awards Presentation
8:45 – 9:00 am Networking Opportunity & Expo
9:00 –9:50 am Session 1 – Corporate Latina Executives of the Year: Celebrating Achievement
Focus: Each year we recognize the hard work and dedication Latina executives are performing at the top of their respective companies through the LATINA Style Corporate Executives of the Year program. The panelists have been selected and recognized based on their excellence in business impact, corporate leadership, mentorship, and remarkable dedication to working with our communities both locally and nationally.
10:00 – 10:50 am Session 2 –Employee Resource Groups of the Year/Empowering the ERGs
Focus: Employee Resource Groups develop a connection between the company and employees by empowering, nurturing and retaining talent. Tapping into the collective intelligence of the ERG to provide competitive advantages in the market place, these ERGs have proven to be essential in their business impact by building a relationship with the consumer for businesses throughout the nation. Creating a culture of success with a systematic approach is essential to nurture and maintain a steady flow of diverse talent to the top.
11:00 – 11:15 am Networking Opportunity & Break
11:15 – 12:10 pm Session 3 – Chief Diversity Officers Roundtable: Diversity as a Business Imperative
Focus: Globalization is rapidly redefining today’s business environment. Corporations are constantly changing strategies and operational procedures to develop a workplace that fully understands diverse cultures where people can come together and foster a sense of community and corporate culture while appreciating individuality. A positive environment reflects in the higher quality of work and sustained levels of motivation. A strong mentoring relationship has been identified as one of the key components of an employee’s successful development in the workplace.
12:10– 1:00 pm Session 4 – Session 4 – Agents of Change
Focus: Corporate Leaders who engage in mentorships and sponsorships can make careers a great success and have a significant impact on the retention of top talent. Impacting the company and community, change agents are the bridge to the C-suite and continued success.
1:00 – 1:15 pm Break (Guests transition to awards luncheon)
1:00 – 1:15 pm- 4:00 pm LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony
Awards Presentation of the 2018 Top 50 Companies: 1:40 – 3:30 pm
Awardees Group Photo for LS 50 Companies: 3:30 – 4:00 pm
This agenda is tentative & subject to change