Tentative Program: LS50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference
7:00 – 7:30 am Registration (Virginia Ballroom- Plaza Level)
7:30 – 8:45 am LATINA Style Opening Breakfast & Awards Ceremony (Virginia Ballroom- Plaza Level)
Welcome Remarks: Robert E. Bard, President & CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.
Breakfast Sponsor Remarks
2018 TOP 12 LATINA Style Corporate Executives of the Year Awards Presentation
2018 TOP 12 Employee Resource Groups of the Year Awards Presentation
8:45 – 9:00 am Networking Opportunity & Expo (Transition to Commonwealth Hall- Lobby)
9:00 –9:50 am Session 1 – Corporate Latina Executives of the Year: Celebrating Achievement ( Commonwealth Hall- Lobby Level)
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.
9:50 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 – 10:50 am Session 2 –Employee Resource Groups of the Year/Empowering the ERGs
(Commonwealth Hall- Lobby Level)
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.
10:50 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 11:50 am Session 3 – Chief Diversity Officers Roundtable: Diversity as a Business Imperative (Commonwealth Hall- Lobby Level)
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.
11:50- 12:00 pm Break
12:00–12:50 pm Session 4 – Session 4 – Agents of Change (Commonwealth Hall- LL)
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.
12:50 – 1:00 pm Networking Break (Guests transition to awards luncheon on Plaza Level)
1:00 – 4:00 pm LATINA Style 50 Awards Luncheon Ceremony
(Virginia Ballroom- Plaza Level)
Awards Presentation of the 2018 Top 50 Companies: 1:40 – 3:30 pm (Virginia Ballroom)
Awardees Group Photo for LS 50 Companies: 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Commonwealth Hall- Lobby)
This agenda is tentative & subject to change