D CEO Presents

Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact Symposium


The D CEO second annual Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact Symposium will be held virtually this year on September 17. Featuring key executives and thought leaders, we’ll dive into the pressing topics and conversations that are happening in board rooms across our country, addressing systemic racism, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Building on the success of last year’s program–and the current urgency and dialogue around racial inequality–you will not want to miss this full day of programming, networking, and candid conversations.

Symposium topics range from “Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations” to “Data and Transparency: Setting Goals and Measuring Results,” with opportunities to network and connect in between. There will also be special breakout conversations on marketing your values and what racial equity truly means.  Join us, and be part of a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

Keynote Speakers

Lisa M. Ong
President and Founder, Wishing Out Loud LLC

John Olajide
Founder and CEO, Axxess

Symposium speakers include:

Michelle Bogan – Founder and CEO, Equity for Women

Veleisa Patton Burrell – Mastermind Meditate and owner of Narrative Evolution

Dr. Maria Dixon– Head of Diversity and Inclusion, SMU

Stephanie Drenka – Communications Director, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

James Fripp – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Jerry Hawkins – Executive Director, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

Emiel Hill – Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Client Implementation, Bank of Texas

Hattie Hill – Executive Director, TD Jakes Foundation

Darren James – Chairman of the Board, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

Guwan Jones – CDO, Baylor Scott and White

Jonathan Kirkland – Head of BLK, BLK

Wendy Lopez – Senior Vice President, Texas Executive, AECOM

Mandy Price – Co-Founder and CEO, Kanarys

Laura Ramirez – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Invitation Homes

Jennifer Reddien – Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Haynes and Boone

Sandra Phillips Rogers – CDO and CLO, Toyota

Lincoln Stephens – Co-Founder and Chairman, Marcus Graham Project

Cherice J. Williams – Senior Brand Manager, Makers Mark

Beverley Wright – Founder and CEO, Wright Choice Group LLC

Larry Yarrell – Co-Founder and COO, Marcus Graham Project

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When and where is the symposium?

September 17, 2020 from 8am – 5pm on the Hopin online platform.

What does the Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact Symposium include?

  • Live programming on every hour (and half hour!).
  • Live + Q&A – Attendees can engage with speakers by asking questions in Q&A sessions that follow presentations.
  • Online – You can join from anywhere, no travel needed!
  • Recordings – After the summit, you’ll get recordings to check what you’ve missed.
  • One year subscription to D CEO included with all ticket purchases.

How much are tickets?

General admission is $75 and includes access to all live programming and networking sessions. Pricing includes taxes and fees. Once you register on the ticket link above, you’ll need to confirm your ticket purchase on Hopin, our event platform. Please email events@dmagazine.com if you have issues.

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