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Rachel Williams

Head of EID | Strategy & Operations

X – the moonshot factory

Chris Rowland

Director of Partnership Development & Relations


Gladys Manzanet

Senior Director of Field Diversity & Inclusion – Hispanic Segment Lead

Northwestern Mutual

Roselle Rogers

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Pamela Pujo

Diversity Advocate

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Craig Leen

Former OFCCP Director, K&L Gates Partner, & Circa Board Member


Sonya Sepahban

CEO & Co-Founder


Agenda | Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Please note all times are in CDT.

10:00 am | Welcome and New Announcement
Patrick Sheahan, CEO, Circa

10:30 am | Keynote Speaker: Melinda Briana Epler, CEO & Founder, Change Catalyst
Join Melinda, a TED speaker who speaks, mentors, and writes about diversity and inclusion, inclusive innovation, empathy, and entrepreneurship!

11:30 am | Break

11:45 am | Panel Session – Allyship: Mastering the Practice of Inclusion
Moderator: Roselle Rogers, Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Circa
Chris Rowland, Director of Partnership Development & Relations, Circa
Rachel Williams, Head of EID | Strategy & Operations, X – the moonshot factory
Gladys Manzanet, Senior Director of Field Diversity & Inclusion – Hispanic Segment Lead, Northwestern Mutual

1:15 pm | Moderator Wrap Up

Lunch & Learn | Thursday, July 15, 2021

Measuring to Master Inclusion Workshop | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Speaker: Pamela Pujo, Diversity Advocate, Affirmity

Studies have shown that companies who embrace diversity as well as inclusion together are more likely to be high-performing, innovative, and achieve better outcomes. Inclusion and diversity can function independently but work best in partnership with each other to foster an improved culture. This session will focus on how metrics communicate progress toward diversity and inclusion goals.

Happy Hour – Fireside Chat | Thursday, July 15, 2021

Strategies for Workplace Allies and Supporting Employees with Invisible Disabilities | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Speakers: Craig Leen, former Director of OFCCP, Circa Board Member, & K&L Gates Partner

Join Craig Leen as he shares Strategies for Workplace Allies and Supporting Employees with Invisible Disabilities.
– What are some strategies and supportive behaviors that ally co-workers can engage in to support employees with invisible disabilities?
– How can leaders improve the working lives and the diversity climate in their organizations for those with invisible disabilities?

Lunch & Learn | Friday, July 16, 2021

Building Allyship into the Workplace | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Speakers: Sonya Sepahban, CEO and Co-Founder, OurOffice

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