Past Conferences
Frans Johansson
Frans Johansson is the best-selling author of The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts and Cultures. Translated into 18 languages, The Medici Effect was named one of the top 10 best business books by Amazon.com. In his book and in his presentations, Frans..

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Michael E. Chen
Michael Chen is the President and CEO of Media, Communications, & Entertainment (“MCE”), GE Capital and is an Officer of GE. Michael has primary responsibility for overseeing GE’s debt and equity financing activities to the media, communications & entertainment sectors,..

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Michael Morris
Michael Morris is the Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership at the Columbia Business School, and a Professor in the Psychology Department of Columbia University. He teaches MBA and executive-level classes on negotiation, decision making and group dynamics. He designed and runs Columbia’s..

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Rear Admiral Ron J. MacLaren
Rear Admiral Ron J. MacLaren, was born in Seoul, Korea, and grew up in Mexico, Peru and the Panama Canal Zone. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1979 and was commissioned an Ensign in the Supply Corps through the ROTC program. He..

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Anna Duran
Anna Duran, Ph.D. is CEO of the Duran Group, a consulting firm committed to assisting organizations in the creation of work environments that foster innovation and high performance through the leveraging of diverse global intellectual capital. She has experience with international teams primarily..

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Nancy Di Dia
Nancy Di Dia brings more than 25 years of experience in management and diversity practices in corporate America to her role as Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer at Boehringer Ingelheim. She has national responsibility for Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement reaching more than 10,000..

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J.D. Hokoyama
J.D. Hokoyama currently serves as President and CEO and was a founding board member of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). LEAP is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, educational, community-based organization founded in Los Angeles in 1982 to achieve full participation and..

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Tariq Khan
Tariq Khan is a recognized business leader in marketing, branding, segmentation, customer relationship, social media services, and diversity arena. Tariq’s work, interviews and articles have been published in several trade and industry publications. He is the founder and President of Global..

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Shubha Ramaswamy
Shubha Ramaswamy is a former IT executive with over 17 years experience in leadership and consulting in the pharmaceutical, finance and insurance industries. She has led very diverse global teams implementing large scale initiatives, working with senior executives, business leaders, external..

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Tze Min
Based in New York, Tze Min manages the North American Operations of Contact Singapore in the East Coast and Midwest, and oversees efforts in the financial services, public sector, biomedical sciences and research sectors. He brings to Contact Singapore his expertise in talent attraction and..

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Kevin Bradley
Kevin Bradley is a Director Diversity based at McDonald’s Home Office in Oak Brook, Illinois. In this position he is responsible for providing internal and external demographic data and trend analyses to critical business partners. He also provides analyses of employment transactions to..

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Igor Khayet
Igor Khayet is the President and Founder of My Resume Shop, a career services company. A member of Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, Khayet has degrees from the Yale School of Management and Georgetown University. He has served as an admissions interviewer for Georgetown..

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Anju Bhargava
Anju Bhargava is a senior professional and management consultant working at the intersection of Enterprise Risk Management, Business Transformation and Organization Management through a combination of both business and human levers. She has over two decades of experience consulting/working for..

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Raul Soto
Recently appointed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Raul Soto Jr. is the Associate Assistant Administrator for Outreach, Diversity and Collaboration within the Office of Administration & Resources Management. In his new role at EPA, Raul is the principal..

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Gina Ng
Gina Ng has been a bilingual Career Counselor for the New York State Government at South Beach Psychiatric Center since 2005. She also works part-time as a Career Information Specialist at NYU's Office of Career Management and is a Career Advisor at the CUNY – City College. In fact, she..

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Sara Ying Gao
Asia Business Development Director Senior Employer Branding Specialist Universum Communications Ms Sara Ying Gao works with Fortune 500 companies helping them to redefine their Employer Brand Proposition (EVP), to leverage their strengths as an employer and to attract the best fit talent. She..

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Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
Since its founding in 1982, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.(LEAP) has been intent on “growing leaders” within the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities across the world. A global, nonprofit organization, LEAP is guided by its leadership development philosophy that..

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Wei Jiang
Wei Jiang is a tenured professor in the Division of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 2001 and joined Columbia Business School in the same year. She has since taught in the Master, MBA or EMBA programs at..

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Ouraphone Siri-Outhay
Ouraphone Siri-Outhay joined UnitedHealth Group in September 2008 as the Director of Diversity Recruiting. She’s responsible for developing and leading the diversity recruiting strategy for the corporation. In addition, she is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, a group..

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Calvin Chung
Calvin Chung is the Director of Construction with Target Corporation managing new store, remodel, corporate and international construction projects. His team manages an annual budget of $1 billion dollars with a heavy focus on Return on Invested Capital while advancing Target’s Brand and..

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Dr. A.M. Gondane
A.M. Gondane, Ph.D., joined Indian Foreign Service in 1985. He has worked in Indian Embassies in Damascus, Baghdad, Vienna and Ankara in various positions. In New Delhi, he was Director of West Asia and SAARC Divisions. He also was responsible for training foreign diplomats at the Foreign Service..

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Ida Liu
Ida Liu is a Managing Director and Senior Private Banker. She focuses on providing strategic advice and tailored solutions to ultra high net worth individuals. Ida joined Citi from Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, where she was Global Head of Sales, Marketing, Public..

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Manish Mehta
Manish Mehta is Dell’s Vice President for Social Media and Community. He is responsible for establishing Dell’s strategies, global programs, best practices, policies and measurement of social media across the company. In addition, he oversees the global use and implementation of..

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Dave Stangis
Dave Stangis is Vice President of CSR and Sustainability for the Campbell Soup Company. Campbell's is the world's largest soup manufacturer, and comprises other brands such as Pepperidge Farm, V8, Pace, Prego and Swanson. Dave is responsible for designing and leading Campbell’s overarching..

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Denise Lopez
Patricia “Denise” Lopez, PhD, is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Alliant International University, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management. She teaches and conducts research on workforce diversity and cross-cultural management,..

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Howie Schaffer
Howie Schaffer is a Vice President at Cook Ross Inc. He is a respected speaker, trainer, and facilitator on cutting-edge topics in diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. His recent content, product, and research efforts focus on Exploring Unconscious Bias, Setting the Boundaries of Cultural..

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Raj Selvadurai
Raj Selvadurai is Managing Director of Legal Recruitment Marketing for Vault.com, the source for university and employer rankings, ratings and insight for highly credentialed, in-demand candidates. Raj oversees the overall direction of Vault's presence in the legal recruiting space. Prior to Vault...

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Michelle Scales
Michelle Scales joined Wells Fargo & Company in 2000 and is a 22 year veteran of the financial services industry having previously worked for Bank of America and Citigroup. Today Michelle has senior management responsibilities as the director of Wells Fargo’s Enterprise Diverse Segments..

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Fu’ad Butt
Fu’ad Butt is a Corporate Vice President for New York Life Insurance (NYL) Company. Fu’ad works for the Corporate Information Department (CID) which is NYL’s enterprise Information Technology group. He recently completed a special 8 month assignment targeted at developing an..

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Lily Tang
Lily Tang, Ph.D, MBA, is a consultant and coach with The FutureWork Institute working with organizations to leverage individual and team effectiveness in the global workplace. She is an educator and psychologist trained in participant-centered facilitation, co-active coaching and organizational and..

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Kelly Chow
Kelly Chow is a Corporate Vice President in New York Life (NYL) Insurance Company. In her twenty years with the Company, Kelly held various positions throughout the organization. Kelly recently joined the Corporate Information Department’s Finance and Vendor Management Team. She reports..

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Lois Cooper
As Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Inclusion for Adecco Group North America, Lois Cooper leads a team that provides human resources support to 8,000 full-time employees and an average of 100,000 temporary employees per week for the world’s largest staffing company. She is..

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Brad Baldia
Brad Baldia attended The Hill School, an elite private boarding school in Pottstown, PA. Brad received his BA in English and Biology from Bucknell University and a Masters in Public Health from Temple University. In 1995, Brad served as a White House Intern in the Office of Presidential Personnel..

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Chhavi Ghuliani
With a strong management background, Chhavi brings critical leadership to BSR's financial services practice. Based in New York, Chhavi also supports clients in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, information and communications technology, and travel and tourism sectors. He leverages his..

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Aman Singh
Aman Singh is the Corporate Responsibility Editor for Vault.com, the source for university and employer rankings, ratings and insight for highly credentialed, in-demand candidates. A former journalist with The Wall Street Journal, where she discussed career trends, her focus today expands to..

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Earnie Ellison Jr.
Earnie Ellison directs the PGA, Diversity Programs and Community Relations. One of the major initiatives for The PGA of America is to provide the resources, awareness, and opportunities for women, people of color and the under-served to participate in the game and the business of golf. After..

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Zarina Stanford
As Director of Demand Programs, Zarina Stanford is responsible for all aspects of demand generation for IBM Software Group in North America. In this capacity, Stanford leads the strategy, design and implementation of marketing programs to generate $800M+ of annual marketing revenue in the U.S. and..

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Grace Chiang
Grace Chiang is the co-founder and Managing Director of the Social Venture Group (SVG), a philanthropic advisory firm in Shanghai, China. Grace and her team have provided due diligence and consulting services to dozens of foundations, corporations and individuals resulting in significant funding..

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Jamal Austin
Jamal Austin is a Principle at The Pl@forums, a premier web-based career development software designed to boost performance boost interview and career performance. Mr. Austin's business experience includes leadership roles in advertising, brand management and consulting. As a Senior Manager at..

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Jenny Lin Maloney
Jenny Lin Maloney is a Vice President/Senior Analyst at Moody's Investors Service. Since 2008, she has been a Manager of the NY-based Regional Ratings Surveillance Team, which is responsible for monitoring the local government portfolio. Jenny started at Moody’s in 2004 as an Associate..

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Craig Williams
In March 2009, Craig was appointed Vice President, U.S., The McDonald’s Division, after holding the position of Assistant Vice President of U.S. Marketing for the Division. Craig joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2005 as the Group Director of U.S. Marketing for The McDonald’s Division..

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Vivian Lee
Vivian Lee joined Time Warner Cable’s New York 1 News team in September 2008 as the cable news outlet’s weekend anchor and early morning news reporter. Since joining NY1, she has anchored hour-to-hour, breaking and uninterrupted live coverage of the Times Square foiled bomb plot, as..

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Betty Wong
Betty Wong was named Global Managing Editor in April 2008, and helps to design and execute editorial strategy for Reuters. Betty and the managing editors for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia oversee staff and their safety, career development, communications, technology,..

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Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones is Head of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong’s New York office, a position he has held since December, 2007. His office is in charge of Hong Kong’s international promotion activities for the Eastern US. He began his career at the General Motors Corporation with..

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Dolores Garcia
Human Resources Specialist for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management for the New York Region since December 1988. Ms. Garcia has rated and ranked applications for positions within the US Department of Labor for both internal and external candidates. Tired of..

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Lisa Chow
Lisa Chow is the narrative economics reporter at WNYC. She tries to find stories that explore surprising aspects of New York’s many economies—in plain view or hidden, in neighborhoods or sectors. She’s reported on why produce in Chinatown is so cheap, why most U.S. economists..

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Jamie Librot
Jamie Librot is the Manager, International Consultant Development, with Gallup and a founding member of the Pathfinder group, which provides continuing education and support to Gallup’s rapidly expanding sales force. Librot’s role includes designing a talent management system and..

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Andrew Connor
Andrew Connor is the Vice President of Pacific Bridge, Inc. (www.pacificbridge.com), an international HR consulting and recruiting firm focused on Asia and based in Bethesda, MD. Pacific Bridge has worked with hundreds of Western companies to place bilingual / bicultural candidates into excellent..

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Bipin Manuel
Bipin Manuel is the founder of REMMA, a real estate and facilities services firm, base in Mumbai, India. Mr. Manuel previously held positions of COO of a Mumbai based ICICI Ventures portfolio company and Group VP Corporate Development of an ILFS IM portfolio company. On his return to the US, Mr...

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Miriam L. Brewer
Miriam L. Brewer is the Director of Education and Diversity with the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation. In this role, she leads IFA’s efforts to increase the number of minorities, women and veterans in franchising. Brewer works hand-in-hand with members of Congress,..

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Lynn Wong
Lynn Wong, Manager – Import Operations, joined The Home Depot in May 2005. As a Global Sourcing representative within the Merchandising organization, she is responsible for managing import supplier performance for the flooring, paint and décor departments. Her scope includes facilitating..

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Nereida (Neddy) Perez
Nereida (Neddy) Perez has more than 18+years of experience in the areas of Human Resources, Global Diversity Management, External Relations Management. In her current capacity, she serves as the head of Diversity & Inclusion at National Grid where she is responsible for develop and implementing..

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Renee Brown
Savvy, intuitive, and undeniably focused, Renee Brown knows exactly what it takes to completely upgrade anyone’s career. With her new company, Your Career My Advice LLC, the Career Transformation Specialist and human resources expert is changing her clients’ lives by recession-..

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Elizabeth Mao
Elizabeth Mao is General Manager of one of New York’s chicest boutique hotels, Smyth Tribeca. The latest baby of Thompson Hotels, Ms. Mao worked her way up the corporation in an industry where so few women succeed. Mao’s experience in the hotel business is world class…just like..

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