About iLeadership Summit Virtual Series

Different voices and unique perspectives are critical components to business success. It is increasingly becoming a mandate from clients, customers, and the public at large who look to do business with diverse, inclusive organizations. To successfully foster such a corporate culture and attract the best talent, leadership must have the right tools, best practices, and engaged leaders to ensure buy-in and accountability, organization-wide.

A vital source of business connections, recruitment opportunities and knowledge, RMG’s 4th Annual iLeadership Summit Virtual Series, offers participants peer-level, thought-provoking discussions on inclusive leadership, diversity best practices, and how to improve the bottom line. iLeadership engages top thought leaders on diversity & inclusion, best-selling authors and practitioners in leadership, strategy, management, HR and execution.

Digital Platform

RMG is excited to once again partner with Hopin to produce the 2021 iLeadership Summit. Hopin is an all-inclusive digital event platform focused on connecting people across the globe. All attendees and exhibition personnel will be required to create a free Hopin account in order to access the event.

5 REASONS

TO PARTICIPATE

  • 01

    Cutting edge agenda & speakers

  • 02

    Actively participate in a dedicated space to interact with colleagues from around the nation to generate meaningful responses to the challenges corporations and institutions face in reaching and supporting women and people of color.

  • 03

    Bridge the gap and lessen the divide between intent and impact

  • 04

    Elevate your employer’s brand – In a 2017 survey, 54% of women said they researched if a company had diversity and inclusion policies in place when deciding to accept a position with their most recent employer. (Source -PwC)

  • 05

    Networking, network, network – virtual happy hour, prize giveaways each week!

Rogue Media Group

AGENDA

  • 11:45 a.m.

    iLeadership Kick-Off

    Tech Check
    Networking

  • 12:00 p.m.

    iLeadership Starts
  • 12:00 p.m.

    Opening Remarks
    • Maximillian L. Hamilton, CEO and Founder at Rogue Media Group, LLC
    • Host: Dara Kennedy, CEO at DaraTV
    • Premier Sponsor: Kevin Williams, MBA, PHR,, Global Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at American Airlines
  • 12:15 p.m.

    Leveraging Diverse Workforces and Leading by Example: OneTen

    Hosted by Toyota

    Our country’s workforce is becoming more diverse and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. As diversity increases, so does the need to embrace and incorporate these different perspectives – even when they seem divisive. The discussion will focus on how OneTen plans to reshape the training and hiring ecosystem to create a more flexible talent pipeline and develop new practices to allow employees and employers to thrive by shifting to a skills-first paradigm. OneTen is a coalition of leading executives connecting employers with talent partners and leading non-profits who support diverse talent development.

    Speaker:

    • Maurice A. Jones,CEO at OneTen

    Moderator:

    • Jackie Glenn, CEO & Founder at Glenn Diversity Inclusion & HR Solutions and former VP & Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at EMC; a Dell Technology Company
  • 12:45 p.m.

    Doing Good by Doing Well: Leveraging DEI to Serve Customers and Create Bottom-Line Impacts

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) isn’t just about doing the right thing in the workplace. An organization that fully leverages DEI benefits from varying perspectives and decision-making processes, resulting in customer satisfaction and better business outcomes. Backed by real-life case studies, this engaging dialogue will highlight how practicing global diversity in a corporate environment helps lower costs, increase revenues, drive productivity and spur innovation. This session will provide compelling evidence of a direct link between diversity, the customer and the bottom-line.

    Speakers:

    • Javier L. Evans, Chief Business Operations & Services Officer at Sterling National Bank
    • Cheryl Kern, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Herman Miller, Inc.
    • Melissa Smith, SPHR, MBA, Chief Human Resources Officer at Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.

    Moderator:

    • Tamika Curry Smith, President at The TCS Group, Inc., and former VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Nike, Inc.
  • 1:15 p.m.

    COVID-19 Response: How Diverse Suppliers Hold the Key to Business Resilience and Results

    Hosted by Choice Hotels

    Diversity budgets are often the first cuts made during an economic downturn. This is particularly devastating to the smaller minority-owned suppliers that provide a critical mass of jobs in the nation while remaining far more vulnerable to these downturns than their white counterparts. Our panel of experts will detail why it is imperative that corporations maintain – if not increase –supplier diversity budgets to ensure these critical contributors to Corporate America and the U.S. economy survive this downturn.

    Speaker:

    • Ralph G. Moore, CPA, President at Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA)

    Moderator:

    • Karmetria Dunham Burton, Senior Director – Supply Chain – Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion – Head of B2B Diversity at McDonald’s Corporation
  • 1:45 p.m.

    Driving Cultures and Change through Mandates on Corporate Boards

    The social unrest in the wake of last year’s Black Lives Matter movement has resulted in a new push for greater racial diversity on corporate boards. The State of California and the NASDAQ are among the latest institutions planning to require companies have at least two diverse directors or explain why they do not. Is this approach effective? In this new environment, how can boards drive inclusive leadership and work cultures? Our panel of experienced board members will delve into the topic and share their insights and perspectives.

    Speaker:

    • Esther Aguilera, President and CEO of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)
    • Ayana Parsons, Senior Partner, Board & CEO Inclusion at Korn Ferry

    Moderator:

    • Sonia Alleyne, Co-Founder at Storytellers, Author of I Kick Ass At Work! Podcaster: Business First with Sonia Alleyne
  • 2:15 p.m.

    Break
  • 2:15 p.m.

    Partner Showcase: Cross-Cultural Diversity Inclusion

    Hosted by Rogue Media Group, LLC

    Speaker

    • Dr. Charles Williamson, Author, Entrepreneur, Executive Coach and CEO at AppThat, Inc.
  • 2:30 p.m.

    Global DEI and Gender Recruitment During A Pandemic

    Hosted by American Airlines

    Intense global competition, shifting technologies and worldwide demographic changes are expected to bring about a war for talent that is unlike anything we have ever seen. Organizations will need to find new ways to ensure the early identification, nurturing, progression and retention of global talent in order to stay competitive. RMG panel of thought leaders from multiple business sectors will examine these issues closely.

    Speakers:

    • Atira Charles, Ph.D., Head of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Moet Hennessy, North America (of LVMH Group)
    • Kevin Williams, MBA, PHR, Global Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at American Airlines

    Moderator:

    • Sonia Alleyne, Co-Founder at Storytellers, Author of I Kick Ass At Work! Podcaster: Business First with Sonia Alleyne
  • 3:00 p.m.

    Fireside Chat: George Floyd One -Year Later: What Have We Done and What Must We Do

    Hosted by Rogue Media Group

    On May 25, 2020, the murder of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department outraged not those in the African American community but members of virtually every community worldwide. In the wake of protests around the globe and the Black Lives Matter movement, law enforcement, legislators, and Corporate America promised change. But one year later, what has actually been done? In what is sure to be a highly engaging conversation, Arva Rice, President & CEO at New York Urban League, will share her thoughts on what leadership looks like in this DEI-focused landscape and what responsibilities corporations, employees and stakeholders should accept to move the DEI needle in the right direction.

    Speaker:

    • Arva Rice, President & CEO at New York Urban League

    Moderator:

    • Keith Ivory Millner, Co-founder & Managing Partner at Coaching Catalyst, LLC and Chairman of the Board of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta
  • 3:30 p.m.

    Partner Showcase: DEI Next Gen: Recruiting and Learning Tools

    Hosted by Global Reflections & Inclusive Leadership Practice

    Speakers:

    • Douglas C. Freeman, President, Global Reflections & Inclusive Leadership Practice at UniWorldGroup – a WPP Company
    • Fred Smith, Executive Vice President, Global Reflections & Inclusive Leadership Practice at UniWorldGroup – a WPP Company

    Moderator:

    • Lisa Giamo, Vice President, Global Reflections & Inclusive Leadership Practice at UniWorldGroup – a WPP Company
  • 4:00 p.m.

    iLeadership Awards – LIVE

    Hosted by RMGLive + Toyota

    Join us for a celebration of excellence as iLeadership Awards recognizes those individuals and organizations who are setting the national and global standards for inclusion across business, society and government. 

    Innovative Thinker Award: Steven Huang, Head of Client Partnerships at DEI Collective

    • Introduction by Michel Edwards, Employer Partnerships at Outschool, Inc.

    DEI Pioneer Award: Greg Braylock, Jr., Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Officer at ProMedica

    • Introduction by Fred Smith, Executive Vice President, Global Reflections & Inclusive Leadership Practice at UniWorldGroup – a WPP Company

    Advocacy Award: Esther Aguilera, President & CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)

    • Introduction by Alejandra Garza, Founder & CEO at AGG Consulting

    Supplier Inclusion Award: Dr. William Kapfer, Supplier Inclusion Award: Dr. William Kapfer,

    • Introduction by Cameka Smith, CEO & Founder at The BOSS Network

    Lifetime Achievement Award: Wendy Lewis, Founder at Wendy Lewis Enterprises, LLC and former Chief Global Diversity Officer, VP Community Engagement at McDonald's Corporation

    • Introduction by Maximillian L. Hamilton, CEO & Founder at Rogue Media Group, LLC
  • 4:30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking

    Hosted by The Benson Watch Company

    Featuring DJ 5Starr

  • 5:00 p.m.

    Summit Ends

Disclaimer: Content and speakers subject to change without written notice

SPEAKERS

  • Maximillian L. Hamilton

    CEO & Founder
    Rogue Media Group, LLC

  • Maurice A. Jones

    CEO
    OneTen

  • Douglas Freeman

    President
    Global Reflections & Inclusive Leadership Practice
    UniWorldGroup – a WPP Company

  • Fred Smith

    Executive Vice President
    Global Reflections & Inclusive Leadership Practice
    UniWorldGroup – a WPP Company

  • Dara Aaron Kennedy

    Founder & CEO
    Dara TV

  • Esther Aguilera

    President and CEO
    Latino Corporate Directors Association LCDA

  • Kevin Williams, MBA, PHR

    Global Director
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion American Airlines

  • Atira Charles, Ph.D.

    Head of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
    Moet Hennessy, North America
    (of LVMH Group)

  • Ralph G. Moore, CPA

    President
    RGMA

  • Cameka Smith

    Founder & CEO
    The BOSS Network

  • Ayana Parsons

    Senior Partner, Board & CEO Inclusion at
    Korn Ferry

  • Javier L. Evans

    Chief Business Operations & Services Officer
    Sterling National Bank

  • Cheryl Kern

    Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion
    Herman Miller, Inc.

  • Melissa Smith, SPHR, MBA

    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.

  • Tamika Curry Smith

    President
    The TCS Group, Inc.

  • Karmetria Dunham Burton

    Senior Director , Supply Chain
    Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
    Head of B2B Diversity
    McDonald’s Corporation

  • Sonia Alleyne

    Co-Founder at Storytellers
    Author of I Kick Ass At Work!
    Podcaster: Business First with Sonia Alleyne

  • Dr. Charles E. Williamson

    Author, Entrepreneur, Executive Coach
    CEO at AppThat, Inc.

  • Arva Rice

    President & CEO
    New York Urban League

  • Keith Ivory Milner

    Co-founder & Managing Partner
    Coaching Catalyst, LLC
    Chairman of the Board of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta

  • Lisa Giamo

    Vice President
    Global Reflections & Inclusive
    Leadership Practice
    UniWorldGroup – a WPP Company

  • Jackie Glenn

    CEO & Founder
    Glenn Diversity Inclusion & HR Solutions

  • Michel Edwards

    Employer Partnerships
    Outschool, Inc.

  • Alejandra (Alex) Garza

    Founder & CEO
    AGG Consulting

iLeadership Awards – LIVE

Hosted by RMGLive + Toyota

Join us for a celebration of excellence as iLeadership Awards recognizes those individuals and organizations who are setting the national and global standards for inclusion across business, society and government.
  • Innovative Thinker Award

    Steven Huang

    Head of Client Partnerships
    DEI Collective

  • DEI Pioneer Award

    Greg Braylock, Jr.

    Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity,
    Inclusion Officer
    ProMedica

  • Advocacy Award

    Esther Aguilera

    President & CEO
    Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)

  • Supplier Inclusion Award

    Dr. William Kapfer

    Global Head of Supplier Diversity
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wendy Lewis

    Founder
    Wendy Lewis Enterprises, LLC
    Former Chief Global Diversity Officer,
    VP Community Engagement
    McDonald's Corporation

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