Wednesday, October 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lite Bites + Arrivals
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
During this purposeful networking breakfast hour, bond with peers over coffee and common goals.
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Welcome
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Diversity Delivers: The Secrets to Building A Successful, Inclusive Culture
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
With Dawn Frazier-Bohnert, SVP, Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group; Eric Phillips, Delta, SVP Pricing and Revenue Management; Camille Chang Gilmore, Vice President, Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Scientific
 
There’s a lot of talk about diversity as it relates to innovative, forward-thinking companies. But how do you translate talk into action when many of the teams at these organizations continue to look largely the same? This is an issue that’s not just critical to HR leaders, because the reality is that it’s everyone’s job to foster diversity. From who attends meetings and what job candidates you consider, to your marketing messages and artificial intelligence training—inclusion matters. So, how do we put real diversity into action and build company cultures that reflect our larger society? In this panel, business leaders who have “walked the walk” share their secrets to constructing a truly diverse organization and the competitive advantages they’ve achieved by doing so.
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Enjoy a delicious meal as you take this opportunity to make lasting connections with potential partners, colleagues, and friends.
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Designing Disruption: Two Different Approaches to Staying Ahead of the Curve (and the Competition)
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
With Katherine Petrecca, General Manager of Studio Innovation, New Balance; Hasier Larrea, Founder & CEO, Ori
 
Innovation doesn’t discriminate. Whether you’re a cutting-edge startup or an established brand, you’re only as successful as your ability to continuously develop new ideas to maintain relevance with your customers.  This panel will showcase how to build a culture of disruption through the lenses of the successful startup and the nimble iconic brand. The discussion will also focus on the key role that design thinking is having in setting apart those who thrive from those who flounder.  
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
With Adam Grant, Bestselling author, Wharton professor, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
 
To survive and thrive, organizations need original thinking. Yet most individuals stay silent instead of voicing their best ideas – and many leaders stifle dissent rather than encouraging it. In his #1 New York Times bestselling book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Grant set out to explore how to unleash original thinking. In this talk, Grant reveals how to evaluate and pitch new ideas, how to create psychological safety, and how friendly managers end up being the least supportive. He points out that businesses often listen to the person who is the most confident instead of the most competent. Grant also describes how the values that help organizations prosper early on are the same ones that thwart their growth later. In an engaging and entertaining format, Grant helps audiences understand how to get better at recognizing and championing new ideas, and how to build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback.
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Networking Reception
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Over cocktails with peers, begin to transform this day of powerful insight into lasting connections and a Worklife future of value and meaning.