2018 Diversity Leadership Forum Agenda

Diversity Leadership Forum 2018 Speakers

 


Thursday, June 21

10th Diversity Leadership Forum

Powering Asian Talent

Location: Time Warner Center, One Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10021


8 - 9 a.m.  

Columbus Lounge

Continental Breakfast & Registration


9 - 9:30 a.m.   

Columbus Room

Welcome

Josette Sheeran, Lulu & Anthony Wang President & CEO, Asia Society

Priya Dogra, Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, WarnerMedia

Emcee: Ramy Inocencio, Anchor, Daybreak Asia and Daybreak Australia, Bloomberg Television


9:30 - 10 a.m. 

Columbus Room

Keynote: Leadership Opportunities during Organizational Culture Change

Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Uber


10 - 10:15 a.m.   

Columbus Room

Key Findings From The 2018 Asian Corporate Survey 

Asia Society’s ninth annual benchmarking study looks at where Asian Pacific American leaders are on the corporate leadership ladder within Fortune 500 and other large companies. Discover winning initiatives for promoting and developing Asian Pacific American leaders and what key factors enable companies to:

  • Attract & retain Asian Pacific American & Asian talent
  • Tie profit & loss into leadership development
  • Build sustainable sponsorship & mentorship programs
  • Develop workforce practices that facilitate employee growth & advancement 
  • Build market opportunities 

David Reid, Executive Director of Global Talent Initiatives, Asia Society 


10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Columbus Room

Opening Panel: Leadership Transformation In The Digital Age

Companies in all industries are wrestling with how to crack the code to succeed in the digital space. Typically, efforts focus on shifts in business strategy. They concentrate on enhancing marketing capability, creating new digital products and services, and improving social media initiatives. Far less attention is paid to the important shift in leadership behavior that is necessary to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation in the workforce.

Senior executives need to retool their organizations and must implement practical strategies that proactively engage:

  • the leadership team in building a digital-savvy culture
  • the organization’s diverse employee population in the change process
  • key customer segments in all aspects of the brand
  • employees in the process of experimenting with new ways of doing their work

Moderator: Ramy Inocencio, Anchor, Daybreak Asia and Daybreak Australia, Bloomberg Television

Eugene Kelly, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Colgate-Palmolive 

N. Sadat Shami, Director, Talent Development, Engagement & Social Analytics, IBM

Joyce Chang, Global Head of Research, J.P. Morgan 


11:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.   

Break


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   

Leadership Development Sessions 

All sessions repeat unless noted.

Session I: An Ecosystem Enabling Asian Women Advancement

Leaders across industries will speak to some of the personal, cultural and structural barriers that might be holding Asian women back to pave the way for opportunities for growth. Participants will also learn about successful programs these leaders are implementing to support closing the gender gap.

Moderator: Dr. Sheila Robinson, CEO & Publisher, Diversity Woman

Anu Codaty, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy,  Medtronic 

Rajashree Datta, Managing Director, Risk Division, Goldman Sachs 

 

Session II: Powering Cultural Competency to Grow US Market Share 

Cultural competence is critical to successfully doing business not only in emerging markets, but also in the United States. In order for companies to gain market share of the Asian spend, leadership needs to equip their workforce with robust training for building cultural competencies.

Moderator: Jeff Lin, Co-Founder, Admerasia

Mio Sakata, President & COO, Calbee North America

Phillip Wang, Senior Vice President, Brand  & Advertising Manager, Wells Fargo

 

Session III: Business Resource Groups (BRG): Multiplying Impact 

Discover the alliances and opportunities created when BRGs come together with their counterparts. Learn about the problem solving that is possible when collaboration occurs among internal BRGs and how these initiatives contribute to a company’s bottom line while building leadership skills competencies.

Moderator: Fabian DeRozario, Engagement Consultant & Trainer, NAAAP National Board of Directors

Mohammed Farshori, Director Citizenship & Sustainability-Corporate External Affairs, AT&T 

Sharmila Fowler, Director, D&I Strategic Alignment, Global & Community Engagement, McDonald’s Corp.

 

Session IV: Becoming an Influential Leader: Understanding your own Unconscious Bias

This session does not repeat.

Hear from leaders how they overcome their own unconscious bias and what specific corporate initiatives are receiving traction. Engage in a discussion that reveals how key decisions are influenced by unconscious bias and learn what powerful role you can play in building an inclusive workplace. 

Moderator: Philip Berry, Chief Human Resources Officer, Clinton Foundation 

Brian Chase, Manager, Strategy Planning & Analytics – Global Diversity, Chevron Corp.

Richard Chang, Workforce Strategies Analytics Manager, BNY Mellon


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

City Room

Chief Diversity Officer & Heads of Talent Roundtable: Reshaping Fractured Corporate Culture

Limited seats available, by invitation only and pre-registration is required.

C-Suite leaders representing a range of industries will gather to learn insights of how to drive change in corporate culture. Leaders will offer insights in how they reach across business units to advance inclusion during times of upheaval. Participants will discover, share best practices and identify some of the greatest opportunities they will be facing as diversity and human resources leaders.

Yrthya Dinzey-Flores,  Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity, WarnerMedia 

Jyoti Chopra, Board Member, Toyota


12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon 


1:30 - 3 p.m. 

Tower West

Simultaneous Track Sessions 

Session I: An Ecosystem Enabling Asian Women Advancement

Leaders across industries will speak to some of the personal, cultural and structural barriers that might be holding Asian women back to pave the way for opportunities for growth. Participants will also learn about successful programs these leaders are implementing to support closing the gender gap.

Moderator: Dr. Sheila Robinson, CEO & Publisher, Diversity Woman

Anu Codaty, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy,  Medtronic 

Rajashree Datta, Managing Director, Risk Division, Goldman Sachs 

 

Session II: Powering Cultural Competency to Grow US Market Share 

Cultural competence is critical to successfully doing business not only in emerging markets, but also in the United States. In order for companies to gain market share of the Asian spend, leadership needs to equip their workforce with robust training for building cultural competencies.

Moderator: Jeff Lin, Co-Founder, Admerasia

Mio Sakata, President & COO, Calbee North America

Phillip Wang, Senior Vice President, Brand  & Advertising Manager, Wells Fargo

 

Session III: Business Resource Groups (BRG): Multiplying Impact 

Discover the alliances and opportunities created when BRGs come together with their counterparts. Learn about the problem solving that is possible when collaboration occurs among internal BRGs and how these initiatives contribute to a company’s bottom line while building leadership skills competencies.

Moderator: Fabian DeRozario, Engagement Consultant & Trainer, NAAAP National Board of Directors

Mohammed Farshori, Director Citizenship & Sustainability-Corporate External Affairs, AT&T 

Sharmila Fowler, Director, D&I Strategic Alignment, Global & Community Engagement, McDonald’s Corp.

 

Session V: Road Mapping: Winning Initiatives from the 2018 Best Employers

2018 winners of the "Best Company for Asian Talent," award showcase the strategic initiatives they deployed to attract and retain Asian talent.

Participants will hear about case studies from the 2018 winning companies and their internal success stories in how to become a best employer for:  

  • Advancing APA talent into senior leadership positions presented by:
  • Community Commitment

Moderator: Christine Davies, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Asia Society 

KT Thomas, Business Unit Controller Director, Freddie Mac

Dr. Sarah Helm, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Discover Financial

Donald Fan, Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart, Inc


    3 - 4:15 p.m.   

    Columbus Room

    Afternoon Panel: Leadership Driving Innovation

    The global economy is in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Innovation and globalization are combining to produce big and rapid change, which is transforming every aspect of how economies and the businesses within them work. Nowhere is this change likely to be experienced more acutely than in the workplace. This panel of experts will share their visions  and address how they leverage a diverse talent pool to innovate and  motivate a diverse talent pool with scarce, valuable talents, who are catalysts for innovation.

    Moderator: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, US Business Editor, The Economist

    Janet (Pien) Roller, Sr. Director, CX Innovation, Marriott International

    Bo Young Lee, Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Uber

    Umran Beba, Global Diversity, Engagement and Talent Officer, PepsiCo

    Ann Anaya, Chief Diversity Officer Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Lead, Human Resources, 3M 


    4:15 - 4:30 p.m. 

    Findings Forum