C-SUITE DAILY AGENDA

DAY ONE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020 

Welcome & C-Suite Summit Overview

Alexandria Johnson Boone, MOD,

Chairwoman and Founder, Women of Color Foundation; Publisher,

Chief Editorial Officer, C L Magazine; and

President/CEO, GAP Communications Group

9:00 AM

Welcome to the C-Suite - we are excited to share this experience with you.

Women Serving on Boards and Commissions:

The Rewards, the Benefits and the Challenges!

A candid and robust discussion about the pros and cons of board leadership and membership

9:15 AM

MODERATOR

Eileen Saffran, LISW-S, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MTN Strategies, LLC,

and Founder & Retired Chief Executive Officer, The Gathering Place

PANELISTS

• Melony Butler, Executive Director, Dress for Success, Cleveland

• Ariane B. Kirkpatrick, President & Chief Executive Officer, the AKA Team

• Sheila A. Mixon, Executive Director, Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley; and Senior Vice President, Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Urban League of Southern Ohio

• Kathryn M. Hall, MA, CDP, Manager of Diversity, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District; and Board Chair, Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC)

Special Keynote Conversation With Dr. Jodi Berg
President and Chief Executive Officer, Vitamix

11:15 AM

KEYNOTE INTERVIEWER:
Alexandria Johnson Boone, MOD, Chairwoman and Founder, Women of Color Foundation; Publisher & Chief Editorial Officer, C L Magazine; and President/CEO, GAP Communications Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

Women Senior Executives Excelling in Major Non-Profit Organizations:

Are you Next?

Hear stories from some amazing women Presidents/CEOs who chose to advance their careers in the non-profit sector.

1:30 PM

MODERATOR

Jacklyn A. Chisholm, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC)
PANELISTS

• Romanita Vargas, Executive Director, Spanish American Committee

• Michele A. Seyranian, Chief Executive Officer, The Gathering Place

• Melissa K. Graves, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center

• Iris E. Harvey, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

DAY TWO 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020 

The Value of Women in the Workplace:

Bringing A New Perspective to Executive Leadership Teams!


C-Suite level male executives from various disciplines, discuss the importance of diverse experience and perspectives in any organization; and how women serving on their executive teams add value!

9:00 AM

MODERATOR

Marianne Crosley, JD, President & CEO, Cleveland Leadership Center
PANELISTS

• Eric B. Smith, Special-Agent-in-Charge, Cleveland Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

• Alan Nevel, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer, MetroHealth System

• Neal Restivo, Chief Executive Officer, The Oatey Co.

• Steve Weinstein, Vice President & General Manager, WEWS News 5, Cleveland’s, ABC Network Affiliate

Special Keynote Conversation With Sharon Speyer, BA, JD.

Regional President, Northwest Ohio Region, Huntington National Bank

11:00 AM

KEYNOTE INTERVIEWER:

Alexandria Johnson Boone, MOD, Chairwoman and Founder, Women of Color Foundation and Publisher & Chief Editorial Officer, C L Magazine

LUNCH BREAK
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

To Mentor, or Not to Mentor: That is the Question

An exclusive panel of highly successful women executives will share happy ending stories and/or nightmare stories of mentoring or sponsoring other women

1:45 PM

MODERATOR

Marsha A. Mockabee, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Cleveland

PANELISTS

Danielle Sydnor, President, NAACP, Cleveland Chapter

Margaret Mitchell, President & CEO, YWCA of Greater Cleveland

Dina Tantra, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Global Rhino

Sarah Eppink, Principal & Founder, Aisling Group, LLC

© 2020 by Women of Color Foundation

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