Embracing the Unknown:
Driving D&I Change
Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, ADP
Aisha Thomas-Petit has turned embracing the unknown into a professional advantage. The lessons of her early career in environments lacking diversity helped fuel her passion to effect change. Today, as ADP's Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Aisha shines a light on the key understandings needed to build and nurture diverse teams. To kick off this year’s Summit, Aisha will expound on how diversity and inclusion is changing lives and how HR can lead the way. Plus, you’ll find out why she says: “Get up on the 10 count” and how she learned to transform challenges into strengths.
The Road to the Top Is Rarely Linear
Chief Commercial Officer, PlanSource
Vice President Talent Acquisition and Mobility, Chief Diversity Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering
EVP, Products & Customer Success, Saba
Moderator: Laurie Ruettimann
Former Human Resources Leader, Writer, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Representation of women in the C-suite has grown by 24% and companies’ commitment to gender diversity has improved by 13%, according to McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2019 study. For some, these bright spots might make it feel like progress is being made; yet, the same study shows little to no improvement for representation of women at the manager level and women of color. The reality? Achieving gender parity is a long game and women’s rise into the leadership ranks is often circuitous. Join us for this spirited session on how four women leaders have forged their own professional journeys in ways you might not have expected.