Breakfast & Lunches

Wednesday, October 26

1:00PM- 2:30PM

Human Resources Luncheon with Ambassador Barry L. Wells
SPONSORED BY IBM
Build valuable connections while learning from leading HR professionals we discuss the value added for companies to promote LGBT diversity. Join us as we welcome featured speaker, Ambassador Barry L. Wells, the Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. Ambassador Wells previously served as Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia.   

Women's Leadership Luncheon with Geri Jewell
SPONSORED BY ERNST & YOUNG
Join us for the sixth annual lunchtime program focused on women in the workplace. Open to everyone, but focused on the needs and concerns of women, this luncheon offers great opportunity to make valuable connections. 


The Women’s Leadership Luncheon featured speaker is Geri Jewell. Born with cerebral palsy, Geri inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri, on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life. She recently published I’m Walking As Straight As I Can, a candid memoir.

 

Thursday, October 27

12:15PM- 1:15PM

Regional Affiliate Luncheon
Recommended for current and prospective Regional Affiliate participants, as well as those interested in starting a new affiliate in their home town, this lunch event is an opportunity to mingle and share ideas for Regional Affiliate programs, participation, and organizing around local issues.

Friday, October 28

9:00AM- 10:30AM

Breakfast of Champions:  Executive Sponsors Forum
A role critical to the success of any employer-employee partnership to create an truly inclusive workplace is the executive sponsor.  As a champion for employee resource groups within the workplace,  executive sponsors provide ERGs with the visibility, resources and guidance needed to succeed.  They hold tremendous influence and have an important responsibility in helping to shape their company’s culture.  During this special breakfast session,  executive sponsors and others will discuss their experience in making a difference.