mission of this symposium is to advance diverse business leaders
to top executive-levels, including paid board director, and to
sustain current and future top diverse leaders.
year we celebrate our seventh year working
to advance this mission.
We leverage the immediacy of each business conference to bring
together individuals and organizations who share these goals
but who otherwise might not have collaborated.
Peer Networking & Executive Speakers
are SVP or higher women leaders representing Fortune 1000
equivalent companies, or C-level executives representing emerging
growth companies with annual revenues
exceeding $50M, Board
Directors, and other guests representing or invited by symposium
co-hosting organizations or symposium corporate sponsors.
minutes of peer networking, including a 45 minute facilitated peer
Executive-speakers will talk about leadership,
mentoring others, share personal career stories and be open to a
Q&A with the audience.
Watching Your Back?
advancing to executive levels need to encircle themselves with
other diverse business leaders whom can identify opportunities,
watch their back, and provide access to influence,
knowledge/business intelligence, diverse experiences, and other resources.
Women leaders already at the top need to be insulated from those
who would disingenuously brand them as disruptive rather than
credit them with remarkable business turnarounds and other
business success. By encircling these top women with diverse
business leaders across industries and functional areas we believe
self-preservation will result in some people keeping their opinions
& Sustained Leadership
with peers interested in "leap-frog leadership"
-- the net new opportunity to be promoted or hired into C-level
roles each year is limited; helping diverse leaders get their
first board appointment leap-frogs that person into peer status
with the C-level executives they advise. Learn from
your peers who are already serving on paid corporate boards, and
those who are seeking their first appointment.
with peers who are interested in "sustained
leadership" in their organization and others --
insulating top women executives so that they stay at the top as
role models who can influence change from above.