Session Panel

  • Leading Inclusively: Transformative Change Across the Globe,  Session Panel

    Transforming Organizations

    Thursday, October 13 | 10:45am – 11:45am Business organizations are instrumental in reshaping the world of work. Three leaders from nationally recognized companies — Michelle Gadsden Williams (BlackRock), Sue Lam (Coca Cola), and Bentina Chisolm Terry (Georgia Power) — will discuss through personal experiences how to create inclusive professional environments and transformative change. Michelle Gadsden-Williams is the Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for BlackRock. She is an award-winning global diversity executive, author, activist, producer and philanthropist with more than 25 years of experience as an advocate for equality within corporate America and a thought leader around diversity and inclusion. Michelle is a seasoned diversity practitioner…

  • Leading Inclusively: Transformative Change Across the Globe,  Session Panel

    Building Inclusivity from the Ground Up

    Thursday, October 13 | 2:00pm – 3:15pm Global solutions require local action. For leadership to be effective, it takes leaders who have the courage to tackle issues seen in their own community. Gabrielle Claiborne, Soumaya Khalifa, and Dr. Gulshan Harjee will share their inspiring stories and enable attendees to connect with the initiatives spearheaded by these leaders. Moderated by Dr. Heather Scott Heather Scott, Ph.D. is the Assistant Dean for Inclusive Leadership Curriculum and Co-Curriculum, SUMMIT at Agnes Scott College. She has been awarded numerous fellowships to advance research in the areas of inclusive excellence and leadership and has been named as Associate Faculty for Kennesaw State‚Äôs Center for Africana…