EY Black History Month Executive Conference
Thursday, February 25 | 2:00 p.m. Pacific
Courageously leading in turbulent times and beyond: economic impact, social justice and corporate culture
Join this immersive experience examining how we can promote and build on the similarities that unite us, while embracing the strength in the differences that define us.
In these unprecedented times, inclusive leadership is critical to successfully navigate the current environment. This inspiring event will bring together Fortune 100 executives, as well as industry and community leaders, to discuss topics such as promoting corporate boardroom inclusion, being a supportive ally, succeeding as a minority-owned business and effectively developing diverse talent.
The EY Black Professional Network is proud to host this event in collaboration with our clients, corporate networks, and community organizations. We will continue to use our influence to provide access and advance a culture of inclusion and celebration of differences that allows people to feel valued, respected and supported.
Allies of all backgrounds and identities are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact us.
2:00 p.m. PST | Welcome
US Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
EY Americas Vice Chair, Accounts
Dr. Virgil Wood
Educator and Civil Rights Leader
2:10 p.m. PST | Succeeding as a minority owned business: Deep-rooted systemic challenges hinder many minority-owned businesses from achieving their full potential. Hear from successful Black founders who are scaling their businesses and driving economic growth.
Kristin Valente (Moderator)
US-West Accounts Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Founder and CEO, Mosaic Global Transportation
EY Americas Private Leader, Executive Sponsor, EY Entrepreneurs Access Network
Lisa Skeete Tatum
Founder and CEO, Landit
2:45 p.m. PST | Paths for upward social mobility: What are the most effective ways to develop diverse talent at various pipeline stages? Join this conversation on solutioning, scaling and replicating successful talent development programs.
Esi Akinosho (Moderator)
Houston Office Managing Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
Project Director – 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Tulsa Community Foundation
Corporate Vice President, Global Real Estate & Security, Microsoft Corporation
COO, Hello Sunshine
3:25 p.m. PST | A special musical performance by Black Violin
3:50 p.m. PST | What it takes to be a great ally: Learn ways to self-develop your personal knowledge and navigate inclusion and anti-racism efforts. C-suite allies share how to increase your depth and avoid pitfalls as you work to support your Black colleagues.
Ibi Krukrubo (Moderator)
San Jose Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company and President and CEO, Boeing Global Services
Regina Bynote Jones
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Baker Hughes Corporation
Chairman and CEO, American Airlines
CEO, Puppet and Board of Directors, Anaplan, Forrester Research and Harvey Mudd College
4:30 p.m. PST | Boardroom conversation on inclusion: Why should boards be concerned with inclusion and current market events? Experienced board members delve into the answer and explore how boards can drive inclusive leadership and work cultures in their organizations.
Sam Johnson (Moderator)
EY Americas Vice Chair, Accounts
Tekedra N. Mawakana
COO, Waymo and Board of Directors, Intuit
Chairman and CEO, Edwards Lifesciences
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners
5:20 p.m. PST | Closing
Senior Manager and EY Black History Month Executive Conference Lead, Ernst & Young LLP
US-West EY Private Leader and Black History Month Executive Conference Chair, Ernst & Young LLP