Global Diversity Colloquium 2005:
"Creating a Level Playing Field for Women"

Dinner Roundtable: Crowne Plaza United Nations
Thursday, February 24, 2005

Colloquium 2005: Harvard Club of New York
Friday, February 25, 2005

 

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          2005 Colloquium Presenters

Convener: Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women.  Ms. Natividad brings women corporate, government and non-profit leaders together annually for the "Davos for Women", which focuses on  accelerating the economic growth of women.
A well known consultant and coach in diversity, work-life, and career development issues, Helen Bloom's clients include Procter & Gamble, MasterCard, Canon, Alcoa, NATO, the Commission of the European Union, and the European Round Table of Industrialists.

In October 2004, J. Frederick Canady was promoted to Vice President Supplier Diversity for the Pepsi-Cola Company, where he combines his strong economic and strategic planning backgrounds to develop strategies for national minority business development.   
Sylvia Chrominska was recognized in 2003 and 2004 by Women’s Executive Network as One of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.  She is currently Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Public, Corporate and Government Affairs at Bank of Nova Scotia.

Rebeca Cornejo is Communication and Special Events Director, Mary Kay, Mexico.  Committed to social responsibility, she works on programs such as Mary Kay's GIVE program, which supports ending domestic violence, and ultimately allows women to better pursue the opportunities that companies like Mary Kay strive to create for them.

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Since 1997, Anne Crews has served as Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations, Mary Kay Inc.  Ms. Crews influences pertinent legislation and develops relationships key to Mary Kay's corporate interests. 
As Managing Director and the Global Head of Diversity and Employee Programs for Citigroup’s Global Corporate & Investment Banking Group, Ms. Patricia David oversees diversity strategies for more than 50,000 employees globally. 

Now the highest ranking African American in the hotel industry, Donna DeBerry is known for promoting the  tangible, bottom-line benefits of diversity.  She is the former Executive Vice President of Diversity and Corporate Affairs at Wyndham International.

Appointed by President Bush as the 12th Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Cari Dominguez was selected for her broad perspective and wealth of expertise in employment and workplace issues gained in a variety of settings: as a small business owner, as a consultant, and as a corporate executive.

Recently appointed as Executive Director, Corporate Diversity for DaimlerChrysler, Monica Emerson is responsible for the overall design, development and operation of Chrysler Group’s corporate diversity strategies.  Ms. Emerson is also  responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Work/Life Policies and Programs.

Dolores Garcia-Granados  of Scotiabank Inverlat Mexicohas recently been appointed as Project Director, Employment Equality and Diversity Initiatives.  Ms. Garcia-Granados is now responsible for managing and leading the Advancement of Women Initiative for Scotiabank Inverlat.

Henry O. Hernandez, Jr.  is Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at the American Express Company, responsible for developing and implementing diversity strategies and solutions throughout American Express’ global business.   Mr. Hernandez is also the founder and first president of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.

A Director of the Canadian Women in Communications (CWC), and co-founder of the Mentoring Program at the Rogers Wireless, Dawn Hunt's career spans more than 25 years in the telecommunications industry in Canada.   She is currently Vice President, Government and Intercarrier Relations at Rogers Wireless.

Ana Mollinedo is Vice President of Diversity, Communications & Community Affairs for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.  She is responsible for developing diversity initiatives, and implementing strategies to create a more diverse and dynamic workforce throughout Starwood.  Ms. Mollinedo is a seasoned veteran with over 16 years of experience with such Fortune 500 companies as Eli Lilly and Monsanto.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Hudson Highland Group, Inc., Ms. Margaretta Noonan leads a global team of HR professionals who interact with over 4,000 employees. 

 

Since 1998, Maud Pagel has served as Executive Vice President of Equal Opportunity and Diversity for Deutsch Telecomm in Germany.  She also is a member of the economic committee and of the Supervisory Board of Deutsch Telecom.

Melanie Stopeck is the Vice President of Talent Management and Organization Development for the Global Consumer Group.  Her responsibilities include staffing, development and succession planning.  Prior to joining  Citigroup in 1997 she worked at American Express for 10 years where she was responsible for management development, performance management and competency modeling.

Johnna G. Torsone, now Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Pitney Bowes, has been key in the company's implementation of its diversity strategy, which has won Pitney Bowes numerous awards and recognition over the last decade. 

With 30 years of experience as a successful senior telecommunications executive, Solomon Trujillo is uniquely qualified to share his expertise and "CEO's Perspective" with the participants of the upcoming Colloquium on Global Diversity.  Prior to joining the Orange S.A. board in 2001, he was chairman and CEO of US West, where his leadership earned the company top marks for financial performance. 

Damayanti P. Vasudevan, is a management professional with 24 years of experience consulting, teaching and counseling in a variety of organizations.  As Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at RR Donnelley, Dr. Vasudevan is responsible for enabling workplace, marketplace and community outreach strategies that support RR Donnelley’s business and growth strategies.

2005 Colloquium Program

Thursday, February 24, 2005
Dinner Roundtables
Location: Crowne Plaza United Nations, 304 East 42nd Street (at 2nd Avenue)
Room: Knightsbridge Room

6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner Roundtables
Hosts:
Ana Mollinedo, Vice President, Diversity, Communications & Community Affairs, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Margaretta R. Noonan, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Hudson Highland, Inc.


 

 

 

 

Friday, February 25, 2005
Colloquium on Global Diversity: "Creating a Level Playing Field for Women"
Location: Harvard Club of New York, 27 West 44th Street
Room: Cambridge Room

 8:30 -- 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Networking
 9:00 -- 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
   
 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Implementing Gender Equity in a Global Context
Moderator:  Damayanti Vasudevan, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, R.R. Donnelley
  Panelists:
  Henry Hernandez, Vice President of Diversity, American Express
  Maud Pagel, Vice President of Global Diversity, Deutsch Telekom (Germany)
  Dawn Hunt, Vice President for Government Affairs, Rogers Wireless (Canada)
   
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
   

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Women and Diversity Supplier Programs
  Moderator: Johnna Torsone, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Pitney Bowes
  Fred Canady, Vice President of Supplier Diversity, PepsiCo
  G. Kelly Watts, Program Manager, Global Supplier Diversity, IBM
   
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Diversity Initiatives as Profit Generators
  Moderator: Monica Emerson, Executive Director, Corporate Diversity, DaimlerChrysler
  Panelists:
  Helen Bloom, Principal, Transatlantic Consulting, Ltd., Belgium
  Donna DeBerry, Former Executive Vice President, Diversity and Corporate Affairs, Wyndham International
  Eddie Pate, Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion Team, Microsoft
   
12:45 -- 2:00 p.m. Luncheon Program:   Leading for Diversity
  Opening Remarks: 
  Cari Dominguez, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  CEO Perspective:
  A Dialogue with Sol Trujillo, former CEO, U.S. West and Orange S.A.
   

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.          

International Roundtable:  From Corporate to the "Field" -- Best Practices
  Moderator:  Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
  Team I:
  Melanie Stopeck, Vice President, Talent Management & Organizational Development, Global Consumer Group, Citigroup
  Patricia A. David, Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity & Employee Programs, Global Corporate & Investment Banking Group, Citigroup
  Team II:
  Anne Crews, Vice President for Government Affairs, Mary Kay
  Beky Cornejo, Director of Communications, Mary Kay Mexico
  Team III:
  Sylvia Chrominska, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada)
 

Dolores Garcia-Granados, Deputy Director, Human Resources, Scotiabank

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