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SEPTEMBER 13 - 14

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

Sophia Velastegui

Chief Technology Officer

Microsoft

10:00 AM

Welcome Remarks and Anniversary 
Reflections

Welcome message from HACR's President and CEO, Cid Wilson, and our sponsors.

Cid Wilson

President and CEO

HACR

Sponsored by:

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10:00 AM ET
10:15 AM
ET

Align Inclusion and Business Strategy through ERGs 

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are one of the most effective ways to nurture an inclusive work environment. Hear from ERG leaders on the role their groups play in providing employee support, reducing turnover, and achieving organizational goals. You’ll also learn how companies can use these groups to lead their philanthropic efforts. 

Moderator

Yai Vargas

VP Strategic

Engagement

& Initiatives

HACR

Daniel Caratini

Executive - Chief

Consulting Engineer

GE Aviation

Derek Gutierrez

Sr. Director

GM - Transformation

PepsiCo

Eric Mitchell

AVP - Diversity & Inclusion

AT&T

11:05 AM
ET

From the Top: CDO Strategies for DE&I 

Since effective diversity initiatives start at the top and are influenced by executive culture, these chief diversity officers will provide helpful context for how DE&I strategies are implemented throughout the pipeline. They’ll also share the latest best practices for building and sustaining a diverse workforce. 

Cynthia Bowman

Chief Diversity & Inclusion

and Talent Acquisition

Officer

Bank of America

Moderator

Thomas Savino

CEO

Prospanica

Tina Bigalke 

Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

PepsiCo

Sponsored by:

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12:05 PM
ET

Networking Break

Expand your professional network through the HACR structured networking break for an opportunity to engage and connect with attendees in small breakout rooms.

12:40 PM
ET

Empowering Latinas in STEM 

While barriers to entry in STEM fields remain for women, these roadblocks are compounded for the Latina community, who account for just three percent of the industry, according to 2018 research. Learn firsthand how to support Latina success in these ever-growing fields from current Latina STEM professionals. They will share their paths to success, how they challenged the status quo, and how they (and you!) can advocate for a stronger pipeline of Latinas in STEM careers. ​ 

Moderator

Dr. Lisette Garcia

Assistant VP, Diversity

Inclusion & Belonging

The Pennsylvania State University

Claudya Arana Sanchez

Sustainability Reporting

& Integration Manager

Ford Motor Company

Michelle Boston

Audit & Legal CIO

& Data Management

Technology

Executive

Bank of America

Monica Tijerina 

Executive Director

Gilead Sciences

Sponsored by:

1:45 PM
ET

Developing the Leadership Pipeline 

This session is for human resources managers, strategists, and DEI practitioners who seek best practices for developing talent through the leadership pipeline. Learn strategies for moving non-exempt employees to exempt positions, and enlisting partnerships to guide their advancement. We’ll also discuss the power of lateral assignments to broaden skillsets for a wider range of responsibilities. 

Moderator

Sylvia Pérez Cash

Senior Vice President of Operations

HACR

Carly Sanchez

EVP, Head of Talent Acquisition Strategy & Delivery

Wells Fargo 

Kathy Smith

Vice President, Talent Management and Development

Nationwide

Sponsored by:

2:35 PM
ET

Corporate Boards: Who’s Missing? 

Explore the state of Hispanic representation in corporate boardrooms with the latest research from HACR in conjunction with the Alliance for Board Diversity and Deloitte. This discussion of the 6th Edition Missing Pieces Report will analyze the results of this research as it relates to the Hispanic/Latinx population. 

Moderator

Carey Oven

National Managing Partner

Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness 

Linda Akutagawa

President and CEO

LEAP

Lorraine Hariton

President and CEO

Catalyst

Michael Hyter

President and CEO

ELC

Cid Wilson

President and CEO

HACR

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Sponsored by:

3:35 PM
ET

Networking Break

Expand your professional network through the HACR structured networking break for an opportunity to engage and connect with attendees in small breakout rooms.

Kiera Fernandez

Chief Diversity

& Inclusion Officer

Senior Vice President HR

Target

10:00 AM
ET

Special Remarks

Special remarks from HACR's President and CEO, Cid Wilson.

Cid Wilson

President and CEO

HACR

10:10 AM
ET

Metrics for Progress: HACR Corporate Inclusion Index 

Learn data-backed Hispanic inclusion strategies from companies who participated in our 2021 HACR CII survey and earned four to five stars for their implementation of these strategies. In addition to hearing about proven DE&I methods, our research team will show you how to use the HACR CII to support diversity progress at your company focus on what your organization already does well to gather data, and overcome legal barriers to survey participation, so you can show that what gets measured, gets done. 

Moderator

Cid Wilson

President and CEO

HACR

Claudia Gilles

Vice President Human Resources 

Intel

Juan Otero

SVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Comcast Corporation

Sponsored by:

11:00 AM
ET

Chief Procurement Officer Roundtable 

Corporate chief procurement officers will explain how their operational duties, including cost optimization, supplier relations, and talent management, have become essential to the success of diversity and inclusion strategies. 

Ana Elena Marziano

Chief Purchasing Officer

Procter & Gamble

Moderator

Ramiro Cavazos

President and CEO

United States

Hispanic Chamber of

Commerce

Bonnie Clinton

Vice President and

Chief Procurement

Officer, Indirect

Procurement

Toyota

Dr. Karmetria Burton

Senior Director

 Supply Chain- Business Diversity

McDonald's

Sponsored by:

12:00 PM
ET

Networking Break

Expand your professional network through the HACR structured networking break for an opportunity to engage and connect with attendees in small breakout rooms.

12:35 PM
ET

Latinx Intersectionality: A Workplace for All 

Applying an intersectional lens to inclusion policies is vital to their effectiveness. Discrimination is not one-dimensional; neither are the initiatives that combat it.​ Attend this session for tips on creating and evaluating tools and policies designed to support an intersectional workforce​. We’ll reference the latest HACR research, as well as the roles of ERGs, multi-cultural marketing, and community engagement in intersectional inclusion. 

Moderator

Alida Minkel

Data Analytics Manager

HACR

Angela Arboleda

Sr. Director Federal Government Affairs

Altria

Enna Jimenez

Senior Director, Head of Quality Assurance

IDEMIA

Sponsored by:

1:40 PM
ET

 

DE&I for an Evolving Workplace Culture 

Over the last year, companies have come to recognize and appreciate the benefits of multi-dimensional workplaces, with employees shifting to remote work, in-person, or hybrid models. We’ll discuss how to mitigate the adverse effect of these work modes on opportunities for career advancement. Learn how companies are adapting DE&I culture and programs to dynamic work structures. 

Moderator

Yai Vargas

VP Strategic

Engagement

& Initiatives

HACR

Ann Anaya

VP of Global Inclusion

and Chief Diversity Officer

3M

Ray Dempsey

Group Chief

Diversity Officer

Barclays

CeLois Steel

Director Global Diversity & Inclusion

Bristol Myers Squibb

Sponsored by:

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2:25 PM
ET

CEO Roundtable 

Don’t miss HACR’s flagship, exclusive panel discussion with corporate CEOs. They will discuss the importance of investing in Hispanic inclusion and how CEO buy-in is essential to the success of DE&I initiatives. 

Moderator

Bertha Coombs

Reporter

CNBC

Tom Greco

Chief Executive Officer

Advance Auto Parts

Joseph Dominguez

Chief Executive Officer

ComEd

3:30 PM
ET

CII Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception

The HACR CII Awards Ceremony recognizes corporations that have excelled in supporting Hispanic diversity and inclusion in Corporate America around HACR’s four pillars: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. The Networking Reception is sponsored by Molson Coors.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021