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2021 Greater Fort Worth Women in Leadership Symposium

2021 Greater Fort Worth

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Onward & Upward: The Era of the Empowered Woman"

2020 RECAP

November 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

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Theme
Onward & Upward: The Era of the Empowered Woman
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Title Sponsor

TCU Neeley School of Business

The focus of this annual event is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today's issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status.


Panelists

Beth Gerwe
Beth
Gerwe
Managing Director | North Texas Marketplace Inclusion Leader
Deloitte Services LP
Beth Gerwe
Beth Gerwe
Managing Director | North Texas Marketplace Inclusion Leader
Deloitte Services LP

Beth Gerwe Managing Director and North Texas marketplace inclusion leader Deloitte LLP Beth is the North Texas marketplace inclusion leader for Deloitte. Over the course of her 24-year tenure with Deloitte, Beth has served in numerous leadership roles including regional leadership within the human capital practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. Beth has focused her career on supporting large-scale transformation activities and currently leads readiness and deployment for a global digital transformation within Deloitte. In addition, Beth has led Deloitte’s inclusion efforts in the North Texas marketplace for the past seven years and is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topic. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has been involved with Deloitte’s inclusion journey for more than two decades. Areas of expertise ‒ Diversity and inclusion ‒ The business imperative for diversity ‒ Leadership’s role in advancing inclusion ‒ Inclusive behaviors in the workplace ‒ Allyship for all ‒ Inclusive leadership ‒ Importance of being authentic Professional / community affiliations ● Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources ● Fairway to Success Mentoring Lead ● Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Corporate Council

Kelley Johnson
Kelley
Johnson
Senior Strategist & Certified Leadership Coach
Kelley Johnson Enterprises
Kelley Johnson
Kelley Johnson
Senior Strategist & Certified Leadership Coach
Kelley Johnson Enterprises

Kelley Johnson is Founder and CEO of KJE Consulting & Coaching, a Dallas-based firm with national and global reach. For more than five years, she and her team have provided strategic diversity, inclusion, leadership coaching and talent management solutions to clients across a number of industry sectors. Previously the Chief Diversity Officer for JCPenney, Kelley was instrumental in linking business innovation with Inclusion and Diversity and helping the retailer achieve rankings on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and the Corporate Equality Index. Prior to JCPenney, Kelley spent 10+ years in a global Corporate Communications, CSR, and DEI role for Accor Hospitality. She has held strategic advisory roles with several organizations, including the Latino Leadership Initiative at SMU Cox School of Business and the Executive Leadership Team for March of Dimes Dallas. She is the author of EMERGE!, a graduate of Texas Woman’s University, and a HoganLead Certified Executive Coach.

Crystal Kohanke, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, ACC
Crystal
Kohanke, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, ACC
SVP & Chief People Officer
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Crystal Kohanke, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, ACC
Crystal Kohanke, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, ACC
SVP & Chief People Officer
Arkansas Children's Hospital

Cristina Lopez
Cristina
Lopez
Vice President
Essilor USA
Cristina Lopez
Cristina Lopez
Vice President
Essilor USA

Ann Tasby
Ann
Tasby
Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence
TCU Neeley School of Business
Ann Tasby
Ann Tasby
Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence
TCU Neeley School of Business

Ann Tasby, CPA CIA Director, TCU Neeley School Office of Inclusive Excellence Accounting Faculty To enhance the TCU Neeley academic experience and culture of connection, Ann leads the design and implementation of the school-wide Inclusive Excellence Strategy, framework, activation and accountability system that incorporates a recruitment and retention plan for diverse students, faculty and staff as well as embedding cultural competency development into the core curriculum and co-curricular experiences for all Neeley students. Ann is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She joined TCU in 2017 as an Accounting Faculty member with more than 20 years of professional experience helping Fortune 500 companies successfully mitigate business risk, reduce operating costs and improve business processes. Ann has worked extensively in Latin America, Europe, Australia and Africa serving a global client base for Big 4 accounting firms. Concurrently, she has served as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leader throughout her career and served on non-profit boards with a DEI focus.


Moderator

Duncan Davis
Duncan
Davis
Regional Vice President
Carrabbas Italian Grill
Duncan Davis
Duncan Davis
Regional Vice President
Carrabbas Italian Grill

Duncan Davis is currently serving as Regional Vice President Operations for Carrabbas Italian Grill…responsible for 100 restaurants. Duncan formerly served as Senior Vice President of TGI Friday’s and at Darden Restaurants. Duncan’s area of expertise is Operations but has had responsibility for Strategic Operations, Training, Communications and Quality Assurance while overseeing Operations in the past. A veteran restaurant executive, Duncan believes in building dynamic teams that can consistently exceed the expectations of our customers and employees. Duncan resides in Dallas with his wife and son.


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