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2023 Tampa Bay Women in Leadership Symposium

2023 Tampa Bay

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Women In Leadership"

2022 RECAP

March 22, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
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Theme
Women In Leadership
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Sponsored By

BiskEnterprise HoldingsUSAA

Panelists

Jackie Darling
Jackie
Darling
Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
TD SYNNEX
Jackie Darling
Jackie Darling
Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
TD SYNNEX

Qualenta Kivett
Qualenta
Kivett
EVP & Chief People Talent Officer
Tampa General Hospital
Qualenta Kivett
Qualenta Kivett
EVP & Chief People Talent Officer
Tampa General Hospital

Qualenta Kivett is the Executive Vice President and Chief People and Talent Officer of Tampa General Hospital System. Ms. Kivett is responsible for leading Tampa General Hospital’s human resources department, where she focuses on the voice of team members and an evidence-based strategy to provide support and enhance engagement. Before joining Tampa General, Ms. Kivett served as the Market Vice President, Human Resources, and Chief Human Resources Officer for CHI St. Vincent, a multi-hospital health system located in central Arkansas, a part of the CommonSpirit Health System. Prior to that role, she worked at Medical University South Carolina as the Associate Chief People Officer, responsible for not only Human Resources, but also HR mergers, acquisitions, growth, and integration. Ms. Kivett earned her JD degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock-William H. Bowen School of Law after receiving BA degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Lindsay Sacknoff
Lindsay
Sacknoff
SVP, Bank Omnichannel Sales and Service
USAA
Lindsay Sacknoff
Lindsay Sacknoff
SVP, Bank Omnichannel Sales and Service
USAA

Lindsay Sacknoff leads the Omnichannel Sales and Service team for USAA Bank. She is accountable for the strategy and execution of a seamless, member-centric experience across all Bank distribution channels – physical, digital and phone. Additionally, Lindsay serves as the Regional Site Leader for USAA’s Phoenix campus. Under Lindsay's leadership, the Omnichannel team is executing on USAA Bank's strategy to become the leading digital bank, defined as mobile-first with differentiated service and advice, enabled by personalization and member service representatives when it matters most. Lindsay has 20 years of financial services industry experience. Prior to joining USAA in December 2020, Lindsay was a leader at TD Bank, where she served as EVP, Head of US Consumer Deposits, Products and Payments. Lindsay held a variety of leadership roles at TD Bank over the past decade, including SVP, US Contact Centers, overseeing contact center strategy and operations and working with a team of more than 2,000 employees across multiple locations serving customers by phone, email and social media. Prior to that, Lindsay led Business Management & Governance, implementing effective risk management, governance and control strategies. She was active in TD Bank's Women in Leadership organization, which worked to advance opportunities and mentoring for emerging female leaders. Lindsay was also co-chair of the Black Employee Network Colleague working group, focused on nurturing and advancing African American and Black talent to the executive level. Lindsay's grandfather served in the US Air Force during World War II, and she is humbled by the opportunity to serve the USAA mission and our members. As a cancer survivor, Lindsay is involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program, which raises awareness and money for cancer research through running. She and her partner, Jason, currently live in the greater Phoenix area.

Myriam Vidalon
Myriam
Vidalon
Global Head of Diversity, Talent and Culture
NielsenIQ
Myriam Vidalon
Myriam Vidalon
Global Head of Diversity, Talent and Culture
NielsenIQ

Myriam serves as Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Nielsen. In her role, Myriam educates, inspires, influences and empowers associates to value and leverage Diversity & Inclusion as pivotal to business growth and innovation. Myriam is responsible for leading Nielsen's Employee Resource Groups in 80+ countries around the world. Prior to her appointment as VP, Diversity & Inclusion programs, Myriam led Nielsen's Hispanic Organization of Leaders in Action (HOLA) Employee Resource Group. HOLA's mission is to advance the careers and education opportunities of Hispanic professionals. During her tenure at Nielsen, Myriam has led transformational initiatives aimed at improving the quality of Nielsen's data by re-engineering operational tools, processes and driving a high-performance culture globally. Throughout her career, Myriam has led and deployed several programs and volunteering opportunities aimed at improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the organization and community. As a Diversity & Inclusion practitioner, Myriam has facilitated numerous webinars, conferences and workshops in North America, Latin America and Europe, where she has shared best practices in leading global D&I strategies, the role of D&I in driving business impact, women parity in the workplace, re-imaging Employee Resource Groups among other topics. Myriam's professional background in Business Process Improvement, Business Intelligence, Financial insights and Training & Development has enabled her to become a Diverse leader passionate about leveraging a sense of higher purpose to drive growth for our associates and clients. Myriam received her Masters of Marketing from The University of Tampa in Florida where she graduated Alpha Chi. She earned a BA in International Business from St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida and earned a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Myriam graduated from Nielsen’s Diverse Leadership Network program where she completed a certification on Leadership, Innovation and Value Creation from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Myriam was selected to Diversity MBA's list of Top 100 under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders list for 2015. Myriam currently serves in the Board of Directors of the Florida Diversity Council and as Membership Co-Chair in the Tampa Bay Diversity Council Advisory Board.

Grace Yang
Grace
Yang
Shareholder
GrayRobinson
Grace Yang
Grace Yang
Shareholder
GrayRobinson

Grace Yang is a shareholder and lawyer in private practice with the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A (www.gray-robinson.com). She is based in the Tampa, FL office and focuses her practice in the areas of alcohol beverage and food law, hospitality law, and land use law. Grace is a past president and board member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the voluntary bar association representing lawyers in Hillsborough County, Florida. She was honored to serve as the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s first Asian-American president. Grace is also a past board member and vice president of membership of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and a past board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay. She is the current secretary of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and promotes projects and programs that encourage assistance to the poor, disabled, and disadvantaged in the community who need legal assistance and access to the legal system. She is also a current member of The Florida Bar’s Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee and The Florida Bar’s Administrative Law Section. She volunteers her time to a variety of other organizations as well. Grace is the daughter of immigrants from Taiwan, a wife, and mother. She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1994 and her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1997.


Moderator

Dr. Luz Randolph, Ed.D.
Dr. Luz
Randolph, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President and Executive Director
City Year Baton Rouge
Dr. Luz Randolph, Ed.D.
Dr. Luz Randolph, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President and Executive Director
City Year Baton Rouge

Dra. Luz D. Randolph is the Associate Vice Provost at Louisiana State University. She is responsible for coordination of strategic planning and foundation work for the LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to ensure the development and implementation of programs and services that foster a campus community committed to diversity and inclusion. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of Development at St. Petersburg College Foundation where she was responsible for the college-wide fundraising efforts at St. Petersburg College. Since her arrival in January 2020, she has guided the fundraising efforts surrounding the recently established Helios Titan Achievement Program (H-TAP) which received an initial funding of $85,000 and upon completion received a final gift of $1.3M dollar from Helios Education Foundation, the Social Justice Institute Microgrant awarded by the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee, the SPC Emergency Fund among other initiatives. Prior to her role at SPC, she served as Assistant Director of Development, Diversity Initiatives. Her primary focus was to assist in cultivating relationships between USF constituents and the Tampa Bay community that will enhance the university’s diverse students’ experiences. Since her arrival successfully fundraised over $3.5 million for diversity initiatives and assisted in the development and implementation of the Black Leadership Network which aims to provide financial and mentoring support to African American students at the University of South Florida. Before coming to USF, Luz served as Director of the Candidate Empowerment Center(CEC) at Florida A&M University. In this role her team increased FAMU’s College of Education’s Teacher Certification passage rate by 75%. She also served as Assistant Director of the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Miami where she coordinated services and programs that challenged, motivated, and supported ethnically diverse students in their development at the University of Miami and seek to bring issues of diversity and multiculturalism to the foreground of campus conversation. She is a double alumna from the University of South Florida with a B.A in Interpersonal Communication and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – College Student Affairs. She completed her Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Leadership Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation focused on the experience of Latinas in Latina sororities at a predominantly White institution and the impact on their academic persistence. Since, she has presented on topics relating to Latinas and their college experience, philanthropy and diversity, and gender issues and sexual orientation. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Hispanic Services Council and was a member of the Board of Directors at MacDonald Training Center.



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