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2020 Greater Dallas Women in Leadership Symposium

2020 Greater Dallas

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Creating a League of Your Own: Women in Action"

2019 RECAP

October 15, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

Offered Virtually*
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Theme
Creating a League of Your Own: Women in Action
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#RespectOurLeague

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. You will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link 1 day prior to the event. Please make sure you check your spam folder.


Panelists

Nathaniel Bennett
Nathaniel
Bennett
Senior Vice President | Chief Diversity Officer & Head of Talent Acquisition
Comerica Bank
Nathaniel Bennett
Nathaniel Bennett
Senior Vice President | Chief Diversity Officer & Head of Talent Acquisition
Comerica Bank

Nate (Nathaniel) Bennett III Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition Comerica Bank Nate Bennett III is responsible for leading the company’s Diversity & Inclusion office. This office has been established to drive key diversity initiatives throughout the bank. Additionally, Mr. Bennett’s other responsibilities include leading all talent acquisition activities for Comerica Bank. Mr. Bennett joined Comerica in 2009 as the Vice President, Texas Market Staffing Manager. He was named Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition in 2010. In mid-2016, he was named the Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition. Before joining Comerica, he worked for several Fortune 500 companies in various roles in Talent Acquisition all in two major industries; Consumer Retail and Financial Services. Prior to joining Comerica Bank, he led Talent Acquisition Services for a 17,000-employee division at Bank of America. His 20+ years of experience in Human Resources Talent Acquisition covers the areas from executive recruitment through global recruitment where he spent time in Seoul, Korea leading various recruitment efforts for Walmart Stores. Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rice University. Among his professional and community affiliations, he serves as a member of the National Diversity Council Board of Directors, board member of Mi Escuelita Pre-Schools, an advisory board member for Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) an advisory board member of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. At Rice University, Mr. Bennett was a four-year varsity letterman in football where he went on to earn All Southwest Conference 1st Team Honors. Additionally, he also serves as the founder and President of the Junior Broncos Organization which is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to young student athletes.

Cheryl Flynn
Cheryl
Flynn
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Methodist Health System
Cheryl Flynn
Cheryl Flynn
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Methodist Health System

Tamela Lee
Tamela
Lee
VP of Business Diversity and Development
DFW International Airport
Tamela Lee
Tamela Lee
VP of Business Diversity and Development
DFW International Airport

Tamela Lee serves as the Vice President of Business Diversity and Development at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, where she promotes small, minority, and women owned business enterprises (S/M/WBE) providing access to contracting opportunities in construction, goods and services, concessions, and commercial development. In this role, Ms. Lee has implemented the current business diversity programs at the Airport. She is also the Title VI coordinator for the Airport, ensuring compliance with non-discrimination in business opportunities, limited Englis proficiency, and environmental justice. Ms. Lee has been involved in the financial, small business, and diversity arena for several years. Prior to her position with DFW Airport, she served as the Director of the Division of Small Business Opportunity Division (DSBO) for the City and County of Denver’s Office of Economic Development and Denver International Airport. Ms. Lee is involved with numerous community organizations and various chambers supporting their activities. She has conducted several workshops and seminars on financial management and growth strategies for small business.

Laura Pierce
Laura
Pierce
VP of Project Planning Management
Toyota
Laura Pierce
Laura Pierce
VP of Project Planning Management
Toyota

Laura Pierce is Vice President of Project Planning & Management in Supply Chain Management at Toyota Motor North America. She leads a department responsible for overall project management and production strategy from design concept to product launch for all new model vehicles, engines and transmissions across North America, including Canada and Mexico. Laura joined Toyota in 1999 as a specialist in the Corporate Strategy Division. Her Toyota career has included a progression through a series of positions within Supply Chain Management, including Project Planning & Management, Productivity, and Production Planning, as well as a 2 year assignment in Human Resources as part of the One Toyota Project Management Office that was responsible for creating the new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. She was one of the first 20 “pioneers” to relocate to Plano in 2014. Prior to her most recent promotion to Vice President, she completed a 2 year assignment in Marketing where she was responsible for Toyota’s Motorsports program overseeing marketing operations for Toyota’s participation in NASCAR, NHRA and Formula Drift. Before her career at Toyota, Laura worked for General Motors-Delphi Chassis as a plant engineer in Michigan for 5 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Science of Administration from Central Michigan University. Laura and her husband, Jay, have three sons and live in Celina, Texas.

Tanya Sanders
Tanya
Sanders
Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Underwriting and Fulfillment
Wells Fargo
Tanya Sanders
Tanya Sanders
Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Underwriting and Fulfillment
Wells Fargo


Moderator

Tracy Goyne
Tracy
Goyne
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
The Michaels Companies, Inc
Tracy Goyne
Tracy Goyne
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
The Michaels Companies, Inc

Tracy Goyne joined the Michaels Companies, Inc. in 2011 and is currently the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. She is responsible for overseeing the design, development and implementation of Diversity and Inclusion solutions across the organization. Tracy also supports Leadership Development by developing and facilitating workshops for leaders across the organization. Tracy has 20+ years of experience in a wide variety of industries and cultures including education, transportation, communications, non-profit and retail. She has successfully managed team members in union, non-union, volunteer and professional roles. This variety of experience brings strength to her position as she currently works with the variety of businesses within the Michaels Companies which include Artistree Manufacturing, the Distribution Centers, Store Operations and all departments across the Store Support Center. Originally from North Carolina, Tracy holds a BA in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an active volunteer in her church and local community, is a member of SHRM, earned her SHRM-SCP and sits on the Board of Directors for the Texas Diversity Council. Tracy has a passion for working with people to help them learn, grow and become successful at whatever goals they are striving to achieve. With two grown sons, she and her husband of 33 years are enjoying their empty nest season of life.


Agenda

9:00-9:20a Welcome & Introduction of Panelists
9:20-10:20a Panelist Topics & Discussion
10:20-10:35a Q&A Session I
10:35-10:50a Break
10:50-11:30a Panelist Topics & Discussion Cont.
11:30-11:45a Q&A Session II
11:45-12:00p Closing Remarks & Recognition of Sponsors

 


 

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Sponsorship Opportunities




Virtual — Donor Level $1,200

  • 30-second-2 minute commercial to be played during the event
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Corporate logo on the welcome screen before the event and during breaks
  • Recognition on the event website as a sponsor
  • 10 registrations for the virtual event

Video Requirements

  • Provide a Vimeo/YouTube/Non-password protected link to the video at least 2 weeks prior to the event day
  • Must not exceed 2 minutes
  • Preferred if commercial is linked to D&I inclusion efforts, but not required
  • Must be approved by the NDC event organizer; commercials that are deemed inappropriate or un-inclusive in any way will not be used during the program

Commercial — Donor Level $600

  • 30-second-2 minute commercial to be played during the event

Video Requirements

  • Provide a Vimeo/YouTube/Non-password protected link to the video at least 2 weeks prior to the event day
  • Must not exceed 2 minutes
  • Preferred if commercial is linked to D&I inclusion efforts, but not required
  • Must be approved by the NDC event organizer; commercials that are deemed inappropriate or un-inclusive in any way will not be used during the program

Individual Registration — Donor Level $49

  • Event registration for a single attendee


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