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2020 Greater Fort Worth Women in Leadership Symposium

2020 Greater Fort Worth

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

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

2019 RECAP

November 06, 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

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. 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

Carmen Garcia
Carmen
Garcia
AVP-Office of Diversity
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Carmen Garcia
Carmen Garcia
AVP-Office of Diversity
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Carmen García currently serves as Assistant Vice President, Outreach in the Diversity & Inclusion Department. Started her career with DART in 2008. In her role, García oversees DART’s Outreach Programs by directing, coordinating and administering the agency’s outreach program as it relates to minority contracts and D/M/WBE vendors. She maintains programs relative to the needs of the community. She develops and maintains external strategic partnerships and serves as a liaison to major chambers representing minorities, women and other groups whose goals include the development of economic opportunities for minorities and women. García sits on the boards of the Texas Diversity Council - Greater Dallas Diversity Council Advisory Board President, US Pan Asian Chamber SW Advisory Council, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) National Board and Immediate Past President of the COMTO North Texas Chapter, Greater Dallas Planning Council, Immediate Past President; Co-Chair, Dallas County Small Business Enterprise Advisory Council, Chair, DART Diversity Council and Past Chair of the DFW Hispanic 100. Recently presented the National Diversity Council Latina Leaders Award and the President’s Award of the Regional Hispanic Contractors.

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.

April Martin
April
Martin
Corporate Affairs Manager-Dallas Division
Kroger
April Martin
April Martin
Corporate Affairs Manager-Dallas Division
Kroger

April Martin has nearly 15 years of experience with a multidisciplinary background that includes corporate communications, national philanthropy, media relations and corporate social responsibility. At Kroger, she currently serves as corporate affairs manager for the Dallas division. Martin manages and leads all strategy and execution as it relates to corporate communications, governmental affairs and community relations across North Texas, East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. In her role, Martin leads a team that focuses on hunger relief and sustainability through Kroger’s national initiative, Zero Hunger Zero Waste commitment. However, Kroger continues to support other focuses such as health and wellness, military, education and the advancement of diversity. Martin also leads crisis communications and serves as the Kroger Dallas Division spokesperson. Martin has generated millions in cash and in-kind donations for people in need. She has also spurred enthusiasm for volunteerism amongst Kroger associates. Martin’s driven to Feed the Human Spirit™ and “bring the community into Kroger and Kroger into the community.” Previously, Martin served as a consultant for a number of world-wide public relations agencies where she managed the strategy, development and execution of each company’s community relations and media relations initiatives. Martin graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a focus in journalism. She serves on the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Children at Risk North Texas Advisory Board and Texas Retail Association Board of Directors.

Shakesi Morris
Shakesi
Morris
Senior Vice President and Channel Manager
PNC Bank
Shakesi Morris
Shakesi Morris
Senior Vice President and Channel Manager
PNC Bank

Shakesi Morris is the Senior Vice President and Channel Manager for PNC Bank overseeing and leading the physical and strategic build out of PNC’s National Retail Expansion. PNC’s national expansion strategy has been to follow its middle market expansion with a network of brick-and-mortar Solution Centers to help reach Retail customers in new geographies. Shakesi’s leadership is critical at helping move PNC business forward through leveraging technology and broadening their brand presence across the country. Shakesi has been an influential leader with PNC Bank since 2007. She first began her career with PNC as a Branch Manager in the Mobile, Alabama Region. She was promoted in 2010 to Regional Manager leading retail branch banking in the Montgomery/Auburn Region. During her initial four years as a Regional Manager, she helped to develop and enhance the overall sales and service outcomes of this team. Shortly after Georgia and Alabama Markets were consolidated, Shakesi relocated to Atlanta to help successfully build out one of the highest profile regions in the company. Shakesi has actively participated in several key initiatives for PNC including development of Teller Customer Interaction Management, Talent Framework, Universal Transformation, Branch Design, and Denovo Strategy. Her strategic and innovative approach to delivering on our business model and work she has done to enhance the organizations overall growth will serve as a platform to ensure success of the National Expansion. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and currently enrolled in Consumer Bankers Association Executive Banking School at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Shakesi has been married for 23 years to her high school sweetheart and have 3 beautiful children who keeps her active. As a proud mother, Shakesi was excited to watch her oldest daughter, Kelsie receive her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University last year. Her son, Koby, is currently enrolled in college with youngest daughter, Kylie (14), keeping the family busy during this year’s travel basketball season. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling the world with her husband and recently taking on an interest in gardening. Shakesi has also served as a board member for the Distinguished Young Women organization and has a personal passion to help inspire and encourage young girls to prepare for a successful future. Through multiple ministry and local organizations, Shakesi and her two girls are driven to give back in support of young women’s growth and development. Shakesi’s personal morals and values of integrity, gratitude, responsibility and personal accountability are core to her inner soul. She is a firm believer hard work, determination, persistence and a positive attitude will lead to successful outcomes. Shakesi Morris is the Senior Vice President and Channel Manager for PNC Bank overseeing and leading the physical and strategic build out of PNC’s National Retail Expansion. PNC’s national expansion strategy has been to follow its middle market expansion with a network of brick-and-mortar Solution Centers to help reach Retail customers in new geographies. PNC is making a huge investment in growing our customer base with digitally led banking in an ultra-thin branch network in new markets outside of our traditional footprint. Shakesi’s leadership is critical at helping move PNC business forward through leveraging technology and broadening their brand presence across the country. Shakesi has been an influential leader with PNC Bank since 2007. She first began her career with PNC as a Branch Manager in the Mobile, Alabama Region. She was promoted in 2010 to Regional Manager leading retail branch banking in the Montgomery/Auburn Region. During her initial four years as a Regional Manager, she helped to develop and enhance the overall sales and service outcomes of this team. Shortly after Georgia and Alabama Markets were consolidated, Shakesi relocated to Atlanta to help successfully build out one of the highest profile regions in the company. Shakesi has actively participated in several key initiatives for PNC including development of Teller Customer Interaction Management, Talent Framework, Universal Transformation, Branch Design, and Denovo Strategy. Her strategic and innovative approach to delivering on our business model and work she has done to enhance the organizations overall growth will serve as a platform to ensure success of the National Expansion. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and currently enrolled in Consumer Bankers Association Executive Banking School at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Shakesi has been married for 23 years to her high school sweetheart and have 3 beautiful children who keeps her active. As a proud mother, Shakesi was excited to watch her oldest daughter, Kelsie receive her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University last year. Her son, Koby, is currently enrolled in college with youngest daughter, Kylie (14), keeping the family busy during this year’s travel basketball season. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling the world with her husband and recently taking on an interest in gardening. Shakesi has also served as a board member for the Distinguished Young Women organization and has a personal passion to help inspire and encourage young girls to prepare for a successful future. Through multiple ministry and local organizations, Shakesi and her two girls are driven to give back in support of young women’s growth and development. Shakesi’s personal morals and values of integrity, gratitude, responsibility and personal accountability are core to her inner soul. She is a firm believer hard work, determination, persistence and a positive attitude will lead to successful outcomes.


Moderator

MiShon Landry, CDP
MiShon
Landry, CDP
President and CEO
Inclusive Leadership Institute and Culture Consultants
MiShon Landry, CDP
MiShon Landry, CDP
President and CEO
Inclusive Leadership Institute and Culture Consultants

MiShon Landry, CDP is a Certified Diversity Professional and CEO of the Inclusive Leadership Institute and Culture Consultants located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Culture Consultants is a strategic firm and the consulting arm of Inclusive Leadership Institute, which is designed to bridge the ever-increasing gap between Inclusion and Leadership. As CEO, MiShon is a Diversity Champion with over a decade of people, program, project management and entrepreneurial expertise. Recently named as one of the 2019 Great Women of Texas, Women of Influence for her accomplishments in business, civic and community, MiShon is also faith and family oriented. MiShon specializes in the following subject-matter consulting, leadership development, and training: Cultural Competency, D&I for the Boardroom and Executive Leadership, ERG & BRG and Diversity Councils, Implicit & Explicit Bias, Inclusive + Equitable™ Leadership, Racial Equity, Seat at the Table, Empowering Women.


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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