Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Executive Summit 2024

InterContinental New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
February 5, 2024 - February 7, 2024

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Welcome to Opal Group’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Executive Summit

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative, and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, and Talent Management senior executives.

Why should you attend?

Discuss pressing topics
that are shaping the future workspace

Create purposeful connections
with other senior-level enterprise executives

Strategically-built experience
curated to support your strategy

What can you expect?

Interactive Sessions
with real-world examples to benchmark best practices.

Panel discussion with YMCA, Google, Edelman and TOMS. Speakers seated in this order from left to right.

Networking spaces
in formal and informal activities to lead impactful change.

One-One Meetings
with groundbreaking solution providers selected by you.

Join us! Interested in attending and speaking? Contact Cherlene Willis at (212) 532-9898 ext 953. For sponsorships contact Alejandro Salas at (516) 218-6876 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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Opal Group is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Join Opal Group’s Human Resources Network group and be the first to get the latest updates and discuss trending topics with other Human Resource, Learning & Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion executives.

Click on the speaker’s photo to learn more about them.

Britta Weber, Vice President Global Learning & Development, UPS

Allison Francis, Chief Diversity Officer, Costco

Dr. Sesha Joi Moon, Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. House of Representatives

Kyle Pierce, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Lyondell Basell

Kendra Smith, Chief Learning, Talent & Culture Officer, Lyondell Basell

Emily K. Graham, Chief Equity & Impact Officer, Omnicom Group

Monique Lanaux, GVP Chief Talent & Diversity Officer, Albertsons Companies

Crystal Andrews Banks, Global Head of DE&I, Kraft Heinz

Karlene Gordon, SVP, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Ameris Bank

Abhishek Sarathy, AVP, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Strategy & Integration Canadian Tire Corporation

Letecia Rose, Vice President Of Diversity And Inclusion, Canadian Tire Corporation

Keyla Cabret-Lewis, Vice President DEI & Talent Development, AFLAC Incorporated

Amanda Michno, Global head of Organizational Learning & Development, Microchip Technology

Dr. Vijay Pendakur, Senior Strategist, Salesforce

Donna Verdi, Head of Talent and Development Americas, Barclays Bank

Latonia Knox, Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Google Cloud, Google

Kiy Watts, SVP, Global People & Culture, TOCA Football

Aaisha Hamid, AVP, DE&I, Alliant Insurance Services

Joshua Clark, Vice President, Learning & Careers and Open Design Center, Red Hat, Inc.

Benjamin Duffy, Associate Vice President Digital Learning & Knowledge Solutions, UNUM

Hugh Pleasants, Head of Learning Operations, S&P Global

Jen Paterno, ACC, ELI-MP, Vice President, L&D, Global Onboarding & Induction Experience, Dentsu International

Alison Shea, Vice President, Global Talent Development & Learning, Former State Street

Theresa Spralling, CEO Emeritus, Women of AT&T National Organization

Jodi Brockington, Founder & CEO, NIARA Consulting

Nancy Di Dia, CEO, Di Dia Diversity Consulting Group

Randy Sabourin, Co-President, Practica Learning

Greg Pryor, Senior Vice President, Learning & Outcomes, Guild

Dr. Sarah Sarkis, Psy.D. - Sr. Director of Performance Psychological Safety, Exos

Dr. Chris Bertram, PhD. - Senior Director of Applied Neuroscience, Exos

InterContinental New Orleans
444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

Benefit from an exclusive networking opportunity

Connect, benchmark, and network through the discussion of key strategies, practices, and ideas related to DE&I.

Develop new business relationships

Engage, interact, and build relationships with leading enterprise organizations that are actively seeking new business partners.

Request more information about sponsorship opportunities at info@opalgroup.net.

  • Committing to Change: How to Turn Employee Insights into a Business Plan for Long-Lasting and Meaningful Change
  • Measuring the Success of Your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Power Language: Keeping Language up-to-date in the Workplace
  • The Real Impacts of Microaggressions in the Workplace and How to Address Them
  • Leveling the Playing Field: Tried and True Equity and Inclusion Practices in the Workplace
  • Examining Intersectionality to Uncover Gaps in Your DEI Practices
  • Finding and Hiring Talent That Aligns with Your Corporate Values and Leads to Future Business Success  
  • A Blueprint for Your Immersive Environment: Fighting Fear and Inspiring Inclusivity
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Participating solution providers and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides relevant information needed to indicate your meeting preferences.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons, and cocktail receptions. Sponsors are able to leverage the Summit’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Executive Summit is an invitation-only event for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Human Resources practitioners from Fortune 1000 and leading consumer brands and organizations.


CXO / Head / EVP / SVP / VP / Dir.

Job Function:
Human Resources
Learning & Development
EEO & Civic Affairs
Corporate & Social Responsibility


Join us! Interested in attending and speaking? Contact Alexander Feoli at (212) 532-9898 ext. 231. For sponsorships contact Alejandro Salas at (516) 218-6876 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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      If you would like to experience rich networking opportunities and getting to know others in the industry, this conference is where you can do that. Opal Group does a really good job of bringing together an amazing experience. Alaina Doyle

      VP, Learning and Development, Wells Fargo

      Outstanding opportunity to network and learn with leaders doing the essential work in the L&D / DEI space. Unbelievable value-rich impact! Tracy Salters

      Director L&D, American Airlines

      The Opal organization planned and executed one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The speakers were extremely knowledgeable and willing to share not only their stories but details that other practitioners can use to have an impact back at their organizations. Duane J La Bom

      Chief Learning & Inclusion Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

      The first time I participated in an in-person conference post pandemic, and it went above and beyond my expectations. Thought provoking agenda and great speakers. Eli Bendet-Taicher

      Head of Global Learning & Development, WIX

      Opal Group's creation, planning and execution of the L&D and DEI Executive Summit in Atlanta was absolutely flawless. The sessions were extremely engaging and full of information, offering best practices from top experts in the field. These people know what they are doing and have raised the bar for all other event planning organizations. Kudos to the folks at Opal Group. Bradie Speller

      Director, Global Strategy Office, Change & Transformation, UPS

      The Summit was inspirational, educational, and practical. The most valuable take-away for me was the network of leaders I had the opportunity to learn from and engage with across a myriad of industries. It was very comforting and reaffirming to hear from other leaders experiencing similar challenges and learning how handled, managed, and worked their way through them. The network I built at the Summit has already been a tremendous support system to me and others and for that, I am extremely grateful. Sui Lang L. Panoke

      Sr. Vice President, Diversity. Equity. Inclusion, Zions Bank

      The event was well beyond my expectations. The presentations and learning opportunities were fantastic. I benchmarked what our organization was doing with the other attendees and developed concepts for scoping out projects and programming for our team. The networking was phenomenal! I met other colleagues in the same profession and enjoyed the camaraderie built during the conference networking events. LynnAnn H

      Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Texas State University

      Opal Group does a great job of planning and orchestrating fun yet informative HR topics for Heads of HR to come together to share best practices and plans for the future of work. Gianetta Jones

      VP HR, Coca-Cola United