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2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Lena Waithe: Saturday Night Keynote
 
Lena Waithe is one of Hollywood's most promising up-and-coming talents, who continues to grow her body of work with diversity, charisma, and comedy. One of Hollywood Reporter's "TV Breakouts", Waithe expertly taps into emerging cultural sensibilities with a sharp wit, speaking to myriad experiences from her unique perspective and challenging audiences to think outside conventional norms
One of Variety’ s Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2014, Waithe was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Friday Breakfast Plenary: The Future of Inclusion

T. Gordon Welton, Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Wells Fargo
As Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Wells Fargo, Gordon oversees the Consulting and Delivery team for the Talent Development and Organization Effectiveness group and for the past 6 months has been interim lead for Wells Fargo’s International Talent Strategy team. He’s also one year into his second term as Executive Advisor to the Wells Fargo PRIDE Team Member Network.

Friday Lunch Plenary: Women in Leadership

Amy E. Taylor, President/Chief Marketing Officer - Red Bull North America 
Amy started with Red Bull in 1999, in the early days for the brand in the US.  She now serves as President and Chief Marketing Officer based in Santa Monica, CA where she leads the brand’s overall strategic marketing and positioning in the US, working in partnership with the Global Headquarters in Fuschl, Austria. Amy leads the brand marketing, sports marketing and culture marketing departments, the US arm of a global endeavor, the Red Bull Media House and the field operation including three geographical business units. 

Friday Lunch Plenary: Women in Leadership

Keisha Bell, Managing Director, Head of Diverse Talent Management and Advancement - DTCC
Keisha Bell is responsible for recruiting and retaining best diverse talent and developing DTCC’s next generation of leaders through focused sponsorships and talent advancement strategies. She believes in changing mindsets, forging progressive practices, and views each employee as an agent of change. Keisha partners with business leaders to identify diverse talent across all levels focusing on their growth and mobility, and with Human Resources to ensure diversity and inclusion are fully integrated into working practices. Additionally, Keisha leads Corporate Philanthropy and Social Responsibility for DTCC.

Friday Lunch Plenary: Women in Leadership

Romaine Seguin, President of Global Freight Forwarding - UPS 
Romaine’s successful 36 year career at UPS has included leading teams in UPS hubs, operations, finance, and small package districts in US and internationally. She is now President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding.  Early career roles included a five-year assignment in Europe on an integration team. In 1994, she returned to the US and eventually became Managing Director of the Minnesota District. In 2007, Romaine moved to Milan, Italy as the Managing Director of UPS South Europe and was quickly promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. In 2010, Romaine became President of the UPS Americas Region. She accepted her current position in September 2018. Romaine sits on the Board of Trustees of William Woods University and serves as a board member for Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Women’s President Organization.

Friday Breakfast Plenary: The Future of Inclusion

T. Gordon Welton, Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Wells Fargo
As Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Wells Fargo, Gordon oversees the Consulting and Delivery team for the Talent Development and Organization Effectiveness group and for the past 6 months has been interim lead for Wells Fargo’s International Talent Strategy team. He’s also one year into his second term as Executive Advisor to the Wells Fargo PRIDE Team Member Network.

Friday Breakfast Plenary: The Future of Inclusion

Charlie Johnston, SVP Global Sales, Marketing, and Country HR - Cisco
Charlie is responsible for leading HR for over 18,000 sales and marketing professionals and delivering HR services to  93 countries. Charlie was instrumental in the design of Cisco's innovative employee engagement and experience program called “The People Deal,” which continues to drive the company’s culture globally. A proud Scot now residing in San Francisco with his partner, Charlie is passionate about the positive impact technology and great HR practices can have on the world.

Friday Breakfast Plenary: The Future of Inclusion

Sandye Taylor, Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion - RBC Capital Markets 

Sandye Taylor is the Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at RBC Capital Markets. She joined RBC Capital Markets in 2015.The Capital Markets businesses include Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Equities, Fixed Income Commodities & Currencies, Research and others. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Sandye worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was Senior Vice President, Head of D&I, Global Wealth & Investment Management. During her 12 years at BAML, she held roles as Global Head of D&I, Global Banking & Markets, head of Global Supplier Diversity; and Global Supply Chain Management, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Prior to that, she practiced law in public service and private law

firms.