Workplace Summit Agenda


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1:00 PM | Keynote Address

WE ARE ALL AGING: Let’s End Ageism
In the workplace, we experience ageism when someone assumes that we are “too young” for a promotion, for example, or “too old” to be a good fit—instead of finding out who we are and what we’re capable of. Just like race and gender, age is a criterion for diversity. In this provocative, funny, and deeply informed talk, Applewhite explores the personal and professional consequences of age bias (especially for women), challenges the young/old binary, and explains how everyone benefits from age-friendly policies. This rousing call to action will start you seeing and dismantling the ageism around us—in the workplace, and everywhere else.
Ashton Applewhite,  anti-ageism activist and author, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

2:00 PM | Networking Break & Author Signing

2:30 PM | Keynote Address

C4WARD TO MOVE FORWARD: How to Overcome Bias and Embrace Otherness 
Our world is more divided than ever. We are pulling back from each other, drawing the idea of family and community too small, clinging to people who are like us, and being afraid of the “other.” But separation and retrenchment are not the way forward. To overcome divisiveness, we need to expand and reimagine a more inclusive community and society. We each need to reach across our differences instead of giving into isolation, fear, and hatred. In this compelling talk, Vernā Myers shares her vision of how we can all move forward, sharing the four Cs of progress – Cultural Curiosity, Compassion, Consciousness, and Courage. Participants will leave energized and with practical tools for connecting in small and large ways to people who are different.
Vernā Myers, vice president of inclusion strategy, Netflix, lawyer, entrepreneur, best-selling author and cultural innovator

3:30 PM | Networking Break & Author Signing

4:00 PM | Keynote Address

Leadership is about creating change. It isn’t synonymous with a job title, and it doesn’t have to start at the top. While managers make an established process as efficient as possible, leaders can transform people’s lives for the better. How can you step up and effectively make change happen in your team, your company, or even your industry? Entrepreneur, thought leader, and best-selling author Seth Godin breaks down the concrete steps for creating change from any level of an organization. He offers wisdom and actionable advice so that you can lean into fear, accept the possibility of failure, establish influence, and spread ideas that matter.
Seth Godin, entrepreneur, best selling author, and one of the most popular bloggers of all time

5:00 PM | Author Signing


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