Tuesday, March 6

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

First-timers’ welcome

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening reception

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm


7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner remarks
Tom Greco, President, Frito-Lay North America

8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Dinner Dialogue
Starting the Conversation

Sue Dodsworth, Global Diversity Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Grant LaMontagne, SVP, Chief Customer Officer, The Clorox Company
A panel of consumer products industry’s executives share their thoughts on diversity and the role it plays in cpg/retail.

8:50 pm - 9:30 pm

Power networking afterparty

Wednesday, March 7

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Opening remarks
Eva Kohn, SVP Strategic Sales, Valassis Inc.
Subriana Pierce, SVP Sales and Merchandising, SUPERVALU

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Opening keynote: Connecting D&I to the Bottom Line
Anthony Carter, VP Global Diversity and Inclusion,
Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson & Johnson

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Briefing: The New Consumer
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, SVP Public Affairs and Government Relations, Nielsen

10:15 am -12:15 pm

Super Sessions

I. Workplace: Retaining Diverse Talent
Kenneth Charles, VP, Diversity and Inclusion, General Mills
Katherine Giscombe, VP, Diverse Women and Inclusion Research,
Catalyst Inc.
Sue Johnson, Global Head of Gender Balance & Diversity, Nestlé Group

II. Marketplace: Building Bridges to Diverse Consumers
Steve Garcia, Founder and President, Lynx Marketing
Jacqueline Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Lambesis
Linda Singh, Senior Marketing Director, Fragrances, Coty Inc.

III. Supplier Diversity: The Secret to Better Business
Moderator: Bridgette Porter, Senior HR Manager, Diversity,
Procter & Gamble
Gleatha Glispie, Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Walgreen Company
Dr. Melvin Gravely, Author and Founder,
The Institute of Entrepreneurial Thinking
Jean Lacefield, Group Manager, Supplier Diversity,
PepsiCo Foods North America
Kathryn Mazon, Senior Business Development Lead, Supplier Diversity,
Target Corporation

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Forum luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Special address: Driving Innovation through Diversity
and Inclusion

Linda Clement-Holmes, Chief Diversity Officer and SVP,
Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Super Sessions repeat from 10:15 am

4:45 pm -5:30 pm

Power connection one-to-one
You and a peer share learnings and best practices about diversity and business.

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Evening at the Forum dinner event
Featuring DJ and special remarks
Mark Schortman, SVP and Region General Manager
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Thursday, March 8

8:00 am - 8:20 am

Learning recap and assessment
Eva Kohn, SVP Strategic Sales, Valassis Inc.
Subriana Pierce, SVP Sales and Merchandising, SUPERVALU

8:20 am - 9:10 am

Featured remarks
The Digital Edge: Using New Media to Connect
with Multicultural Consumers

Lynn Fantom, Chairman and CEO, ID Media

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Refreshment break

9:40 am - 10:40 am

Fireside Chat
The Opportunity Within: Building Cultural Competencies
Inside Your Organization

Maria Campbell, Director of Diversity, SC Johnson
Diane Cooke, VP, Human Resources, Schwan's Consumer Brands
Armando Martín, President/CEO and Co-Founder, XL Edge/XL Alliance

10:45 am -11:30 am

Closing keynote
Sharon Orlopp, Global Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President,
Corporate People, Walmart Stores Inc.

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Back at the Office
Finalize your action plan and get ready to hit the ground running when you return home.

11:50 am - 12:00 pm

Eva Kohn, SVP Strategic Sales, Valassis Inc.
Subriana Pierce, SVP Sales and Merchandising, SUPERVALU