"The best leaders and the best companies will leverage and exploit diversity to help make their organizations more relevant and come up with better solutions and be more effective in the market by seeing the opportunities that others in the industry do not see.”

James WhiteJames White,
President and CEO
Jamba Juice

Talent management

Recruiting, retaining and managing today’s multicultural, multigenerational workforce is one of the most important tasks you face. At the NEW Diversity Forum, human resource managers, diversity officers and front-line managers will learn how to manage today’s new workforce from experts and peers.


Special interest to leaders, line managers, emerging leaders
and human resource professionals.

Opening keynote
Connecting D&I to the Bottom Line

Anthony Carter, VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer
Johnson & Johnson

Some say the jury is still out on the direct link between diversity and inclusion and bottom-line results — J&J begs to differ. In this content-rich presentation, the cpg giant’s CDO will share how J&J has leveraged diversity and inclusion to transform its global business practices and build high-performing teams to achieve breakthrough results.

Wednesday, March 7 | 8:15 am – 9:00 am

Super Session
Workplace: Retaining Diverse Talent

Retaining diverse leaders is critical to accomplishing your diversity agenda and one of the top challenges facing cpg/retail companies. In this session, a workforce trends expert will explain the critical trends you must address. You will also learn from best-in-class companies who have made the changes needed to retain their top talent. They’ll discuss their retention strategies so you can build your own plan of action.

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 and Diversity, Nestlé Group

Wednesday, March 7 | 10:15 am -12:15 pm (repeats at 2:30 pm)

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

A panel of diversity experts joins the chief consumer officer of Mars Chocolate to discuss how to connect the dots between the workplace and the marketplace by building strong cultural competencies throughout your enterprise.