Inclusion & Diversity Summit with Pinterest
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Inclusion & Diversity Summit with Pinterest

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm | Event begins at 9:00am
Where: TechNexus
20 N. Wacker Dr, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Kaylin Berg

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 Join ITA and Pinterest for an exciting half day program on the most pressing topics in Inclusion and Diversity today.  During this program, made up of short, activity-based conversations, you’ll walk away with a sense of what’s most relevant, new connections, and takeaways that you can adapt and implement immediately. The program will be rich with opportunities to learn from the experiences of leaders in the community, who have lived through many of the same issues being faced by your organization today! As Diversity & Inclusion efforts are constantly evolving, these topics will cover a wide range of issues and lessons to be learned. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with your peers before and during breaks in the programming, enriching the discussion even further.


8:30 – 9:00am – Check in & breakfast

9:00 – 9:45am – Keynote Presentation by Candice Morgan, Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Pinterest

9:45 – 10:15am Inclusion Cards Activity, presented by Ashley Powell, Director of Business Development at Table XI

  • Inclusion Meeting Cards to make it easier for everyone to contribute equally. With them, you can stop interruptions, silence steamrollers and encourage introverts in a way that feels non-confrontational and even fun. In this session, Ashley will share the meeting faux pas that inspired the cards and how you can facilitate better meetings at your company.

10:15 – 11:00am – Interview: Building an Inclusive Culture for the workplace – Tomoko Kizawa, Chicago Inclusion Leader & Partner at Deloitte, interviewed by Trisha Degg of ITA

11:00 – 11:20am – Networking Break

11:20am – 12:00pm – Fireside Chat with Bill Watkins, US Head of Partnerships at Pinterest and Karla Talley, Talent Engagement and Inclusion Manager, Digitas

12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch and networking



Category Pricing
Member Complimentary
Nonmember $100


Refunds for paid tickets are only available up to five business days prior to the event. Tickets are non-transferable. 


Meet the Speakers:



Tomoko Kizawa, Chicago Inclusion Leader, Partner, Deloitte

Tomoko is the Inclusion Leader of Deloitte’s Chicago office, comprised of 5,500 professionals across Audit, Tax, Consulting and Risk & Financial Advisory. She oversees the Inclusion Council which connects people through common passions and interests, builds community across business, backgrounds and experiences, and enables a sense of belonging. Also, as a Risk & Financial Advisory Partner, Tomoko assists clients with strategic assessments, risk management, corporate governance, financial and operational process reviews, process efficiency, internal audit and internal controls transformation.


Candice Morgan, Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Pinterest

Candice Morgan is the Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Pinterest, where she leads strategies to build a more inclusive and diverse global company. Previously, Candice spent nearly 10 years at Catalyst, where she designed strategic talent initiatives for global companies and firms across a range of industries. Candice holds an MS in cross-cultural psychology from Brunel University and a BS in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a frequent speaker and advisor at global conferences and events, a contributor to Harvard Business Review, and was recently honored on Fast Company's list of Most Creative People in Business & The Root 100 Most Influential African-Americans of 2017.


Ashley Powell, Director of Business Development, Table XI

Ashley Quinto Powell is the Director of Business Development at Table XI. She speaks nationally on salary negotiation — most recently at Disrupt Madison and General Assembly Chicago — and she supports women in business through formal and informal mentorship communities. Quinto Powell is the founder of The Madison Bossy and The Chicago Boss, a community of women actively advancing their careers while raising children. She has been named a Brava Woman to Watch, an InBusiness Magazine 40 Under 40 and a 2018 Athena Award nominee. She has been quoted in and the Huffington Post and is the subject of a children's book, "She's a Technology Sales Executive and She's My Mom". She lives in Madison with her husband and two children.


Karla Talley, Talent Engagement and Inclusion Manager, Digitas

Karla is the Undercover Bada$$ at Digitas—aka: the Talent Engagement & Inclusion Manager for North America. She oversees and supports Digitas’ national employee resource groups, partners as an extension of the recruiting team focusing on D&I recruiting efforts, and works to forward the TE&I team’s goals centered on recruiting, retaining, and engaging talent.


Bill Watkins, US Head of Partnerships, Pinterest

Bill is US Head of Partnerships at Pinterest, responsible for the Retail, Finance, Tech, & Travel industry sales teams. Bill is also the site lead for the Chicago office. His team works closely with partners, helping them utilize Pinterest to solve business challenges & drive meaningful results. Prior to Pinterest, Bill held multiple leadership roles at Demand Media & Yahoo. Bill earned an B.S. in Management Information Systems from Miami University, and resides in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and two sons. Bill is currently pinning ideas about documentaries, musical influences, and mens fashion.


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