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9 - 10 a.m.

[Ruby Foyer and Patio]
Guest registration and networking breakfast

10 a.m. - Noon

[Herscher Hall]
Welcome
Kari Bolen, EdD, director, Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mount Saint Mary’s University

The Report Data Presentation
Ann McElaney-Johnson, PhD, president, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Using Intersectionality as a Starting Point
It’s no accident the theme of the 2019 Report is Intersections: Identity, Access and Equity. Californians are talking about equity for women, and that requires us to understand that our identities are multiple. Those intersections – of race, socio-economic status, age, and more – shape who we are and how we identify with our workplaces and communities. So we dig in: what is intersectionality and why is it so important?

Kimberly Nao, PhD, Fritz B. Burns endowed chair of education and director, Instructional Leadership

[Panel]
Understanding the Obstacles: Everyday Systems and Practices that Intensify Inequities
Have you ever thought about how our transportation, education or healthcare systems create barriers that make gender equity harder to achieve? Leaders in urban planning, education and healthcare are shifting how they think about these infrastructures to meet the opportunities of serving a diverse community. Learn how experts in these spaces are bringing new vision to California’s systems, serving the most diverse state in the nation. 

Moderator: Shereen Marisol Meraji, co-host and reporter, NPR’s Code Switch
Panel:
Deborah Allen,
PhD, deputy director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Naomi Iwasaki, deputy director, Investing in Place
Sylvia Torres-Guillén, California's director of Education Equity, ACLU

[In Conversation]
Identity and Ageism
An intimate conversation about a particular identity by which women and girls may experience implicit or explicit bias – ageism. This discussion will provide an opportunity to dive deeper into AARP’s research and #DisruptAging campaign.

Kamili Wilson, vice president, Enterprise Initiatives, Office of the Chief of Staff, AARP with Emerald Archer, PhD, director, Center for the Advancement of Women, Mount Saint Mary’s University

[Panel]
Checking in: Are we Gaining Ground with Diversity and Inclusion or Just Talking About It?
It seems every organization across California has an Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and yet there is much work to be done ensuring that all Californians have equal opportunities. In this panel, industry leaders will share their innovative approaches to diversity and inclusion issues, modeling equitable practices for the rest of the country. Is equity truly in our grasp or are we moving too slowly?

Moderator: Shereen Marisol Meraji, co-host and reporter, NPR’s Code Switch
Panel:
Rekha Chiruvolu, director of Diversity and Inclusion, Nixon Peabody Law Firm
Alex Grimwade, SVP, CIO, Twentieth Century Fox Television
Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO, Culture Shift Labs
Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, executive vice president, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment
Betty Rengifo Uribe, executive vice president, California Bank Trust

Closing Remarks
Ann McElaney-Johnson, PhD

12 - 12:30 p.m. Socialize and Proceed to VIP Lunch
12:30 - 2 p.m.

[Ahmanson Hall]
VIP Lunch

[In Conversation]
California’s Agenda for Women and Girls
Discussions focused on intersectionality require us to think about inclusion and how our communities can foster opportunities for all Americans. Jennifer Siebel Newsom is no stranger to the term ‘inclusion.’ In fact, she replaced the title ‘First Lady’ with ‘First Partner’ – a nod to the importance of diversity and inclusion. Join two high-profile leaders for a discussion on gender justice advocacy and the path forward for women and girls in our state.

California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom with Senator Holly J. Mitchell, 30th Senate District