Wednesday Day Pass
Wednesday Day Pass
Ticket Price Includes:
Access to all Wednesday Events
7:30 - 8:30 a.m: Power Walk with Power Players Network & stroll the historic streets of downtown Louisville.
8:00 a.m: Registration/Check-in
9:00 - 10:00 a.m: Breakfast & Keynote: Using Crisis as Tool of Innovation Victoria Russell: Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Papa John's
10:15 - 12:15 p.m: The Power of Certification for Women, Minority, LGBTQ, Disabled, and Veteran Businesses Learn from a national panel of experts on how becoming a certified business can increase access to capital, customers and markets
12:30 - 1:30 p.m: Luncheon & Keynote: Increasing Access for Diverse Suppliers in the Aging Care Industry Scott Nelson, Senior Vice President Supply Chain & Tim Findley, Division Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion - Kindred Healthcare
1:45 - 3:00 p.m: Afternoon Panel: Identity & Innovation Have you ever judged someone’s capabilities based on assumptions from how the person looks, talks, etc? It happens everyday and holds back innovation. Is it an identity crisis or an awareness crisis? Why do we struggle to be our authentic selves? Why must we make you feel so comfortable at our own compromise?
You talk so white
You act so black
You dress like a girl
You dress like a boy
You’re in America we speak English Jack!
Lean in with community leaders as we “go there”, discussing the very uncomfortable conversations that causes many to question who they are and if it’s ok to be their authentic selves.
3:30 - 6:30 p.m: GENXYZ: The Changing Faces of Entrepreneurship Expanding power for diverse founders. Advancing culture towards inclusion. Igniting innovation. Session Moderator: Theo Edmonds, University of Louisville
• Welcome by Terrez Marriott Thompson is Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity for The Coca-Cola Company;
• Insights into the UofL Center for Creative Placehealing’s ongoing work to create a Cultural Wellbeing Index, a predictive metric linking organizational culture with creativity, employee wellbeing, innovation capacity and market performance;
• Presentations by GEN Z social innovation teams from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) who are part of the Aspen Challenge – a program of the Aspen Institute and the Bezos Family Foundation that elevates youth voice to design solutions to critical issues they face in their communities;
• Lightening Talks exploring the intersection of creativity, social justice and entrepreneurship;
• Interactive conversation with event headliner ARLAN HAMILTON, founder of Backstage Capital;
• Deep-dive investigation facilitated by Louisville Magazine’s MATTHEW BARZUN, former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, with a group of national and regional VCs, economic advocacy organizations, accelerator leaders and diverse founders on how our region can support, grow and attract diverse entrepreneurs and innovators who may not currently see Louisville, KY as a viable option for their enterprise development.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m: CIVITAS: A Regional LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce The GENXYZ event will be directly followed with a meet and greet reception with CIVITAS founding board and local, national dignitaries and corporate leaders committed to inclusive economy building