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Fifth Third Bank Diversity Leadership Symposium


December 15, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Duke Energy Convention Center

Stories of Action & Stories of Inspiration

Join us, in-person, at the Duke Energy Convention Center for a morning of inspiring stories and dynamic keynotes as the region’s business community gathers to drive action and re-imagine the workplace.

Senior business and organization leaders will leave with an expanded perspective and renewed intensity to lead with intention.

Registration includes breakfast and focused workshops on inclusion topics facilitated by diversity and inclusion leaders.

WELCOME

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7:30AM - Breakfast/Registration/Networking

8:00AM - Welcome

Jill Meyer, President & CEO, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

8:10AM - Opening Remarks

Aftab Pureval, Cincinnati Mayor-elect

8:15AM - Fifth Third Welcome
Stephanie Smith
, SVP, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer

joyceheadshot370x3008:25AM - Keynote Address

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Joyce Beatty is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district since 2013, and as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Beatty represented the 27th district in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1999 to 2008, serving for a time as minority leader. She was also previously the Senior Vice-President for Outreach and Engagement at the Ohio State University.

8:50AM - Stories of Action & Stories of Inspiration

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Priya Klocek
President & CEO, Consultant on the Go

Damon Jones
Chief Communications Officer, Procter & Gamble

Megan Mitchell
News Anchor, WLWT News 5

Rico Grant
Owner, Gallery at Gumbo

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Mel Gravely
In addition to acting as the CEO and Chairman of the board of TriVersity Construction Company, Mel is the author of nine books including his latest, Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, The Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity.

He has been an active civic leader having served on the boards of Thomas More College, the United Way of Southwest Ohio, Drake Hospital, REDI Cincinnati and is a former board chair of the Greater Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. He is currently serving as the co-chair of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC) and Vice Chair of Artswave.

Breakout Sessions

Round 1 - 10:15AM
ERG Working Group

Untapped Talent:The Power of Immigrant and Refugee Workforce

Neurodiversity and Employers

Growing and Developing Diverse Tech Talent

Round 2 - 11:15AM
Untapped Talent:The Power of Immigrant and Refugee Workforce

Neurodiversity and Employers

Growing and Developing Diverse Tech Talent

Registration includes breakfast and focused workshops on inclusion topics facilitated by diversity and inclusion leaders.

Our top priority is the health and safety of all attendees and staff. As we continue to see high incidences of COVID-19 in the Cincinnati region, we require anyone who is not vaccinated to wear a mask.

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