• Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference
  • Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference

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2013 Philadelphia D&L Conference

The 2013 Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference brought participants top-notch keynote speakers, invaluable information and of course a GREAT TIME! To see some of the highlights, click here.

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October 29th, 2014
10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Concurrent Session I
Most Powerful & Influential Women
Success isn't only about achieving a certain status in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur, success can be achieved by the way you live, what you say, how you dream and what you know. Hear from some of Pittsburgh's Most Powerful and Influential Women and understand what it takes to become a woman of power and influence in today's world.

Top Leadership Competencies
Leaders hold a grave responsibility to be ahead of the game now more than ever before. They must be calm, yet tenacious; demanding, yet understanding; and accurate yet, not without fault. It is important to know what it takes, and more importantly what it will take to be an effective leader in the corporate environment. Leaders must be prepared to face a world of uncertainty with a confidence unmatched by their competitors. In this session you will become familiar with the top ten leadership competencies that leaders must have in order to maintain a position of influence in today's business world.

Recruiting, Developing, & Retaining Top Talents
These experts focus on the challenges in retaining a diverse workplace and special qualities they look for in candidates throughout the recruiting process to ensure that they will create a diverse working community. The discussion will focus on the panelists key skills in developing diverse talent within their organizations.

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Concurrent Session II
Secrets of a Confident Woman
Today's companies are under intense pressure to compete in a global economy. American companies, big and small, are in need of innovative thinkers who can solve today's complex problems, and what better pool to draw from, than the millions of women who are waiting for their opportunity to fly with the eagles. In this workshop, participants learn how to use their innate talents to lead with authority, command respect, and add revenue to the bottom line.

Corporate Play Book
Just as athletes need a play book to be successful on the field, so do professionals. This session will feature prominent executives, who will address topics regarding the personal and professional challenges they faced while successfully rising to the top in their respective fields. Join the discussion to gain insight and reflect on your own goals and status, in an effort to help catapult you to the top in your own career development.

Managing 4 Generations in the Workplace
For the first time in history, there are 4 generations in the workplace: Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials. When managers and supervisors understand the differences between the generations and learn how to appeal to each group's styles and needs, employee engagement, morale, and workplace productivity dramatically increase.
2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Concurrent Session III
Leadership 101
Leadership plays an integral role in advancing within the professional, community, and personal spheres. It is essential for top business representatives to learn how to develop, exhibit, and embrace key leadership skills that will help their organizations achieve optimal success. The following speakers will discuss the ways in which they have become leaders during their personal and professional trajectories, and shed light on valuable insights that pertain to leadership as an overarching topic in corporate America.

Leveraging Mentors Coaches and Sponsors
Exceptional leaders understand the importance of leveraging networks, mentors, and sponsors to achieve optimal success. Not only can leveraging networks expand people's contact and resource base, but leveraging mentors and sponsors can help individuals advance more quickly and strategically within the professional sphere. The following speakers will share the experiences they have had leveraging their networks, mentors, and sponsors to get to where they are today.

Dialogue on Hot Topics and Trends in Diversity
The discussion of diversity is one of high importance. Diversity issues expand beyond the individual and are problems of the community. Active dialogue about diversity issues help to alleviate accompanying stresses and also helps to promote a collaborative effort toward the understanding and acceptance of different cultures. In this session speakers will discuss diversity issues and concerns to foster a sense of honesty, tolerance, respect, and acceptance.