Dima Ghawi, MBA
DEI Influencer
Dima Ghawi, LLC
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Dima is Middle-Eastern in her genes and global citizen in her spirit. She ignites the untapped potential in individuals across the globe, empowering them to shatter limitations and become courageous, purpose driven leaders.

Through keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching, Dima shares her unique leadership transformation journey with one goal in mind: motivate those around her to reimagine their potential and grow into leaders.

Dima has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies and has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce.

 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2024 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Sonia Aranza
CEO/Principal Consultant
Aranza Communications
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Global Speaker Sonia Aranza has presented on the international stage from Spain to Singapore.  She brings 27+ years of experience in Diversity, Inclusion & Global Leadership. Her clients include Boeing, CIA, McDonald’s and more. The U.S. Department of Labor describes her work as “Outstanding” and was selected to execute programs for landmark cases. SHRM featured her as a Diversity & Inclusion Expert in HR Magazine and she is a LinkedIn Top Voice in Leadership. She serves on the Faculty of Howard University’s Executive Diversity Program; named “100 Most Influential Filipina Americans in the United States” and honored “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World.”

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Claudia Schabel
President
Schabel Solutions, Inc.
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Claudia is the Founder, President and CEO of Schabel Solutions Inc., a full-service DEI consulting firm helping organizations across the U.S. normalize inclusive behaviors, operationalize equity and build the skills, confidence and plans needed to achieve and sustain successful workforces, workplaces and marketplace outcomes.

Schabel Solutions is a woman/minority-owned business which is certified as a SBA Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) business.

Born and raised in Brazil, Claudia lived and worked in Japan for five years prior to moving to the United States in 1999. Claudia’s approach as a sought-after DEI consultant combines over 20 years of DEI and human resources practitioner experience, largely with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, with her international, multicultural background. Her expertise and background positions the firm to offer customized consulting, training and coaching services in the areas of DEI and cultural competency.

Claudia holds a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University. She is a Certified Virtual Facilitator™ (CVF™) by the International Institute for Facilitation as well as Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) certified for conducting organizationwide cultural equity assessments, which the firm leverages when helping clients develop and implement robust and sustainable DEI strategies.

Currently, Claudia serves on the Iowa SHRM State Council as the Director of Diversity. She also serves on the Business Record’s Racial Equity Advisory Board as well as the boards of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity and Rotary District 6000 as the DEI Chair.

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Thursday, November 7, 2024 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Michael Bach
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CEO
Future of IDEA, LLC
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Michael Bach is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA). He has worked globally in the IDEA field, including as the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for KPMG International. He is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), CCDI Consulting and Pride at Work Canada.

He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning books Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right and Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Guillermo Mendoza
International Speaker & Executive Coach
Impact Coaching Solutions
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Guillermo disrupts people struggling to find happiness, to transform their lives by unlocking the powerful mindsets that create peace, abundance and happiness.

He accelerates leadership turning managers into leaders. Leadership expert, global speaker, author, entrepreneur, meditator, and executive coach. He is passionate sharing his tools and experiences on neuroscience, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and coaching to help people and leaders to thrive.

Guillermo is dedicated to empowering leaders to grow a successful organization developing talent in people. He engages people to reflect on their leadership and to make the changes to create transformations that will positively impact lives.
 
 
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Sara Taylor
President and Founder
deepSEE Consulting
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Sara Taylor, President and Founder of deepSEE Consulting, has 35 years of extensive DEI experience serving local, national, and global clients. As a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author, Sara’s thought leadership lies at the intersection of the fields of Unconscious Bias and Cultural Competence. Her models, and books have been used by tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations to create greater inclusion and interpersonal effectiveness. Sara holds a master’s degree in DEI and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. Prior to deepSEE, she held positions such as Chief Diversity Officer and Leadership and Diversity Specialist.

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Eric M. Ellis
President and CEO
Integrity Development Corp
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Eric Ellis, President and CEO of Integrity Development Corp., is an award-winning entrepreneur, thought leader, author, and keynote speaker with over thirty years of experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

Named one of the Top 100 DEI Experts in the World by the Society for Human Resources Management and "Cincinnati's Diversity Fixer" by The Cincinnati Enquirer, Eric is an innovative thought leader who helps transform organizational cultures into people-centered workplaces that inspire employee engagement and a sense of belonging.

Eric is a singer/songwriter, and the author of Diversity Conversations. He hosts a weekly podcast named after his book, which can be found on Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube.

 

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Jim Fielding
Founder
All Pride, No Ego LLC
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Jim Fielding is a respected leader and C-Suite veteran in brand strategy, consumer products and experiences, and storytelling.   He is a passionate advocate and philanthropist for the Queer Community, higher education, and diversity, equity and inclusion. As author of All Pride, No Ego (Wiley, Aug. 15, 2023), he is committed to safe and authentic spaces for all individuals and communities.   Jim spends his time as an Executive Coach, Speaker, and Advocate now and gives back through his work with Braven Mentoring, the Indiana University Foundation Board, and The Trevor Project.

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Jim Fielding
Founder
All Pride, No Ego LLC
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Jim Fielding is a respected leader and C-Suite veteran in brand strategy, consumer products and experiences, and storytelling.   He is a passionate advocate and philanthropist for the Queer Community, higher education, and diversity, equity and inclusion. As author of All Pride, No Ego (Wiley, Aug. 15, 2023), he is committed to safe and authentic spaces for all individuals and communities.   Jim spends his time as an Executive Coach, Speaker, and Advocate now and gives back through his work with Braven Mentoring, the Indiana University Foundation Board, and The Trevor Project.

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