Opening Keynote

Justin Jones-Fosu

CEO of Work. Meaningful; Social entrepreneur & meaningful work researcher

Justin Jones-Fosu, MBA, CSP recently summited one of the 7 Peaks (the tallest mountain on each continent) …can you guess which one?  He is a full-time dad-e who also happens to be a highly sought-after business speaker, social entrepreneur, and meaningful work researcher. 

He is the founder and CEO of Work. Meaningful. where he speaks 50-60 times per year to companies, organizations, and associations in the US and Internationally on meaningful work and diversity/inclusion. He is passionate about helping organizations and individuals take ownership of their mindset, purpose, and performance to achieve amazing results. 

His latest book “The Inclusive Mindset: How to cultivate diversity in your everyday life” challenges the reader to see diversity and inclusion as someone they choose to be rather than something they have to do. 

He is passionate about turning events into memorable experiences with his humorous and engaging delivery as well as his research-based content!

Day 2 Keynote

Trisch Smith 

PR Week Women of Distinction 2022,  “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” and “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” in Savoy Magazine

Trisch Smith Diversity and inclusion champion, communications expert, and public relations veteran are just a few words used to describe Trisch L. Smith. During her extensive tenure with Edelman, the world’s leading global communications marketing agency, Trisch has managed stakeholder outreach, strategic positioning, and crisis and reputation management campaigns for Fortune 500 corporations, including Starbucks, Unilever, HP, Toyota and United Way of America, Prudential and Walmart.  

For a decade, Trisch led Edelman’s award-winning multicultural practice, providing senior counsel to a wide range of clients to protect, promote and evolve their brands, as well as effectively engage diverse thought leaders, consumers and other stakeholders. As Edelman’s first global chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer, Trisch oversees all DEI strategic planning, education, cultural development, external partnerships, and recruitment efforts to ensure Edelman’s workforce reflects the increasingly diverse marketplace.  

Trisch serves on several professional boards and has received recognition for her work, including being named a PR Week Women of Distinction 2022, as well as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” and “Most Influential Women in Corporate America” in Savoy Magazine. 

Closing Keynote

Gorick Ng

Bestselling author, The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right

Gorick Ng is the Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, a book published by Harvard Business Review Press. It is a guide to help professionals, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, take control of their careers, based on 500+ interviews with professionals across geographies, industries, and job types.

Gorick is a career adviser at Harvard College, specializing in coaching first-generation, low-income students. He has worked in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), investment banking at Credit Suisse, and research with the Managing the Future of Work project at Harvard Business School. He has been featured in The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, New York Post, Fast Company, and CNBC. He was named by Thinkers50 as one of 30 thinkers to watch in 2022.

Gorick, a first-generation college student, is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. Find him at www.gorick.com. 

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Adaora Ayoade, PCC
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Talana Bradley, PCC
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Karen Cappello
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Diane Dempster
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Parent Coach & Co-Founder ImpactParents.com
Elyse Doti-Cohen (she/her)
Elyse Doti-Cohen (she/her)
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Co-Director of Educational Leadership Executive Coaching
Rodney Fisher, PCC
Rodney Fisher, PCC
New York City Public Schools
Educational Leadership Executive Coach
Marita Fridjhon, PCC, M.A., ORSCC
Marita Fridjhon, PCC, M.A., ORSCC
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Heidi Glunz, PCC
Heidi Glunz, PCC
Science2Wellbeing
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