Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference 

Ignite! Personal Success Strategies in High Performing Organizations

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Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Admission:  

Early-bird Admission through October 9th:

  • Professional Members $80

  • Non-members: $90

  • Become a professional member now and purchase your ticket at $125 (a $90 savings!)

Admission after October 9th:

  • Professional Members $85

  • Non-members: $95

  • Become a professional member now and purchase your ticket at $145 (a $75 savings!)

Admission includes tour of Barnes Museum (valued at $25!)

Attire: Business Casual

Presenting Sponsor:

Participating Sponsors

Agenda:

3:00 PM

Registration and Networking [Lower level]

3:30 PM

Welcome by Elaine Cheong, President Ascend Greater Philadelphia [Auditorium]

3:35 PM

Opening Remarks by Kelvin Tran, CFO, TD Bank [Auditorium]

3:50 PM

Meet the U.S Army - Career Development Strategy [Auditorium]

4:00 PM

Keynote: Reflections from Diving in Head First by Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan [Auditorium]

4:30 PM

Panel Discussion:  Creating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation [Auditorium]

5:15 PM

Break

5:30 PM

Breakout Sessions:

Breakout Session A: Be Yourself, But Carefully - What does bringing your authentic self to work really mean? [Garden Pavilion]

Breakout Session B: Why Should Anyone Be Led By You? High performance team building - devise action strategies implementing, improving and maximizing cooperation, collaboration and networking [Auditorium]

ERG/BRG Leaders Forum: Discuss common goals and challenges to drive sustained momentum within our respective organizations and support for each other in our collective mission of advancing workforce diversity. [Seminar Room A]

6:20 PM

Closing Remarks by Alex Lord, Partner, KPMG [Auditorium]

Raffle for executive coaching sessions [Auditorium]

6:25 PM

6:30 PM

Networking & Reception; Self-guided Museum Tour [Lower Level]

Keynote Speaker:Reflections from Diving in Head First

Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan
Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan
Entrepreneur, Board Member, Angel Investor, and Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Vanessa Z. Chan is an Entrepreneur, Board Member, Angel Investor, Keynote Speaker and Educator who has spent over 20 years innovating. She is currently at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is Professor of Practice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Undergraduate Chair of Materials Science & Engineering and a member of the Executive Committee of Penn Health Tech.

 

Prior to Penn she was a McKinsey & Company partner, where she co-led their innovation practice. As an Entrepreneur, she has competed on the Today Show’s Next Big Thing which led to her selling Loopit, her tangle-free headphones on QVC.

 

Dr. Chan is a renowned speaker who inspires others to adopt a growth mindset by embracing failure as a catalyst for change. She also is a partner at Robin Hood Ventures (an angel investing group), on the Advisory Board of several startups, co-President of Ellevate Network’s Philadelphia Chapter, a founding member of the Innovation Advisory Council for United Technology Corporation and a member of the Board of Trustees for both the Kimmel Center and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Dr. Chan earned her Ph.D. from MIT and a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Materials Science and Engineering.

Panel Discussion: Creating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation 

Moderator
Moderator
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Dr. Venessa Z. Chan
Entrepreneur, Board Member, Angel Investor, and Professor at University of Pennsylvania

Ripa Rashid

Managing Director

Culture @ Work
Lakshmi Stockham
SVP, Technology Retail Product
TD Bank
Nick Bayer

CEO & Founder

Saxbys

 

Breakout Session A: Be Yourself, But Carefully 

Authenticity is the new buzzword, but honest sharing of thoughts, feelings and experiences at work is a double-edged sword. What does bringing your authentic self to work really mean?

Moderator
Kim Cermak
Cross Cultural Trainer
Athena International

Ann Aerts
Partner
PwC
Sophia Lee
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Blank Rome
Srinath Chigullapalli
Senior IT Program Manager
Vanguard
 

Breakout Session B: Why Should Anyone be Led by You?

High Performance Team Building - Devise action strategies implementing, improving and maximizing cooperation, collaboration and networking

Urvi Bham
CEO and Founder
Vikara Risk and Compliance
Moderator

Peter Lav
Senior Director, Operations Compliance
Comcast
Bala Sreenivasan
VP, Global Supply Chain Operations
Merck
Carol Nevins
Managing Director
Bank of America
 

Breakout Session: ERG/BRG Leadership Forum 

(By Invite Only)

Discuss common goals and challenges to drive sustained momentum within our respective organizations and support for each other in our collective mission of advancing workforce diversity

Facilitator
Sarita Maheshwari
Managing Director
Accenture
Facilitator
John Lee
Partner
RSM US LLP
 
Welcome
Elaine Cheong
President, Ascend Greater Philadelphia Chapter
SVP
Bank of America
Opening Remarks
Kelvin Tran
CFO
TD Bank
Past President
Ascend Canada
Kenneth Wong
Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army – Pennsylvania East
Meet the U.S. Army
Closing Remarks
Alex Lord
Partner
KPMG

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