UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Diversity Week: It Takes All of Us 2020 Agenda

Monday, October 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.Welcome & Opening Remarks


Dave Hofmann, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Sherry Wallace (MBA '87), Executive Director of Engagement & Inclusion
Kate Kryder, Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.P&G Inclusive Blue Speaker Series

P&G Representative:
Angelica Matthews (UNC '05), Senior Director, Global Home Care Hygiene (P&G)

Keynote Speaker: 
Donovan Livingston (UNC '09)
Donovan is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation Address "Lift Off" went viral, reaching over 13 million views. A believer in the enormous opportunities that education provides, Livingston inspires students, educators, and communities with his conviction that every child has the right to "lift off" and achieve their dreams. Livingston is a 2009 Tar Heel and has earned his master's degree from Colombia University and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. 

Introduction begins at 7:14.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The MBA Climate for Diversity Equity & Inclusion Team Presents the 3rd Annual Inclusion in Business Panel. Join us for two critical conversations with Alumni and Corporate Partners about creating diversity, equity, and inclusion within the finance and tech sectors.

Panelists will share challenges, wins, how the market and current events are driving strategy, and how new generations in the workforce are playing a role. Additional, we have asked the panelists to share authentic stories of how their own intersecting identities have shaped their work and leadership style. 

Our goal is to engage, connect, and partner with our broad UNC Kenan-Flagler Community on DE&I, which we believe strengthens and encourages us to become better leaders. 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Allyship: Creating Space in the Financial Services Industry
This panel will discuss being an effective ally in creating space in the financial services industry.

Presenter: Je'nique Harewood (MBA '21) 


Sandra Chandler, Associate Director of Career Coaching
Pramita Saha, Senior Associate Director of Career Coaching 

Mike Diiorio (UNC '95), Former Head of Equities at Credit Suisse (EMEA)
Naakorkoi (Naa) Pappoe (MBA '20), Associate Principal Examiner, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Nicole Weeldryer (MBA '99), Managing Director (Goldman Sachs)
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Creating Inclusion in the Technology Industry
This panel will discuss creating inclusive spaces in the technology industry.

Moderator: Arvind Malhotra, H. Allen Andrew Professor of Entrepreneurial Education and Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Brandon Copeland (BSBA '12, MBA '16), Partner Marketing Manager (Cisco)
Yvonne R. Jackson (MBA '15), Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager (Apple)
Michelle Kimbrough (MBA '19), Senior Advisor, Project Marketing (Dell)
8:00 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.Transition
8:05 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Inclusion in Business Happy Hour
Heard something you want to follow up on? Want to connect with your peers? Join us for a networking happy hour with some of our corporate partners.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Living & Learning in the U.S.
Hear from a panel of Full-Time MBA international students about their experience.

Patricia Collins, Associate Director of Global Programs
Rachel White, Associate Director of Career & Leadership for MBA & Alumni

Ran Levinsky (MBA '21) 
Oluseun Akinrinoye (MBA '21) 
Xiaoxuan Guo (MBA '21) 
Zhongyuan Zhou (MBA '21)

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Bringing Your Authentic Self to Carolina
We all have intersecting identities that make up our whole selves. At UNC Kenan-Flagler we don't ask you to choose just one: We value all that makes you your authentic self. In these student lead mini sessions, students will talk about their experiences and how they have brought their authentic selves to Carolina.

Presenter: Kate Kryder, Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment

7:30 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.Transition
7:35 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.Student-Led Mini-Sessions
- MBA Veterans with Chris Lund (MBA '21), Alex Newsome (MBA '21) and Steven Hastings (MBA '21)
- Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) with Richard Meyers (MBA '21), Ryan Fleer (MBA '21) and Stephanie Chak (MBA '21)
- Forté with Ashley Persie (MBA '21), Dale Ziobro (MBA '21) and Patience Wall (MBA '22) 
- The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) with Michael Juan (MBA '21), Nkasano Fullerton (MBA '21) and William Keyes (MBA '21)
- Allyship with Jason Tsai (MBA '21), Evanne Timberlake (MBA '22) and Gabrielle Kostrzewa (MBA '22)
8:05 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.Transition
8:10 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.Student-Led Mini-Sessions
- MBA Veterans with Chris Lund (MBA '21), Paul Rothfield (MBA '21) and Matthew Pirrello (MBA '21) 
- Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) with Richard Meyers (MBA '21), TJ Scott (MBA '22) and Jessie Owens (MBA '21)
- Forté with Patience Wall (MBA '22) and Ashley Persie (MBA '21)
- The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) with Marcella Dalrymple (MBA '21), Kaelan Forbes (MBA '22) and Gabriella Ferrari (MBA '22)
- Allyship with John Gauthier (MBA '21), Will Collier (MBA '21) and Rohan Singh (MBA '22)

Thursday, October 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Interactive Mock Class
Ethical Leadership with Sreedhari Desai, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
12:00 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.Lunch Discussion: Navigating Graduate School as a First-Generation College Student
Considering graduate education is an exciting next step in your career path. Join us for a discussion on navigating the graduate school process as a first-generation college student.

Facilitator: Maria Erb, Co-Director of Diversity & Student Success for the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill

Melissa Hlavac, Associate Dean of MBA Programs
TJ Scott (MBA '22)
Linda Wang (MBA '22) 
Noemi Morillo-Vasques (MBA '21)

12:55 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Interactive Mock Class
Inclusive Leadership with Elizabeth Dickinson, Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Corporate Communications

Course begins at 59:14
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Interactive Mock Class
Unstructured Data & Text Analysis with Adam Mersereau, Professor of Operations


Friday, October 23, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.After the MBA: UNC Kenan-Flagler Young Alumni Panel
Learn from those who have been in your shoes and have been working in their industry for several years.

Moderator: Danielle Richie, Senior Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment 

Chelsea Gardner (MBA '20), Assistant Brand Manager, Global Marketing Development (Colgate-Palmolive)
Harmonie Jacobson (MBA '20), Program Manager (Google)
John Nelson (MBA '20), Development Associate (JBG Smith)
Jack Debell (MBA '20), General Manager, Acceleration Program (Republic Services)
Rei Caravellas (MBA '19), Affinity Recruiting (McKinsey & Co)

1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.Closing Remarks

Doug Shackelford, Dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Danielle Richie, Senior Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment