Monday, May 6

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Doing more with less has become an expectation in today’s business world and the field of diversity and inclusion (D&I) is no different. Join us for an interactive discussion where panel members share innovative D&I solutions they have implemented at low cost, which have produced big results. Hear from peers and share your own stories of success in this highly engaging session.

You will learn:

  • How to increase access to opportunities for all by providing frontline employees with flexible development opportunities
  • A low-cost way to build an inclusive environment by using ‘Inclusion Circles’
  • How to apply tried-and-true methods that drive significant outcomes

Lisa Zweber-Smith

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
MGM Resorts International

About Lisa Zweber-Smith

Lisa Zweber-Smith serves as the Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for MGM Resorts International where she uses her Organization Development expertise and systems thinking to drive behavior change leading to increased engagement, customer satisfaction and profitability. She is passionate about driving productive change through the application of cutting edge approaches that produce lasting impact. After spending more than a decade working in a variety of multi-national organizations all over the world, Lisa launched her own consulting firm that she successfully ran for more than 10 years, consulting to a variety of Fortune 500 companies on building leadership capability and increasing organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

As co-author of the Implementation Effectiveness Handbook, Lisa shared her expertise on implementing large scale change projects and building change capability. In her current role at MGM Resorts International, she brings her extensive OD, change management and leadership development experience to the field of Diversity & Inclusion where she is focused on building an inclusive environment where leaders attract, select, develop, evaluate and retain diverse talent.

Lisa holds an MSOD from the Grazadio Business School at Pepperdine University, an MA in HRD/OD from the University of St. Thomas and a BS in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Organization Behavior, where the focus of her research is building an inclusive environment. Lisa has taught Change Leadership in the Executive MBA program at Notre Dame, Diversity & Inclusion at UNLV and currently serves as adjunct faculty for Pepperdine University, helping to prepare the OD consultants of the future.

Kameka Dempsey

Founder and CEO
KD Leadership Strategies

About Kameka Dempsey

Kameka M. Dempsey, Founder of KD Leadership Strategies, is an Executive Coach, consultant, and globally fluent facilitator. She partners with business leaders to deliver their business strategy through coaching, off-sites, team/individual development and assessments. She also currently serves as a Strategic Advisor, Facilitator and Executive Coach at BlackRock. Prior to starting her firm, she was Vice President of Global Talent Management at BlackRock. At BlackRock, Kameka was responsible for a wide-range of Talent Management activities including the global design and delivery of BlackRock’s leadership & management development programs. She was specifically responsible for various aspects of the talent strategy, program design and facilitation, assessments, Executive Coaching, and other firm-wide development initiatives. In addition, she has been part of the Women’s Leadership Forum design, facilitation and implementation team since it’s post-pilot launch. She also led BlackRock’s emerging work on unconscious bias through the Driving Better Decisions program.

Prior to her role at BlackRock, Kameka was with Goldman Sachs in the Office of Global Leadership & Diversity in a diverse talent strategy role covering six businesses. Kameka returned to the private sector from her appointment in the Senior Administration of Yale University, where she was also on the teaching staff of the Yale School of Management. Prior to her role at Yale, Kameka designed and delivered executive-level educational programs at Duke Corporate Education for clients in various industries including financial services, technology, pharmaceuticals, beauty, and government. Kameka began her career as a business consultant with Accenture, her focus being strategy consulting and business process design.

Kameka is a 2012 Women’s Leadership Fellow of the Impact Center’s Women’s Leadership Institute. Kameka holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is certified in the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument, the Hogan Suite and various 360 instruments. She is a graduate of the Institute for Excellence in Coach Training Program, accredited by the International Coach Federation. She is a board member of the Phelps Association. She lives in New York City.

Antonia Wong

Director, PMO + Diversity & Inclusion Chair
TrueAccord

About Antonia Wong

As TrueAccord’s Director of PMO, Antonia Wong is obsessed with innovating ways to bring effective process to a creative startup environment. She also serves as the Diversity & Inclusion Chair at TrueAccord and is passionate about cultivating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. Antonia most recently presented on Impostor Syndrome and Managing Millennials to help others become champions for diversity & inclusion at their respective companies. Did you know that by 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce? Connect with Antonia on LinkedIn: /antoniawong/ and Twitter @toniacaponia