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Sustaining Momentum in DEI Transformation

A Virtual DEI Summit
May 16, 2024


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Solidarity in Action for Equity and Inclusion

We invite you to join forces with pioneers, innovators, and trailblazers at the forefront of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This summit transcends the mere definition of an event; it stands as a guiding light for future aspirations, a clarion call for advancement, a firm opposition to the deliberate misinformation campaigns against Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and a collaborative workshop to sculpt the world we strive to bring into existence.

For Sponsors and Partners: Seize an unparalleled opportunity to align with a movement that’s not just shaping the narrative but actively forging the path toward a more inclusive and equitable future. Your support and collaboration will not only spotlight your commitment to DEI but also position you as a leader in a global conversation. Expect to engage with top-tier talent, thought leaders, and a community ready to embrace and amplify your brand’s mission and values.

For Speakers: This is your platform to inspire, challenge, and galvanize a captive audience with your insights, experiences, and vision. “No Turning Back” is more than a summit; it’s a moment in time designed to catalyze real change. Your voice will not echo in a chamber but spark action across industries, communities, and the globe.

What Everyone Can Expect: Prepare for a day of dynamic discussions, insightful panels, and interactive sessions. This summit will serve as a crucible for ideas and strategies, offering everyone the tools and inspiration to drive DEI efforts forward in their spheres of influence. Expect to leave not just motivated but equipped—ready to play an integral role in the DEI transformation that is both our responsibility and our legacy.

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Christina P.C. Steed, M.A.
Multicultural Marketing Communications Expert
Kevin E. Hooks
Host, DEIB Strategist and Thought Leader
Pepper Miller
Recognized Black American Market Researcher, Subject Matter Expert, Author and Speaker
Sonya Grier, Ph.D.
Arlene R. and Robert P. Kogod Eminent Scholar Chair in Marketing, Kogod School of Business, American University
Doug Oliver
SVP, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, PECO
Del Johnson
Vice President of Business Development, Infinity Systems Incorporated

Summit Schedule

Opening Remarks

Time: 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM CST

Host: Kevin E. Hooks

Overview: Welcome attendees, introduce the summit’s objectives, and outline the day’s agenda.

Session 1: The Assault on DEI in Corporate America and Non-Profit World

Time: 11:15 A.M. – 12:15 A.M. CST

Panelists: 4 DEI Practitioners

Overview: Discuss challenges and resistance faced by DEI initiatives in corporate environments, with real-life examples and strategic responses.

Q&A: Last 15 minutes for audience questions.


Time: 12:15 A.M. – 12:30 A.M.

Overview: Short break for attendees to refresh and network virtually.

Session 2: The Truth About Allyship and Advocacy

Time: 12:30 AM – 1:30 P.M

Panelists: 4 DEI Strategists

Overview: Examine the gap between symbolic gestures and substantive DEI efforts, highlighting the impact of performative actions versus genuine commitment.

Q&A: Last 15 minutes for audience questions.

Session 3: Ensuring the Future Impact of DEI

Time: 2:15 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.

Panelists: 4 DEI Architects

Overview: Explore emerging trends, predictions, and innovative practices that can shape the future of DEI in the workplace and beyond.

Q&A: Last 15 minutes for audience questions.


Time: 3:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Overview: Final short break before the last session.

Session 4: DEI In Action

Time: 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Panelists: 4 Experienced DEI Professionals

  • Overview: Share powerful and inspiring stories from the front lines of DEI work, including challenges overcome, lessons learned, and victories achieved workforce and supplier diversity pipelines, skill sets and access to opportunities

Q&A: Last 15 minutes for audience questions.

Closing Remarks

Time: 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Host: Kevin E. Hooks

Overview: Summarize key takeaways, thank attendees and panelists, and provide information on accessing session recordings and additional resources.

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