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L.I.F.T. 2018 - MIDWEST Conference-at-a-Glance

Topics include, but are not limited to:


  • L.I.F.T.-ing Up the Next Generation of Women
  • Allyship
  • The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Social Justice and Economic Growth
  • Talent and Career Transition Strategies for Senior Executives
  • 21st Century Advice for Minorities in Leadership and the Allies Who Help Them
  • Making Mental Health a Workplace Priority
  • In-Focus Leadership
  • Corporate/Organization Diversity Done Right and the Steps it Takes to Get There
  • Courageous Leadership
  • Leadership Cafe: A Facilitated Dialogue Between Speakers and Conference Participants that promotes L.I.F.T. - LEADERSHIP, INFLUENCE, FOCUS AND TALENT

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Exhibit Hall Open (1-day only)

Registration – 8:00AM TO 9:00AM

Conference Sessions – 9:00AM TO 3:30PM (Lunch included on site)

Networking/Cash Bar - 3:30PM TO 5:00PM 


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Registration - 8:00AM TO 9:00AM

Conference Sessions – 9:00AM TO 3:30PM (Lunch included on site)

L.I.F.T. 2018 - MIDWEST SPEAKERS

Joseph Scantlebury

Vice President for Program Strategy

W. K. Kellogg Foundation


Darlene Slaughter

Chief Diversity Officer

United Way Worldwide

Alan Nevel

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer

MetroHealth 

Jennifer R. Wuertz, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources

SSOE Group

Merida Allen

Director for Multicultural Education and 

Student Leadership

University of Dayton

Erica Halada

Executive Director

Toledo Public Schools Foundation

Robin Reese

Executive Director, Lucas County Children Services

Joaquin Cintron Vega

 Vice President Asset Management 

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

Client Executive
Oswald Companies

Lisa A. Urrutia

 Client Executive

Oswald Companies

Angel Harris

Executive Director

Dress for Success Columbus

Susan Graalman

Lead Community Recruiter

Cherry Street Mission Ministries

Annika N. Awls

Accounting Manager

Toledo Community Foundation

About L.I.F.T. 2018 - MIDWEST

THE CONFERENCE

L.I.F.T. 2018 – MIDWEST African American Professionals and Allies Conference will bring together African American professionals from the state of Ohio and cities in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and nearby Pennsylvania, for a unique learning experience centered in the areas of L.I.F.T. - Leadership, Influence, Focus and Talent

  

Conference participants gain exposure to proven thought leaders, advocates, and change-making entrepreneurs, equipping them with behavior and knowledge insights needed for accelerated leadership and business performance. The conference is culturally relevant, engaging and fun.

OUR MISSION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ALLIES

The L.I.F.T. 2018 - MIDWEST mission is to be a champion for diverse representation in executive roles by partnering with allies – individuals and companies who value diversity, inclusion, and equity – through effective dialogues and stakeholder convenings that drive ideas, solutions and progress.  


We work in partnership with allies to share effective employee and workplace strategies that prioritize diversity, inclusion and equity as a business imperative.  

WHAT TO EXPECT

We’ve developed a conference where attendees can dive deep in dialogue with their peers and gain tangible results to grow their impact, vision, and leadership strategy.  


L.I.F.T. 2018 – MIDWEST welcomes individuals from corporate, civic, and community institutions as well as leaders and entrepreneurs from communities of faith, tech, art, creatives, healthcare, financial services, education, legal, nonprofit and philanthropy.

L.I.F.T 2017 - MIDWEST Photo Credit: Jennifer Gunderson Photography

Email: info@jennifergundersonphotography.com

Phone: 419-482-8312

L.I.F.T 2017 - MIDWEST Community Leaders Breakfast Photo Credit: Mark Urrutia

A big thank you to Mark Urrutia who generously took photos throughout the morning for everyone to enjoy. 

THANKS TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS

L.I.F.T. 2017 – MIDWEST African American Professionals and Allies Conference would like to thank our conference hosts, sponsors and exhibitors for their commitment to the success of this conference.  Our sponsors are vital to the success of the annual conference and allow us to keep registration fees low and offer you amazing education and networking opportunities each year. Please help us thank them for their generosity and continued commitment to advancing African American professionals and allies in the workplace and community.    

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