L.I.F.T. 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.
The L.I.F.T. 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.
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. 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. 2018 – 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.
Vice President for Program Strategy
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Chief Diversity Officer
United Way Worldwide
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer
Director of Human Resources
Director for Multicultural Education and
University of Dayton
Toledo Public Schools Foundation
Executive Director, Lucas County Children Services
Vice President Asset Management
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Dress for Success Columbus
Lead Community Recruiter
Cherry Street Mission Ministries
Toledo Community Foundation
A big thank you to Mark Urrutia who generously took photos throughout the morning for everyone to enjoy.
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