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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Legendary NBA Player

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player. He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007 and since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention.

Former Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea

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Vincent K. Brooks is a retired four-star general who was in command of all US Forces in Korea, where he concurrently commanded United Nations Command as well as the Republic of Korea. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he led the 4,000 cadets as the cadet brigade commander or “First Captain.” A history-maker, Brooks is the first African American to have been chosen for this paramount position. He is also the eighth African American in history to attain the military’s top rank—four-star general in the United States Army. Widely respected as a speaker and leader of cohesive, innovative organizations, within and beyond the military, his areas of expertise are: leadership in complex organizations, crisis leadership, and building cohesive trust-based teams, national security, policy, strategy, international relations, military operations, combating terrorism and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as diversity and inclusion.

Youngest Trader, Only Female and Second-Ever African American Woman at the New York Stock Exchange

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At 22 years old, Lauren Simmons shattered the glass ceiling and made history by being the youngest and only full-time female equity trader on Wall Street for Rosenblatt Securities. Affectionately called the “Wolfette of Wall Street,” Simmons was also the second African American woman in history to hold the prestigious title. Since Lauren’s departure from the trading floor, she is now a multifaceted entrepreneur, an author, personal finance expert, global motivational speaker, producer, and director. She was also named to Harper’s Bazaar’s “Woman Who Dare” 2019 list. Currently, Simmons is executive producing a biopic of her life story with AGC studio – starring Kiersey Clemons and scheduled to release in summer 2021. Additionally, Lauren is the host of Going Public a new financial tv series on Entrepreneur.com coming out spring 2021.

Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee & Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

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A self-described “Lincoln Republican,” Michael S. Steele earned a place in history in 2003 when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, becoming the first African American elected to statewide office in the state. Subsequently, Michael was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in January 2009, becoming the first African American to hold that post in the Party’s history. As Chairman, Steele set a new direction for the Republican Party; actively challenging the Party to engage citizens across America and empowering state and local Republican organizations. Steele’s ability as a communicator and commentator has been showcased through his current role as a political analyst for MSNBC. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show. In addition to his work in television, Steele can be heard each week on his radio program, Steele & Ungaron, on the POTUS Channel on SiriusXM. His writings on law, business, and politics have appeared in The Grio.com, The Root.com, BET.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Politico.com, Townhall.com, The Journal of International Security Affairs, and Catholic University Law Review, among others. Steele is the author of the book, Right Now: A 12-Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda, which is a call to arms for grassroots America where he argues for a return to core conservative principles and the launching of an uncompromising campaign for limited government and he is the co-author of the book, The Recovering Politician’s Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis.

Chief People Officer at Vice Media | Workplace Culture Shaper from Disney, Google and Moody's

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Daisy Auger-Dominguez has made it her mission to make workplaces more equitable, compassionate and inclusive. A workplace culture shaper and human capital strategist, Daisy inspires and equips leaders to think inclusively, lead with purpose, embrace courage and shape the future of work. Daisy is also the Founder and CEO of Auger-Dominguez Ventures, a consultancy that takes leaders, companies and organizations from inclusive workplace culture theory to practice through organizational psychology, applied experimentation, strategic planning and capacity building. With two decades’ experience leading organizational transformations at Moody's Investors Service, The Walt Disney Company and Google, Daisy has driven innovation, collaboration and profitability by co-creating cultures of belonging.

Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

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Dr. Omékongo Dibinga is the UPstander. His life’s mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large. A John Maxwell Team “Top 30 speaker”, he is an international speaker, trilingual poet, TV talk show host, rapper, and professor of Inter-cultural Communication at American University, where he also serves as a faculty affiliate to the Antiracist Research & Policy Center.

Fmr. U.S. Secretary of Commerce & Fmr. CEO of Kellogg

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Carlos Gutierrez is the former CEO of Kellogg, the former vice chairman of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group, and a former secretary of commerce, where he was a core member of President Bush’s economic team. He began as the youngest CEO in Kellogg’s history, and Fortune dubbed him “the man who fixed [the company].” He was also an advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns and a member of the Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Suave and charismatic, he discusses leadership and how politics and policy affect commerce.

Former Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

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One of Silicon Valley's first African American female CEOs, Shellye Archambeau is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) apps company that helps organizations around the world improve their business performance. Under Archambeau's leadership, MetricStream has grown into a recognized global market leader with nearly 1,500 employees worldwide. The company has received many awards and recognition for growth, product innovation, and customer success, and has been consistently named a leader in GRC by leading independent analyst firms. Named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider, Archambeau is a sought-after speaker and board member who has presented to Fortune 500 corporations, members of Congress, and associations including Institute of Internal Auditors and NASDAQ. In her talks and her hit book, "Unapologetically Ambitious," she shares her story of overcoming the odds to achieve success, along with strategies to take risks, break barriers, and create success on your own terms.

Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent for Al-Hayat

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Raghida Dergham, the senior diplomatic correspondent for Al-Hayat – the leading Arabic daily – and an analyst for NBC, MSNBC, and the Arab satellite LBC, is tuned into both the U.S. and Arab/Muslim worlds. She has broken major news stories, interviewed world leaders, been featured on myriad news programs, and contributed to major publications. She was also the only journalist to interview Ramzi Youssef, the alleged mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing. Dergham addresses the Middle East, the West’s relationship with the region, politics, and women in the world.

Founder & CEO, Punchbowl News and Former Co-Author, POLITICO Playbook

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Anna Palmer is a New York Times best-selling author who has been writing about congressional leadership, the lobbying industry, presidential campaigns, and the politics of governing for more than 15 years. She is the co-founder and CEO of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, Palmer was the co-author, along with Jake Sherman, of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook franchise, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the platform more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. Anna covers the world of Congress and politics, and has successfully chronicled the business of Washington insiders for years. Her stories take readers behind the scenes of the latest breaking news in Washington from lobbyists to the White House and everything in between.

Communication Specialist

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Shola Kaye is a communication specialist, author and an award-winning speaker. Her keynote and masterclass topics include communication for diversity and inclusion, workplace communication – in particular for technical teams – and workplace empathy. She also speaks about how to create a more inclusive environment for introverts. A former international professional singer, she has appeared on the BBC and her work has been mentioned in Forbes and Harper’s Bazaar as well as in a variety of HR publications.

First Female Four-Star General, Retired Commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command, and Author of A Higher Standard

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General Ann Dunwoody is the former commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, one of the largest commands in the Army with more than 69,000 employees and presence in all 50 states and 145 countries. She was also the Army’s deputy chief of staff, G-4 (logistics) and supported the largest deployment and redeployment of U.S. forces since WWII. The first female four-star general, Dunwoody led many divisions at home and abroad, commanding at every level, and she addresses leadership, peak performance, leading change, visioning, and logistics.