Trust - A Business and Cultural Imperative

8:00 Breakfast/ Registration

9:00 Host Welcome
Sandy LeBlanc
General Manager
Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel
Marriott International, Inc.

Gina Parker Collins
Vice President, Conferences and Events
Working Mother Media

9:10 Opening Remarks
Carol Evans
Founder & CEO
Working Mother Media


9:30 Legacy Award Keynote: It's a Matter of Trust - Building a Legacy
Vanessa Weaver-Coleman, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Alignment Strategies Inc.

10:00 Instant Polling: Trust

10:30 Break

10:45 Same Race Breakout Groups

12:00 Luncheon
Same Race Report Backs
Luncheon Keynote
Michelle Rhee
District of Columbia Public Schools

1:15 Break

1:30 Skill-Building Workshop: Trust (Click Here for Complete Presentation)
Deepika Bajaj
Invincibelle, Inc.

Trust is a relationship of reliance. The key to trust is in action, and in particular, in commitment. This workshop
will help participants better understand trust, including how to build, retain and restore trust to overcome loss
of creativity, cooperation and freedom in competitive workplace cultures.


At mixed-race tables, participants will identify:

               - Ways to build trust in the workplace and in a global economy in order to open new worlds and possibilities.

               - Why and when to trust strangers in a multicultural world.
- Ways to trust their own impulses, emotions and moods to create possibilities for the future that allow
for a good life and a fulfilling career.

3:00 Trailblazers Panel

Kathleen Matthews
Executive Vice President
Global Communications & Public Affairs
Marriott International, Inc.

Angela Avant
Partner, Risk Advisory Services

Gina Loften
IBM Global Business Services

Alta Rodriguez
Manager, National Diversity Initiatives
United States Postal Service               

4:00 Closing Remarks

4:30 Networking Opportunity

**Agenda subject to change