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The Future of Work and Leadership

Empowering Stories: Women in Leadership, Business, and Finance

Women on Leadership & Financial Equity

Leadership, Equity, & Social Justice

Women on Leadership, Health, & Wellness


2023 Speakers

Kim Zerrenner
SVP, Human Resources, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development, Global Product Development

Margaret Dimond, PhD
President, E.W. Sparrow Hospital

Felicia Wasson
Director, Social & Community Impact, Inclusive Community Portfolio for Nike Inc.


2022 Speakers

Lise Vesterlund, PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh

Stacy Sollenberger
Stride Executive Coaching


2021 Speakers

Brenda Becker
Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Boston Scientific

Angela Cinefro
Chief Talent Officer and Organization Architect, Ankura

Trina Scott
Chief Diversity Officer, Rock Ventures

April Clobes
President and CEO, MSU Federal Credit Union

Cherie Talbert
Principal CEO, CT Solutions, LLC

Alejandra Loaiza Delgado
Senior Director, Ankura
WLI Executive Board Member


2020 Speakers

Felicia Wasson
Director, Community and Stakeholder Relations for The Coca-Cola Company North America

Tanisha Sanders
Director, Government Affairs and Communications for Waste Management

Melanie B. Jacobs, PhD
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
MSU College of Law

Nwando Achebe, PhD
Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Faculty Excellence
College of Social Science

Brian Johnson PhD, JD
Assistant Professor
Michigan State Human Development and Family Studies

Nicole Carter
Novi High School

Margaret Dimond PhD
President and CEO
McLaren, Oakland

Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH FAAP
Director, Pediatric
Public Health Imitative

Carrie Dorr
Wellness Expert


2019 Speakers

Tiffany Jones
Founder of Lifestyle You Dream
Human Resources Professional

Carolyn Woo
Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University

Anne Whelan
President and CEO at Seafair Capital Inc.
Chairman at Newfoundland Power Inc.


2018 Speakers

Jan Fields
Former President of McDonald’s USA, LLC

Gloria Santona
Former Executive Vice President of McDonald’s Corp.

Ingrid Saunders Jones
Former Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation


For more information, contact:

Amanda Guinot Talbot


If you are interested in supporting the program, please contact:

Rachel Schmidt