April 7 Agenda



April 7, 2021

  • Culturati House, a virtual community for corporate culture leaders, is the place where registrants must go each day to enter the Culturati Summit 2021. On Tuesday, March 30th, summit registrants will be sent an invitation via email with a link to log into Culturati House and set up a personal profile.

    Once inside Culturati House, attendees will be able to connect with other attendees, access content, visit the bookstore & sponsor booths and add to the Culturati Summit community mural board. Culturati House is open to Culturati Summit registrants 24/7.

    On April 6, 7 & 8, all registrants will be able to enter the 2021 Culturati Summit after logging into Culturati House and clicking this image.

Savannah Barker - Culturati

  • Savannah Barker
  • VP of Leadership Development, Notley

    Savannah is a strategist and community builder passionate about helping social impact organizations and entrepreneurs scale their work. She is currently the Vice President of Leadership Development at Notley, where she works across multiple initiatives in a program management and strategic services capacity. She helped to relaunch and rebrand Beam (formerly Women@Austin), an organization dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs scale their companies, and currently oversees NotleyEDU, a digital learning platform that brings entrepreneurial business practices to the nonprofit community, and the Notley Fellowship, a two-year program the empowers young business and technology professionals to make an impact in their communities. Savannah also serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Women’s Alliance and GoodPolitics, and is a freelance writer who has been featured in Quartz, PopSugar and NowThis News. A native Californian and University of Southern California alum, Savannah...

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April 7, 2021 10am

  • Tristan J Walker

    Founder & CEO, Walker & Company Brands

  • Co-Moderators:
  • Janice Omadeke, CEO, The Mentor Method & 2021 Co-Chair, Culturati
  • Albert Swantner, Co-Founder & CTO, Mobile Tech RX & 2021 Co-Chair, Culturati
  • Take-Aways:
  • • Values cement culture
  • • Scale empathy across your organization
  • • Understand how to serve consumers of color, or vanish

April 7, 2021 10:50am


  • Michael Smerklo

  • Entrepreneur, Investor and Author of Mr. Monkey & Me: A Real Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

  • Moderator: Dr. David Altounian

    Associate Dean of Academic Programs and MBA Program Director, St. Edward's University

  • Session Description:
  • It’s a challenging business climate brought on by the pandemic, one in which managers and leaders need to survive and thrive in order to lead and execute successfully. In this Fireside Chat, business leader, mentor, and venture capitalist Mike Smerklo will discuss his broad range of...

April 7, 2021 11:30am

  • Dr. Jeremy Hunter

    Founding Director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute & Associate Professor of Practice, Peter F Drucker Graduate School of Management

  • Lori Knowlton

    Advisor, Mentor, Board Member

  • Session Description:
  • A fireside chat reflecting on the events of the last year and considering the future as a journey of heroes. Using Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey as a framework, we discuss global challenges faced by leaders, team members, families and communities and consider new agreements that may follow this transformative experience.


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April 7, 2021 12:10pm

  • Visit Culturati Summit VIP Networking Lounges
  • Play Games & Explore the Virtual World
  • Add to the Culturati Summit Community Mural Board
  • Share Highlights on Social Media: #Culturati2021

April 7, 2021 12:30pm


  • Aubrey Blanche

  • Designer of Equitable Orgs & Products, Culture Amp

  • Session Description:
  • How many organizations, processes, and products are poorly designed or produce real-world harm because the right voices weren't let into the room where the building...happens? How much money has been spent on “diversity & inclusion” while companies remain homogenous and underrepresented employees struggle to thrive?

    Funding external partnerships and PR don’t address daily microaggressions underrepresented employees face, while unconscious bias training has been shown to potentially increase bias in the workplace. An almost singular focus on women...

Mark McClain- Culturati

April 7, 2021 1:10pm


  • Mark McClain

    CEO & Co-Founder, Sailpoint & Author of Joy & Success at Work

  • Moderator: Eugene Sepulveda

    Co-Founder & CEO, Culturati

  • Session Description:
  • You can't fake a good company culture—it’s either firmly engrained in the company from the start (and from the top down), or it’s not. And that becomes evident as soon as that culture and team is put to the test, as we’ve all been during this pandemic year. But...