April 8 Agenda



April 8, 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.

Roman Gonzalez - Culturati Summit

Roman Gonzalez

Founder and CEO, Gardenio

Shellye Archambeau - Culturati Summit

April 8, 2021 10am


  • Shellye Archambeau

    Fortune 500 Board Member /Former CEO of MetricStream

  • Moderator : Nicole Brennig

    Partner, DLA Piper


  • “Shellye's life story, and the lessons it carries, are powerful examples of focus and ambition that can shape your life for the better.” —...
After the Business Case – Fostering a Board Culture of Inclusion and Equity - Culturati Summit

April 8, 2021 10:50am

  • Marcel Bucsescu, Director of Credentialing and Strategic Content, NACD
  • Bill Bock, Independent Board Director; Silicon Labs, SailPoint, and SolarWinds
  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Senior Member, Board Recruiting and Chief Executive Officers Practices, RSR Partners


  • The business case for diverse and inclusive boards of directors has been made. Pressure from investors, legislators and the public has only increased. Boards will need to respond differently than they have in the past. The question is how boards should approach board diversity and inclusion to most effectively engage new diverse board talent and to realize the full opportunity that diversity...

April 8, 2021 11:30am

  • Maria Yap

    Vice President of Digital Imaging, Adobe

  • Moderator: Lisa Mae Brunson

    Wonder Woman Tech

  • Description:
  • Being different can be empowering. Every one of us is unique and different from the next person; isn't that diversity what makes us human? Hear how Maria Yap, Vice President of Digital imaging at Adobe, overcame huge odds when she started her career. As a woman minority with a Bachelor’s degree in Design – not the expected Master’s degree or PhD in a technical field – she seems an unlikely lead of a predominantly male engineering team. But without Maria, the team might have been too narrowly focused in their...
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April 8, 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
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April 8, 2021 12:30pm


  • Caroline Wanga, CEO, Essence Communications
  • Kimberly Strong, Founder of Strong Connexion, Former VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Target
  • Cotter Cunningham, Founder & Former CEO, RetailMeNot
  • Moderator: Janice Omadeke, CEO, The Mentor Method & 2021 Co-Chair, Culturati
  • Description:
  • Almost a year ago, the US began a nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19 and...
Desiree Motamedi- Culturati

April 8, 2021 1:10pm

  • Desiree Motamedi

    Sr. Global Marketing Director, Workplace at Facebook

  • Moderator: Matthew Duncan
  • Culturati Steering Committee and Employee Experience Advocate
  • Description:
  • In the new world of hybrid work, we need strategies that put people at the heart of our businesses. Join Desiree Motamedi, Sr. Director of Global Marketing - Workplace from Facebook, and Matthew Duncan, Culturati, for a conversation about the value of focusing on community, health and wellbeing in the (often remote) workplace.

  • Take-Aways
  • Community and culture needs to happen in the flow of work - doing it better, more...