Full Event Schedule

Tuesday, April 6

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April 6, 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.

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Dr. Steven Tomlinson

Associate Professor of Leadership, Seminary of the Southwest in Austin

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Arianna Huffington - Culturati Summit

April 6, 2021 10am

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  • Arianna Huffington

    Founder, The Huffington Post / Founder & CEO, Thrive, Author

  • Moderator: Dr. Steven Tomlinson

    Associate Professor of Leadership, Seminary of the Southwest in Austin

  • Description:
  • The pandemic has exposed and heightened employee vulnerability to stressors that inhibit productivity and happiness. According to the CDC, over 40% of Americans...
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Building Innovative and Authentic Cultures During Turbulent Times - Culturati Summit

April 6, 2021 10:50am

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  • Wendy Nice Barnes, Chief People Officer, Gitlab
  • Jacqui Canney, Global Chief People Officer, WPP
  • Jignasha Amin Grooms, Chief Human Resources Officer, Epicor
  • Moderator: Margo Downs, Former Chief People Officer at Stitch Fix and lululemon
  • Description:
  • Learn from four of the leading Chief People Officers in the world as they address burning employee issues in the workplace.

Take-Aways:

  • • Actions that people leaders can take to have an authentic, thriving culture?

  • •...

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Innovators Talk: Empowering Workforces to be Well and Productive - Culturati

April 6, 2021 11:30am

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  • Joshua Templeton, Chief Growth Officer, Aduro

  • Brad Lande-Shannon, Chief Marketing Officer, Spring Health
  • Jennifer Sargent, Chief Commercial Officer, Vera Whole Health
  • Moderator: Matthew Duncan, Strategic Advisor, Culturati

Take-Aways

  • Technology can scale health and well-being resources
  • Investments in employee well-being, resilience and care increases work productivity
  • Personalized care and well-being can optimize the experience and outcomes
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April 6, 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 6, 2021 12:30pm

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  • Jen Porter

    COO & Principal, Mind Share Partners

  • Description:
  • Using company case examples, this session explores concrete actions that leaders and managers can take to shift the culture of mental health at work. We provide a strategy framework and discuss how reversing stigma can unlock positive outcomes.
  • Take-Aways
  • • Mental health is not a benefit. Rather, mental health should be a strategic priority that will unlock a powerful culture.
  • • Leaders need to share their story and lead with vulnerability to reduce the stigma and lower the barriers for people to talk about mental health.
  • • Telling people to “take care of yourselves” is not sufficient....
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Morgan DeBaun- Culturati

April 6, 2021 1:10pm

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  • Morgan DeBaun
  • Founder & CEO, Blavity
  • Moderator: Emily Ramshaw
  • Co-Founder & CEO, The 19th
  • Session Description:
  • Building a community from scratch that drives revenue and growth, creating a successful business. How cultivating culture internally and with customers can ensure a successful business.
  • Take-Aways
  • Want diversity? It’s simple. Add more chairs to the table.
  • Build more diverse companies from the start. This will give you the competitive advantage to crush your competitors.
  • Trust your convictions, not others’ assumptions. DEI isn’t a niche market - the...
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Wednesday, April 7

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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.

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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

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  • 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
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April 7, 2021 10:50am

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  • 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...
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April 7, 2021 11:30am

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  • Dr. Jeremy Hunter

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

  • Moderator: 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...

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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
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April 7, 2021 12:30pm

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  • 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...

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Mark McClain- Culturati

April 7, 2021 1:10pm

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  • 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...
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Thursday, April 8

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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.

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Roman Gonzalez - Culturati Summit

Roman Gonzalez

Founder and CEO, Gardenio

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Shellye Archambeau - Culturati Summit

April 8, 2021 10am

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  • Shellye Archambeau

    Fortune 500 Board Member /Former CEO of MetricStream

  • Moderator : Nicole Brennig

    Partner, DLA Piper

Description:

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

April 8, 2021 10:50am

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  • 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

Description:

  • 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...
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April 8, 2021 11:30am

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  • Maria Yap

    Vice President of Digital Imaging, Adobe

  • Moderator: Lisa Mae Brunson

    Wonder Woman Tech

  • Session 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...
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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

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  • 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
  • Session Description:
  • Almost a year ago, the US began a nationwide shutdown due to...
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Desiree Motamedi- Culturati

April 8, 2021 1:10pm

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  • 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 connected
  • • Communities are a...
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