Diverse Entrepreneurs: Changing the Face of Leadership

Date(s) - 01/29/18
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor

Hosted by
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Diverse Entrepreneurs: Changing the Face of Leadership

Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Mon, January 29, 2018 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Please join the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center for a vibrant and robust discussion about building and sustaining an inclusive and diverse organizational culture. This year’s Symposium, Diverse Entrepreneurs: Changing the Face of Leadership, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of diversity in entrepreneurial organizations.

The conversation will kick-off with a keynote speech from author, disruptor and founder of Sittercity.com, Genevieve Thiers followed by a discussion from a diverse panel of entrepreneurs that will share their stories with us. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the impact of diversity and the changing face of leadership in today’s business.

Featured Speakers:

Genevieve Thiers, author, disruptor and founder of Sittercity.com
Omar Duque, CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Lawrence Hamer, DePaul University Professor and Associate Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs and Diversity Initiatives
Joan Hannant, CEO, The Soma Institute
Kristi Ross, co-CEO and President of tastytrade


5:30 Networking & Welcome
6:00 Keynote Discussion, Genevieve Thiers
6:30 Panel Discussion
7:30 Networking Reception


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