ELEVATE

Career & Leadership Summit

Thursday, March 5, 2020 • 11:00am – 4:00pm
Armstrong Student Center Pavilion

Photo of the 2019 Keynote speaker at the ELEVATE: Diversity & Inclusion Career Institute

Inclusion. Equity. Diversity.

ELEVATE is a conference style event created to broaden cultural awareness, competency and leadership knowledge in preparation for success in a global workforce.

ELEVATE is a space where our career community identifies ways to advance inclusion, equity, and diversity in professional spaces.

Attending Employers

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Women's Fund LogoSiemens logoRonald McDonald Foundation logoMarcus Thomas LLC logoLa Mega Media logoGoogle logoMiami University logoCintas logoDavid J Joseph logoEJ Gallo Wine CompanyEY logoLilly logoAvery Dennison logoFifth Third Bank logoMacys logo

Luncheon Speakers

Photo of Annette Barnes

Annette Barnes
Assistant Vice President 
Leadership Development Manager 
Fifth-Third Bank

Photo of Annette Barnes

Derek Epps
Multicultural Marketing Manager and Event Marketing Strategis
E & J Gallo

Breakout Speakers

Summer Crenshaw

Dr. Renate Crawford
Moderator

Live Fearlessly: Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Megan Gerhardt

Camille A. Stewart  
Attorney for Cybersecurity & Privacy
Google/Android

AI: Is it For You or Against You?

Shawntay Mallory

Joy Smith 
Diversity and Talent Acquisition Specialist
Joy Smith, Macus Thomas, LLC

Empowering People to Bring Their Full Self to Work

Sandy Steiger

Sandy Steiger
Miami University

Live Fearlessly: Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Karla Boldery

Karla Boldery
La Mega Media, Inc.

Live Fearlessly: Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Meghan Cummings

Meghan Cummings
Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Live Fearlessly: Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Jennifer Loeb Goodin

Jennifer Loeb Goodin
Ronald McDonald House

Live Fearlessly: Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Admission is Free. 
RSVP early for the luncheon, seats are limited.
You are encouraged to attend all sessions, however, if you have conflicts please register for the sessions that fit into your schedule.
 
If your organization would like to host a table at Connect. Create. ELEVATE. Please contact Jocelyn Rhymes-Wimberly at rhymesj@miamioh.edu, spaces are limited don't miss the opportunity to highlight your organization at this event.
Thank you for registering for ELEVATE. After we have received your registration we will send you a confirmation email with a parking pass for this event. If you are interested in being listed as a sponsor please contact Tekeia Howard at Howardt9@maimioh.edu.
11:00am Registration Open
11:30–1:00pm Luncheon
1:15–2:15pm Breakout Sessions
2:30–4:00pm Connect. Create. ELEVATE: Reverse Career Fair

Living fearlessly will explore the obstacles, challenges and successes that our (four) women panelists have experienced by sharing what can hold women back from leading happy, successful and abundant lives. Our (four) panelists bring a variety of industry knowledge from corporate, economic development, public relations/media, non-profit and higher education.

Determining your values, embracing the process, and persevering is only half the battle in living fearlessly. Learn how you can overcome, face adversities and relentlessly flourish throughout your personal and professional journey.

From automation to augmentation and beyond, AI is on a trajectory to change everything. As AI gains prominence and is integrated into our lives and systems, how will this change society? Does it's integration in everyday systems and processes mean the future of work is different or that life is easier? How does AI affect diverse populations when algorithms are built based on skewed data sets? How are companies considering these concerns? How are you as an individual, you as a job seeker, and you as a professional are affected? How can we be advocates for ourselves and other diverse voices?

In this workshop, we'll explore these and other questions at the intersection of AI and diversity. Come with your ideas on how we make sure that diverse perspectives are considered and prioritized as AI continues to integrate into our lives. 


Biography

Camille Stewart is an attorney whose cross-cutting perspective on complex technology, cyber, and national security, and foreign policy issues has landed her in significant roles at leading government and private sector companies like the Department of Homeland Security and Google. Camille leads cybersecurity, privacy, election integrity, and misinformation policy for Google Play & Android.

Prior to Google, Camille managed cybersecurity, election security, tech innovation, and risk issues at Deloitte. Camille was appointed by President Barack Obama the Senior Policy Advisor for Cyber Infrastructure & Resilience Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. She was the Senior Manager of Legal Affairs at Cyveillance, a cybersecurity company after working on Capitol Hill. 

Camille is a New America Cyber Policy Fellow, Truman National Security Fellow, and Council on Foreign Relations Term Member.  Camille is on the Board of Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security, leading the Cybersecurity & Emerging Tech working group and is the co-founder of Diversity in National Security Network. She also leads a project with a DC to think tank addressing the exfiltration of national security-related tech and IP through the courts. You can find out more about Camille and her current projects at www.CamilleStewart.com and follow her on Twitter @CamilleEsq.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

There are bad ads everywhere we turn. From Pepsi to H&M and beyond the lack of diversity in the marketing and advertising industry is apparent. Having a seat at the table in one thing – feeling empowered to speak once you are there is another. Diversity without inclusion is pointless.

We have to work to ensure that all people are empowered to bring their unique lived experiences and perspectives to the table to make the work that we do better. Join as we chat through those that are doing it right, those that are doing it wrong, and steps that organizations can take to become a more inclusive workplace.


Biography

Joy Smith is the Diversity and Talent Acquisition Specialist at Marcus Thomas LLC, a full-service advertising agency in Cleveland, OH. Beginning her career as a public relations practitioner, Joy noticed the lack of diversity in the marketing and advertising industry early on. Through her interest in creating great work and passion for opening doors for those that have historically been shut out, she carved out a space for herself in the diversity and inclusion realm within Marcus Thomas.

Joy is working to build teams that reflect what the real world looks like in order to create work that resonates with people. Taking an inclusion first perspective on everything she does, she hopes to create a culture that ensures that physical and psychological safety of all people so that they feel empowered to bring their full selves to work.

Students

Admission is Free. 
RSVP early for the luncheon, seats are limited.
You are encouraged to attend all sessions, however, if you have conflicts please register for the sessions that fit into your schedule.
 
If your organization would like to host a table at Connect. Create. ELEVATE. Please contact Jocelyn Rhymes-Wimberly at rhymesj@miamioh.edu, spaces are limited don't miss the opportunity to highlight your organization at this event.

Employers

Thank you for registering for ELEVATE. After we have received your registration we will send you a confirmation email with a parking pass for this event. If you are interested in being listed as a sponsor please contact Tekeia Howard at Howardt9@maimioh.edu.

Event Schedule

11:00am Registration Open
11:30–1:00pm Luncheon
1:15–2:15pm Breakout Sessions
2:30–4:00pm Connect. Create. ELEVATE: Reverse Career Fair

Live Fearlessly Breakout

Living fearlessly will explore the obstacles, challenges and successes that our (four) women panelists have experienced by sharing what can hold women back from leading happy, successful and abundant lives. Our (four) panelists bring a variety of industry knowledge from corporate, economic development, public relations/media, non-profit and higher education.

Determining your values, embracing the process, and persevering is only half the battle in living fearlessly. Learn how you can overcome, face adversities and relentlessly flourish throughout your personal and professional journey.

AI: For You or Against You Breakout

From automation to augmentation and beyond, AI is on a trajectory to change everything. As AI gains prominence and is integrated into our lives and systems, how will this change society? Does it's integration in everyday systems and processes mean the future of work is different or that life is easier? How does AI affect diverse populations when algorithms are built based on skewed data sets? How are companies considering these concerns? How are you as an individual, you as a job seeker, and you as a professional are affected? How can we be advocates for ourselves and other diverse voices?

In this workshop, we'll explore these and other questions at the intersection of AI and diversity. Come with your ideas on how we make sure that diverse perspectives are considered and prioritized as AI continues to integrate into our lives. 


Biography

Camille Stewart is an attorney whose cross-cutting perspective on complex technology, cyber, and national security, and foreign policy issues has landed her in significant roles at leading government and private sector companies like the Department of Homeland Security and Google. Camille leads cybersecurity, privacy, election integrity, and misinformation policy for Google Play & Android.

Prior to Google, Camille managed cybersecurity, election security, tech innovation, and risk issues at Deloitte. Camille was appointed by President Barack Obama the Senior Policy Advisor for Cyber Infrastructure & Resilience Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. She was the Senior Manager of Legal Affairs at Cyveillance, a cybersecurity company after working on Capitol Hill. 

Camille is a New America Cyber Policy Fellow, Truman National Security Fellow, and Council on Foreign Relations Term Member.  Camille is on the Board of Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security, leading the Cybersecurity & Emerging Tech working group and is the co-founder of Diversity in National Security Network. She also leads a project with a DC to think tank addressing the exfiltration of national security-related tech and IP through the courts. You can find out more about Camille and her current projects at www.CamilleStewart.com and follow her on Twitter @CamilleEsq.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Empowering People Breakout

There are bad ads everywhere we turn. From Pepsi to H&M and beyond the lack of diversity in the marketing and advertising industry is apparent. Having a seat at the table in one thing – feeling empowered to speak once you are there is another. Diversity without inclusion is pointless.

We have to work to ensure that all people are empowered to bring their unique lived experiences and perspectives to the table to make the work that we do better. Join as we chat through those that are doing it right, those that are doing it wrong, and steps that organizations can take to become a more inclusive workplace.


Biography

Joy Smith is the Diversity and Talent Acquisition Specialist at Marcus Thomas LLC, a full-service advertising agency in Cleveland, OH. Beginning her career as a public relations practitioner, Joy noticed the lack of diversity in the marketing and advertising industry early on. Through her interest in creating great work and passion for opening doors for those that have historically been shut out, she carved out a space for herself in the diversity and inclusion realm within Marcus Thomas.

Joy is working to build teams that reflect what the real world looks like in order to create work that resonates with people. Taking an inclusion first perspective on everything she does, she hopes to create a culture that ensures that physical and psychological safety of all people so that they feel empowered to bring their full selves to work.