NAAAP is pleased to present the 2019 ERG Leadership Symposium event at Experian in Orange County, CA.

This year’s theme is “ERGs Driving Change: Data, Trends and Leadership.”

Where: Costa Mesa, CA at Experian (475 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
When: Friday, April 26, 2019
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY (seats are limited).
SPECIAL: NAAAP members receive a special discount.
Breakfast, Lunch and Reception Included in Registration


What is 2019 ERG Leadership Symposium?

Approaching its 5th year, the NAAAP ERG Leadership Symposium is the must-attend event for ERG leaders. Executives, ERG leaders and members as well as engaged employees from across the country have participated in regional events such as this. The Symposium offers top-notch speakers, programming and takeaways tailored to professionals and companies motivated to make a difference in the diversity, inclusion and intersectionality space in the industries they lead.
At 2019 ERG Leadership Symposium, You’ll Experience…
  • One-day packed agenda with relevant takeaways
  • Dynamic speakers from the ERG space and beyond
  • Unprecedented networking with other ERG leaders
  • Delicious local cuisine as well as modern outdoor reception


This one-day summit will feature executive keynotes, panel discussions and best practice takeaways with a networking reception to end the day.


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Networking
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks from NAAAP
9:05 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks from Experian: Inclusion = Innovation
9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Engaging Employees, Powering the Business
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Crucial Executive Role in Driving Change
10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Networking Break
10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Plenary Remarks from Macy’s: Advancing the Journey of ERGs
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Best Practices in Demonstrating Value
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon sponsored by CIA
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Creating Connections through ERG Leadership
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Perfect Your Networking & Elevator Pitch
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Facilitated Breakout Sessions
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. What’s Next? Action Plans for Your ERG
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks from Bank of the West
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception at the MET sponsored by Anheuser-Busch


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Kay Adair
VP of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Boston Scientific

DeAnne Aussem
Managing Director & Founder of the U.S. Leadership Coaching Center of Excellence at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ron Chang
President of Corporate Treasury & Finance, UPS & NAAAP Board Chair

Taylor De Rosa
Senior Social Impact Product Manager, Zillow Group

Barbara Furlow-Smiles
Global Engagement/Internal Resource Group Program Manager, Facebook

Raj Gopal
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of the West

Stacey Gordon
Founder & CEO, Rework Work

Justin Hastings
Chief Human Resources Officer, Experian

Laura Haylett
Senior Recruiter, VP, Bank of the West

Susan Im
Senior Director, Product Development – Women’s Shoes, Macy’s

Arjun Kumar
Regional Sales Manager, Anheuser-Busch

David Lee
Configuration & Data Manager, Northrop Grumman

Hiq Lee
President, Business Information Services, Experian

Farzana Nayani
NAAAP ERG Architect
Amie Ninh
Diversity Program Manager, Google

Juan Camilo Romero
Manager of Multicultural Community Engagements, Macy’s

Lisa Strack
Vice President, Diversity Recruiting Program Officer
Bank of the West

Judy Ting
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
Pacific Rim Region, Bank of the West

Vanna Tran
Director of Multicultural Growth & Strategy, Nielsen

Bonnie Tsai
Founder & Director, Beyond Etiquette

Elizabeth Yang
NAAAP National President


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