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CBE Summit
2020 TIMELINE

February 21, 2020, SF Hyatt Regency
A Summit With Dynamic Speakers Across Sectors

CBE Summit ‘20:
Elevating Our Voices, Amplifying Our Impact

 

The CBE Summit brings together Black professionals across a variety of industries for a unique, well-rounded educational and networking experience. It is the one-stop-shop of Black Excellence. The Summit is for all ages!

Food

Lunch and snacks will be provided for all attendees! Networking reception to follow at The Battery.

Panels

CBE Summit will cover five professional tracks featuring vibrant keynotes and panels with Fortune 500 executives and board members, government officials, leading activists, health professionals, and entrepreneurs.

  • Tech & Life Sciences
  • Health & Wellness
  • Finance & Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Social Justice & Impact

Confirmed speakers include: Minda Harts, CEO, The Memo LLC; Kimberly Glynn, PayPal; Jasper Smith, Founder, The #Buildwealth Movement; Danny Guilory, Head of Diversity, Dropbox; Dennis Ward, Founder, Green Tracking Service; Patty Dingle, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Visa; Chris Lyons, Chief of Staff, Andreesen Horowitz, Tamara Steele, EVOLVE, Global Women’s Collaborative Community.

Keynote Speakers

Ben Horowitz & Shaka Senghor: Redefining your path: a one-on-one conversation on what it means to transform a culture and elevate your community

Ben Horowitz is the co-founder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and the author of NYT bestseller What You Do Is Who You Are. Shaka Senghor is the President of Shaka Senghor, Inc. and the NYT bestselling author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison.

Book signing opportunity to follow. First 50 attendees to arrive at the Summit will receive a free book!

Career Fair

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Attendees can also participate in the Career Fair by uploading their resumes for the resume book or meeting with sponsoring companies are eager to recruit and retain top talent. 

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Summit schedule - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Time
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Against the Grain: Innovating in business and technology

Panelists:

Melanie Akwule, CEO & Founder, MinWo Chris Lyons, Culture Leadership Fund, A16Z Riana Lynn, CEO & Founder, Journey Foods

Moderator: Ben Wanzo, CBE Pitch Competition Director

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Networking Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout 1 | Breaking the Code: Optimizing the social media secrets for success (Sponsored by Facebook)

Panelists: Cliff Worley, Digital Engagement Director, Kapor Center Edua Dickerson, Head of Strategy and Operations, YT Trust & Safety Operations, Google Godfrey Powell, Jr., Director – Partner Product Marketing, Emerging Products, Media Partnerships, Facebook Nene Kalu, Strategic Partner Manager, Facebook Adtech Partnerships Ashley Tucker, Instagram Policy Programs Associate Manager

Moderator: Shawna Scarlett, Manager, Product Growth, Facebook Media Partnerships

Location: Grand Ballroom

Breakout 2 | Building Your Established Brand: Unleashing your purpose and driving your career to the next level.

Panelists: Saafir Rabb Jr., CEO, Interculture Kimberly Glynn, Global Site Coach, PayPal John Graham, Jr, Senior Manager Global Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing, Amgen

Moderator: Eva Pulliam, Partner, Arent Fox

Location: Seacliff A

Breakout 3 | Investing in You: Smart money and tax strategies to create generational wealth

Panelists: Jasper Smith, Founder, The #Buildwealth Movement Chika Obih, CPA/Profit & Growth Advisor, Obih Collective, Inc.

Location: Seacliff B

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch
Career Fair (The Career Fair will take place all day with a focus hour during lunch)
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Breakout 4 | The Professional Philanthropist: Perspectives on careers in social impact, driving community initiatives, and influencing change

Panelists: Loren Harris, Chief Program & Strategy Officer, Kenneth Rainin Foundation Brandi Howard, Chief of Staff, San Francisco Foundation Maya Thornell-Sandifor, Director, Racial Equity Initiatives, Borealis Philanthropy

Moderator: Cedric Brown, Chief Foundation Officer, Kapor Center

Location: Seacliff A

Breakout 5 | Quality vs. Quota: Recruiting and retaining a diverse workplace

Panelists: Lybra Clemons, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion Danny Guillory, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dropbox

Location: Seacliff B

Breakout 6 | Tech Trends to Watch in 2020: Where you work and play

Panelists: Dennis Ward, Founder, Green Tracking Service Whitney O’Banner, Senior Engineering Manager, Medium Ian Villa, Head of System Simulation, Uber Technologies

Moderator: Leslie Spencer, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Location: Grand Ballroom

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Breakout 7 | Finding Our Voice: Exploring our complex identities in politics, at work, at home and in our communities [Sponsored by Visa]

Panelists:

Patty Dingle, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Visa

Neysa Fligor, Senior Counsel, Global Supply Chain, HP Inc., Vice Mayor – Los Altos Regina Wallace-Jones, Mayor – East Palo Alto Cecilia Taylor, Mayor – Menlo Park

Moderator: Monica Monroe, Partner-in-Charge, San Francisco, Tucker Ellis LLP

Location: Grand Ballroom

Breakout 8 | Buying Back the Bay: Laying the foundation to buy or invest in the Bay Area

Panelists: Kevin Coleman, Partner, Urban Farmers Inc. Jerry Beverly, Real Estate Advisor, Compass Steve Peterson, Infinity Investments

Moderator: Lisa Blackwell, Real Estate Advisor, Lisa Blackwell Properties

Location: Seacliff A [ Finance & Entrepreneurship Track ]

Breakout 9 | Black Burnout: Incorporating acts of wellness in the workplace

Panelists: Dr. Rosche Brown, Psychologist, Doctor of Rethinking Art Taylor, Senior Director, Global Compliance and Ethics, PayPal

Location: Seacliff B

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Keynote Introduction: Shellye Archambeau, Former CEO of MetricStream, Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom and Roper Technologies, Okta Inc Advisor to RBC Capital Markets

Keynote Conversation

Redefining Your Path: A one-on-one conversation on what it means to transform a culture and elevate your community Ben Horowitz & Shaka Senghor

Grand Ballroom

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Book Signing & Networking Reception

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, Shaka Senghor

What You Do is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture, Ben Horowitz

Grand Ballroom Foyer

CBE Summit
Speakers

Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz
Cofounder and General Partner
Keynote Speaker
Jasper Smith

Jasper Smith

The #Buildwealth Movement
Founder
Investing in You: Smart money strategies to create generational wealth
Chika Obih

Chika Obih

Obih Collective Inc.
CPA/Profit & Growth Advisor
Investing in You: Smart money strategies to create generational wealth
Armand Carr

Armand Carr

Armand Carr "The Voice"
CEO
Master of Ceremonies - Code Black Gala
Cliff Worley

Cliff Worley

Kapor Center
Digital Engagement Director
Breaking The Code: Optimizing the social media secrets for success
Lybra Clemons

Lybra Clemons

N/A
Head of Diversity
Keynote Speaker
Cecil Plummer

Cecil Plummer

Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
President & CEO
Supplier Diversity Fair: Ask the experts: How to leverage minority certifications to grow your business!
Kimberly Glynn

Kimberly Glynn

PayPal
Leadership Site Coach
Building Your Established Brand: Unleashing your purpose and driving your career to the next level.
Christopher Lyons

Christopher Lyons

Andreessen Horowitz
Cultural Leadership Fund
Keynote Speaker
LaMecia Butler

LaMecia Butler

Facebook
Supplier Diversity Program Manager
Supplier Diversity Fair
Joel McGill

Joel McGill

McWoods Distribution
Sales Manager
Supplier Diversity Fair
Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Infinity Investments
Owner, Managing Broker
Keynote Speaker
Eva Pulliam

Eva Pulliam

Arent Fox LLP
Partner
Sponsored Panel Topic
John Graham

John Graham

Amgen
Sr. Mgr Global Employer Brand & Culture Marketing
Building Your Established Brand: Unleashing your purpose and driving your career to the next level.
Ian Villa

Ian Villa

Uber Technologies, Inc
Head of System Simulation, Elevate
Tech Trends to Watch In 2020: Where You Work and Play
Art Taylor

Art Taylor

PayPal
Senior Director, Head of the Americas, Global Financial Compliance Investigations
Keynote Speaker
Dennis Ward

Dennis Ward

Greenlyfocus LLC
CEO/Founder
Tech Trends to Watch In 2020: Where You Work and Play
Cecilia Taylor

Cecilia Taylor

City of Menlo Park
Mayor
Finding Our Voice: Is there a Black Political Agenda?
Jeremiah Tolbert

Jeremiah Tolbert

Tolbert Design Architects
Principal
Overpriced and pushed out but be ahead of the curve
John G. Graham Jr.

John G. Graham Jr.

Amgen Global Talent Acquisition
Sr. Manager Global Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing
Level Up 3.0 | Branding and Elevating Your Voice To Be Heard