From left: John Olajide, Sandra Phillips Rogers, and Lisa Ong.

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John Olajide, Sandra Phillips Rogers, and Lisa Ong to Headline D CEO’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact Symposium

Held virtually this year on Sept. 17, the event will address leadership issues surrounding systemic racism, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

D CEO’s popular Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact Symposium returns with a full day, jam-packed event. Now in its second year, the program will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with speakers.

Kicking things off is Lisa Ong, who is an executive coach, speaker, diversity strategist, and consultant. Ong specializes in diversity and inclusion, leadership development, coaching, and facilitation. Prior to founding her own consultancy, Wishing Out Loud LLC in 2019, Lisa was a national diversity director in the national Office of Diversity and Inclusion at PwC. She focused on minority retention and advancement efforts, as well as growing inclusive leaders at all levels.

Also presenting is Sandra Phillips Rogers, group vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Toyota Motor North America. She oversees the legal service function for Toyota and the representation of the company and its affiliates. She became Toyota’s chief diversity officer in December 2018.

D CEO Editor Christine Perez will host a “fireside chat” with John Olajide, who is the founder and CEO of Axxess, the leading home healthcare company in North America. In his role, Olajide leads the strategic vision and direction of the company and oversees more than 300 employees at Axxess’ headquarters in Dallas and locations throughout the United States. He recently shared his personal story with D CEO.

Presentation topics include “Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations,” and “Data and Transparency: Setting Goals and Measuring Results.” There will also be breakout conversations on marketing your values to what racial equality truly means.

Despite being held virtually, D CEO is using an online platform that will allow for networking with other attendees.

Tickets are $75 and include access to all live programming and networking sessions. Pricing includes a one-year subscription to D CEO.

For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.

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