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Women's Leadership

Meet the Speakers: Michele Bobadilla, Thear Suzuki, and Brittany Barnett

They’re among the 19 leaders participating in D CEO’s annual Women’s Leadership Symposium, to be held virtually on June 23.
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From left: Brittany Barnett, Buried Alive Mothers and Girls Embracing Mothers; Michele Bobadilla, The University of Texas Arlington | University Crossroads; Thear Suzuki, EY

State and national Latina leader Michele Bobadilla, EY Global Client Service Partner Thear Suzuki, and award-winning attorney, entrepreneur, and author of A Knock at Midnight, Brittany Barnett, will all bring their expertise to the forefront with stirring dialogue at D CEO’s annual Women’s Leadership Symposium.

Bobadilla is an educator, advocate, and mentor who uses her voice and seat at the table to serve as a catalyst for change. In her keynote, “Circle of Support,” Bobadilla will share how a close-knit circle of women is vital as we navigate the intersecting paths of our personal and professional lives.

Later on in the day, attendees will hear from Suzuki, whose personal mission is to inspire courageous actions in others to lead more impactful lives. In “Change Starts at the Top: Lessons from the C-Suite,” she will join Steve Demetriou and Bill Munck for a frank dialogue about how various leaders and industries have shifted the paradigm of women and diverse leadership in their organizations, with straightforward lessons to take back to your own company.

Finally, Barnett will join D CEO Editor Christine Perez in a powerful closing fireside chat entitled “Where We Go from Here.” This intimate conversation will focus on her work, the impact individuals can have on those deemed invaluable in our society, and where we go from here as women leaders and entrepreneurs.

D CEO’s 2021 Women’s Leadership Symposium, held virtually on June 23, will feature 19 leaders in 11 keynotes and panel discussions, Q&A sessions with speakers, three networking opportunities, a lunch-time breakout, and more.

(Click here for the full schedule.)

Ticket options are $50 for general admission (includes all programming for the full-day event), $75 for gold admission (includes all programming plus added networking opportunities and breakout sessions, list of attendees, and a virtual swag bag), or $100 for platinum admission (include all other benefits plus a curated gift box from sponsors and women-led businesses mailed to attendees).

Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.

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