2011 S.T.A.R.T. Agenda

2011 START Agenda
Conference Agenda for Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Time Event

10:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration/Check-in, NLI Atrium

11:15 a.m.

Welcome, Ballroom


11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 1

  • "Diversity in Volunteerism" Alison Hart, Altria, Ballroom AB
  • "Benefits of a Diverse Workforce at Capital One" Kira Peterson, Capital One, Boardroom 1 (Downstairs)
  • "Supplier Diversity - The Secret Agent Behind Delivery Business Value" Alastair Donald, ConocoPhillips, Alumni Lounge
  • "Stories of Inclusivity: A panel discussion of professionals sharing how an inclusive working environment influences career choices and success" Ernst & Young, Penn State Room

Panel Members

Thompson Harner, Manager in E&Y Advisory Practice
Melissa Bovitch, Senior in E&Y Advisory Practice

Jonathan Chan, Staff in E&Y Assurance Practice

Jemila Machunga-Disu, future staff in E&Y Assurance Practice

12:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m

Luncheon, Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Phil Smith, Vice President - District Manager, Kohl's Department Store

S.T.A.R.T. Diversity Award Student Presentations

  • 3rd Place, Rumbidzai Kapfumvuti - Taking Off the Blindfold
  • 2nd Place, Janel Young - Inner Diversity
  • 1st Place, Ernie Lehman - Varying Perspectives
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

  • "Recruiting Diverse Talent: It's a Business Strategy" Gordon Miller, Procter & Gamble, Penn State Room
  • "Target's Diversity Approach with Guests and Team Members" Melissa Perez & Yshonda Frey, Target, Alumni Lounge
  • "Generational Differences In the Workplace" Jocelyn Moye, Boeing, Ballroom AB
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Ballroom