Ember Summit

A summit to spark awareness,
ignite action, and spread diversity and
inclusion in the workplace

Join us at
Ember 2020

WHEN
November 5th & 6th

WHERE
Virtually


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About

Ember is a global movement to spark awareness and ignite action to spread diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our communities. Ember 2020 is a one-day, virtual summit broken out into two time blocks to reach a global audience. Keynotes and panel discussions will feature speakers from a variety of backgrounds around the world. You will leave with specific actions to implement at your organization to elevate the diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging experience.

Choose the right track for you

Leader Track

Breakout Panel 1 // Cultivating Psychological Safety on Teams
The research is clear – psychological safety is more critical than any other factor for making a team work. A shared belief held by individuals that their team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking isn’t just “nice to have” but a necessity for company growth, employee retention, and long-term success. In this session, panelists will discuss the challenges and successes they’ve encountered while working to foster a greater sense of psychological safety in their teams and organizations. They will share specific actions people leaders can take to create environments that welcome questions, express unique perspectives, and allow people to safely bring their authentic selves to work.

Breakout Panel 2 // DEI through Disruption
The world has changed dramatically over the last year, but one thing remains the same: if we are not consciously including all people, they will be unconsciously excluded by default. In order to achieve true diversity, equity, and inclusion, we need to intentionally move from trying to de-bias minds individually and focus instead on thoughtfully redesigning contexts, processes, and practices. This will create a new normal that blocks bias, makes inclusivity the path of least resistance or default option, and ultimately has a big impact on business outcomes.

Individual Track

Breakout Panel 1 // Practicing Everyday Inclusion: Whose job is DEI?
What does everyday inclusion look like? How do individuals impact inclusion and belonging in their teams and organizations? Learn what you can do as an employee to start where you are and make DEI an intentional daily practice in your life. Review examples of normal people’s actions that profoundly impacted the lives of others and their organizations. Learn how seemingly small actions over time lead to big outcomes.

Breakout Panel 2 // Clumsy Curiosity: Moving Towards Effective Allyship
Discover tips and tricks on how to become better allies and how to enable these relationships to grow. We will also discuss how those in underrepresented groups can allow for some clumsy curiosity – creating space for allies to learn and grow – while also maintaining a duty to self by setting boundaries. Learn how to create a space where people can ask questions and make mistakes but only if they are willing to be open to being corrected and learning.


Session 1

Thursday, Nov 5th // Americas & EMEA

Times shown are Mountain Standard Time (MST).
EMEA times are 3:30-6:00pm GMT

8:30 AM

Opening remarks

Emcee: Farren Roper // Head of DEI at Qualtrics

8:45 AM

Keynote

Russ Laraway // Chief People Officer at Qualtrics

9:30 AM

15 minute break

9:45 AM

Breakout Panel 1

Leader Track
Cultivating Psychological Safety on Teams

  • Moderator: Tamara Springle // Global Head of Customer Education at Qualtrics

  • Andrekka Lanier // Organizational Development Consultant at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Matthias Heid // Learning & Development Consultant at SAP

  • Elise Birkhofer // Global Head of Women’s Community and Programs at Google

Individual Track
Practicing Everyday Inclusion: Whose job is DEI?

  • Moderator: Leanne Carberry // EMEA Talent Acquisition Partner at Qualtrics

  • Sarah Vaughn // Founder and CEO of the Melanin Squad

  • Allon Meizlik // Technology Advisory Senior Manager at Accenture

  • Jonathan Johnson // Assistant Director of Student Wellness at Teachers College, Columbia University

10:15 AM

15 minute break

10:30 AM

Keynote

Aimee Allison // Founder and President of She the People

10:50 AM

Closing remarks

Emcee: Farren Roper // Head of DEI at Qualtrics


Session 2

Thursday, Nov 5th // Americas

Friday, Nov 6th // APAC

Times shown are Mountain Standard Time (MST).
APAC times are 11am-1:30pm AEST Nov 6th

5:00 PM

Opening remarks

Emcee: Farren Roper // Head of DEI at Qualtrics

5:15 PM

Keynote

Zig Serafin // President of Qualtrics

6:00 PM

15 minute break

6:15 PM

Breakout Panel 2

Leader Track
DEI Through Disruption

  • Moderator: Cecelia Herbert // Lead Employee Experience Scientist for Asia Pacific at Qualtrics

  • Rhae Adams // Co-Founder, VP of Strategy and Business Development at First Mode

  • Maureen Berkner Boyt // Founder of The Moxie Exchange & Everyday Inclusion App

  • Karen Rodriguez la Paz // Founder and CEO of Code In Color, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Purple

Individual Track
Clumsy Curiosity: Moving Towards Effective Allyship

  • Moderator: Gerry Sims // Global Operations Manager at Qualtrics

  • Jennifer Cobb Moynihan // Founder of Elevate Communication

  • Cassandra Montenegro, Esq. // Vice President/President Elect of Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries

  • Nicole Patterson // Principal at Deloitte Consulting and Member of the Deloitte Black Action Council

6:45 PM

15 minute break

7:00 PM

Keynote

Ruchika Tulshyan // Author of “The Diversity Advantage,” Founder and CEO of Candour, Named One of 2019’s Most Influential D&I Leaders

7:20 PM

Closing remarks

Emcee: Farren Roper // Head of DEI at Qualtrics

Speakers

Farren Roper

Head of DEI at Qualtrics

Russ Laraway

Chief People Officer of Qualtrics

Tamara Springle

Global Head of Customer Education at Qualtrics

Andrekka Lanier

Organizational Development Consultant at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Matthias Heid

Learning & Development Consultant at SAP

Elise Birkhofer

Global Head of Women’s Community and Programs at Google

Leanne Carberry

EMEA Talent Acquisition Partner at Qualtrics

Sarah Vaughn

Founder and CEO of the Melanin Squad

Allon Meizlik

Technology Advisory Senior Manager at Accenture

Jonathan Johnson

Assistant Director of Student Wellness at Teachers College, Columbia University

Aimee Allison

Founder and President of She the People

Zig Serafin

President of Qualtrics

Cecelia Herbert

Lead Employee Experience Scientist for Asia Pacific at Qualtrics

Rhae Adams

Co-Founder, VP of Strategy and Business Development at First Mode

Maureen Berkner Boyt

Founder of The Moxie Exchange & Everyday Inclusion App

Karen Rodriguez la Paz

Founder and CEO of Code In Color, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Purple

Gerry Sims

Global Operations Manager at Qualtrics

Jennifer Cobb Moynihan

Founder of Elevate Communication

Cassandra Montenegro, Esq.

Vice President/President Elect of Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries

Nicole Patterson

Principal at Deloitte Consulting and Member of the Deloitte Black Action Council

Ruchika Tulshyan

Author of “The Diversity Advantage,” Founder and CEO of Candour, Named One of 2019’s Most Influential D&I Leaders

Join us at Ember 2020!