Innovation
Conference

The Future Of Talent & Leadership

The global recession demands that organizations challenge traditional methods of growth and managing talent to excel in today’s competitive environment. Human Capital is the only organizational resource capable of innovating, and is the core driver of competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. How do we fuel the engine of human innovation?

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Speakers

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Erika Irish Brown

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg LP

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Heather Coleman

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

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Moderator

Richard Metheny

Director, Leadership Solutions, Witt/Kieffer

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Toni Harris Quinerly

Senior Consultant, YSC

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Erika Irish Brown

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Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg LP

Erika Irish Brown is Bloomberg L.P.’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, she develops and drives the company’s global strategy and approach to diversity and inclusion in collaboration with senior management to ensure alignment with business goals.

Brown joined Bloomberg in 2015 and leads the development, implementation and monitoring of a global program to advance diversity and inclusion across the company’s human resources, including recruitment, retention, talent review, succession planning, career development and training. She is also active in promoting an institutional culture and inclusive environment to support diversity in all aspects of the business, including Bloomberg’s employee communities and external partnerships.

Prior to Joining Bloomberg, Brown was Bank of America’s Head of Diversity Recruiting, Program Management and Executive Recruiting. She has over 15 years of investment banking and capital markets experience at Morgan Stanley, the U.S. Treasury and Lehman Brothers.

Brown received her MBA from Columbia Business School and holds a BS in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. She is currently Vice-Chair and Director of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the Nation’s first community development corporation and Director and Nominating Committee Chair of the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP).

Heather Coleman

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Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Heather Coleman is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s General Practice       Group, focusing her practice on a variety of executive compensation, corporate governance and securities matters. She is also active in the Firm’s restructuring practice.  Ms. Coleman has broad experience advising public and private companies and individual senior executives on executive compensation and benefits matters in a range of corporate transactions and in a regular advisory role.  She also frequently counsels clients on ongoing public company matters, including their Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reports and corporate governance and disclosure compliance.

Ms. Coleman is an Empire State Counsel pro bono honoree and a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where she teaches Corporate Crisis Management.

Richard Metheny

Moderator

Director, Leadership Solutions, Witt/Kieffer

Richard Metheny is leader of Witt/Kieffer’s Leadership Solutions practice. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer he owned his own consulting business and worked as a talent management consultant for senior executives and executive teams across industries. His experience spans Fortune 50 public and Top 20 privately-held global companies including consumer products, marketing and communications, defense industry, notfor-profit, life sciences, manufacturing and hospitality. Richard has successfully assisted organizations with succession planning, onboarding, executive transitioning, leadership, assessment and leadership development. He has a unique blend of general management and human resources leadership knowledge, with 14 years of operations experience before moving into human resources leadership positions. Prior to starting his consulting business, he held positions as chief human resources officer, vice president of international human resources and vice president of international marketing and R&D. He served as chief people officer for one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For. Richard is a professional certified executive coach and is a certified Hogan Assessments consultant.

Toni Harris Quinerly

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Senior Consultant, YSC

Toni is a Senior Consultant in YSC’s New York office. Joining in 2015, she has significant experience in the areas of coaching, leadership development
training, succession planning, talent management and diversity & inclusion.

With work experience that spans the private, public and non-profit sectors, Toni specializes in designing cohort learning programs that develop individuals’ and teams’ capacity for collaborative leadership and change management.

Prior to joining YSC, she worked in the leadership practice of a boutique social sector consulting firm where she provided executive coaching, training and strategic planning facilitation to city and state government agencies. She also served as the Director of Diversity Leadership at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School, a role she held after leading the school’s Career and Alumni Services Department for five years. She has created nationally prominent women’s leadership programs in collaboration with the American Express Foundation, and launched NYU’s first fellowship for emerging leaders of color. She began her career in healthcare management, with a focus on operational restructuring, compliance and behavioral health counselling.

Professionally, Toni’s interests include executive assessment, 360˚ feedback interventions, mindfulness coaching and team-building. She remains active in the social sector as a volunteer and board member, and lectures at New York University.

Schedule

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration Opens | Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcoming Remarks

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel 1 - Talent Tensions: How To Build a Diverse, Innovative Team

As business leaders we look for the complete package when hiring: well-rounded individuals that combine a skillset, mindset, and personality… and fit with the company culture. One good hire can make all the difference to a team, and one good team can make all the difference to a company. This panel will explore why team building is at the root of innovation and how to get it right.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel 2 - Risk & Reward: Measuring & Growing Innovative Leaders

In order to demonstrate progress, the role of the leader should focus on the ability to foster the strokes of creativity within his/her team that ultimately lead to innovation. More to the point, the leader who approves risk above personal opinions is the core driver of innovation among his/her team.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Panel 3 – Crowd Surfing: The Case for Adapting Your Business to Demographic & Generational Shifts

Exploring the need to change with consumer trends, how can businesses leverage talent to meet the demands of their target markets?

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Redefining Organizational Culture

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Debate - Youth Is No Guarantee of Innovation

Is the concept of “innovation” confined to age, or is it just a state of mind?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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