The best business decisions are informed by a multitude of perspectives.
Sparking Success: The Intersection of Business and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
McNair Hall, Rice University
At Rice Business, we endeavor to create a rich learning environment that considers and appreciates a multitude of perspectives that lead to enhanced decision-making. We consider this mindset a critical leadership skill in today’s increasingly global and inclusive workplace.
Sparking Success, our diversity conference, is designed to provide a forum for awareness, dialogue and skill-building around issues of diversity and inclusion as it relates to the business world.
If interested in sponsorship, please contact Lina Y. Bell at 713-348-4731.
*All events in Shell Auditorium – McNair Hall unless otherwise indicated.
2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference Agenda:
*Please Be Advised: Photos and Recordings During Conference
|8:45am – 9:15am||Registration - 1st Floor Rotunda - McNair Hall|
|9:15am – 9:30am||
Introduction - Alfonso Cortes Gonzales, MBA Candidate '23
|9:30am – 10:30am||
Keynote Address - My Journey to Becoming an Accidental Tech & Intentionally Inclusive CEO
Introduction - Adrienne S. Miller, MBA Candidate '24
|10:30am – 11:30am||
Corporate Insider Perspectives
Moderator: Victoria Hills, MBA '22, North America Sales and Service HR Business Partner Molecular Devices, a Danaher Company
Introduction - Chelsea Clark, MBA Candidate '23
|11:30am – 12:30pm||
Lunch - Anderson Family Commons - Room 115Remarks: Constance Porter, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Associate Professor of Marketing, Rice Business
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||
Our Stories: Faces of First-Generation Professionals
Introduction - Natalie Burges, MBA Candidate '23 - DEI Liasion, Rice Business Student Association MBA-P
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||
Option A - The Power of Language: LGBTQ+ Perspectives - Room 212
Introduction - John Dampf, MBA Candidate ’23 - President, Men as Allies
Option B - Overcoming Imposter Anxiety - Room 218 (concludes at 2:45pm)
Introduction - Rachael Sweetman, MBA Candidate ’23 - Co-President, Out and Allied Club
|2:30pm – 3:30pm||
Networking Reception - Anderson Family Commons - Room 115
Please explore the agendas from past conferences.