Natalie CofieldCarlos WatsonJoy ProfetJazmin ChavezNiija KuykendallMonique CarswellIndhira ArringtonLevee BrooksJanessa Cox-IrvinRenee LaRoche-MorrisSupriya JhaRendel Solomon

Natalie Cofield

Natalie Madeira Cofield is heralded among the nation's most prominent diverse entrepreneurs. Natalie has provided some of the nation's most prominent CEOs of billion-dollar organizations, executives of global brands, senior advisers to the White House, mayors of leading national cities, and community activists and leaders with inspiration,insight and advisement. As an entrepreneur and executive, Natalie…
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Carlos Watson

Carlos Watson is the co-founder and CEO of OZY, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else. With 40 million monthly unique users and 5 million subscribers, OZY brings readers “the new and the next,” offering 100% original content.
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Joy Profet

Joy Profet is the Chief Operating Officer for Essence Communications with responsibilities over the brand’s strategic, financial, planning and administrative functions. In this role, Joy partners with ESSENCE’s leadership team to design and execute the brand’s consumer touch-points across all media platforms. She also has direct management of the ESSENCE Festival and its international branded…
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Jazmin Chavez

Born in Juarez, Mexico but raised in Denver, and as a former DREAMer, Jazmin remains committed to fighting for immigrant rights across the country and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Lideres Board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF and a board member of Rural and Migrant Ministry, an organization that advocates for the rights of farmworkers in…
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Niija Kuykendall

Niija Kuykendall is the Senior Vice President, Production at Warner Bros. Pictures where she just finished production on the film JUST MERCY starring Michael B. Jordan and in post-production on the films GODZILLA 2 and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR starring Yara Shahidi. In her time at Warner Bros., Kuykendall has overseen the production…
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Monique Carswell

Monique is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, her passion and dedication are reflected in her many accomplishments that showcase her executive leadership, community activism and international flair. With 15 years of experience encompassing a combination of marketing, business development, public relations, partnership…
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Indhira Arrington

Currently, Indhira heads the Targeted Sourcing Team - a center of excellence focused on identifying and attracting top diverse talent to Wells Fargo by fully leveraging four key areas: proactive direct sourcing, specialized marketing initiatives/events, referrals and military veteran strategy.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Indhira held several roles at Bank of America within the…
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Levee Brooks

Levee is global head of Client Management within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Operations. He also oversees the Investment Management Division's Operations Business Intelligence team. Levee serves on the GSAM Pooled Vehicles Subcommittee and the GSAM Separate Account & Advisory Subcommittee. He is also co - chair of the Disability Interest Forum and the Operations…
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Janessa Cox-Irvin

Janessa Cox-Irvin is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Alliance Bernstein. In this role she partners with the CEO, executive committee and human capital to lead AB’s global D&I strategy, and provides thought leadership on advancing efforts that align with business priorities. Following the 2018 announcement of a Nashville, TN headquarters relocation, Janessa has…
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Renee LaRoche-Morris

Renee LaRoche-Morris is the Chief Operating Officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management; in this role, Renee oversees Investment Management’s Operations & Technology teams, U.S. Strategic Initiatives team, Chief Administrative Officer, Proxy team, and Enterprise Data Strategy team. She also manages a wide range of related responsibilities, including information security, IM's global premises strategy and strategic…
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Supriya Jha

Supriya Jha is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Nasdaq. As, the first leader of her practice, she has helped shape the foundation of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts at Nasdaq and her pioneering contributions have helped accelerate Nasdaq’s cultural journey. Her strategy and contributions have helped in the growth of employee networks,…
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Rendel Solomon

Rendel is a Managing Director with Muller & Monroe Asset Management (M2), a Chicago-based private equity firm that has advised on over $1 billion of assets since inception. Prior to joining M² in 2008, Rendel worked as an entrepreneur in the media and entertainment industry in New York and as an engineer at P&G in…
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