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DMBA 14th Annual National Business Leaders Virtual Conference & Awards Gala

Where Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are the Bellwethers of a Changing World

DMBA 14th Annual Virtual Conference

September 17, 18, 2020

About the Conference

The world is changing before our eyes, and at the forefront of this transformation are issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Join Mistress of Ceremony Pam McElvane, CEO and Publisher of Diversity MBA Magazine, for a virtual conference as big as it is important.

With a speaker list that includes Miriam Lewis, Chief Inclusion Officer of the Principal Financial Group, Cesae Rolon Jr, CEO of Imagen Consultants Inc., and 2019 Diversity MBA Impact Award winner Edward Kopko, the conference will tackle a variety of topics essential to anyone looking to navigate the challenges of implementing a robust diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

Attendees will watch, listen, participate and network, but most importantly, they will learn how to talk about race at a time when talking about it is vital.

If you are going to attend one conference this fall, the Diversity MBA 14th Annual Elite National Business Leaders Conference and Awards Gala is it!

Conference Highlights

  • A Culture in Arts welcome reception
  • Can’t-miss industry roundtables in a variety of sectors, including finance, technology, education, civil liberties and sports
  • A C-Suite leadership and diversity symposium that will show just what CEOs and business leaders are doing to be more inclusive
  • Digital discussion sessions such as:
    • Empowering Women
    • Courageous Conversations
    • Power in Presence
    • Stand Up-Be Heard
    • A CEO Fireside Chat
    • Nonprofits for Change
    • And many more!
  • A celebration of the top 100 Women of Influence, the top 100 under 50 Executive & Emerging Leaders, and the top 50 Out-Front Companies
  • A Hall of Fame reception and Awards Gala

Bold Business is Proud to Sponsor

Ed Kopko

Edward Kopko

CEO, Bold Business
Author, Project Bold Life

Ed will be appearing as a Keynote Speaker at the conference, as well as on a panel!

Edward Kopko served as chairman and CEO of Butler International for 23 years, overseeing a wide array of worldwide offices and sophisticated assignments. While there, he witnessed firsthand the importance of diversity and inclusion for long-term business success, and managed a global workforce of thousands that encompassed a multitude of diversity dimensions, ultimately supervising the integration of employees with extremely disparate backgrounds. In addition, he was the CEO and publisher of Chief Executive Magazine, a publication geared towards providing insight for and on C-level executives. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and numerous other media outlets. He currently helms the Bold Business Group, a multifaceted media, technology and business solutions company, and is a graduate from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Economics.

Ed is a 2019 Diversity MBA Impact Award winner, and a contributor to the Diversity Business Review. His book, “Project Bold Life: The Proven Formula to Take On Challenges and Achieving Happiness and Success” (now available on Amazon), is an inspirational examination of how to conquer setbacks and live a bold life.