Keynote Sessions

Engaging Employees Conference

Monday, September 21

Getting to the Heart of It All
Ayelet Baron, Author & former Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Cisco

Our hearts know it because we have experienced glimpses of what communication in our world can be. Yet, as individuals and professionals, we stay stuck in decaying paradigms that no longer serve the vast majority of humanity. We are living in one of the most amazing times in human history and yet we mostly lead with structure and technology, when there are abundant opportunities to create with meaning in business and life. But we don’t easily know how to get there from here as it yet to be acceptable to trust our hearts.


Tuesday, September 22

Creating Your Career Vision and Making it Real
Angee Linsey, Managing Director, Linsey Careers

Too often we find ourselves head down, managing our jobs, until one day we look up only to find we haven’t been managing our careers. If the only time you think about managing your career is during a performance review, or when you are unhappy in your current situation, this keynote will inspire you to dare to be deliberate by starting with your personal career vision.

In this session Angee will guide you through a values and vision exercise that is a game changer for anyone wanting to manage their career with intention.

  • Whether your career is stuck in a rut or you’re on a fast track to leadership, learn how to imagine what “ideal” looks like so that you can ensure the path you’re on is the path you want.
  • A fun exercise that you can do throughout your career to stay true to your goals as they evolve with your priorities through life.
  • Once your vision is complete, learn how to make it real by having better career conversations with your boss, your mentors and your network so that you are attracting the right opportunities either within your current company or with a new organization.


Diversity Inclusion & Equity

Engaging Employees Conference

Tuesday September 22, 2020

D&I Audit: Understanding where your organization lies on the DEI Continuum*

Jefferson Darrell, Breakfast Culture

Diversity and inclusion is not just a “nice-to-have” but a must-have if an organization is to enjoy the highest standard of recruitment, performance and retention for viable, sustainable growth. BREAKFAST CULTURE’s Diversity and Inclusion Audit is a comprehensive measurement and analysis process to understand where your
organization lies and how to move it along the DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Continuum*.

This is one of the first steps towards cultivating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace culture. In this session you will learn about the DEI Continuum* and how Breakfast Culture uses current tools, including leading edge Employee Engagement Enterprise software and/or Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB) to analyze where your organization currently resides on the DEI Continuum*.



*The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization, Wilson 2013