2020 Schedule

9:00: Welcome 


9:15: Keynote Speaker: Tim Wise

Sponsored by Kindred Healthcare and Dinsmore & Shohl
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has trained corporate, government, entertainment, media, law enforcement, military, and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. Wise is the author of eight books, including his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.

10:10: Q&A with Tim Wise, Moderator: OJ Oleka 

OJ Oleka, PhD is the President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities and co-creator of AntiRacism Kentucky.

10:30: Power Story: Diane Medley – The Power of Moments 

Sponsored by MCM CPAs & Advisers
Diane Medley, Executive Chairman & co-founder of MCM CPAs & Advisors, began life believing she would spend her days as a domestic farm wife in rural Kentucky. She has now been practicing public accounting for over 30 years, has led MCM through several mergers and acquisitions, making the company the largest CPA firm in the region, was the first woman in the region to become Managing Partner in a major accounting firm, and up until she transitioned to Executive Chairman, was one of only three female Managing Partners in the Top 100 firms in the U.S. Medley will share key moments from her life as she pulls from concepts found in “The Power of Comments” by the Health Brothers, which explores why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.

11:00: 1 on 1 Networking (or Break Time)

Sponsored by The University of Louisville College of Business 

Visit the “Networking” area on the left side of your screen to be automatically matched to network with another attendee for up to 4 minutes.

11:15: Panel: Bada$$ YPs

Sponsored By: KFC, Park Community Credit Union and Spalding University 
Hear from 4 young professionals all doing big things and making positive changes! One additional panelist to be announced soon.

Representative Charles Booker – Kentucky House of Representatives 
John Mittel – President & Co-Founder, Clear/Cut Phocus
Monalisa Tailor – Primary Care Physician, Norton Community Medical Associates
Brittany Wilson – Director, Consumer Insights, Yum! Brands

Noon: Lunch Break

Sponsored By: Papa John’s
Please use this time to enjoy a Papa John’s pizza, workout and/or check emails. We will see you after lunch at 12:45.

During the lunch break, we will offer a virtual home workout with Victoria Staton – Entrepreneur and Zumba Instructor! 


12:45: Panel: Sports and Leadership

Hear from athletes as they share how their sport taught them leadership, flexibility and courage. And why that is more important now than ever before. Additional panelists to be announced soon.

Kelsi Dahlia 
– Olympian Swimmer
George Davis IV – Midfielder, Louisville City FC
Moderator: Kendrick Haskins – WAVE 3

1:30: Breakout Sessions

Sponsored By: Bellarmine University, Nationwide Advisory Solutions and Norton Healthcare  

Breakout A: Navigating Negativity with Lenae Price, Mindset Collaborative 
Struggling with negativity at home or in the workplace? Feeling bogged down by competitiveness or toxic office dynamics? Learn the foundations of emotional resilience and action steps to ultimately break down negativity and promote positivity in your life.

Breakout B: Failing Forward with Kirsten Hawley, Brown-Forman
During this live Q&A session with Brown-Forman’s Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, you will learn actionable tips and tricks around failing forward.

2:20: Goal Setting with Kaylee Hobbs

Kaylee is the Chief Operating Officer at Cultivate What Matters
You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go DO them! You’re ready to finally make progress on your goals, and live out what matters. Kaylee will walk us through how to do this with what we’ve learned today! 

3:00: Closing Cocktails and Mocktails with Brown-Forman 

Learn How to create a delicious Chambord cocktail or mocktail with Morrison Nicholas, Brand Associate at Brown-Forman.
Please find the cocktail/mocktail shopping list here.

3:20: Closing Remarks, Raffles and Thank yous

3:30-4:00: Optional Happy Hour & 1 on 1 Networking