Diversity Reboot Summit

How Gender and Racial Equity Can Help You Outperform the Competition

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How Gender and Racial Equity Can Help You Outperform the Competition

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According to McKinsey & Company, companies in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams were 33% more likely to have industry-leading profitability. Looking to diversify your team? Or join a company that cares about equity and inclusion? For this roundtable talk, we'll hear insights and tips on all things DEI from Dr. Alexandria White, Barbara Mason, Michelle Marks-Osborne, and Alicia Dickerson. Sponsored by Smartsheet.

Meet The Speakers

Dr. Alexandria White
Dr. Alexandria White
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Reboot Accel

Dr. Alexandria White has 15 years of experience delivering training around diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is the current Director of Diversity for Reboot Accel where she consults with organizations on ways to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. She founded S.A.M.S.(Student Affairs MomS), the largest online community for mothers who work in the student affairs profession. Dr. White's professional career has involved retail banking, leadership, community activism, diversity planning and higher education. She holds a BA from Indiana University, MA from Ball State University and a EdD from University of Mississippi. Dr. White is adjunct faculty in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi.

Barbara Mason
Barbara Mason
CEO, Career Pathways Consulting

Barbara Mason is the Owner and CEO of Career Pathways Consulting and brings over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. She progressed in several HR leadership roles during her career and has been a senior level HR executive for Fortune 500 companies before leaving corporate America to operate her business full-time. She is an HR Consultant that helps small business owners build the infrastructure and foundation they need to hire and build their teams and people strategy. In addition, she serves as a career coach to executive women that are unhappy at work helping them get clear on their next career move that will align with their strengths, passions and values.

Michelle Marks-Osborne
Michelle Marks-Osborne
CEO, The Marks-Osborne Group LLC

Michelle Marks-Osborne is the CEO and Principal Consultant of The Marks-Osborne Group LLC, a philosophical consulting firm focusing on inclusion and equity. With more than twenty years of experience and 12 years leading her own firm, she is well-versed in areas such as race, culture, gender and gender identity, ageism, disabilities, and more. Michelle is nationally recognized as a transformational leader, change agent, public speaker, trainer, and coach. She is most sought after for her work within the anti-racism and anti-misogynoirism space. She works with individuals and organizations, employing realistic and implementable solutions that yield longstanding results in building and maintaining inclusive and equitable environments. As such, she is regarded as an innovator with exceptional critical thinking ability, heightened interpersonal skills, and expert communication skills as well as a proven ability to handle sensitive interactions with insight, tact, and diplomacy. To further aid her work, Michelle is creator of The DISRUPTION Method™ and The DISRUPTION Method™ for Church Leaders. She is currently working on her first book.

Alicia Dickerson
Alicia Dickerson
Senior Strategic Customer Success Manager, Smartsheet

Passionate, energetic, innovator with a highly developed sense of curiosity and fun. I am an explorer and builder who loves to tackle big challenges.

I am a creative, entrepreneurial attorney with more than 12 years of experience in client relationship management (CRM),including account management, customer success, as well as training and onboarding in both SaaS start-ups and legacy companies. Possess expertise in delivering customized in-person and web-based onboarding and training solutions in the federal and private sectors. Recognized for top achievement based on revenue growth and retention of book of business. Able to build strategic relationships and creative alliances with internal and external stakeholders. Up to speed on critical issues impacting the federal government and knowledgeable about “best in class” government practices.

Strong consultative sales background with proven track record of pinpointing business opportunities while executing effective engagement strategies under challenging market conditions. An agile, dynamic, enthusiastic visionary, and team-oriented professional who has successfully nurtured client relationships while focusing on retention and growth.

Specialties: Strategic Training, Sales, Customer Relationship Management, Extensive Public Speaking and Presentation Skills, SalesForce, Software as a Service (SaaS)

Nicole Felter (she/her/ella)
Nicole Felter (she/her/ella)
Associate Marketing Manager at PowerToFly

My name is Nicole Felter and I am a graduate from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh. I am originally from a very small town in New York State called Kerhonkson. Being from a small town with limited opportunities, I never imagined that I would have accomplished all that I have to this day. Being one of the only people in my family to pursuit a college degree has demonstrated the importance of positivity and perseverance.

Through the different organizations I have been a part of and the different things I have experienced in my college career I have gained multiple valuable skills. Speaking Spanish is the most important skill I learned while studying abroad and I am proud to say I am fluent. Event planning, team work, fundraising, marketing and work delegation are skills that have carried me through the execution of various successful philanthropy events. These skills have ultimately shaped me into a leader who embodies enthusiasm, optimism, fervor, drive and ambition.