Women in Leadership Distinguished Speakers Series

Thursday, 3 February 2022 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST

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Thursday, 3 February 2022 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST


The Women in Leadership Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) are professional development events hosted online and in various locations nationwide. Each DSS takes a deep dive into a specific issue area, industry and/or competency related to women’s leadership. 

The February DSS will be hosted in partnership with AcademyWomen, Purpose Linked Consulting and the Howard University Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership.

Our theme - Leading Change in a MULTI Pandemic World - will offer a profound perspective on what is required of leaders during this extraordinary time in our world.  The perfect storm of COVID-19, coupled with social unrest, economic disparities, healthcare inequities, climate change and declining trust in leadership, have galvanized individuals and societies to demand reform in our legal, political, work-life and social systems.  These events have also deeply impacted employees, raising the focus on the cultural environments being created by leaders in every organization and the degree to which they foster true belonging, collaboration and efficiency. 

Participants will hear from preeminent thought leaders, and engage in honest and insightful small group discussions to brainstorm ideas about how leaders, individually and collectively, can create a path to a better, more productive and inclusive future.  Following the brainstorming discussions, each group will report their key takeaways to the entire audience.  Takeaways, insights, best practices and resources will then be compiled and shared with all attendees following the event.


The Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) was launched in 2015 as a collective vision between AcademyWomen, the International Women’s Think Tank and the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.  In partnership with premier institutions of higher learning and organizations committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, the DSS brings together our partners’ mutual commitments to promote women’s leadership in a diverse world, research, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving regarding issues related to women and girls.  These events gather leaders from the military, veteran, government and civilian communities, who are regarded as problem-solvers and thought leaders, to collectively tackle challenges, spark innovations, and inspire positive change. Distinguished women leaders, and our supporters, from around the world are expected to attend. 


If you would like to partner to sponsor the 3 FEB DSS, or to host an upcoming DSS, contact: dss@academywomen.org.


As part of the Distinguished Speakers Series, AcademyWomen is providing the opportunity for event participants to include their profiles in the 2022 Professional Profile Directory (PPD). The Professional Profile Directory features the highly sought-after skills, talents and leadership competencies of military women in career transition.  This directory will be shared with AcademyWomen partners who may be able to facilitate hiring, a group that includes a wide array of top-caliber corporate, nonprofit and government entities. Not able to attend the DSS?  If you are a military officer woman, senior enlisted woman or a degreed military spouse in career transition, you can still include your information in the Professional Profile Directory.  Members of the eMentor and Webinar Series communities are also invited to participate in the PPD.  For more information, visit the PPD here.


For questions about the Distinguished Speakers Series, contact: dss@academywomen.org.

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  We hope to see you soon at the DSS!

The AcademyWomen Team



AcademyWomen is a 501c3 nonprofit leadership and professional development organization that bridges the gap of support by providing an unparalleled blend of programs and resources that connect military women to networks of substantive resources, impact and influence. Through our mentoring program, networking events and career development opportunities, AcademyWomen cultivates and leverages the leadership of military women to impact positive change locally, nationally and globally. AcademyWomen members and program participants include active duty and former military personnel, military spouses, senior corporate executives, seasoned entrepreneurs, and civic leaders from various industries and sectors. AcademyWomen powers eMentor, a 24/7 award-winning online mentoring program that has served 13,000+ participants including men and women, officers, enlisted and veterans from all branches of military service, military spouses, officers-in-training and mentors from nearly every industry. Membership is FREE and is open to all who support our mission. For more information, visit: www.academywomen.org and www.ementorprogram.org.

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Jackie Stennett is the Vice President and Board Member of AcademyWomen, a nonprofit leadership and professional development organization that bridges the gap of support by providing programs and resources that connect military women to networks of substance, impact and influence. As Vice President, Jackie assists in the design strategy and growth of all mission critical programs including a 5x award-winning online mentoring program, networking events and career development opportunities that cultivate and leverage the leadership of military women to impact positive change locally, nationally and globally. Jackie served as a logistics officer in the United States Army and has a wide array of leadership and management experience within the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. Currently, in addition to her role with AcademyWomen, Jackie advises organizations with socially responsible missions in designing effective strategies to improve individual and organizational performance. Jackie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Chinese Studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point.


About Jackie Stennett

Alaina Love, SPHR
Host and Moderator
Focus Area: Purpose, Passion & Values

Alaina is the CEO of Purpose Linked Consulting (PLC), and developer of PLC’s groundbreaking instrument: The Passion Profiler™. Prior to founding PLC, Alaina was Executive Director of Human Resources for Merck & Co, with responsibility for the HR services of over 15,000 employees worldwide. She’s also been a research scientist in the field of immunology and a clinical researcher monitoring international drug trials. Alaina co-authored the book, The Purpose Linked Organization, which focuses on PLC’s research into the importance of purpose and passion in creating a fulfilled and motivated workforce.


About Alaina Love, SPHR

Host and Moderator
Focus Area: Purpose, Passion & Values
Susan Feland
Welcoming Remarks

Susan Feland is the Founder and President of AcademyWomen. Susan was the oldest of three sisters to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. She has worked in space systems acquisitions, taught at the Air Force Academy, and has a wide range of experience in non-profit, government, and corporate roles. Currently, in addition to leading AcademyWomen, Susan manages content and curriculum innovation at Stanford University. Susan has a LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MA from Middlebury College, a Diplôme from the Université de Paris – Sorbonne and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a BS degree.


About Susan Feland

Welcoming Remarks
Tashni-Ann Dubroy, PhD
Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Howard University (HU), where she oversees campus safety, enrollment management, auxiliary services, environmental health and safety, process optimization and business continuity. Under her leadership, Dr. Dubroy leads change to improve various system-wide processes to increase the operational efficiency and safety of HU and its students, including increasing student enrollment from 8,000 to 12,000 to date, and improving HU’s financial-aid standing with the Department of Education from a Heightened Cash Monitoring Level 2 to Level 1 status within a 9-month period. Prior to joining HU, Dr. Dubroy served as the 17th President of Shaw University, winning acclaim as a fast-rising star in the higher education community for positioning Shaw as a resource to the City of Raleigh through entrepreneurial innovation, civic presence and social responsibility. During this tenure, she was awarded “Female President of the Year” by the HBCU Digest, “2017 CEO of the Year” in the Triangle Region, and was named to the “40 Under 40: Excellence in Leadership” list by the Triangle Business Journal. Dr. Dubroy’s philosophy of fiscal conservatism and institutional capacity-building enabled her Administration to reverse six consecutive years of enrollment declines and yield a 15% increase of new and returning students in 2015, while closing a $4M fundraising gap, and earning a positive change in net assets to counteract a two-year loss. Dr. Dubroy’s path to the presidency was unconventional, but her leadership has been categorized as a fresh and needed vision for the sustainability of higher education in metropolitan settings. Dr. Dubroy began her career as a Research Scientist at BASF, the world's largest chemical company. She quickly rose to the position of Global Technology Analyst, and was later appointed to serve as a Chemical Procurement Manager, where she managed a budget of $35M. Prior to Shaw, Dr. Dubroy co-founded Tea and Honey Blends, a natural hair care company, and co-owned downtown Raleigh’s Element Beauty Bar. Her entrepreneurial success has been featured in Money Magazine, Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek, and publicly recognized as a “Woman Who Means Business” by the Washington Business Journal. Dr. Dubroy holds a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from North Carolina State University, an MBA from Rutgers University, and a BS in Chemistry from Shaw University.


About Tashni-Ann Dubroy, PhD

Welcoming Remarks
J. Jarpa Dawuni, Esq. PhD
Welcoming Remarks

J. Jarpa Dawuni is an author, Associate Professor of Political Science, and the founding Director of the Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership at Howard University. She is a qualified Barrister-at-Law before the Ghana Superior Courts of Judicature, holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Georgia State University, and a Masters in International Development from Ohio University. Dr. Dawuni's primary areas of research include judicial politics, women in the legal professions, gender and the law, international human rights, women’s civil society organizing, and democratization. In 2018 she was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar to Ghana where she designed a Center for Research in African Union Law. In 2016, she was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. In 2020, Dr. Dawuni was the recipient of the Women in Law Academia International Award from the Women in Law Initiative, Austria. In 2016, she received the President Obama White House Presidential Award for her service on the Board of ARA-W. She is a Fellow at the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana, and a Visiting Professor in the UNESCO Peace Masters Program at the University of Jaume 1 in Castellon, Spain. Dr. Dawuni has been a Visiting Scholar at Queens University, Kingston, Canada, and the University of Copenhagen iCourts Program in Denmark. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL) which focuses on enhancing the capacity of women in the legal professions in Africa and the Diaspora. Dr. Dawuni was a Global Scholar at the Wilson Center Women in Public Service Project, and served on the boards of the West Africa Research Association (WARA) and the African Research Academies for Women (ARA-W). Dr. Dawuni belongs to several professional bodies and is currently the Co-Convener of the Gender and Judging Collaborative Research Network of the Law and Society Association, the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association, and the Women and Gender Studies Collective at Howard University. She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International Politics and Development (JIPAD) and the Peter Lange Book Series on Studies in Law and Politics. Dr. Dawuni’s research has appeared in journals such as Studies in Gender and Development in Africa, Journal of African Law, University of Baltimore Law Journal, and Africa Today.


About J. Jarpa Dawuni, Esq. PhD

Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Anjerrika Bean
Facilitator: Purpose, Passion & Values

Dr. Anjerrika Bean is a US Air Force Veteran and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Howard University. As a researcher, she is a Sociologist and Criminologist with a concentration in criminology and inequality. Dr. Bean examines race and gender as it relates to domestic/intimate partner violence in the faith-based community. Specifically, she focuses on Black Women, intimate partner violence (IPV) and the reporting of IPV in the faith-based community through the Patricia Hill Collins power domain framework. Dr. Bean’s research focuses on the impact of social injustices, domestic abuse and the cultural and economic empowerment experienced by women of color; with the overarching goals of decreasing IPV in communities’ of color, and contributing to the knowledge base of domestic violence by providing recommendations to policy makers, lay leaders, and community advocates regarding how to design and implement ethical and effective tools that empower women of color who experience IPV. Implications of Dr. Bean’s research will provide a greater understanding of how marginalized social groups (i.e. women, racial minority groups, and communities, etc.) adopt, internalize, negotiate, and challenge hegemonic conceptions of race and gender. Dr. Bean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies; a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Prairie View A & M University; and a Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology from Howard University. Dr. Bean is a native of Beaumont, Texas.

About Dr. Anjerrika Bean

Facilitator: Purpose, Passion & Values
Maura Belliveau, PhD
Focus Area: Workplace Culture, Equity & Retention

Maura Belliveau is the inaugural director of the Center for Diversity Innovation (CDI) at the University at Buffalo (UB). CDI integrates the capabilities of the faculty, staff and students across UB to conduct and translate empirical, social scientific research on diversity, equity and inclusion, and develop and diffuse evidence-based best practices through trainings, educational programs and consulting services in order to change behavior, close opportunity gaps, and transform the settings in which people learn, work and innovate. Trained as an interdisciplinary social scientist, her research, teaching, consulting and public speaking focus on structures, practices and policies that promote diversity and inclusion in organizations and which reduce bias, as well as individual strategies that underrepresented minority group members and women can use to foster their career success. Her work has been published in leading scholarly journals in organization studies and management and has been featured in The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, The Economist, Fast Company, The Boston Globe, Washington Post, on NPR, as well as in policy briefings on the glass ceiling and affirmative action. Maura has been a tenure-track faculty member at Emory, Texas A&M, and Duke University, where she was named one of the outstanding business school faculty members in the U.S. by Business Week. In addition to teaching courses on management, human resources, organization change, leadership and negotiations, Maura has developed and led traditional and large-scale, experiential curricular programs on diversity and inclusion. She has delivered numerous trainings and workshops on building inclusive workplaces, understanding implicit bias, building and leveraging social networks, creating cultures of effective mentoring and mentoring across difference, and negotiating salary offers and career opportunities. Prior to earning her doctorate, she was a strategy consultant and senior manager for Cambridge Technology Group, a successful start-up serving Fortune 500 and major not-for-profit clients that later went public (as Cambridge Technology Partners) and continues to spawn many other entrepreneurial ventures in technology and consulting. Maura earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and History from Mount Holyoke College and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Organizational Behavior from the University of California at Berkeley.


About Maura Belliveau, PhD

Focus Area: Workplace Culture, Equity & Retention
Victoria L. Bowens
Focus Area: Workplace Culture, Equity & Retention

Colonel Victoria Bowens (US Air Force Retired), is the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Director, Diversity Management Operations Center at the Department of Defense (DoD) with over 30 years of experience in the Human Resources domain spanning across a myriad of human resources and manpower management programs in the areas strategic planning; training and development; program and project management. In this capacity, Ms. Bowens is responsible for providing operational direction and support to the military services and DoD components to attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce with the unique skills affecting 1.4 million active duty military personnel, 1.3 million Guard and Reserve personnel and 950,000 DoD civilians. Previously, Ms. Bowens served as the Director, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Navy, where she was responsible for providing advice and counsel to the Assistant Secretary to the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Civilian Human Resources on strategies to address the Navy and Marine Corps military and civilian diversity and inclusion challenges for a workforce of over 900,000. Ms. Bowens graduated from the University of Akron, Ohio, and was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps as a distinguished graduate, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management; a Master’s of Arts Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University; and a Master’s degree in Military Operational Art/Science from the Air Force’s Air University. She is a graduate of several Air Force-level schools and held a variety of positions at the squadron, wing, staff and in joint level organizations across 16 positions at 10 locations. Ms. Bowens is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), New Inclusion Quotient Certified Game Changer, Certified John Maxwell Coach, and an Air Force Human Resources expert with two Air Force level honors as the 2002 Senior Personnel Manager and 1997 Junior Personnel Manager of the year. In 2018, she was recognized by Wonder Woman Tech as a Black Innovator in STEM + Arts; in 2013, she was selected as the National Association of Professional Women, “Professional Woman of the Year;” recognized as “Worldwide Who’s Who” in the Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs for 2012-2013; and honored in 2010 as one of the Most Influential in the 2nd Edition of “Who's Who” Black in Washington, D.C.


About Victoria L. Bowens

Focus Area: Workplace Culture, Equity & Retention
Jacqueline Chow Hoy
Facilitator: Financial Inclusion and Economic Justice in the Global Economy

Jacqueline Chow Hoy is a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, currently serving as a Project Coordination NCOIC assigned to the Space Force Element of the National Reconnaissance Office in Virginia. Technical Sergeant Chow Hoy is responsible for managing and coordinating projects within the 661st Cyber Operations Squadron under Delta 26. She is also the proud mama bear of a sweet six year old little boy.

About Jacqueline Chow Hoy

Facilitator: Financial Inclusion and Economic Justice in the Global Economy
Timothy R. Clark, PhD
Focus Area: Psychological Safety

Dr. Timothy Clark is the Founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, and ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is the author of: Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age (John Wiley/Jossey-Bass), which CEO Refresher named the best management book on change in 2008. Stephen R. Covey called Epic Change “absolutely brilliant material,” and Dave Ulrich of the University of Michigan calls it a “neo-classic.” And also the author of: Leadership Bones (Bradmore Road Press 2009); The Employee Engagement Mindset (McGraw-Hill 2012); Leading with Character and Competence (Berrett Koehler 2016); and The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety (Berrett Koehler 2020). Tim has written more than 150 articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has worked with leading organizations around the world. Tim’s leadership experience is extensive. He was previously President and CEO of Decker, a consulting firm based in San Francisco, and CEO of Novations SDC, a consulting and training firm based in Boston. Prior to these assignments, Dr. Clark spent several years in manufacturing, serving as a vice president of operations and plant manager of Geneva Steel Company. He began his career as a survey research project director for what is now Harris Interactive in Washington, D.C. Dr. Clark earned a doctorate degree in Social Science from Oxford University and was both a Fulbright and British Research Scholar. He also earned a master’s degree in Government and Economics from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he was named a first-team Academic All-American football player where he completed a triple degree cum laude.


About Timothy R. Clark, PhD

Focus Area: Psychological Safety
Michelle Gardner-Ince
Facilitator: Gender Parity in Leadership

Michelle Gardner-Ince is the Director and architect of the the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inaugural Women Veteran-Owned Small Business (WVOSB) Initiative. The program brings together female veteran entrepreneurs to position and enable their success and to remove obstacles that often stand in their way. The initiative seeks to: Increase the utilization of women service-disabled veteran-owned and women veteran-owned small business participation in Federal, VA, VA Prime Vendors, commercial, state, and local program/activities; Facilitate partnerships and teaming amongst Commercial Prime Vendors and Women Veteran-Owned Small Businesses; Increase Woman Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (WVOSBs) resiliency. Priro to this role, Ms. Gardner-Ince served as the Director of the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) - a directorate under the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), at the VA - where she was responsible for the verification of Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Veteran Owned Small Businesses to compete for VA contracting opportunities under the Veteran’s First set-aside acquisition program; working closely with the OSDBU Executive Director to promote business expansion for Veterans and service-connected disabled Veterans to increase participation in the federal marketplace. Ms. Gardner-Ince's assignment to these positions followed a 27-year career in the U.S. Air Force, where she retired at the rank of Colonel. She graduated the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) via a scholarship at Tuskegee Institute, and began her military career in 1982 when she was commissioned by her father, Army Colonel Arthur R. Gardner. Ms. Gardner-Ince holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Design and Business from Tuskegee, and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University.


About Michelle Gardner-Ince

Facilitator: Gender Parity in Leadership
Greg Jenkins
Facilitator: Workplace Culture, Equity and Retention

Greg Jenkins is the CEO & Founder of Greg Jenkins Consulting, a best-in-class Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) solutions provider. Greg completed a successful 28+ year US Army career that ranged from overseas duties in Germany, South Korea, and combat duty in Iraq to include several stateside assignments culminating in Washington D.C. While serving in uniform Greg’s performance leading Military Equal Opportunity efforts resulted in developing a model program for other US Army Equal Opportunity and human relations advisors. His performance further resulted in his selection to the Army’s Diversity Task Force at the Pentagon, which helped to establish the Army’s Diversity program, policies and products. He was instrumental in the planning and execution of the Army’s Diversity marketing campaign achieving world-wide coverage for the Army’s 1.4M Soldiers, civilians, and their family members. Greg has directly served and represented senior executive leaders at the local, state, non-profit, corporate and Department of Defense levels. His work with a wide assortment of organizations, along with educational and community leaders resulted in improved civic relationships, shared knowledge, and higher performance. Greg is an experienced strategic planning developer, instructional designer and facilitator who has provided training, facilitation, and oversight for tens of thousands of attendees ensuring quality and relevant equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion and leadership training and education for mid, senior, and executive level managers and leaders. As a diversity consultant Greg provides a range of services to various federal and state government agencies including the VA, USDA, US Army Reserve, SBA, and the National Guard, and others. Greg’s corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion experience includes work with, wealth management, finance, insurance, manufacturing, higher education, major US city administrative centers, global beverage conglomerates, retail services, facilities management, non-profits, and an assortment of legal firms. Greg holds an MA in Human Resources Development, he is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), as well as a globally recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion social media influencer. He is a published author and passionate volunteer who actively mentors and provides executive coaching for business professionals, US Military service members and veterans.


About Greg Jenkins

Facilitator: Workplace Culture, Equity and Retention
Christina (CJ) Juhasz
Focus Area: Financial Inclusion & Economic Justice in the Global Economy

Christina (CJ) Juhasz is the Chief Investment Officer of WWB Asset Management (WAM,) a subsidiary of Women’s World Banking, responsible for raising and investing private equity funds with a gender-lens. To date, WAM has $125M in asset under management through two private equity funds -- WWB Capital Partners, LP and WWB Capital Partners II, LP –that provide growth capital, and research-driven market and organizational solutions to guide portfolio companies in reaching more women as customers and workforce assets. WAM leverages its influence as an investor to encourage its portfolio companies to increase women’s access to financial services and to increase the recruitment, advancement and equal pay of women as staff and leaders of those companies. These are winning strategies for gaining market share and the upper hand in the war for talent. The funds have invested in 13 portfolio companies covering Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South-and South-east Asia. The companies offer financial products and services to un- and under-served populations, especially women, including micro-enterprise, small business, agriculture and affordable housing loans; savings and payments services and micro-insurance products. Prior to founding WAM, CJ was the director of Women’s World Banking’s capital markets group. Prior to joining Women's World Banking, CJ served in increasing positions of responsibility in Deutsche Bank’s fixed income group in New York and London and Merrill Lynch’s capital markets group in New York. CJ began her career as a military police platoon leader in the United States Army, serving in Germany and the US. CJ holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Stanford University. She is a 2013 Eisenhower Fellow.


About Christina (CJ) Juhasz

Focus Area: Financial Inclusion & Economic Justice in the Global Economy
Jim McMahon
Facilitator: Health & Mental Wellbeing

Jim McMahon leads Travelers Insurance Military & Veteran outreach. Jim’s professional experience is made up of more than 25 years in Recruitment and Human Resources. He brings a civilian perspective to military audiences. Jim has been an active participant and supporter of Academy Women for a number of years and serves on their Board of Advisors.


About Jim McMahon

Facilitator: Health & Mental Wellbeing
Sandra Quince
Focus Area: Gender Parity in Leadership

Sandra Quince is the Chief Executive Officer of Paradigm for Parity (P4P). As CEO, Sandra is responsible for leading all elements of P4P’s strategic plan, financial, programmatic, and operational performance of the organization. She works with the coalition’s co-chairs and Board of Directors to oversee and execute the organization’s strategic vision and growth plan. Prior to this role, Sandra was the Diversity & Inclusion Executive responsible for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council (GDIC) with Bank of America. In this role, she supported the CEO and Chief Diversity Officer in delivering the global D&I strategy. Sandra’s work with the GDIC focused on growing diverse representation of the workforce, promoting an inclusive workplace where all employees can achieve their goals and meet the needs of customers. Sandra was also the head of D&I for the bank’s Global Human Resources, an organization of over 2500 employees. Sandra’s role with Bank of America included serving as the Market President Human Resources Leader for Oklahoma, responsible for driving employee engagement, retention and talent management for the Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets. Sandra has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources where she has driven work efforts in the areas of diversity and inclusion, talent management and development and learning across multiple organizations and industries. Sandra serves the community through her contributions to the executive committee and board for Family & Children’s Services, a leading provider of behavioral health care and family services in Tulsa; Chair of the Black Women Business Owners of America board, a business association that supports African American women business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-up foundations across the country; and a member of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits board, a nonprofit organization for strengthening the nonprofit sector through training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and awards. Sandra is a member of the Greenwood Rising inaugural board dedicated to educating Oklahomans and Americans about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and its impact on the state and nation. She is also a board member with the African American Leadership Academy and on the Tulsa Innovation Labs Leadership Council. Sandra is a member of Jack and Jill of America and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Sandra is a graduate of Florida State University, is married to Alexander Quince and has a son, Kaleb.


About Sandra Quince

Focus Area: Gender Parity in Leadership
Shauna Springer, PhD
Focus Area: Health and Mental Wellbeing

Shauna ‘Doc’ Springer is one of the world’s leading experts on psychological trauma, military transition, suicide prevention, and leading ourselves and others through disruptive changes. Dr. Springer is a best-selling author, frequently requested keynote speaker, and an award-winning Military Times podcast host. She is frequently sourced by the media for her uniquely perceptive insights on trauma recovery, post-traumatic growth, psychological health, and interpersonal relationships, developed from two decades of work at the extremes. In the past two years, between 2020-2021, Dr. Springer has been featured in over 200 media engagements across multiple media outlets, including CNN, VICE, NPR, NBC, CBS Radio, Forbes, Business Insider, Military Times, Military.com, PARADE Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, THRIVE GLOBAL, Anxiety.org, Washington Post, and Psychology Today. She is the author of WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us, which has been sourced for mass online book clubs by several organizations nationwide; and is also the Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist for Stella, which has more than 40 clinics across the nation that offer innovative treatments for traumatic stress and anxiety symptoms.


About Shauna Springer, PhD

Focus Area: Health and Mental Wellbeing
Suzy Streeter
Facilitator: Innovation and Social Responsibility

Suzy Streeter is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a Founding Member of the AcademyWomen Board of Directors. Over her 28 years in the Air Force, Colonel Streeter was a Group Commander, Major Command and Numbered Air Force Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; an Intelligence Plans and Exercises Division Chief at a sub-unified command; a Squadron Director of Operations; a Squadron Commander; as well as an Air Staff Program Element Monitor and Legislative Affairs Liaison. Colonel Streeter's deployments include Operation DECISIVE ENDEAVOR and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to retiring from the Air Force, she was instrumental in standing-up the US Space Force Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance function. Colonel Streeter is a 1992 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and is currently pursuing an MA in Pastoral Ministry.


About Suzy Streeter

Facilitator: Innovation and Social Responsibility
Lourdes Tiglao
Focus Area: Innovation & Social Responsibility

Lourdes Tiglao is the Director of the Center for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this capacity, Ms. Tiglao serves as the primary advisor to the VA Secretary on Department policies, programs, and legislation that affect women Veterans. In addition, she oversees the Center’s activities, which include monitoring and coordinating VA’s administration of health care, benefits, services, and programs for women Veterans; serving as an advocate for cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and service members; and raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. Prior to joining the VA, Ms. Tiglao was the Global Partnerships Manager at Airbnb’s Open Homes program, where she focused on strategy, standards, processes, and strategic partnerships; while overseeing a global team and a portfolio of 70+ nonprofit, private sector, and international aid agencies across six continents. Ms. Tiglao’s background traverses the military, federal, and nonprofit sectors, spanning over a decade in leadership roles in the US Air Force and various functional areas in business, communications, and healthcare. During her military tenure, Ms. Tiglao utilized her medical expertise to help save lives on the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT), and was deployed to multiple locations including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and others. Her final assignment was in Okinawa, Japan, where she helped launch the first Critical Care Medical Attendant Team (CCMAT) which provides critical care medical evacuation services. After transitioning from the military, Ms. Tiglao served with Team Rubicon, a Veteran-led non-profit disaster response organization, as the Global Strategic Partnerships Officer, connecting the network with government and organizations around the world. Ms. Tiglao is a former member on the MyVA Advisory Board for the VA and has served on several Veteran-focused boards to improve service access for minority Veterans and enhance their lives through the arts. She is a sought-after speaker and has presented on topics ranging from management, medicine, Veteran reintegration, and humanitarian response to the Philippine Embassy, New York and San Francisco Philippine consulates, the State Department, international television networks, universities, and scientific conferences.


About Lourdes Tiglao

Focus Area: Innovation & Social Responsibility
Carrie Wolfe
Facilitator: Psychological Safety

Carrie A. Wolfe is a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), currently serving as the Gender Policy Advisor within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In previous assignments, she served as the Engineer Officer in Training and Damage Control Assistant on board CGC LEGARE home ported in Portsmouth, VA; as a Port Engineer for cutters within the Coast Guard's Eighth District in the Naval Engineering Support Unit in New Orleans, LA; as an Engineer Officer aboard CGC SPENCER (WMEC 905), home ported in Boston, MA; as the Industrial Manager at the Industrial Production Facility New Orleans in New Orleans, LA; and as the Base New Orleans Personnel Support Department Head. Commander Wolfe is a 2002 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, where she received a BS in civil engineering and a commission in the US Coast Guard. She holds a Master's of Science in Engineering Management from the University of New Orleans and a professional certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from Georgetown University. Commander Wolfe originally hails from Newport News, VA. She is married to USCG Commander Michael Wolfe, of Fayetteville, North Carolina and together they have two children: Michael, age 14 and Malinda, age 8.


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Sessions on Feb 03, 2022

11:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:00 AM - 11:10 AMVirtual Event
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  • Jackie Stennett


11:10 AM

(Keynote Workshop) The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
  • Timothy R. Clark, PhD

    Focus Area: Psychological Safety

12:10 PM


12:10 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM

(Panel Discussion) Leading Change in a MULTI Pandemic World

12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
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  • Alaina Love, SPHR

    Host and Moderator

01:30 PM


01:30 PM - 01:35 PM
01:35 PM

Small Group Discussion Brainstorms

01:35 PM - 02:05 PM
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  • Alaina Love, SPHR

    Host and Moderator

02:05 PM

Small Group Reporting - Key Insights and Takeaways

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
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  • Dr. Anjerrika Bean

    Facilitator: Purpose, Passion & Values

02:25 PM

Closing Remarks

02:25 PM - 02:30 PM
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  • Jackie Stennett


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