Igniting the Intentional Leader for DEI

APRIL 15, 2021

Virtual Event

Regular Price: $159
Early Registration Price: $99



New Research

Powerful Networking

Practical Tools

Who The Summit is For:

The Power Up Conference & DEI Summit brings together decision makers, training directors, HR leaders, and others with high intentions for their company’s DEI impact. It’s a carefully curated leadership summit experience previously held in Scottsdale, AZ, now 100% virtual due to COVID-19. It’s for women committed to owning their power and using their voices to become influential leaders of change. It’s where authenticity meets intention and real change happens.

  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • Chief Diversity Officers
  • Nonprofit Professionals
  • HR Directors & Managers
  • DEI Specialists & Consultants
  • Researchers and Trainers

Speakers Include:

John Yang

President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Moderated by

Gloria Feldt

Cofounder and President of Take The Lead

A Fireside Chat With John Yang

John Yang leads the organization’s efforts to fight for civil rights and empower Asian Americans to create a more just America for all through public policy advocacy, education, and litigation. An attorney and frequent media commentator on issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community, Mr. Yang served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor for Trade and Strategic Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was the principal advisor to Secretary Penny Pritzker on issues related to Asia. 

On Becoming A Jedi: Justice, Equity, Diversity And Inclusion That Makes Diversity Work

Pardis Mahdavi

Dean of Social Sciences, Arizona State University

Racial Healing: A Candid Conversation

Felicia Davis

CEO, Joyful Transformations

Nancy D. O'Reilly, PsyD,

Psychologist, Author and Founder of Women Connect4Good

 The Business Case For Supplier Diversity

Stefanie Francis

Founder & Lead Innovator, Hootology


Jose Delgado 

VP of Partner Success, Hootology


What’s Next? Building DEI Intentionally into the Work

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO Luminary

Surabhi Lal

Chief Impact Officer Luminary

Ana Flores

Founder & CEO #WeAllGrowLatina

Dr. Joynicole Martinez

CEO, The Alchemist Agency

Brielle Elise Valle

Owner, Brielle Valle Consulting


Default to Responsibility: Women's Plight during COVID-19 and the Solution to Reaching Equality

The Role of Coaching in Advancing DEI

Vidhi Data

Founder, Lead With Impact & Take The Lead Leadership Ambassador

Keisha McKinnor

Assistant Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League & Take The Lead Leadership Ambassador

Lisa Mead

President, Crowne Healthcare Advisors & Take The Lead Leadership Ambassador

Tanushree Ghosh

Director, High Velocity Infrastructure with Intel & Take The Lead Leadership Ambassador

Key Takeaways

Researchers will release new studies on the impact of COVID-19 on women in the workplace and offer data sources and technological solutions to measure and drive business decisions about DEI. Our keynote conversation will highlight personal stories, views, and ideas about why diversity, equity and inclusion, and the role of justice are critical to the success of a business.

  • We will explore the latest tools for eliminating implicit bias from decisions.
  • Panelists will share tools and strategies that address what leaders can do to advance DEI as both the right thing to do and a business priority.

There are many DEI conferences. High-level substance with powerful women on a BOLD mission is our differentiator.

Our BOLD mission:

Take The Lead prepares, develops, inspires and propels all women of all diversities and intersectionalities to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. 

You are invited to join the movement. Will you take the leap?

Take The Lead Training

Take The Lead’s comprehensive training programs, coaching, role models, and thought leadership uniquely eliminates internal barriers to women’s advancement by transforming women’s relationship with power from the traditional narrative of oppressive “power OVER,” to generative, expansive, and innovative “power TO.”

This shift cracks the internal code that holds women back. It mitigates the effects of the patriarchal power over the narrative, racial privilege, turns culturally learned implicit biases into their superpowers, and teaches women they can dismantle systemic barriers.

The shift in thinking about power is actualized by leadership tools and skills that prepare women to succeed. Individual strategic leadership action plans elevate intentions about their lives and leadership roles. It allows women to quiet the external and internal noise and decipher who they want to be in this world. Not who everyone else wants them to be!

Learn More About Take The Lead

Want more information or to become a sponsor?

Contact Joynicole Martinez

[email protected] or 704-997-9791

Sponsorship Levels

Friend $2,500
Ally $5,000
Partner $10,000
Presenting Partner $20,000

Program Partners