Register for now for the CEO Council Strategy Sessions on May 4th and September 7th, sponsored by PwC.
Accelerating the Advancement of Multiracial Talent
Significant disparities in work-lifetime earnings were found by race across various educational achievement levels as researched by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for the Chicago United 2016 Inside Inclusion Featuring the Corporate Diversity Profile report. These findings reinforce the need to apply early and consistent interventions at the academic, industry, and legislative levels to close the gap on earnings. 

Leadership strategies that result in the accelerated mobility of diverse employees will be the focus of the 2017 CEO Council sessions.
May 4, 2017
Accelerating the Advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Led by:
Daphne Kwok
Vice President, Multicultural Leadership, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience, AARP
Former Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
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Since July 2013, Daphne Kwok has been vice president of Multicultural Leadership for the Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy at AARP.   She brings to AARP her experience as a “leader of leaders” through her community service in promoting and empowering the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.  Daphne Kwok was appointed in July 2010 by President Barack Obama to chair his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Commission serves as the “eyes and ears” of the community advising the President and the federal government about the issues impacting the AAPI community.  Ms. Kwok concluded her term as chair in May 2014 but continues as a commissioner.

Prior to returning to DC, Ms. Kwok was executive director of Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California giving a voice and a face to AAPIs with disabilities.  She was also the executive director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation in San Francisco preserving and restoring the Angel Island Immigration Station, the Ellis Island of the West.  In DC, Ms. Kwok focused on increasing political participation of the AAPI community and working with AAPI elected officials as executive director of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.  For 11 years, she was the executive director of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), a non-profit, civil rights organization with more than 10,000 members.

September 7, 2017
Accelerating the Advancement of Latinos/Hispanics
Led by:
Charlie Garcia
Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
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Charlie Garcia is the CEO of ALPFA (the Association of Latino Professionals for America).   ALPFA’s mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation.  Known for his entrepreneurial ability to solve problems with innovative disruption, in just two years, ALPFA’s membership grew from 10,000 to 81,000 and its student chapters from 110 to 160.  Profiled by the Huffington Post as one of the top 20 most connected individuals in the world on LinkedIn, Charlie uses his strength as a connector and relationship builder for the benefit of ALPFA.

Charlie has worked for four Presidents, both Democrat and Republican.  President George W. Bush asked Charlie to serve on the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy, which oversees all operations at the military academy. The 15-member board, which includes four U.S. Senators, four members of Congress, and seven Presidential appointees, elected Charlie as chairman of the Board for five consecutive years.  President Barack Obama asked Charlie to stay for few more years and extend his successful efforts on diversity to the other four service academies.  In the corporate sector, Charlie is sought after for his expertise in finance, strategy, digital marketing, millennials, and Hispanic consumers. He served for six years (until the company was sold in 2012) on the Board of Directors of Winn-Dixie Stores (Fortune 500), a supermarket in the Southeast whose 120 Hispanic stores had the highest sales per square feet among its 480 stores.  Charlie was Advisory Board chairman for Aetna Inc. (Fortune 100), reporting directly to its then CEO Ron Williams, focused on growing the Hispanic market share of this diversified healthcare company. 
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1 N. Wacker, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Who Should Attend?
Strategy Sessions are exclusive to CEO Council Members. The CEO Council representative has enterprise wide responsibility (typically the chairman/CEO/president) and possesses the voting authority from each Chicago United member organization.

What Can You Expect?
Members will engage in private, highly-interactive peer level discussions on driving business growth through diversity and inclusion.

What are the Takeaways?
Thought leadership strategies that enrich your company's talent management and inclusive diversity practices.
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