The 2019 Five Star Diversity Symposium
May 8, 2019 | Dallas, Texas


8:30–9:15 a.m.

All-Attendee Breakfast

9:15–9:20 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:20–9:40 a.m.

Disrupting Diversity & Inclusion: New Strategies, Initiatives and Technologies to Take Your Efforts to the Next Level

Many organizations are participating in D&I Initiatives and having courageous conversations about their culture, but skeptics remain. What’s next? What should you be doing to tell your organization’s D&I story?

9:40–10:40 a.m.

Retaining and Advancing Underrepresented Talent

There is still far to go before the board room of corporate America truly reflects the diversity of its workforce. What progress is being made and how do the most inclusive organizations avoid the pitfalls that inhibit progress?

10:40–10:55 a.m.

Session Break

10:55–11:55 a.m.

Navigating Intersectionality

As cultural awareness grows, so does the realization that more than one minority identity may apply to an individual, complicating the challenges associated with inclusion. How should we be addressing the issue?

11:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch Service

12:35–1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Bridging Generational Gaps and Hidden Threat of Ageism

How does generational diversity impact a company’s ability to recruit and retain talent? What should companies be thinking about as they plan diversity initiatives for three to five years down the road?

1:00–1:15 p.m.

Session Break

1:15–2:00 p.m.

Creating and Calculating Your Diverse Supply Chain

Organizations are placing a greater focus on engagement with minority- and women-owned businesses within their supply chain. How do we grow minority supplier engagement and how should it be calculated?

2:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks