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  • 2023 Discover Summit October 17th and 18th 2023!
  • 2023 Discover Summit October 17th and 18th 2023!
  • 2023 Discover Summit October 17th and 18th 2023!

2023 DISCOVER Summit

October 17th - 18th

Hilton Philadephia City Avenue | Philadephia, PA, USA 

“United for IMPACT”

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Agenda at a glance

Day 1 – October 7, 2021
11:00-11:15am President’s Welcome Address
Rakhi Agarwal—Franchise Engagement Leader, J&J
President, DISCOVER
11:15-12:15pm Opening Keynote
Celeste Warren—Merck, Global D&I Center of Excellence
12:15-12:45pm Break/Lunch
12:45-1:30pm Intentional Allyship in the Workplace: Framework and Best Practices
Anita C. Ricketts—DiversityInc
1:30pm-2:15pm Intentional Allyship in the Workplace Academic Engagement Panel
Marjon Dean—EY
Lu Chen—BCG
Brittany Walker—Walker SCM
Tarbinlam Lafon—Organon
2:15-2:25pm Energy Break — Health & Wellness
Office Exercises
2:25-3:00pm Supply Chain Allyship: Creating Inclusionary Professional Pathways
Dr. Kevin Lyons—Rutgers
3:00-3:15pm Point of View — Allyship and DEI
3:15-3:45pm Leadership Panel — Allyship and DEI
Heidi Landry—J&J
Matthew Pedersen—GEP
Shamika Williams—BMS
3:45-4:00pm Showcase — “Act of Kindness”
4:00-5:00pm Networking Event
5:00-5:15pm Day 1 Closing Thoughts
Alicia Petross—Hershey
Day 2 – October 8, 2021
10:30-11:00am Welcome Keynote
Tammy Murphy—First Lady, NJ
11:00-12:00pm Leadership Conversation
Executive Panel—Diversity and Equity in Workplace
Jason Reiman—Hershey
Yone Dewberry—Land O’ Lakes
Kathy Wengel—J&J
Nancy Barbour—BMS
Moderated by Dana Stiffler—Gartner
12:00-12:30pm Break/Lunch
12:30-1:15pm Mentoring/Coaching Session
A—Executive Coaching
B—Student Mentoring
1:15pm-2:00pm Measuring the DEI Health of Your Organization
Michelle Bogan—Equity at Work
2:00-2:10pm Energy Break
Deep Breathing and Meditation
2:10-2:45pm Up Close & Personal—Fireside Chat
Dr. Pierre Theodore—J&J
2:45-3:00pm Closing Thoughts
Anu Hans—J&J
3:00-4:00pm Happy Hour – Virtual Game Room
by invitation only

Our Speakers

Tammy Snyder Murphy

First Lady
State of New Jersey

Celeste Warren

Vice President
Global D&I Center of Excellence

Kathy Wengel

Johnson & Johnson
Chief Global Supply Chain Officer

Heidi Landry

Johnson & Johnson
Cheif Procurement Officer, Supply Chain

Alicia Petross

The Hershey Company
Vice President, Talent Acquisition + Diversity and Inclusion

Anita Ricketts

Chief of Staff to CEO

Jason Reiman

Sr. Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Yone Dewberry

Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Sr. Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Nancy Barbour

Sr. Vice President, Product Development

Dr. Pierre Theodore

Johnson & Johnson
Vice President, GPH Global Healthy Equity Leader

Anu Hans

Johnson & Johnson
Vice President, Strategic Initiative & PMO

Matthew Pedersen

Vice President, Supply Chain Consulting

Tarbinlam Lafon

Associate Vice President, Direct Procurement & Operations 

Marjón Dean

Executive Director, Markets & Business Development
Global Markets/Client Service

Shamika Williams

Sr. Director Strategy & Marketing, HBCU’s

Lu Chen

Boston Consulting Group
Managing Director and Partner

Dr. Kevin Lyons

Rutgers Business School
Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Michelle Bogan

Equity at Work
Founder & CEO

Brittany Walker

Walker SCM
Director, Corporate Administration and Communication

Rakhi Agarwal

Director, Janssen Supply Chain Procurement

DISCOVER Summit Planning Team

Rakhi Agarwal

Amol Jagdale

Odi Ikpe

Carol Ardila

Maria Hill

Yahne Marie Henry

Kait Mastrianni

Lisa Slater

Umang Srivastava

Barry Blake

Allison Lynch Sr.

Dayo Olateju

Chun (Mansa) Liu

Myriam Surprise

Kinzi Dorr

Ashlesha Tambde

Kartik Sharma

Paino-Jimenez Andrea

Michael A. del Rosario