Corporate culture dictates how we work, where we work, what we do, and how we get ahead. It can be something we enjoy or something we have to endure. At times, corporate culture can create barriers for career advancement, diversity and ultimately innovation, through unconscious bias and managerial misbehavior.

With the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements at hand, how do we address these issues and effect real change that benefits everyone in a company and not any one group?   What is the right approach to ensure our companies are truly fostering a new way forward?

We will hear from leaders across multiple industries – folks who have built a strong positive culture from the start, those that have been championing change and those who are continuing to push the boundaries on what’s expected. It’s time to see more companies align their values with their actions.

Join WICT NY for lunch and a candid panel discussion with leaders who are trailblazing the way for positive organizational culture change.

MODERATOR

Alisyn Camerota

Alisyn Camerota

Anchor, Co-host CNN’s “NEW DAY”

During her tenure at CNN, Camerota has covered breaking news stories on the ground both internationally and domestically, including the Paris and Brussels terror attacks, the tragic South Carolina church shooting, and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL. Additionally, her coverage of Hurricane’s Maria aftermath helped garner CNN an Edward R. Murrow Award. She has also been at the forefront of CNN’s coverage of the 2016 elections, conducting news-making interviews with the Democratic and Republican nominees and many of the primary candidates. Outside of her role on New Day, Camerota has anchored primetime specials, including “Sexual Assault on Campus,” a panel discussion on the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses, and “The Cosby Show: A Legend Under Fire,” a one hour conversation with the comedian’s alleged victims.

Prior to joining CNN, Camerota served as co-host of America’s News Headquarters on Fox News Channel for 16 years. Before that, she co-anchored Fox & Friends Weekend and contributed to the Fox & Friends weekday franchise where she covered the gamut of hard news and human interest stories. Camerota was live on the air as the Iraq War began, when the space shuttle Columbia exploded, and countless other breaking news events.

Camerota is also the author of Amanda Wakes Up, a novel she began writing while taking notes of her interviews of candidates in the 2012 presidential election. The notes developed into a novel based on her 25 years of working for the news business. She wrote the book with the desire to remind readers of the importance of real journalism.

Alisyn is married and lives in the New York area with her three children.

PANELISTS

Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow

Rhonda Nesmith Crichlow

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer Charter Communications

Rhonda Crichlow is Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of Charter Communications. She joined the company in October 2016. In this position, Ms. Crichlow is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Charter’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

Rhonda joins Charter after 10 years with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC), where she most recently served as Vice President and Head, US Diversity & Inclusion, President of the Novartis US Foundation, and a member of the Innovative Medicines Executive Committee.  She was appointed to lead Diversity & Inclusion at NPC in November 2011, and was responsible for all aspects of the company’s diversity & inclusion strategy, focused on fostering an inclusive environment supporting the development of innovative medicines and novel healthcare solutions addressing the unmet medical needs of patients. As President of the Novartis US Foundation, Rhonda led the strategy and implementation of the Foundation’s contribution efforts, and served as Secretary of the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation.

In 2016, Black Enterprise recognized Ms. Crichlow as one of the Top Executives in Corporate Diversity.  Ms. Crichlow is also a 2016 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Luminary Award winner, in recognition of her significant contributions to the healthcare industry, as well as a 2015 Top Blacks in Healthcare Award Honoree, which recognized individuals in the healthcare sector whose work creates access to healthcare for African Americans in underserved communities. In 2013, Ms. Crichlow received the Cornerstone of the Community Award, honoring her long-standing support as a volunteer and board member of Family Service of Morris County, one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Morris County.  She is also a 2010 Helping People Move Forward Award recipient, in recognition of her efforts to improve the quality of life of New Jersey residents, and a 2008 YMCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award recipient.

She received her undergraduate degree from The George Washington University, a Master of Public Policy from Duke University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School.

Jenn Lim

Jenn Lim

CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos.com

Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and TonyHsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life.

Jenn has been a consultant with Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $2B business it is today. She created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability.

Jenn’s experience with Zappos, combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness, created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers = successful companies (and meaningful lives).

Jenn has traveled to over 30 countries to speak on this equation and most importantly, share the practical ways of HOW this equation works.

Upon the discovery that every organization can have similar results, DH evolved into the culture coach-sulting company it is today…to help businesses, hospitals and governments actualize their own sustainable culture for positive ROI.

Today, Jenn is dedicated to growing DH to inspire people, companies and communities to change their world, so together, we can change the world.

 

Kathleen Griffith

Kathleen Griffith

Founder & CEO, Grayce & Co

Kathleen is Founder & CEO of Grayce & Co, a marketing and media consultancy for leading Fortune 100 brands and media companies, to help them reach and engage the female consumer.  Kathleen is also committed to advancing women through Grayce & Co Ventures, which invests in women-oriented startups; Cannes Lions where she serves on the Executive Committee; and Build Like A Woman, which she founded to help female entrepreneurs scale and succeed through brand building tools.  She has been featured as a ‘Disruptor’ by ADWEEK, a ‘Female Lead’ by FastCompany, a ‘Leading Woman In Business’ by Huffington Post, ‘Creative Innovator’ by Conde Nast, IBM Think Leader, Citi Women & Co Leader, Facebook Business Expert and Women in the World Entrepreneur.

Insta:  @grayce_co

Facebook:  @grayceco

Website:  www.grayceco.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-griffith-86826919/

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