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5th Third Bank



Gender and Cross-Cultural Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias can impede not only an individual’s career advancement, it can stunt a company’s future as well. In today’s global landscape, it’s imperative we understand gender and cross-cultural biases, and how to leverage strengths to achieve personal and enterprise-wide goals. Join a group of thought leaders and corporate leaders for a provocative discussion on unconscious bias. (Read more.)



20 October 2016

Fifth Third Bank
One Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-3473



Leading Without Intimidating: How Women Manage Gender Expectations to be Most Effective
Keynote Speaker

Carol Vallone Mitchell
Cofounder, Talent Strategy Partners

Author, Breaking Through “BITCH”: How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly

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Michelle Pluskota
Vice President of Business Services, Comcast

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Charisse R. Lillie
Fellow and Vice President of Community Investment, Comcast

Board Director: Penn Mutual Life Insurance, and PECO, an Exelon Company

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Cross Cultural Leadership
and Unconscious Bias

Beth Chappell
President & CEO,
Detroit Economic Club

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Lead Speakers

Matthew J. Simoncini
President & Chief Executive Officer
Lear Corporation

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Cyril Rauscher
Executive Director, Human Resources, General Motors

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Table Engagement & Dias Leaders

Marina Shoemaker

Director, Global Diversity, General Motors

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Shari Burgess

Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Diversity Officer, Lear Corporation

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Byna Elliott

Senior Vice President, Regional Community & Economic Development Director for North Markets, Fifth Third Bank

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