“Inclusive Leadership: Moving Business Forward”

The Texas Diversity Council will be hosting the 12th Annual Best Practices & DiversityFIRST™ Awards Luncheon in four markets across the state, which included participants with diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences, in order to share best practices in the areas of diversity and inclusion. It will also a time to recognize individuals and organizations for their leadership, achievement, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. #TXDCinAction


Greater Dallas: September 15

Moderator: Brenda Teele, Business Relationship Manager, Federal Title, Inc.

Best Practice Sessions will be presented by:
Raul Treviño, Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Human Resources, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
The Power of Storytelling

11:30AM- Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Monica R. Alonzo, Mayor Pro Tem, Dallas City Council District 6

Special Guest: Lupe Valdez, Sheriff, Dallas County, Texas


Greater San Antonio: October 19

Best Practice Sessions will be presented by:
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Michael N. Gilliam, Chief Executive Officer, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind (SALB)

10:15AM-11:15AM- The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia
Cecilia Garcia Akers, Specialist-Geriatric Orthopedics and Neuromuscular, Rehabilitation and Author


Central Texas: October 19

Best Practice Session will be presented by:

Binny Nanavati – Director of Culture & Engagement – Global Diversity & Inclusion at Dell

11:30AM- Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin, TX


Gulf Coast: October 27

Best Practice Sessions will be presented by:
9:00AM – 10:00AM- Managers as Champions for Diversity and Inclusion
Tracy Brown, President, Diversity Trends LLC

10:15AM – 11:15AM- Six Success Traits of An Inclusive Leader
Arthur Jackson, CEO & Principal, The Vision Inspired Performance Group

11:30AM- Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Sallie Rainer, President & CEO, Entergy Texas


For information and sponsorship, please contact Rachel Lopez at [email protected]

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