PINK Events And Their Panelists


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2023 19th Annual Fall Empowerment Event

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (October 19th, 2023)

Moderator: Condace Pressley, Director, Community Public Affairs, WSB-TV

Panelists: Allison Ausband, EVP & Chief Customer Experience Officer; Delta Air Lines; Tameka Harper, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Laura Lee, Global Chief of Staff and Strategy Execution, Invesco; Kia Painter, EVP & Chief People Officer, Cox Communications; Kitty Chaney Reed, Chief Leadership, Culture & Inclusion Officer, IBM Corporation


Spring 2023 “The Year For Me” Empowerment Lunch

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (April 24th, 2023)

Moderator: Jacqui Chew, TEDx Atlanta

Panelists: Carla Chaney, Chief Human Resources Officer; Equifax; Kelly Mayhall, President, Southern Division, The Home Depot; Michele Parks, EVP & Chief People Officer, Cox Automotive Inc.;DeRetta Rhodes, EVP & Chief Culture Officer, Atlanta Braves


2022 18th Annual Fall Empowerment Event

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (October 31st, 2022)

Moderator: Courtney Bryant, Evening Anchor, Fox 5 Atlanta, WAGA-TV

Panelists: Julia Houston, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Equifax; Richard Kopelman, CEO, Managing Partner, Aprio; Chris Robins, Business Unit CEO, Home Appliances, Newell Brands; Julienne Smith, Chief Development Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts Americas; Brandi Thomas, Group VP, Chief Audit Exec and Chief DE&I Officer, General Electric


Spring 2022 Hit Your Bullseye Women’s Empowerment Lunch

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (May 5th, 2022)

Moderator: Monica Kaufman Pearson, Veteran Atlanta Journalist

Panelists: Carla Harris, Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management; Saadia Madsbjerg, President The Coca-Cola Company Foundation; Linda Matzigkeit, Chief Administrative Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Emily Pachuta, Chief Marketing & Analytics Officer, Invesco

Introductions: Chloe Barzey, Managing Director, Accenture Atlanta


2021 17th Annual Fall Empowerment Event

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (October 18th, 2021)

Moderator: Nedra Rhone, AJC Columnist

Panelists: Jay Caiafa, COO, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Lisa Chang, Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Heather Robertson Fortner, Partner, CEO, SignatureFD; Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, and Chief People Officer, Walmart Inc.; Kavitha Prabhakar, Cheif Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Deloitte US


Spring 2021 Women@Work Reimagined Women’s Business Lunch

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (March 9th, 2020)

Featuring: Carol Tomé, CEO, UPS 

Moderator: Sasha Rionda, TV Anchor

Panelists: Suzanne Christensen, Chief Risk Officer, Invesco; Susan Somerville Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.; Teresa White, President, Aflac U.S.

Introductions: Venessa Harrison, President AT&T GA


2020 Use Your Voice Women’s Business Lunch

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (August 28th, 2020)

Moderator: Karyn Greer, CBS46 Anchor 

Panelists: Jennifer Hightower, Vice President of Law and Policy and General Counsel, Cox Communication; Sue Schmidlkofer, Diversity and Inclusion Director, UPS; Irma Shrivastava, US Chief Marketing Officer, Randstad; Pamela Stewart, Senior Vice President National Retail Sales, The Coca-Cola Company


2020 16th Annual Fall Empowerment Event

Nationwide – Live & Live-streamed (November 6th 2020)

Moderator: Natosha Reid Rice, Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Habitat for Humanity International

Panelists: Nicole Clifton, President of Social Impact and The UPS Foundation; Grace Huang, President of Manheim, a Cox Automotive brand; Kris Malkoski, CEO, Home Solutions, Newell Brands; Joanna Price, Senior Vice President, North America Public Affairs & Communications, The Coca-Cola Company 


2019 15th Annual Fall Empowerment Event


Moderator: Lisa Rayam, WABE Morning Edition Host & Producer 

Panelists: Allison Dukes, Chief Financial Officer, SunTrust Bank; Janet Foutty, Chair of the Board, Deloitte; Nancy Quan, Chief Technical Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Joanne Smith, Chief People Officer, Delta Air Lines; Audrey Boone Tillman, General Counsel, Aflac.


2019 Playbook for Success Women’s Business Lunch


Moderator: Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer

Panelists: Linda KleinSenior Managing Shareholder, Baker Donelson; Juliette PryorChief General Counsel, Cox Communications; Beatriz Rodriguez, Chief Diversity Officer, The Home Depot; Rohit Verma, Crawford & Company, Global Chief Operating Officer.


2018 14th Annual Fall Empowerment Event


Moderator: Molly Fletcher, CEO, The Molly Fletcher Company

Panelists: Sujata Gosalia, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Cox Communications; Catherine Jefferson, Chief People Officer, The Krystal Company; Bea Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Marketing Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Larry Quinlan, Chief Information Officer, Deloitte; Barri Rafferty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ketchum.


2018 9th Spring Empowerment Luncheon


Moderator: Jovita Moore, Anchor, WSB-TV

Panelists: Kate Jaspon, Chief Financial Officer, Dunkin’ Brands; Teri McClure, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Labor, UPS; John Trainor, Chief Information Officer, Aaron’s, Inc.; Jane Williams, Executive Vice President; Cox Media Group.


2017 13th Annual Signature Fall Empowerment Event

Wendy Corona, Anchor, WSB-TV

Panelists: Kim Greene, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, Southern Company; Crystal Hanlon, Northern Division President, The Home Depot; Robin Sangston, Chief Compliance Officer, Cox Communications; Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing Officer, Mastercard; Kathy Waller, Chief Financial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company.


2016 12th Annual Signature Fall Empowerment Event

Sharon Reed, Anchor, CBS46

Panelists: Coretha Rushing, Chief HR Officer, Equifax; Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications Officer, Dunkin’ Brands; Hope Margala, Chief Executive Officer, Yankee Candle; Sheila Stanziale, Chief Executive Officer, Mighty Leaf Tea; Maria Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Women in Cable.


2016 Spring into Success Women’s Business Lunch

Daryn Kagan, Author, TV Anchor

Panelists: Sharon Beyers, Chief Development Officer, American Cancer Society, Jill Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Cox Communications, Shan Cooper, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Westrock, Sandy Douglas, President North America, Coca-Cola, Susan Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, SunTrust.


2015 11th Annual Signature Fall Empowerment Event

: Gloria Neal, Anchor, CBS46

Panelists: Tami Barron, President, Chief Executive Officer, SouthernLINC Wireless, Bill Burke, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Newell Rubbermaid, Ann-Marie Campbell, President, Southern Division, The Home Depot, Linda Galipeau, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Board Member, Randstad USA, Alison Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies


2015 Spring PINK Petals of Wisdom Panelists

: Maria LaRosa, Broadcast Meteorologist, The Weather Channel

Panelists: Lacrecia Cade, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Morehouse College, Tricia Conahan, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Brookdale Senior Living, Paula S. Larson, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Newell Rubbermaid, and Debbie Simpson, Chief Financial Officer, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).


2014 Fall Empowerment Panelists

: The Original Siri (aka Susan Bennett)

Opening Remarks: Lisa Borders, Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation, VP Global Community Affairs

Moderator: Isabel González Whitaker, Deputy Editor, “Billboard Magazine”

Panelists: Erika James, Dean of Goizueta Business School of Emory University, Carol Tomé, CFO of The Home Depot, Kate Gutmann, SVP of Worldwide Sales and Solutions at UPS, Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes, Jan Singer, CEO of SPANX, and Pamela Joseph, Vice Chair of US Bancorp.


2014 Spring Recipe for Success Event

Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon Inc.

Moderator: Melissa Long, WXIA-TV Anchor

Panelists: Andra Hall, CEO of CamiCakes,LLC , Jennifer Johnson, owner of West Egg Cafe and The General Muir, Anne Quatrano, Floataway Café, Bacchanalia, Abattoir, and Star Provisions Owner, and Sharmeen Hawkins, Soar Hospitality Group President and COO.


2013 Fall Empowerment Panelists

Carol Costello
, Anchor, CNN; Lori Gaytan, SVP Americas HR, InterContinental Hotels Group; Susan Johnson, VP Global Marketing, NCR Corporation;Carolina Klint, SE Regional President, AIG Property Casualty; Hala Moddelmog, Interim CEO, Women’s Foodservice Forum


2013 Spring Into Ownership Panelists

Monica Richardson
, Managing Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Cassandra Connors, Founder& Director, Bella Balls; Maya Penn, CEO, Maya’s Ideas; Christa Pitts, Co-CEO, Partner, Elf on the Shelf; Dana Spinola, CEO, Fab’rik Boutiques; Anisa Telwar, Founder & President, Anisa International Inc.


2012 Fall Empowerment Panelists

Glenda Umaña
, Anchor, CNN Español; Kate Quinn, SVP & CMO, WellPoint Inc; Teri L. List-Stoll, SVP & Treasurer, Procter & Gamble; Julie Sweet, GC, Secretary & CCO, Accenture; Kimberly Davis, MD & President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation


2012 Spring Into Ownership Panelists

Nely Galan, Former President, Telemundo TV Network; Mary Parker, President & CEO, ALL(n)1 Security Services; Gigi Butler, Founder & Owner, Gigi’s Cupcakes; Roz Alford, Principal, ASAP; Kris Zagoria, Former Owner, Moxie Interactive


2011 Fall Empowerment Panelists

Sheila Stanziale, President, Diageo – Guinness USA; Laurie Tucker, SVP, FedEx Corporate Marketing; JuE Wong, CEO, Astral Health & Beauty; Telisa Yancy, Director, American Family Insurance

New York
Candace Matthews, CMO, Amway Corporation; Penny McIntyre, Group President, Newell Rubbermaid; Pamela Craig, CFO, Accenture; Elana Drell, CEO, Ahava North America

2011 Spring Into Ownership Panelists

Los Angeles
Thelma Gutierrez, Correspondent, CNN; Karen Trilevsky, Founder & CEO, FullBloom Baking Company; Sarah Shaw, CEO,; Susan Nethero, Owner, Intimacy

Tory Johnson, CEO, Women For Hire & Founder, Spark & Hustle; Felicia Joy, Founder, Ms. CEO Inc.; Marcia Miller, CEO, Mud Pie; Mary Moore, Founder and CEO, The Cook’s Warehouse; Kathy Adams, co-founder, Accord Services

New York
Rebecca Blumenstein, Journal Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Celeste Gudas, Founder & CEO, 24 Seven Inc.; Kathleen King, Founder, Tate’s Bake Shop; Bonnie Marcus, Founder, Bonnie Marcus Collection

2010 Fall Empowerment Panelists

Emily Giffin, bestselling author; Penny McIntyre, group president, Newell Rubbermaid; Lisa Price, founder & CEO, Carol’s Daughter

2010 Spring into Ownership Panelists

Maria Ebrahimji,Director & Executive Editorial Producer for Network Booking, CNN; Susan Nethero, Owner, Intimacy; Taryn Rose, Orthopedic surgeon & founder, Taryn Rose Shoes; McGhee Williams-Osse, Co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group; Mei Xu, founder, Cheesapeake Bay Candle & Blissliving Home

2009 Fall Empowerment Panelists

Lisa Agona, CMO, LexisNexis Risk Solutions; Jennifer Dorian, SVP, Network Strategy & Brand Development, Turner Entertainment Networks; Gail Evans, Author; Vikki Locke, Journalist & Radio Host; Karen Boykin-Towns, Chief Diversity Officer, Pfizer, Inc.; Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Senior Chief Litigation Counsel, Metlife; Valery Voyles, President & CEO, Ed Voyles Automotive Group

Marti Barletta, president & CEO, The Trendsight Group; Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association; Cassandra A. Gaddo, managing editor, Today’s Chicago Woman; Maria Morris, EVP, technology & operations, Metlife, Inc.; Laurie Tucker, SVP, Corporate Marketing, FedEx; Danielle Vona, VP, Marketing, PepsiCo

New York
Lisa Caputo, EVP, Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs & Founding Chairman & CEO, Woman & Co., Citi; Sandy Kapell, SVP, Individual Distribution-Practice Development Group, Metlife Inc,; Carolyn Kepcher, Chief Diversity Officer, Carolyn & Co.; Deborah Norville, Journalist & Author; Lisa Price, Founder & CEO, Carol’s Daughter; Taryn Rose, Orthopedic Surgeon & Founder, Taryn Rose Shoes; Susan Sobbott, President, American Express OPEN; Sheila Stanziale, VP, Sales Strategy PepsiCo Food Service

San Francisco
Leslie Blodgett, CEO, Bare Escentuals & Mineral Goddess; Donnalee A. DeMaio, President, MetLife Bank; Carolyn Feinstein, Group Vice President, Consumer Marketing Electronic Arts; Maudi Mukenge, Director, Global Fund for Women; Luanne Tierney, VP, Worldwide Channel Marketing, Cisco Sytems; Wendy Tokuda, Anchor, CBS 5 Team

2008 Fall Empowerment Series Panelists

Gloria Mayfield Banks, Elite Executive National Sales Director, Mary Kay Inc.; Beth Johnston, SVP, Human Resources, Delta Air Lines; Betty J. Marshall, Regional General Manager & VP, Sam’s Club; Kelly Regal, EVP, Turner Broadcasting System Inc.; Laurie A. Tucker, SVP, Corporate Marketing, FedEx Services; Lisa M. Weber, President, Individual Business, MetLife Inc.; Vikki Locke, Journalist & Radio Host, B98.5 FM

Jody Adams, Owner & chef, Rialto Restaurant & Bar; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman, Carlson Cos.; Irene Chang Britt, VP & GM, Sauces & Beverages, Campbell USA; Julie Gilbert, SVP, Retail Training, Learning & Innovation, Best Buy; Diane K. Danielson, CEO & Founder, Downtown Women’s Club

Carol Lavin Bernick, Executive Chairman of the Board, Alberto-Culver Co.; Candace Bushnell, Author & Columnist; Mary Dillon, EVP & Global Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s Corp.; Christie Hefner, Chairman & CEO, Playboy Enterprises Inc.; Carol B. Tomé, CFO & EVP, Corporate Services, The Home Depot

Hala Moddelmog, CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Karen Quintos, VP, Marketing, Americas Region, Dell; Judy Orlando, GM, Omni Houston Hotel at Westside; Nikki Sells, VP, Franchise Development, Tasti D-Lite; Jennifer Suguitan, Owner, Suguitan & Associates PLLC; Melisa Quiñoy, CEO, Dieste, Harmel & Partners

Los Angeles
Carla Christofferson, Managing Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Karin Gilford, SVP, Comcast Interactive Media; Deborah R. Shore, EVP, Wachovia Corp.; Launi Skinner, President & COO, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?; Mei Xu, Founder & CEO, Chesapeake Bay Candle & Blissliving Home; Genevieve Bos, Founding Publisher, PINK

New York
Lisa Ellis, EVP, Sony Music Label Group; Barbara Kavovit, Founder, Barbara K Enterprises Inc.; Sara Mathew, President & COO, Dun & Bradstreet; Donna J. Sturgess, Global Head of Innovation, GlaxoSmithKline; Jayne Van Hoen, Global Director of Conferences & Events, Financial Times; Debbye Turner Bell, Contributor, CBS News’ The Early Show

Washington D.C.
Pam Krueger, Co-host, MoneyTrack; Catherine Avgiris, SVP & General Manager, Voice Services, Comcast; Marian Wright Edelman, Founder & President, Children’s Defense Fund; Kim Martin, President & General Manager, WE TV; Susan P. Mucciarone, EVP, Calibre, Wachovia Wealth Management

2007 Fall Empowerment Series Panelists

Ronna Lichtenberg, Founder & President, Clear Peak Communications, & Author of Pitch Like a Girl; Deborah I. Fine, President, iVillage Properties; Christine M. Owens, SVP, Communications & Brand Management, UPS; Carrie Salone, President, Salone Enterprises Inc.; Pernille Spiers-Lopez, President, IKEA North America

Lynette McKee, Certified Franchise Executive & VP, Franchising & New Business Development, Dunkin’ Brands; Shannon McFayden, SEVP & Head of Human Resources & Corporate Relations, Wachovia Corp.; Colette Phillips, President & CEO, Colette Phillips Communications Inc.; Joy Rothschild, SVP, Associate Services, Omni Hotels; Susan D. Waring, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, State Farm Life Insurance Co., & VP, Health, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

Judith Valente, Journalist, Poet & Essayist; Gina R. Boswell, Board Member, Manpower Inc. & Applebee’s International; Lynne Ford, SVP, Retail Retirement Group, Wachovia Corp.; Kelly L. Regal, EVP, Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

New York City
Mary Lou Quinlan, Founder & CEO, Just Ask a Woman; Cathleen P. Black, President, Hearst Magazines; Rosalind G. Brewer, Division President, Southeast Operations, Wal-Mart; Soledad O’Brien, Anchor & Special Correspondent, CNN Special Investigations Unit

San Francisco
Marie C. Wilson, Founder & President, The White House Project; Karen Ferguson, President, North American Operations, Resources Global Professionals; Stephanie Gallo, Director of Marketing, Gallo Family Vineyards Twin Valley; Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Capital Management; Karen Quintos, VP & General Manager, Services for the Small Business Segment, Dell Inc.; Joanne Smith, SVP, In-Flight Service & Global Product Development, Delta Air Lines; Lisette Mondello, Assistant Secretary, Public & Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Elaine R. Sugimura, President, Alpargatas USA/Havaianas; Jacqueline (Jacqui) M. Welch, VP, Employee & Organizational Effectiveness, Rock-Tenn Co.; Pamela Wickham, VP, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Raytheon Co.

2006 PINK Event Panelists

Lois E. Quam
, CEO, Ovations; Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX); Cheryl Barre, Chief Marketing Officer, Arby’s; Marti Barletta, CEO, The TrendSight Group; Suzi Weiss Fischmann, EVP & Artistic Director, OPI Product; Shaz Kahng, Global General Manager, Nike Cycling; Karen Neuburger, Chief Lifestyle Officer, KN

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