Tuesday November 17, 2020


8:50 am – 9:00 am | START WITH ART: A New Haven Prodigy with International Flare – Jazz Artist Christian Sands

Christian Sands

Jazz Artist

9:00 am – 10:00 am | KEYNOTE SPEAKER: “Get Virtual” Tips & Strategies: 

Toby Corey

Former President of Telsa, & Global Field Operations,

& Former Chief Revenue Officer, Solar City

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10:00 am – 11:00 am | PANEL DISCUSSION: Equity & Inclusion Through Authentic Means: Cracking the INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP Code

Discussion and Q&A with Moderator:

Simone Morris


Simone Morris Enterprises LLC



Denise Canady                                                  Jean Kristensen                                                        Arthur Thomas

Chief Compliance Office                                   President & CEO                                       Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives 

Marrakech                                             Jean Kristensen Associates, LLC                    and Inclusive Economic Opportunity 

                                                                                                                                           The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

10:50 am – 11:00 am:  Honoring Minority Owned Businesses

Moderated by:

Ray Andrewsen

Director of Membership Services

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | WOMEN’S POWER PANEL:  Navigating Resiliency While Leading Others through Crises: Power of Resources, Power of Networking, Power of Platform

Moderated by:

Laura Hutchinson


Good Morning America



Susan Bysiewicz                              Marilyn Alverio                                          Courtney Jinjika                                 Patricia Melton

     Lt Governor                                          Founder & CEO                              East Territory, Retail Executive                      Executive Director

 hkhkhkjkiljlkljlj           Latinas & Power | Marketing Professional                       KeyBank                                       New Haven Promise

Sponsored by:

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Create a Business Plan and Adapting Your Business Strategy


      Joe Williams                                        Bob Bishop                             Glen McDermott                                        Elinor Slomba       

     Business Advisor                                       Principal                                     Principal & CEO              Director of Community & Business Development

    CT Small Business                        APEX CONSULTING                  Red Rock Branding                                     Red Rock Branding 

  Development Center