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Facilitators, Mentors and Advisors

Michael Armstrong

EVP, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group

Emma Battle

Independent Director, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

Matt Blumberg

Co-founder and CEO, Bolster

Tom Bondi

Managing Partner, TCBondi CPA Inc.

Lisa Bougie

Independent Director

Teresa Briggs

Board Member, Stanford DCI Fellow

George Brown

Retired Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Stephen Brown

Senior Advisor at KPMG Board Leadership Center

Clinton Browning

Partner and Head of Dreamscape

Cynthia Burks

Chief Human Resource Officer, Genentech

Joyce Cacho

Board Chair & Independent Director, Sistema Biobolsa

E. LaBrent Chrite

President, Bentley University

Caretha Coleman

Director, Adviser, Executive Coach, Community Advocate

Ken Coleman

Chairman, EIS Group Ltd

Paula Collins

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, WDG Ventures Inc.

Grace Colón

President, CEO and Director, InCarda Therapeutics

Gail Covington

Senior Vice President, Family Wealth Director, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Audra Cunningham

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Valerie Darling

CEO, CBO Healthcare / MedTech / Life Sciences, Board Member and Advisor

Robert Davidson

Corporate Board Director; Retired Chairman & CEO, R. Davidson & Associates

Alecia Decoudreaux

President Emerita, Mills College

Keith Dorsey

President of Dorsey Management Consulting, Boyden

Sherri Douville

CEO & Board Member, Medigram Inc.

John Driver

CEO, Lynx Technology, Independent Public Board Director City First Bank, Vital Energy Inc.

Matrice Ellis-Kirk

Partner at Ellis Kirk Group

Taia Ergueta

Business Consultant, Coach, Advocate for Resource-Challenged Women

Hillary Flynn

Director of ESG, Private Investments, Wellington Management

Raquel Fox

Former Director at SEC

David Gimpelevich

Partner, Linchpin Health Ventures, VC Include

William Gipson

Independent Board Director

Mark Goodman

Chairman, MG Capital Holdings, Inc.

Ed Grier

Dean, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Tracy S. Harris

Board Member, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Independent Director, Bally's Corporation

Kim Harris-Jones

Member Board of Directors, Fossil Group Inc.

Bonnie Hill

Co-Founder & COO at Icon Blue

Lisa Hooker

Managing Director, Technology and Board Practices at ZRG Partners, LLC

Joe Hurd

Operating Partner, SOSV
Non-Executive Director, Trustpilot Group PLC and Hays PLC

Anthony Johnson

President, CEO

Karen Walker Johnson

Medicare Officer of Centene Corporation

Dale Jones

Chief Executive Officer, Diversified Search

Louis Jordan

Senior Financial Advisor/Consultant; Board Member and Owner, Tympany Vineyards

Georgette Kiser

Independent Public Board Director


Thane Kreiner

Board Member, Independent Advisor, and BCBR Program Co-Founder

Dennis Lanham

Sr. Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Silicon Valley Executive Center & BCBR Program Co-Founder

Lara Lee

Independent Director, Board & Committee Chair

Byron Loflin

Global Head of Board Engagement, Nasdaq Governance Solutions

Kevin Lofton

CEO Emeritus of CommonSpirit Health

Anita Lynch

Chief Data Officer, New Relic

Karla Martin

Executive Strategist, Advisor, and Board Member

Lance Matthiesen

Global Manager, McKinsey Black Network Programs at McKinsey & Company

Rose McKinney-James

Managing Principal McKinney-James & Associates

Ronald McNeil

Co-Founder & CEO, Great Ball of Light, Inc. 

Randy Melville

Member Board of Trustees, Northwestern Mutual

Jocelyn Moore

Board Member, Strategist, Advisor

Larry Morse

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Partners

David Motley

Corporate Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Director

Jacqueline Musiitwa

Board Director; ESG Advisor, IDEO

Malur Narayan

Vice President, Technology, Tata, Co-founder and CEO,, board member, 1PlaySports, Board Member, Dara Ashley Foundation

Shannon Nash

CFO, Board Member, Wing

Brian C. Patterson

Partner, Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP

Zain Oke

VP Organizational Readiness & Real Estate, Daily Harvest

Denielle Pemberton-Heard

Chief Legal Officer & Managing Director, Diversified Search Group I Independent Corporate Director

Jeffery Perry

Founder & CEO, Lead Mandates LLC; Board Director; Retired EY Global Client Service Partner

Jo-Ellen Pozner

Assistant Professor, Management

Thais Rezende



Derrick Roman

Independent Director, CommScope

Eva Sage-Gavin

Senior Managing Director of Accenture's Global Talent & Organization

Chinwe Sagna

Managing Partner, Catalyst Realty Solutions

Merline Saintil

Board Member

Debra A. Sandler

Board Director, Trewstar Advisor

Anne Sempowski Ward

CEO, Board Director & Change Agent

Greg Shell

Managing Director, Bain Capital

Sue Siegel

Board Member, CEO & Venture Capitalist

Ann Skeet

Senior Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Carrie Stone

President, cStone & Associates

Mary Stutts

SVP, Corporate Relations Sumitovant BioPharma; Diversity & Inclusion Advisor, Stanford Healthcare; Zogenix Board Director; NBA Wives Advisor; Author; Speaker

Lawrence Taylor

President, Taylor Strategy Group

Hilliard C. Terry, III

Chief Financial Officer, Advisor and Board Member

Yuri Tuppince

Head of Partnerships, AboveBoard

Issac Vaughn

Chief Operating Officer, Zenefits

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Virginia Walker

Interim Executive, Board Member, Business Strategist, and Inclusion Champion

Rhonda Wallen

Board Member, Corporate Development Executive in Bio/MedTech

Robin Washington

Board Director and Adviser, CFO

Patricia Webb

Corporate Board Member; Executive Leadership Advsior, AdvisoryCloud

Barry Lawson Williams

Retired Managing General Partner, Williams Pacific Ventures

Keyaan Williams

Managing Director of Cyber Leadership and Strategy Solutions, LLC; Director at Worldwide Discipleship Association

Marlene Williamson

CEO & Board Director, Watermark

Ben Wilson

Chairman, Beveridge & Diamond; PC Environmental Litigator

Conrad Woody

Partner & Head of the U.S. Corporate & Government Affairs  


Howard Woolley

President & CEO Howard Woolley Group LLC, Somos Inc.

Laura Gluhanich

Director of Programs, Him For Her

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