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Leslie Overton is a partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, where she focuses on antitrust law. She served as deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division from 2012-2014. Here, Overton supervised over half of the Department’s merger challenges, including litigation complaints, settlements, and transactions restructured or abandoned.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law. Her research focuses on campaign finance reform and judicial selection. She is the author of two books, Corporate Citizen: An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State (2016) and Political Brands (2019).
Daisy Auger-Dominguez is a human capital executive and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion. She’s the chief people officer at VICE Media Group, where she leads the global human resources organization; diversity, equity and inclusion strategies; and social impact practices.
Rosanna Garcia is the Walter Koch Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Denver. Her research is in entrepreneurship and benefit corporations, focused on diversity in entrepreneurship and the legitimacy of benefit corporations.
David A. Thomas is the 12th president of Morehouse College. He is an expert in organizational change, and spent decades researching and writing about diversity in business leadership. Under his guidance, Morehouse has innovated in STEM education and expanded its online class offerings.
Sixcia Devine is a small business growth expert. Her work focuses on entrepreneurship, social media outreach, new marketing technology, business planning, and connecting general markets to Hispanic markets.
Farha Aslam is the founder and managing partner of Crescent House Capital, a consultancy serving the agriculture, energy, and food processing industries. She is an expert on the food and agriculture business. Previously, Aslam led Stephens Inc.
Kathy Martinez is president and CEO of Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit advancing equal rights for people with disabilities. She serves on the board of The American Association of People with Disabilities. Martinez is an expert in disability employment, including the emergence of disability as an essential component of workplace diversity and inclusion.
Linda McGill-Boasmond is owner and president of Chicago-based Cedar Concepts Corporation. CCC is the country’s first African American, woman-owned chemical manufacturing plant. The company processes raw materials for use in personal care, household, industrial and agricultural products. Its clients include Proctor & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Citgo Petroleum and Boeing.
Sheena Iyengar is the S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia University. Iyengar is one of the country’s top experts on choice — how people perceive it and how they respond to it. Her award-winning book The Art of Choosing looks at what shapes our decision-making and the far-reaching consequences of our choices.
Tracey Webb is the founder of The Black Benefactors, a giving circle that supports nonprofit organizations that support the African American community. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of Black Gives Back, a blog that emphasized African American philanthropic contributions until its closure in 2015.
Neal Sáles-Griffin is managing director of the tech accelerator Techstars Chicago and a venture partner at MATH Venture Partners. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.
Melissa Bradley is a co-founder of Ureeka, a platform for small-business entrepreneurs to access resources and educational tools. She founded 1863 Ventures, an accelerator for Black and brown entrepreneurs, and co-founded Sidecar Social Finance, a social impact agency that provides impact investing advisory and capital services.
William Michael Cunningham is an economist, investment analyst and a strong advocate for crowdfunding. He is the author of the entrepreneurial advice book The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups and founder of MinorityFinance.com, CreativeInvest.com and BlackCrowdFunding.net. He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University as well.
Jeremi Duru is a professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law. He has represented sports professionals from the NFL, the NBA and MLB in issues relating to employment. Duru has contributed sports commentary to several news organizations, including NBC, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.
Veronica (Ronnye) Vargas Stidvent can speak about law, politics and policy trends in the Hispanic community. She is the executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin. Stidvent has held roles in both federal government and higher education in Texas.
Fatima Goss Graves is the president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, where she “works to promote the rights of women and girls at school and in the workplace.” Previously, she worked as an appellate and trial litigator at Mayer Brown LLP and as a law clerk for Judge Diane P.
Felicia Joy is a behavioral scientist and strategic corporate affairs leader who has worked in public relations and marketing. Joy serves as the executive vice president and U.S. head of behavioral science, corporate advisory and transformation at the marketing firm Edelman.
Yvette Ostolaza is managing partner of the Dallas office of Sidley Austin LLP Dallas, an international law firm, and serves on the firm’s COVID-19 task force. She focuses on advising companies and boards in internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, shareholder and securities litigation, financial services and employment issues.