Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Symposium - Diverse Entrepreneurs: Changing the face of Leadership

Please join the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center for a vibrant and robust discussion about building and sustaining an inclusive and diverse organizational culture. This year’s Symposium, Diverse Entrepreneurs: Changing the Face of Leadership, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of diversity in entrepreneurial organizations.

The conversation will kick-off with a keynote speech from author, disruptor and founder of, Genevieve Thiers followed by a discussion from a diverse panel of entrepreneurs that will share their stories with us. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the impact of diversity and the changing face of leadership in today’s business.

Featured Speakers:
Genevieve Thiers, author, disruptor and founder of
Omar Duque, CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Lawrence Hamer, DePaul University Professor and Associate Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs and Diversity Initiatives
Joan Hannant, CEO, The Soma Institute
Kristi Ross, co-CEO and President of tastytrade

5:30 Networking & Welcome
6:00 Keynote Discussion, Genevieve Thiers
6:30 Panel Discussion
7:30 Networking Reception

Monday, January 29 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654


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