Courageous Conversations Catalyzing Change
Equity Sessions Leader: Lisa Neal-Graves, Esq., Chief Change Maker at GlobalMindED

An accomplished executive experienced in corporate law, technology, and business, Lisa had success within key Fortune 100, startup, and nonprofit organizations. She has expertise within IT, IS, software, financial services, telecommunications, and wireless, working for corporations such as Intel, Unisys, Chase, Deloitte, Lucent, and technology startups. Lisa served as Chief Innovation Officer for the Colorado Attorney General, where she learned what public service could be and how her skills could be put to use for the people of Colorado.

Panel Leader: Dr. Rita Sanzgiri, Esq., Partner, Sheridan Ross. Panelists: Dr. Olena (Jianfang) Zhu, Principal Engineer, Client Computing Group, Intel Corp.; Julia Rock, Financial Project Lead, ExxonMobil; Lisa Neal-Graves, Esq, Chief Change Maker; Suraya Yahaya, Founder & CEO, Khazana, Inc.

Panel Leader: Lisa Neal-Graves, Esq, Chief Change Maker, GlobalMindED. Panelists: Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope, CPA, Associate Professor, School of Accounting and MIS, DePaul University; Dr. Adriane Randolph, Executive Director of BrainLab, Kennesaw State University; Dr. Antoinette Smith, CPA,  Professor and Researcher, School of Accounting, Florida International University; Dr. Belinda Shipps, Associate Director, Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach, North Carolina A&T State University

Panel Leader: Lisa Neal-Graves, Esq, Chief Change Maker, GlobalMindED. Panelists: Lakecia Gunter, VP & General Manager, IOT Global and Strategic Engagement, Microsoft; Dr. K. Renee Horton, Space Launch Systems Quality Engineer, NASA & Founder, Unapologetically Being, Inc; Racquel Royer, Public Relations Specialist, SCORE Mentors; Brooklyn Terry, Computer Science student, Bennett College

Panelists: Dr. Jessica Rowland Williams, Director, Every Learner Everywhere; Suraya Yahaya, Esq., Founder & CEO, Khazana, Inc.; Karen Worstell, Founder & CEO, WRiskGroup; Helen Young Hayes, Founder & CEO, ActivateIT; Terrill Glass, Director of Engineering, Charter Communications; Sarah Mark, Workforce Development Program Manager for People with Disabilities, Salesforce 

Panel LeaderSuraya Yahaya, Esq., Founder & CEO, Khazana, Inc. Panelists: Karen Worstell, Founder & CEO, WRiskGroup; Mike Hess, Founder & CEO, Blind Institute of Technology; Rama Moorthy, Founder & CEO, Hatha Systems; Maria Lynne Dayton, Global Technology, Influencer, CXO, Transterra Media; Lisa Neal-Graves, Candidate, Douglas County Commissioner; Rachel Manning, Senior Sales Leader, Google Cloud