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Business Week | INSPIRE Agenda


Check In/Continental Breakfast     8:00 - 8:50 am  SFHB Atrium & Caterpillar Tables
Transition Time to Kickoff 8:50 - 9:00 am  
Welcome & Keynote 9:00 - 9:30 am SFHB 366
Transition Time 9:30 - 9:40 am  
First Session 9:40 - 10:30 am SFHB 148. 149 and 150
Transition Time 10:30 - 10:40 am  
Second Session 10:40 - 11:30 am      SFHB 148. 149 and 150
Lunch 11:30 - 12:20 SFHB Atrium
Transition Time 12:20 - 12:30 pm  
Third Session 12:30 - 1:20 pm SFHB 148. 149 and 150
Transition Time 1:20 - 1:30 PM  
Closing Remarks & Play 1:30 - 2:00 pm SFHB Caterpillar Auditorium | SFHB 139

Inspire Events & Transition Sessions


Keynote Address | Anise Wiley-Little (SFHB 366 | 9:00 am )

Anise Wiley-Little currently serves as Chief Human Capital and Diversity Officer of the Kellogg School of Management. Mrs. Wiley-Little has more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing human resources and diversity and inclusion strategies. She has provided strategic counsel to Fortune 100 organizations and nonprofits and has written and spoken extensively on the topics of HR, diversity and work life. Recent leadership positions include serving as Corporate Vice President of Human Resources and the first Chief Diversity Officer for Allstate Insurance Company. In these roles, Mrs. Wiley-Little was responsible for orchestrating Allstate's enterprise-wide diversity business strategies including supplier diversity certification for all underrepresented categories. She also re-engineered the corporate diversity strategy to focus on profitable diversity and economic inclusion. Supplier diversity increased by $32M within the first six months of this assignment and the overall total has since increased to $1B, making Allstate world-class in diversity spend. Under her leadership, Allstate was recognized numerous times for its diversity efforts by many notable organizations.

In addition, Mrs. Wiley-Little has authored the book Profitable Diversity: How Economic Inclusion Can Lead to Success, is the Chair of "Stars Who Mean Business Awards" for Diversity Woman Magazine and named by the Society for Human Resource Management as one to the top 100 global diversity and inclusion thought leaders. Mrs. Wiley-Little holds an M.P.A. from the University of Illinois and a B.A. from Illinois State University.

Transition Sessions

  • Diversity Dialog (SFHB 148)

This session will provide participants with a breakdown of proper and improper ways to address diverse topics or situations. It will also offer an explanation and education of microaggressions and how to avoid them.

  • Around the World: Racial and Ethnic Diversity (SFHB 149)

The US workforce’s ethnic and racial makeup is constantly shifting; additionally, more and more companies are going global. In this session, participants will learn about different races and ethnicities and how to navigate the workplace with those of different background from you.

  • Battle of the Genders (SFHB 150)

This session will breakdown the opportunities and challenges of both women and men; moreover, participants will learn how they can help those of the same and different gender feel welcome in any work environment.

Play | She Kills Monsters (CAT AUDITORIUM - SFHB 139 | 1:30 pm)

To end the conference, a group of Illinois State theater students will perform a 30 minute scene from the play, She Kills Monster. Through a metaphor, Agnes Evans gets to explore the D&D world that her sister created to find the empowerment that she was denied in high school. All students are welcome to join us in watching as Agnes battles the monsters that represent the real monsters that her younger sister Tilly battled when she was alive: bigotry, bullying, gender & sexual orientation discrimination, fear, indifference, and intolerance.

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