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Changing Demographics - A Women of ALPFA, NABA and ASCEND collaboration
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Changing Demographics - A Women of ALPFA, NABA and ASCEND collaboration

In Honor of Women’s History Month, this 3rd annual event brings together a collective group of powerful women that represent ALPFA, NABA, and Ascend. These women are focused on the professional development and continual advancement of their members. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with fellow leaders and like-minded individuals. Don’t miss out on the noteworthy discussion of “Changing Demographics” in corporate culture. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3/15 NO WALK-INS will be allowed

When: Friday
From 7:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Where: Allstate Plaza North
2775 Sanders Rd
Northbrook, Illinois  60062
United States
Contact: Maureen Mena

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March 2016 marks the 3rd Annual ALPFA NABA event in honor of Women’s History Month - this year hosted by Allstate. This year Ascend will partner with ALPFA and NABA for the first time. This annual event will bring together a diverse group of successful woman leaders, allowing participants to reflect on their own goals and status as they advance within their organizations.


The topic this year is Changing Demographics – Promoting Women’s Leadership. Programming will highlight women of influence who are leaders in their community and will also serve as an example of successful women in Corporate America. This will include a panel discussion followed by a keynote speaker with networking to follow.


7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Event Check-In Breakfast & Networking

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks: Cheryl Harris, Senior Vice President, Sourcing & Procurement Solutions, Allstate Insurance Company

Welcome: By Allstate and Presidents of ALPFA, ASCEND and NABA

8:35 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Session A: Advancing Women in Executive Leadership - Dr. Tanesha D. House Pittman, Ed.D, M.B.A., Learning & Development Leader | Organizational Change Agent | Insightful Strategist | Community Builder | Speaker

Session B: The Everest Project: Women Redefining Corporate America - Lily Tang, President & Co-founder The Everest Project

Session C: Unconscious Bias - Binnu Palta Hill, Director of Diversity and Climate, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session D: Diversity & Inlcusion - Rosa M Tumialán, Member at Dykema Gossett PLLC

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Keynote AddressMaria WynneCEO, Leadership Greater Chicago

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Joanne Chidester - Performance Coach, Energy For Life, Allstate

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


 ALPFA Members  $ 10
 Non - ALPFA MEMBERS  $ 20
Basic ALPFA Membership is Free at:
NO WALK-INS will be allowed for this event.
Men are welcome to attend and support.

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***Allstate employees should contact for event registration***




 Women of ALPFA (WOA) is dedicated to the professional success of Latina women. We empower and encourage professional Latinas to reach their full potential and become trailblazers in their industry. WOA seeks to empower professional Latinas to reach their full potential through targeted programs, training through a professional development curriculum, and exposure to senior leaders through networking and mentoring opportunities. WOA aims to provide professional Latinas with the tools and road-map to strengthen their leadership and management skills, fostering both their professional and personal development.



The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is the oldest and largest professional membership organization focused specifically on African- Americans and people of color in the accounting, finance and business-related fields. NABA represents more than 20,000 professionals in business and industry, public accounting, government, nonprofit and education, including those with the highly coveted CPA designation and students preparing for careers in the profession or related fields. NABA is a network that provides opportunities for growth and success in the global business marketplace. With more than 40 years of experience in serving the accounting profession, NABA transforms the future by preparing professionals to meet the demands of a changing business environment. NABA’s members share and promote a professional ethos – “Lifting as we Climb!”




Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America. Established in 2005, Ascend’s network includes over 60,000 senior executives, professionals, and MBA/undergraduate students involved in its 17 professional chapters and 34 student chapters. As a career lifecycle organization, it offers robust leadership and professional development programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent by supporting its members in reaching their career potential and by supporting its corporate partners to develop a strong, diverse, and inclusive workforce to achieve business growth.