Yvette Pegues, Ed.D.(c), began her career as a scientist and emerged as an activist. She is a disabled DEI executive, diversity advisor, and keynote/TEDx Speaker, as well as the Co-Founder and CDO of Your Invisible Disability Group, whose mission is to empower, equip, educate and include individuals with disabilities. Recreationally, she enjoys 20+ adapted sports. Notable awards she’s been the recipient of include: Women of Color STEM, ITSMF Ivory Dove, and INSIGHT Into Diversity – Inspiring Leaders in STEM.
CHELSEA SPENCER SMITH
Chelsea Spencer Smith is the Founder of The St. James Xavier Group, a leadership development, youth, and executive coaching consulting firm that specializes in helping clients exceed goals and solve unique sales business development strategy, and innovation challenges. The team has a 20-year proven track record of success. Chelsea is a member of the Forbes Council, a professional and executive coach, public speaker, intercultural development expert, and an International Coaching Federation Member.
Torin Ellis is a human capital strategist focused on recruiting diverse talent through creative means. He has an accomplished background that includes 17 years of human capital efforts, military service, several Board of Director appointments, and an unwavering spirit of giving back to the community and emerging youth. He authored Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep and is the host of Career Mix, airing Sundays on SiriusXM Urban View.
Valarie Mackey is a forward thinking global leader specializing in creating inventive solutions at the intersection of Technology, Talent, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, focusing on the future of technology innovation in mind. She focuses on enhancing the workforce that inspires innovation by upskilling and reskilling people with the highest in-demand technology skills along with essential professional skills that will enable people to successfully navigate a corporate landscape. Valerie provides strategies and learning experiences for company leaders to increase Digital and Emotional IQ while focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to create a culture of belonging. She is also a public speaker amassing awards and recognition from numerous esteemed organizations
Ravat Bhutani leads Aptask’s educational products to help large corporations with customer service equality and the improvement of minority workforce metrics. As a second-generation Indian-American and a 22-year executive, he has contributed considerably to advancing diversity networks within the global companies he has served. Prior to ApTask he led online learning operations for 160+ hospitals and 170,000+ healthcare workers as VP of Learning and Development for CommonSpirit Health, America’s largest non-profit healthcare system.