Future Leaders: Create Impact, Unlock Innovation and Drive Market Growth through Diversity and Inclusion
Find out why companies, consulting firms and sports and entertainment are intensifying efforts to ensure that leaders both embody and embrace the power of differences. This panel will focus on dynamic leaders driving diversity and inclusion to increase performance and driving innovation. Successes and lessons learned to help all aspiring leaders.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
(Boxed Lunch Provided for Attendees)
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business,
800 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
GA Tech Scheller College of Business students, faculty and staff.
Alumni & friends of Scheller College of Business and GT community welcome.
Blacks in Business
Faculty, Administration and Office of the Dean
MBA Women in Business
Net Impact Club
Staff Development Council
Veterans MBA Club
Dean Maryam Alavi
GA Tech Scheller College of Business
Ashley Berg Jensen
Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
The Coca-Cola Company
Ashley Berg Jensen leads Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for The Coca-Cola Company’s North American business. She is responsible for developing and managing the Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement strategies for Coca-Cola North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments and Coca-Cola’s Corporate functions, providing services, solutions and connections to enable a more engaged workforce, mirror the communities we serve, and best position the associates of Coca-Cola’s flagship market to drive growth.
Ashley was appointed to her current role in 2010 after leading the Culture and Change work stream for the integration of Coca-Cola Enterprises and The Coca-Cola Company’s North American business units. Prior to that, she served as Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) first Director of Global Employee Engagement where she led the design and implementation of CCE’s first global engagement survey and multi-year engagement strategy for its 70,000 associates.
Before joining CCE, Ashley served as Practice Leader for CGI’s Organization Development and Change consulting practice. Ashley co-founded the practice and managed consulting engagements with clients such as Yahoo!, SBC, BellSouth, and AT&T.
Ashley received her Master’s degree in Management with a concentration in Organizational Change from the Robinson School of Business, Georgia State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Tulane University. She serves on the Tulane Fund Advisory Board, the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and is an active member of the Network of Executive Women. She is a proud mom to son, Ryan (6) and daughter, Quinn (3) and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
McKinsey & Company
David focuses on helping companies in highly competitive industries create best-in-class customer experiences. He has worked extensively with companies in the travel and logistics sectors—particularly airlines—to improve their customer-facing service operations, helping them develop competitive advantage through superior customer-facing service. Drawing on expertise in marketing and sales and service operations disciplines, he has helped clients design customer-journey maps across multiple channels in order to target important improvement drivers, such as better customer retention, reduced attrition, and higher levels of satisfaction. He brings extensive experience using data-driven insights to improve operations and set strategy, particularly for companies in periods of significant transition—such as mergers—where the risks of customer dissatisfaction and confusion are highest. David has also designed and implemented growth strategies that have helped clients expand their global networks, reduce costs, and build capabilities for improved pricing and margin management. A former attorney, David spent five years as a federal prosecutor, as both a judge advocate in the United States Navy and as a special assistant US attorney. He is a member of the bar in California, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. David is a member of the Board of Directors for the Peach Bowl, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a focus on betterment of youth through sports.
EXPERTISE - Organization & Capabilities, Service Operations, Travel, Transport & Logistics, Media & Entertainment, McKinsey Analytics, Marketing & Sales
PAST EXPERIENCE - United States Navy, Attorney and judge advocate, Axiom Law, Senior vice president and general manager
EDUCATION - Columbia Business School, Columbia University, MBA, finance and strategy - College of Law, Arizona State University JD - The College of the Holy Cross, BA, philosophy
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena
Nzinga Shaw is currently the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena. She is the first person to hold this position in the National Basketball Association. In her role, Shaw is responsible for developing and embedding diversity and inclusion best practices throughout the organization. She has designed a strategic, cross-departmental program that creates deeper cultural awareness and sensitivity. Additionally, Shaw serves as a member of the Executive Committee and provides guidance to the leadership team so that they can engender inclusivity in every facet of the business. Shaw is developing a strategy to embed diversity and inclusion in all programmatic activity, governance and daily administration of the organization. She is focused on building a foundation that will advance this strategy as a core component of the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena brand, and to drive the business. This initiative extends to fans, customers, community partners and within the workforce.
Prior to joining the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena, Shaw has been at the forefront of leading organizational change through diversity. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Edelman, the world’s largest and most profitable public relations agency. Simultaneously, she led the human resources function for Edelman’s southeast and southwest regions. She also worked in human resources at Essence Magazine, the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, and the National Football League. Shaw is also on the Board of Directors of the National Black Public Relations Society and the Georgia Diversity Council. She is an alumna of Spelman College, the University of Pennsylvania, and was a study abroad scholar at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Her academic settings have enabled her to experience rich diversity while studying among a wide array of individuals hailing from all around the globe.