2024 MENTOR Independence Region DEI & Workplace Mentoring Summit

MARCH 21, 2024, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Independence Blue Cross, 1901 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


The goal of the DEI & Workplace Mentoring Summit is to highlight leaders in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the ways that workplace mentoring supports organizations in achieving their DEI goals.  We believe mentoring is ubiquitous in its power to support the advancement of people with historically marginalized identities advance and help them be successful in the workplace, thereby directly supporting DEI efforts.

This year, the Summit will focus on several topics including returning citizens in the workforce, Generation Z and new ways of working, and employing folks with diverse abilities.  We intend to elevate innovative ideas and empower future leaders with engaging speakers and panel discussions. 


This year's speakers include:

  • Shiba Russell, weeknight co-anchor of The FOX 29 News (Event Emcee)
  • Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President, IBX Foundation and VP of Community Affiars, IBX
  • Rob Curley, Regional President Metro Pennsylvania and New Jersey, TD Bank
  • Marilyn Candeloro, Director of Education and Career Development, Solar States
  • Jack Drummond, Director of Restorative Practices, UPenn PSM
  • Jay Jordan,  Co-Founder, The Center for Social Good
  • Vicki Landers, Founder & Director, Disability Pride PA
  • Kimberly McGlonn, Founder, Grant BLVD
  • Dr. Eric Mitchell, PhD, Owner/Director of Neurodiversity Consultants LLC
  • Julia Parrick, Graphic Design and Marketing Associate, Independent Lodging Congress
  • Trina Sanyal, Associate producer, Mighty Picnic
  • Patricia Thomas-Laroche, CEO, Cameron & Associates 8
  • Pascale Vallee, Quality Assurance Manager, Liberty Resources
  • Hillary Wool, Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Sponsorships on Sale Now

Tickets on Sale Now


Event Sponsorship

To learn more how to become an official sponsor of the MENTOR Independence Region DEI & Workplace Mentoring Summit, please contact Daniel DeYoung at [email protected]. Event sponsorships start at $5,000. 

Individual Tickets

Individual tickets to attend the DEI & Workplace Mentoring Summit are on sale now.  A limited number of underwritten tickets are available for nonprofit partners for whom the ticket purchase would be a barrier for participation. If you have any questions regarding individual tickets, please contact Liz Rudderow at [email protected]


Hosted By

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence
Please contact the BBBSI Advancement Team with any questions regarding sponsorship or attending this event.

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