2018 Diversity Symposium

October 27th 2018

Johnson’s Annual Diversity Symposium invites members of the Johnson community to come together to discuss key topics in diversity and business. During the Symposium, our community will:

  • Be equipped with tools essential for future leaders within the business landscape
  • Attend the Diversity Alumni Awards to honor the Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award and the Carlos R. Quintanilla Distinguished Latino/Latina Alumni Award winners.
  • Engage and connect with faculty, staff, current students, alumni and prospective students.

Symposium Schedule

Diversity Symposium
Leaders from everywhere – Leading anywhere
October 27th, 2018

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Welcome Lunch
-Keynote Address

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Power Break

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Empowerment Session 1
-Cultivating Resilience

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Power Break

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Empowerment Session 2
-Cultivating Belonging

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Empowerment Break (Pick and Choose 1 of the Sessions)
-LinkedIn Bio Support
-Updated Headshots
-Corporate Sponsor Meetings (Current Students Only)

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Empowerment Session 3
-Building Your Brand – All The Way to Executive Roles

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Symposium Closing Remarks

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alumni Awards Dinner

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dessert Reception and Closing Event Remarks

Register to Attend the Diversity Symposium

We invite all current students and alumni to register to attend the 2018 Diversity Symposium.

We invite Prospective students to join us by applying to Johnson Means Business, our hosting event for diverse and LGBTQ students, though we are no longer accepting applications for JMB 2018.

Diversity Symposium Highlights

Preview the Diversity Symposium Experience

Last Year’s Diversity Alumni Award Winners

If you have any questions or need any additional information please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at

Quincy Bedeau heaadshot

“The Diversity Symposium is an amazing opportunity to see all the camaraderie, success, and the growth that happens after Johnson. It's truly a refreshing experience for us as students!”

Quincy Bedeau –MBA ’19, Co-Chair of the Johnson Diversity Symposium
Jorge Flores-Herrera

“The Diversity Symposium is a really inspiring event, as the Johnson community comes together to celebrate the many accomplishments of our diverse alumni.”

Jorge Edgardo Flores-Herrera –MBA ‘19, Co-Chair of the Johnson Diversity Symposium