people & events
2007 SHPE CONFERENCE
ASIAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS DINNER
OUT & EQUAL SUMMIT
This undergraduate student works on his team’s Ultimate SHPE
Challenge project at the SHPE conference.
New York, N. Y. | The 2007 Asian Women in Business
Leadership Awards Dinner, 12th Anniversary Gala
was held at the Hilton New York on Oct. 16. The event
provided an opportunity to honor outstanding Asian
women from the small-business and corporate world.
Proceeds from the annual fundraiser went toward
programs and services for Asian women.
Philadelphia, Pa.|The Society of Hispanic Professional
Engineers (SHPE) held its 2007 SHPE Conference at
the Pennsylvania Conference Center Oct. 31–Nov. 4.
Approximately 6,000 Latino students, professionals,
corporate representatives and community leaders
attended the event, the largest Latino technical
conference in the nation. The conference offered a
full agenda of educational, technical, networking and
career programs including a career expo attended by
more than 200 organizations offering full-time and
internship opportunities and a pre-college program
expected to bring in 300 Philadelphia-area middle-school students.
(Left to right) Justin Nelson, NGLCC cofounder and president;
Linda Denny, WBENC president; and Chance Mitchell, NGLCC
cofounder and CEO.
IDAHO INCLUSIVENESS COALITION
Partner and Cofounder Luke
Visconti was the keynote
speaker at The Idaho
Inclusiveness Coalition 2007
Symposium. The symposium
has been developed to foster
renewed enthusiasm for
diversity in the state of Idaho.
The event offers workshops
covering a range of topics affecting the workplace,
marketplace and community.
Washington, D.C.|The 17th Annual 2007 Out & Equal
Workplace Summit was held Sept. 27–29 at the Hilton
Washington. More than 1,700 attendees participated
in panels designed to create an inclusive workplace.
The goal of the summit was to bring together professionals from a variety of fields, including corporate
environments, nonprofit organizations, education and
government. Award winners from The DiversityInc
Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list include PepsiCo
(No. 10), Wells Fargo (No. 20) and Kaiser Permanente
(No. 27), each awarded for Workplace Excellence.
Recipients of the Champions Award, which honors
a non-LGBT individual who demonstrates personal
commitment to equal workplace rights, included
Mark Bertolini, executive vice president, regional
businesses, Aetna, one of DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies in 2007; Margaret Moore, senior
vice president of human resources, PepsiCo; and
Ana Duarte McCarthy, chief diversity officer, Citi
(No. 22). Deloitte & Touche (No. 19) was the event’s