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Director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and employee experience, Medix
As the director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and employee experience at Medix, Calderon’s role is to oversee the strategy and delivery of an exceptional teammate experience at Medix: one that develops and retains the best talent and creates a culture of inclusivity, belonging, and transformation. She is a team of one, working closely with the senior leadership and human resource teams to support teammates at all levels in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Even before moving into this role, Calderon was passionate about ensuring that all teammates are heard and feel like they are valued and belong as a part of the Medix team.
Project manager, ClearEdge Marketing
After earning her bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Institute of the Arts in Barcelona, and her master’s certificate in marketing and storytelling from the Experience Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, Copeland entered the staffing industry, working for ClearEdge Marketing to explore her passion for storytelling and supporting working women. She was recently recognized by Hope Chicago for her commitment to equity and named to its inaugural young professionals board.
Author and certified professional career coach
Crawford, MBA, CPCC, PHR, is a certified professional career coach, certified virtual presenter, and leadership development consultant at Crawford Leadership Strategies with more than 20 years of experience in human resources and career management. Crawford Leadership Strategies provides leadership consulting, keynotes, and hybrid solutions to provide organizations and their teams with the tools, knowledge, and skills they need to thrive in the global workplace. Crawford is the host of a podcast called “Career View Mirror.” She is also the author of the Amazon bestselling book, Show Your Ask: Using Your Voice to Advocate for Yourself and Your Career.
Chief executive officer and co-founder, Ampersand Professionals
Danziger has a heartfelt passion for helping ambitious people succeed. In 2009, she started one of Texas’s top marketing agencies, Integrate Agency, which she sold in 2018. Danziger’s newest venture, Ampersand, was started in 2020 and applies the “10,000 hours” of lessons she learned in hiring, managing, and mentoring early-career employees and interns into a leading workplace training platform focused on teaching the “unwritten rules of the workplace” by providing the skills and confident young professionals need to succeed in their careers. The company’s training platform has lifted up more than 7,000 professionals and helped more than 500 businesses hire, train, and retain better entry-level talent. She is dedicated to eliminating the skills gap from higher education to employment and breaking systemic barriers in place for young professionals entering the workforce.
Pamela J. Green
Consultant and executive coach, Pamela J. Green Solutions
Prior to Green’s executive coaching and consulting career, she was an executive leader for the world’s largest human resource association. During that time, she became a fierce advocate for the HR profession and ensured the voice of hundreds of thousands of global HR leaders was heard and respected around the table. It was also during this time she realized that not all c-suite tables and experiences are the same—she now had an opportunity to help chief executive officers and their talented suitemates achieve more than individual excellence—to gain competitive advantage. Today, Green works with leaders aspiring to executive leadership and those in executive ranks who’ve come to terms with this one crucial acknowledgment: what got you here won’t keep you here. Because economies shift, customer expectations shift, and talent competition is fierce, a new playbook is in order, and Green has that playbook for the executive team willing to listen, willing to shift their thinking, and willing to roll up their sleeves and do the work.
Vice president and director of sales, Carlton Staffing
Jennings has been active in sales and sales management for more than 45 years—34 of those within the staffing industry—and more than 23 years with Carlton Staffing. She thrives on the opportunity to train and assist others in reaching higher levels of success—she’s especially proud when they are recognized for their accomplishments. Jennings currently serves the role of president of the Professional Group in Houston. She has served on the board of directors of HR Houston and on the board of the Texas Association of Staffing, both as legislative committee chairperson and as president. Jennings has been recognized as an “Outstanding Contributor to the Staffing Industry” by the Houston Area Association of Personnel and as a “Woman of Excellence” by the Federation of Houston Professional Women.
Leadership coach; founder, Define Your Beauty
Lohman is a former professional soccer player, formerly a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and Washington Spirit, and is the first player in the latter team’s history to have her jersey number retired. She is a human rights activist and teacher, and she serves as a sport diplomat, traveling the world and running programs that promote gender equality, conflict resolution, cultural understanding, and economic development in less developed nations. Through her own personal journey, she has helped individuals and groups define their beauty by living an unabashedly authentic life based around deep-rooted acceptance and discovering a comfort in their own skin. She is a co-author of the book Raising Tomorrow’s Champions as well as a professional speaker for leading organizations such as the U.S. Department of State, Procter & Gamble, TEDx, and Muse.
Chief culture officer, TorchLight Hire
Lowe has more than 20 years of experience working in positions that involved service, professional development, training, human resources, and leadership. She is highly skilled in coaching, talent assessments, employee engagement, and operational processes. She loves bringing successful teams together and watching them grow. She is truly living her passion now by focusing on culture and doing her best to create a work environment that is rewarding for all employees, a place with meaningful relationships, and an honest and compassionate company to stand behind. The work doesn't stop with her everyday job. She and her family are passionate about many causes where they can support and volunteer for disability rights and inclusion, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health awareness, and more.
Messaging and marketing strategist and community builder
Young’s friends would say she is a “no-nonsense advocate,” especially when it comes to what matters most in elevating your personal brand and business. She spends her days designing timeless marketing and brand strategy for thought leaders, experts, nonprofits, and purpose-driven organizations. What makes her work highly successful is that each strategy centers the client’s unique methodology and values with the needs of their clients—resulting in a brand that has influence, impact, and trust among its people. Young lives in Maryland, where she tends to exactly three children and one perfect Goldendoodle named Loki James. Home—with an interesting book, jazz playing in the background, and experimenting in the kitchen surrounded by family and loved ones—is her favorite place to be.