Ascend North Texas Inspiring Across Generations (IAG Conference)
Connect | Belong | Ascend
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM CT
Venue: Toyota Headquarters Sequoia C1-1B-02
Admission: Ascend members: $30 | Non-Ascend Members: $200
Attire: Business Casual
Join Ascend North Texas as we host our annual Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference back in person at the Toyota HQ in Plano! Join us to be empowered to connect, belong and Ascend!
8:30 AM - 9:30AM CT:
Morning Networking, Breakfast & Registration
10:00 AM - 10:10AM CT:
IAG Opening by the North Texas Chapter
10:10 AM - 10:55AM CT:
11:05 AM - 12:00PM CT:
Ascend Morning Panel: "New Models of Growth & Innovation"
12:15 PM - 1:30PM CT:
Networking Lunch & ERG/BRG Panel Networking Lunch
Toyota Welcome Remarks
Tellis Bethel is group vice president and chief social innovation officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). Bringing his personal passion for advancing equity to the role, he oversees TMNA’s strategic partnerships, philanthropic efforts, and diversity and inclusion activities. With the goal of ensuring mobility for all, Bethel directs initiatives to expand access to opportunities and create a culture of inclusion that strengthens both communities and TMNA.
Group Vice President and Chief Social Innovation Officer
Toyota Motor North America
Opening Toyota Panel
"Accelerating A Culture of Inclusion in a Hybrid Environment"
Ascend Morning Panel
"New Models of Growth & Innovation"
Networking Table Topics Lunch (Open to all attendees)
Facilitated networking table topics over lunch
"ERG/BRG Lunch" (Invite Only)
Join us to hear the latest from Deloitte's Linda Bohnert on ERG and BRG best practices from their cutting-edge research and bold points of view. Learn how to engage your members and sponsor and ideas for impactful events that can help business and community leaders drive meaningful change in workforces, marketplaces, and society.
Managing Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
"Career Tune Up: Fueling for Success"
Many of us will change jobs and career paths. Many of us may encounter unexpected career speed bumps. Maybe you are at a career crossroads and trying to determine your next steps. Or do you love what you do but are not feeling excited about your job? Or maybe your strengths and experiences are underutilized, and you seek new stretch roles or challenges?
Join us to hear lessons learned from others from their own experiences and advice they share with their mentees.
Closing Ascend Talk
"Going Places Together"
Shiv guides business leaders to manage through disruption and increase
enterprise value. His distinguished track record of performance improvement and
turnarounds for both healthy and distressed companies draws upon more than 27
years of global engineering and consulting experience across numerous sectors,
with an emphasis on automotive, industrial and chemical companies.
Shiv co-leads the Asia region for AlixPartners and is also the local market leader
for Greater China & Singapore.