2023 Tampa Bay

March 25, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)


About Us


Our Mission

The mission of the Young Women's Leadership Symposium is to promote the development of future business leaders by giving young women access to mentors and businesses that support their goals. The Symposium will focus on leadership, college and career planning, diversity, advocacy for girls and much more.


Symposium Location

Epicurean Hotel, Tampa Florida & Nationally Live-streamed


What is the Young Women's Leadership Symposium

A phenomenal opportunity to transform our community into a truly inclusive environment where young women are encouraged to reach their full potential.


Who Should Attend

Female high school students from the Tampa Bay area. Each young woman will interact, in a small group setting, with at least one event day coach who is a female executive from an elite organization in the Tampa Bay area.


Event Coaches and Mentors

Each of the young women will have the opportunity to interact, in a small group setting, with at least one mentor who is an executive from an elite organization in our respective city.

Co-Chairs

Ángeles Valenciano

Ángeles Valenciano

CEO
National Diversity Council

Ángeles Valenciano

Ángeles Valenciano

CEO
National Diversity Council

Angeles Valenciano serves as chief executive officer of the National Diversity Council (NDC), becoming the first female CEO of this major nonprofit. In this role, she will continue to advance the NDC’s mission of fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She will also focus on strengthening partnerships with businesses, academia and the community at large. Ms. Valenciano is a seasoned strategist with more than 20 years of experience in human resources, primarily focused on diversity, organizational change, and development. She was previously president of the Healthcare Diversity Council and executive vice president of the NDC. In the latter role, she oversaw the growth of several national markets, including California, Colorado and Arizona. In addition, she also served as vice president of business development for the Texas Diversity Council (TXDC), one of the NDC state councils. Ms. Valenciano was the TXDC’s first executive director with responsibility over operations and policy implementation as adopted by the Board of Directors. She directed the agendas of the regional diversity council’s advisory boards in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. Under her leadership, the annual Women in Leadership Symposium was created and is now a national and global event held in more than twelve states and several countries including England, Mexico, Canada and most recently United Arab Emirates. Formerly, Ms. Valenciano was the director of diversity and inclusion for 84 Lumber Company. She provided leadership and direction for the infrastructure, design, formulation, implementation and execution of the organization’s overall diversity strategy, which included external communications, public relations, and community engagement. She was also responsible for ensuring the efficacy of these business practices, processes, and procedures. Ms. Valenciano’s role was carried out in the company’s business expansion into Mexico and Canada. As an assistant vice president and officer at JPMorgan, she served in the capacity of leadership development consultant in Credit Card Services and Organizational Development, and consultant to Customer Services’ clients. Ms. Valenciano also managed the strategic direction and execution of organizational-wide development processes as well as diversity programs and initiatives. She served as subject matter expert on global diversity, overseeing the company’s initiatives in various countries. Active in charitable and civic affairs, Ms. Valenciano is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de San Luis Potosí located in the City of San Luis Potosí in Mexico with a degree in business and computer information systems. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certificate from University of Villanova. She has completed various leadership and professional development programs across the country and abroad. Ms. Valenciano is fluent in English and Spanish. She serves on the board of the Science, Engineering and Technology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. She is a strong advocate and chairs several committees for people with disabilities in the workplace. She is a proud ally to the LGBT community and is active with several chambers of commerce across the country. Ms. Valenciano lives in San Antonio, TX, with her sons.

Kimberly Woollard

Kimberly Woollard

Executive Vice President, CHRO
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

Kimberly Woollard

Kimberly Woollard

Executive Vice President, CHRO
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

Ronda Clement

Ronda Clement

Vice President of Marketing
Paradigm

Ronda Clement

Ronda Clement

Vice President of Marketing
Paradigm

Shannon Hern

Shannon Hern

VP Chief Compliance Officer & Sr. Employment & Labor Counsel
The Mosaic Company

Shannon Hern

Shannon Hern

VP Chief Compliance Officer & Sr. Employment & Labor Counsel
The Mosaic Company

Tamara Brown

Tamara Brown

Product Analyst Director
FIS Global

Tamara Brown

Tamara Brown

Product Analyst Director
FIS Global

Sponsors

Cigna

If you have any question or concerns about sponsorships please contact Connell Osteen
at [email protected]

Contact Us

If you have any question or concerns please contact Connell Osteen at
[email protected]