Fall 2020 | New York

Bloomberg Equality Summit

The Bloomberg Equality Summit will be rescheduled for fall of 2020. Please check this page for updates.

Now or Never: Inclusion in the Age of Disruption

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote and the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, we are witnessing an unprecedented rollback in freedoms that many Americans have taken for granted. The changing tide affecting everything from women’s reproductive rights, hard-won advances for the LGBTQ community and voter access to the ballot box poses challenges for business leaders committed to diversity and inclusion inside and outside the workplace. Our theme for 2020 is Now or Never: Inclusion in the Age of Disruption. Simply put, failure to move boldly at this juncture increases the likelihood that these rollbacks create a new normal for both business and broader society.
With so much at stake, Bloomberg will convene the third-annual Bloomberg Equality Summit. This preeminent forum for corporate executives and thought leaders, anchored in a full-day conference, will foster forward-looking conversations and spotlight influential leaders who are paving the way to advance equality.

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Wayne Brady

Actor & Television Host

Deb Bubb

HR Vice President and Chief Leadership, Learning & Inclusion Officer IBM

Maverick Carter

Chief Executive Officer The Spring Hill Company

Alphonso David

President Human Rights Campaign

Lule Demmissie

President Ally Invest

Jim Fitterling

Chief Executive Officer Dow

Barney Frank

Former Congressman (MA-D) Board of Directors LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings, Inc.

Mindy Grossman

Chief Executive Officer WW

Darrick Hamilton

Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity The Ohio State University

Lorraine Hariton

Chief Executive Officer Catalyst

Stephanie C. Hill

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Transformation Lockheed Martin

Beverly Johnson

Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer BJE LLC

Sheila C. Johnson

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Sekou Kaalund

Head of Advancing Black Pathways JPMorgan Chase

Francine Katsoudas

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer Cisco

The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

Former US Representative (D-RI) The Kennedy Forum Founder

Jenny Kim

Deputy General Counsel and Vice President for Public Policy Koch Industries

Ann Mukherjee

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pernod Ricard North America

Michael Novogratz

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Galaxy Digital Capital Management

Sheryl Palmer

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Ruth Porat

Chief Financial Officer Alphabet and Google

Deborah Raji

Technology Fellow AI Now Institute, New York University

Topeka K. Sam

Founder and Executive Director The Ladies of Hope Ministries

Brad Sears

David Sanders Distinguished Scholar of Law & Policy, Williams Institute and Associate Dean of Public Interest Law UCLA School of Law

Dominique Silver

Model, Actress, and Advocate

NV “Tiger” Tyagarajan

President and Chief Executive Officer Genpact

Darrin Williams

Chief Executive Officer Southern Bancorp

Jon Winkelried

Co-CEO and Partner TPG

Daniel Yanisse

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Checkr

Commissioner Sharon Bowen

Former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Seneca Women Partner

Shartia Brantley

Deputy New York Bureau Chief and Senior Editor for the Americas, Live Bloomberg

James E. Ellis

Assistant Managing Editor Bloomberg Businessweek

Peter T. Grauer

Chairman Bloomberg L.P.

Cynthia Koons

Senior Reporter Bloomberg

Christopher Michel

Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion Bloomberg L.P.

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live

Chris Rovzar

Editorial Director Bloomberg Pursuits

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman The Carlyle Group

Jackie Simmons

Senior Executive Editor, Americas Bloomberg

Alix Steel

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Co-Founder Seneca Women

Laura Zelenko

Senior Executive Editor, Diversity, Training, Talent and News Standards Bloomberg

Jason Kelly

Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Past Speakers

On Site Interviews

Marie Giese, Writer and Director
The Honorable Sly James, Mayor, Kansas City
Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G
Jameela Jamil, Actress, Host, Activist and Founder, I Weigh
Rebecca Kantor, Founder & CEO, Imbellus
Sarah Harden, CEO, Hello Sunshine


Founding Sponsor

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands

Supporting Sponsor

Founded in San Francisco in 1992, TPG has a long history of investing in change, growth, and innovation through a platform that spans private equity, credit, public equity, real estate, and impact investing. TPG now has more than $103 billion under management, investment and operational teams in 17 offices around the world, and a unique portfolio of innovative businesses.


At TPG, talent is our greatest asset. The quality of our investments and our ability to build great companies depend on the originality of our insights. Reaching our firm’s full potential means supporting every team member to bring the fullness of their unique perspective to their work and to our community. We are committed to a diverse, inclusive workplace to foster diversity of thought and reflect the breadth of our limited partners and portfolio companies as well as the cities, countries, and communities in which we operate. Respecting and encouraging difference creates an interesting, enriching culture at the firm and makes TPG more innovative, more creative, and more effective in everything we do.

Supporting Sponsor

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 2,800 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and 2,000 business centers; approximately 16,800 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 38 million active users, including approximately 29 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Supporting Sponsor

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of December 31, 2019, the Company’s portfolio included more than 900 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 65 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®Hyatt Regency®Hyatt®Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®Hyatt House®Hyatt Place®tommie™Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Participating Sponsor

LGBTQ Loyalty is a financial methodology and media company that quantifies corporate equality alignment with the LGBTQ community and its supporters. The Company has benchmarked the first-ever U.S. Loyalty Preference Index which the Company believes empowers the LGBTQ community to express their preferences for the nation’s high performing corporations most dedicated to advancing equality. The Loyalty Preference Index, branded as LGBTQ100 ESG Index, is an environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) Index, offering an added perspective for those seeking to align with equality-driven ESG responsible corporations. LGBTQ Loyalty’s leadership includes seasoned authorities in the financial industry and the LGBTQ community.

Participating Sponsor

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has more than 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries.

We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

Together, we unlock potential.
Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

For Sponsorship Information:

Bloomberg Live works with sponsors to integrate them into the conference, ideally in a way that augments the delegates’ experience and advances each sponsor’s goals. Bloomberg Live can deliver on a wide variety of goals— thought leadership, V.I.P. client treatment, generating borrowed interest via media (print, online, social), introductions to individual delegates, product demo or showcase, branding, use of conference content or content generation, media relations or other objectives.

Ronald Ervin