Project Description

Vanessa K. De Luca, Editor in Chief, ESSENCE

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM


Monday’s Luncheon Fireside Chat is sure to leave you energized and brimming with ideas.

Power up with us!  This keynote luncheon offers an additional opportunity to network, as well as hear a spirited and captivating discussion with our panel of impressive thought leaders!

Doors close and no meals served after 1:00 p.m.


The Honorable Wilbur Ross
U.S. Department of Commerce

Robert Young
Group Vice President
Purchasing, Supplier Engineering Development & Cost Planning
Toyota Motor North America


Vanessa K. De Luca
Editor In Chief 
ESSENCE Magazine

Joseph R. Hinrichs
Executive Vice President and President, Global Operations
Ford Motor Company

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