Champions of Change is a keynote created for men and women to partner together and drive balance in workplace power. It’s for organizations who want gender parity not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s an economic imperative to organizational success. It’s for all the wonderful male executives out there who believe in women and want to see them succeed in the workplace. It’s for the men with promising daughters and powerful wives, girlfriends, colleagues and friends and it’s for the men who simply believe that all people should be permitted to reach their potential without unnecessary impediment, but maybe don’t know how to help. It’s for all the wonderful female executives out there who know they need to have the courage to ask men for support, but don’t know how.


Global markets represent the greatest opportunity for American companies today. Involving these markets in company initiatives to establish critical buy-in and improve engagement is no longer optional, since failure to do so often means an inability to attain the business results sought. Denise Pirrotti Hummel is one of the world’s premier experts on understanding the cross-cultural factors that impact global strategies and how companies can leverage this knowledge for successful programs. This keynote is uniquely positioned to help clients foster strategy, communication, and teamwork excellence, reducing cost, increasing quality, and eliminating many of the risks associated with global initiatives and challenges with fostering cross-border relationships. Studies and our client-project experience shows efficiency gains of approximately 30% when implementing a targeted culture solution.


Gender parity initiatives can be economic imperatives that provide a key competitive edge for a company’s talent and growth strategies, while producing measurable results in areas from employee productivity to development of new technologies. The increasing public emphasis on gender parity has been a tremendous engine for positive change, yet companies are increasingly realizing that these strategies are failing to deliver expected results. Drawing on decades of high-level international experience both as an entrepreneur and senior leader of enterprise, Denise Pirrotti Hummel, JD, has produced remarkable results for clients from FedEx China to Roche Pharmaceuticals. In this enlightening presentation, Ms. Hummel will share the story of growing her first company and selling it to Ernst & Young and her life in enterprise as a senior female leader. She will also reveal her research-backed formula for inclusive leadership practices that can drive tremendous gains in employee engagement, innovation, and more.