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Renown guest speakers at female leadership Power Lunch

Guest speakers will participate at “The 3 Pillars of Effective Female Leadership” 2017 Business Retreat including Guest Panelists  at Power Lunch  Michele Meyer-Shipp, Esq., VP and Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial and Patricia Campos-Medina, Co-Director & Extension Associate, The Worker Institute, Cornell University. Also, Fireside Chat with Adelcida “Adel” Wilson, Speaker, Coach and Author. 

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Michele C. Meyer-Shipp Bio

Chief Diversity Officer, Corporate Human Resources

Prudential Financial, Inc

Michele-Meyer Shipp, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial Guest Panelist Female Leadership

Michele C Meyer-Shipp, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp is vice president and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential. She is responsible for leading and supporting all diversity and inclusion efforts for the company, and for ensuring ongoing compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity/affirmative action laws.

Meyer-Shipp joined Prudential in April 2010 as vice president and counsel in the Employment and Labor Law Group. In this role, she provided legal advice, counsel, training and investigative support to several lines of business on a variety of employment and human resources related matters.

Prior to joining Prudential, Meyer-Shipp served as General Counsel of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, and spent four years at Merrill Lynch, where she served as employment counsel and lead of its diversity and inclusion efforts in the Global Wealth Management business.

Meyer-Shipp served as Director of New Jersey’s Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Prior to joining the ranks of public service, Meyer-Shipp was in private practice with the law firms of Collier, Jacob & Mills, P.C. and Lowenstein, Sandler, P.C., both in Roseland, N.J. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, her alma mater.  She served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr. of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Meyer-Shipp is on the Boards of GLSEN, Inc. (The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), the National Organization on Disability, Women Presidents’ Organization and the American Conference on Diversity.  She is an active member of several professional associations and is a Co-Chair of the Asia Society Global Talent and Diversity Council.

Meyer-Shipp has been named a “Diverse Attorney of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal, and has received numerous honors including the Oliver Randolph Award from the Garden State Bar Association, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award for the Corporate Sector, and was recently inducted into the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance Hall of Fame. She has made the Black Enterprise list of Top Executives in Corporate Diversity for three consecutive years, and has also been named one of the “Most Powerful & Influential Women of the Tri-State Area” by The Tri-State Diversity Council.

In 2017, Meyer-Shipp was honored with the Winds of Change Award in the individual category by The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and has been recognized by Seton Hall Law School for her work in advancing diversity in the New Jersey legal community.  In her free time, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons.


Patricia Campos-Medina Bio

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Patricia Campos-Medina,  Co-Director and Extension Associate, Workers Institute at Cornell University and President, Latinas United for Political Empowerment PAC of NJ

Patricia Campos-Medina is a nationally recognized labor and political leader with more than 20 years experience on grassroots and labor organizing, coalition building, electoral campaigns at the local and national level.

She is a leadership development professional with the Workers Institute at Cornell University, leading leadership development and education programming for Local and National leaders in the labor and non-profit sector.  She is the President of Latinas United for Political Empowerment PAC of NJ, and a co-founder Board member of PODER PAC (Washington DC), two organizations focused on developing Latinas leaders to run for political office and increase representation of Latinas in politics.

She is considered a policy expert on workers rights, Latino voting rights, trade and US immigration policy.   Because of her expertise on trade policy and worker rights, Patricia served on the Transition Team of President Barack Obama in 2008, and served as a staff member of the United States Office on Trade under Pres. Bill Clinton and Pres. George Bush.  As a political consultant with her own firm Campos Strategies, Patricia has worked on the electoral campaigns of Governor Jon Corzine, Mayor and Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Mayor Wilda Diaz of Perth Amboy and many other state-wide races in NJ.  She has served on national roles as both Legislative and Political Director for several major international labor unions such as SEIU, UNITEHERE and UNITE.

Patricia holds a BS and MS from Cornell University and is currently pursuing at PhD from the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University-Newark. She is the proud wife of Robert Medina and the mother of twin boys Diego and Enrique.


Adelcida “Adel” Wilson Bio

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Adel Wilson is a Best-selling author, Territory Sales Business Manager, Speaker and Coach

Adel Wilson, is a Territory Business Sales Manager in NYC for a leading international Pharmaceutical company.  She is the bestselling author of  Pharma Success Secrets: 12 Winning Strategies to Get your Foot in the Door and Launch a Successful Career in Pharmaceutical Sales.

She earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from New York University, graduating from both with honors.  Adel is fluent in Spanish and conversational Italian.  She has an eclectic professional background, having started as an Actress and Host and then moving into corporate training and healthcare.  As an actress she has appeared in countless productions, including commercials, voiceovers, print ads, film and television.  She had a recurring role on ABC-TV’s daytime drama, “One Life to Live” and has also appeared on “All My Children”.

Prior to working in Pharma, she had a career at one of the top academic medical centers in New York City, as a Physician Relations Manager, where she was responsible for the overall business growth, promotional marketing of hospital services, special events, medical conferences, fundraising, as well as Physician recruitment. She is a former board member and Gala Chair of the Dominican Women’s Development Center and is a Telly Award-recipient for “Best Marketing” in a Corporate Video.

As a Corporate Trainer, Speaker and Coach, Adel specializes in soft skill training. Some of her seminars include:  Public Speaking and Presentation Skills, Leadership, Image, Spanish for Business, Diversity and Teambuilding, to name but a few.  Having taught over 50 topics to over 14,000 students from all walks of life, from CEOs and Physicians to Educators and Finance Professionals, Adel has a strong grasp on what it takes to succeed in business.  Adel’s leadership skills combined with her background in training, entertainment, healthcare, and marketing have opened up opportunities and allowed her to move her career forward, and in her most recent book, she reveals her personal success strategies.  Adel resides in New Jersey.

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Mariela Dabbah Red Show Movement

Red Shoe Movement welcomes Consumer Reports CEO Marta Tellado

The power of red will take over once again the MetLife Conference Center on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Yes! Red Shoe Movement (RSM) will hold its Fifth Annual Signature Event in New York, N.Y., in partnership with the Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG).

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This year the RSM welcomes a relevant keynote speaker, Consumer Reports CEO, Marta L. Tellado. “We are delighted to have Marta with us this year. She’s a transformational leader with an amazing track record as an advocate in a range of issues,” said Ali Curi, president of HPNG, who will conduct the interview with Ms. Tellado.

As Consumer Reports’ eighth president, since 2014 Marta leads the world’s largest and most-trusted nonprofit consumer organization. Marta has also served as Vice President for Global Communications and Board Office for the Ford Foundation in New York.

Born in Cuba and raised in New Jersey, Marta began her career in public interest leadership working alongside consumer advocates Ralph Nader and Joan Claybrook at Public Citizen. Since then, she has served as Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Group at the Aspen Institute and as Director for National Issues and Outreach for Senator Bill Bradley.

Later, and as Vice President of the Partnership for Public Service, she launched the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government and the Service to America awards.

Marta L. Tellado, Consumer Reports CEO

Marta L. Tellado, Consumer Reports CEO

Marta, who holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, is known as a transformational leader with a talent for innovation, a lifelong commitment to social justice, and a distinguished portfolio of public policy accomplishments.

During the event, attendees will take part of the RSM Mutual Mentoring Circles facilitated by a team of star executives: Lily Benjamin, Lucía Ballas Traynor, Johanna Torres, Jola Kordowski Stephen Palacios, and Ali Curi himself.

They will discuss key career advancement topics such as: Discover Your Passion, How to Have Difficult Conversations, Proven Negotiation Strategies, and others. “Attendees walk away equipped with actionable plans and the know-how to identify those who can help them achieve their career goals. It’s a high-powered, high-energy event that has proven to inspire participants to engage in their careers at a deeper level,” said Mariela Dabbah, CEO and founder of the Red Shoe Movement.

Mariela Dabbah and the Red Shoe Movement

Mariela Dabbah is an award winning author, corporate consultant, international speaker, founder & CEO of the Red Shoe Movement (RSM), the only women empowerment platform born from a grassroots movement and sustained by a movement. Mariela Dabbah, a fearless Argentine-American red-haired whose power and determination has impacted the lives of thousands of women around the globe and counting was named one of the “25 Mujeres Poderosas” by People en Espanol in 2015.

L to R: Mariela Dabbah, Maria Salinas Adamari Lopez

Mariela Dabbah, Maria Elena Salinas, Adamari Lopez were among the Powerful Women selected by People en Espanol.

She has presented at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia University, The Conference Board, The College Board, NSHMBA, ALPFA and many other corporations, universities and professional organizations.

You might be interested: Q&A with Red Shoe Movement founder on the Signature Event at MetLife

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