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Intermitten 2020


Join Us Virtually On a 1-Day Journey As We Explore How to Empower Equity & Justice in Our Work, Communities, & Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Enjoy Talks from Thought Leaders About the Following:

Empowering Equity & Justice in the Workplace

  • "The Call to Courage: Rewriting Our Narrative in the Face of Challenge" — Laura Khalil, Founder of Brave by Design
  • "Courage & Compassion: How to (& Not to) Address Structural Racism at Work" — Vikki Caruso, SVP of People at Clearcover; Roslyn Glanville, Director at Clearcover; & Aletha Green, Manager at Clearcover
  • "Next Steps for Equity & Justice: Leaving Intermitten with an Action Plan" — Nikki Pardo, Founder of Global Alliance Solutions

Empowering Equity & Justice in the Community

  • "Moments Are Not Enough: How to Collaborate to Bring Equity in Our Work & Communities" — Chanel Hampton, Founder of Strategic Community Partners
  • "Nothing About Us Without Us: Equity & Justice in Substance Use Disorder Care" — Lisa McLaughlin, Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Workit Health
  • "Empowering Prison Reform: Equity & Justice for the Excessively Incarcerated" — Jennifer Soble, Executive Director of Illinois Prison Project

Empowering Equity & Justice in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

  • "How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage: A Fireside Chat with Arlan Hamilton" — Arlan Hamilton & Chacho Valadez of Backstage Capital & Katherine Davis, Associate Editor of ChicagoInno
  • "Put Your Data Where Your Mouth Is: Measuring Organizational Equity & Justice" — Neal Sales-Griffin of Techstars Chicago
  • "Preparing the Next Generation of IT Leaders: How Engaging a Diverse Talent Pipeline Equals Longevity & Growth" — Camille Walker Banks, Executive Director of NPower Michigan


  • 9:00am CT to 10:00am CT: Mind & Body Energizer and Networking
  • 10:00am CT to 4:00pm CT: Talks, Networking, and Lots of Breaks (to walk the dog, check your email, etc.)
  • 4:00pm CT to 4:30pm CT: Closing Remarks and Grant Award*

Learn more about Intermitten here.

*If you purchase a Level B or Level C ticket, you're contributing to grants that will go to minority changemakers, as voted on by attendees during the event.

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· Stage
Mind & Body Energizer
We're kicking off the day with a Mind & Body Energizer session to get our energy up, get the vibe vibin, and get us feeling comfortable in our own skin.
Nicole Myint Ashley Rockwood
· Sessions
Morning Mixer
Do you prefer to sit still? Jump in here to chat with some folks or click Networking to get randomly paired with some fellow changemakers instead!
· Stage
We'll hear from our speakers and have lots of breaks built in to walk the dog, feed the kids, and refresh
Roslyn Glanville Vikki Caruso Aletha Green Laura Khalil Jennifer Soble Chanel Hampton Lisa McLaughlin
· Sessions
Noshing & Joshing
Grab some lunch & join in here to chat with folks about what you're learning. Or click Networking to be randomly paired with fellow changemakers!
· Stage
We'll hear from the rest of our speakers, have more Q&A, and take lots of breaks built in to check email, refresh from screen fatigue, etc.
Arlan Hamilton Neal Sales-Griffin Camille Walker Banks Katherine Davis Chacho Valadez
· Sessions
Action Plan Sessions
· Sessions
Final Discussions
Get those digits! This is your last chance to connect with your new friends before the event ends.


Nikki Pardo


Nikki Pardo

Founder of Global Alliance Solutions

Rajiv Nathan

Founder of Startup Hypeman

Heidi Craun

Co-Founder & President of Intermitten

Nicole Myint

DJ Freshmyint

Lisa McLaughlin

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Workit Health

Chanel Hampton

Founder & President of Strategic Community Partners

Jennifer Soble

Executive Director of Illinois Prison Project

Chacho Valadez

Investment Apprentice + Associate at Backstage Capital

Katherine Davis

Associate Editor at American Inno

Laura Khalil

Founder of Brave By Design

Camille Walker Banks

Executive Director of NPower

Neal Sales-Griffin

Managing Director of Techstars Accelerator Chicago

Aletha Green

Coverage Consulting Manager at Clearcover

Vikki Caruso

SVP of People at Clearcover

Roslyn Glanville

Head of Agency Development at Clearcover

Ashley Rockwood

Founder of Free MVMT Shop

Arlan Hamilton

Founder of Backstage Capital

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