Title

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A Chance in the World

Presenters

Steve Pemberton

Location

Regency Ballroom East

Focused Area

Improving School Climate for Youth-At-Risk

Relevance to Focused Area

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Primary Strand

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance to Primary Strand

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Brief Program Description

Equality, access and opportunity are things everyone can help provide others and everyone has a right to, but not always the availability. “A Chance in the World” identifies those daily necessities and specific items that help promote and strengthen independent lives.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Steve Pemberton is Vice-President, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world, employing 370,000 people in 25 countries. Prior to that he served as Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, becoming the first person to hold that position in the historic company’s 114 year history. He is widely considered a subject matter expert on matters of diversity and inclusion and its importance to the sustainability of organizations and the communities they serve. One of America’s most inspiring executives, he brings a deep personal understanding of human differences and the human experience to his position. Steve was a ward of the state for much of his childhood, an experience he chronicled in his 2012 best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World. His extraordinary life journey, featured in People magazine, has been translated into multiple languages and continues to inspire audiences across the world; the movie adaption of his life is currently underway. Steve’s tireless advocacy for the disenfranchised has earned him numerous accolades. His dedication to public service and personal and professional achievement have also earned him Honorary Doctorates from Winston-Salem State University in 2014 and Boston College in 2015. In 2015, Steve was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award by the United States Congress, presented to individuals from the private sector who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.

Start Date

10-23-2016 11:00 AM

End Date

10-23-2016 12:30 PM

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Oct 23rd, 11:00 AM Oct 23rd, 12:30 PM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A Chance in the World

Regency Ballroom East

Equality, access and opportunity are things everyone can help provide others and everyone has a right to, but not always the availability. “A Chance in the World” identifies those daily necessities and specific items that help promote and strengthen independent lives.