When Multi Cultures and Generations Collide: How to Bridge the Gap

Audra M. Bohannon
Global Novations-A Korn/Ferry International Company

A respected author, business consultant, leader, coach and facilitator, Audra Bohannon’s deep expertise in diversity and inclusion issue and how they impact and propel business performance makes her a sought-after speaker and teacher.  Bohannon excels at connecting with and inspiring both large groups and individual contributors to move beyond reflection to learning and action.

As a principal for Global Novations, Bohannon is a strategic and inspirational leader for the business. Her unique contribution includes growing the form through B2B partnerships consulting with top-tier executives in client organizations and acting as a subject matter expert to the media in the areas of diversity, inclusion, talent development, coaching and mentoring and executive coaching. 

   Isaias Zamarripa
    Director of Diversity and Inclusion

    Isaias Zamarripa just joined Darden, one of the Fortune 100 best companies to work for, as director of diversity and inclusion. For
    the decade prior to starting his own firm, Zamarripa was the director of talent acquisition and diversity at General Mills in
    Minneapolis, Minnesota. During his ten years at General Mills, Zamarripa played an integral role in several diversity initiatives. He
    worked closely with senior management in diversity initiatives for the increase, retention, and pipeline of future leaders. 
    Particularly,  he is known for his contributions in developing the branding recruitment process and the role of the employee
    networks in recruiting, and on boarding and retaining those new employees.

Zamarripa graduated from the Columbia Business School with an MBA in Human Resource Management.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University where he received a full tuition scholarship.

   Luisa Kurtz
   Vice President, Global Resources and Solutions Delivery
   Global Novations-A Korn/Ferry International Company

   Luisa Kurtz has more than 20 years of professional experience in management consulting, design and facilitation. She has helped
   a variety of Fortune 500 clients achieve their strategic business goals through a better understanding of topics including diversity
   and inclusion, leadership, and customer service and sales.

   In her current role as vice president, global resources and solutions delivery, she oversees the development of all new and custom
   solutions for Global Novations, as well as the development of global facilitation resources. Kurtz travels extensively around the
   world for her role with Global Novations. born and raised in Latin America and bilingual in English and Spanish, Kurtz brings a multicultural and results-oriented mindset to client engagements. 

Kurtz graduated with a Masters in Human Resource Management and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications with a minor in Business.

Elsa Zambrano
HR Executive Director
Dell Inc.

Elsa Zambrano brings over 20 years of HR experience spanning several functions, such as compensation, benefits, Talent Acquisition, university relations and learning and development.  She has held executive positions in other companies, and has worked in the Bay Area of California as well as Central Texas and Latin America. 

At Dell Zambrano is currently the hr business partner for global commercial channels and the latin america commercial sales organizations.    These business segments represent over $15B in revenue, over 4000 employees and span over 40 countries. In this role, she works closely with the general managers of the organizations to drive people strategies that enable business results.  Current key initiatives are the development of leadership and inclusion strategies, and addressing sales capability in a solution selling framework.  






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