Registration open for Women of Color Task Force career conference


A conversation with Cynthia H. Bowman, chief diversity and inclusion officer for Bank of America, and University of Michigan diversity leaders will keynote the 37th annual U-M Women of Color Task Force career conference March 8.

They will discuss the differences between the DEI strategies that corporations and educational institutions can implement, as well as best practices employees can use to create a more inclusive workplace.

All U-M staff, faculty, students and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are invited to register to attend this inclusive professional development event.

The keynote will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Hill Auditorium, and is free and open to the general public. Conference registration is not needed for those wishing to attend only the keynote discussion.

Conference attendees may select from a variety of workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development. The deadline to register for the conference is Feb. 27.

Event sponsors include the Office of the Provost, University Human Resources, Michigan Medicine Human Resources, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, LSA and CEW+. TIAA will be the Platinum Plus corporate sponsor for the sixth year.

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Cynthia Bowman

Bowman’s work focuses on leading programs, initiatives and policies that actively support the bank’s diverse and inclusive workplace — in thought, style, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, culture and experience.

She has been recognized on the 2016 Ebony Power 100 list, named one of Black Enterprise’s Top Executives in Corporate Diversity for 2017 and 2018, and received the Leadership Excellence award from the Tri-State Diversity Council.

Bowman graduated from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management with an MBA in organization behavior and operations. She also has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College.


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