Fall 2020 Women in Leadership and Innovation

Diversity and Inclusion for all modern organizations

Friday 10/23/2020 / 9am-3pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio
Co-presented by Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo

The Women in Leadership Conference brings together highly successful women executives and motivational speakers from across the country to share their insight and advice on how to carve out a career of achievements.

Keynote Speaker


Linda McHugh, MT, MBA

Chief Human Resource Officer—The Cleveland Clinic

With over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles for one of the nation’s most prominent healthcare institutions, Linda is a subject matter expert in moving large institutions toward modernized and necessary change. The Cleveland Clinic has over $8 billion in revenue, served 7.6 annual million patient visits with over 60,000 employees in 140 specialties. Linda is passionate about instilling the values of empathy and inclusion in the caregiver workforce and ensuring that overall caregiver experience is a strategic priority for the organization. Linda holds a MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a BS in Medical Technology from BGSU.



Doug Harris

CEO Kaleidoscope Group

Recognized as a pioneer in the Diversity and Inclusion Industry, the Kaleidoscope Group provides full service customized Diversity and Inclusion solutions that achieve measurable outcomes and sustainable change. Doug has been a leader in the industry since the 1990’s and has designed solutions for clients of every imaginable industry and employee size. Notable clients include Panera, PetSmart, Walgreens, KeyBank, Discover Card, Coca-Cola, and Unilever. Doug will address the initiatives any business can implement to free the human potential----“real people having real conversations to create real change”



Jennifer McCary

Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer
Bowling Green State University

As a key change agent in leading a government entity into full compliance, Jenifer operates at the leading edge of Diversity and Inclusion requirements. She has served as associate Dean and Director of the Women’s Center at Gettysburg College before her role at BGSU. Jennifer is skilled in the areas of Title IX, and faces the unique integration of government requirements, a student population and residence life. Jennifer will lead a group of panelists as she translates the law into practice with real human constituents representing the most diverse population demographics that an organization can face.



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