Revitalizing, impactful, powerful – all words used to describe this year’s event – themed: Celebrate: a 20-year Odyssey. The program was the perfect blend of keynotes, panels, roundtables and activities.
From the attendance of powerful executives to iconic celebrities – all the ingredients assembled for a spectacular, riveting environment created for multicultural women. The retreat serves as a space for business professionals to gather, network and learn in an exclusive, safe environment.
The star-studded line up continued with celebrity guests Kenny Lattimore, En Vogue, Jeffrey Osborne, Cicely Tyson and Mary Wilson from Motown’s favorite singing group, The Supremes.
During the 2019 conference, hundreds of attendees sat front and center as our corporate sponsors launched new initiatives, shared only with our Corporate BootCamp participants.
Fan favorite, Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, who studies the relationship between technology, politics and societies across the world, served as a keynote speaker for the session titled: Disruption! The Future of Work. Our corporate group attendees learned about the impact of technology and algorithms on the future of work, and how it will affect multicultural women in business.
Odyssey Network’s Title Sponsor, Prudential, hosted a panel discussion called: Her Story…Women, Race and Power – where Political leader, author and entrepreneur Stacey Abrams was up close and personal with Lata Reddy, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Impact at Prudential Financial.
Other topics on the agenda consisted of a panel discussion which included some of the country’s leading corporate Presidents and Chief Marketing Officers: Exercising Your Power as the “Chief Medical Officer” of Your Family. – sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and X-Ray Vision, sponsored by Office Depot/Office Max.
Co-founders of American Cannabinoid, Dr. Rachel Knox and Dr. Jessica Knox, answered thought-provoking questions, informing audience members about the controversial industry of cannabis and the benefits of its medical use.
Odyssey’s 2019 Strategic Partners included Prudential, The Coca-Cola Company, Intel, Google, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, MARS Chocolate, Mercedes-Benz, Office Depot, AT&T, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, Johnson & Johnson and a host of other sponsors and corporate groups.
We are proud to support a strong community of influential and affluent women, and thank our sponsors, loyal Circle Members and stakeholders for helping us celebrate our success: A 20-year Odyssey.
Our goal is to make every conference an unforgettable experience for all. According to our guests – we did not disappoint!
The next Odyssey Network Retreat will be held in May at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples. Registration for the 2020 conference opens on Tuesday, July 31.