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Day 2- Plenary Panel Presentation


 

Panelist

 
Toffee Coleman
Global Education Sales & Marketing Manager
Fluke

 

Toffee Coleman is the Global Education & Sales Marketing Manager at Fluke Corporation.  She leads partnership, sales, and philanthropic programs to drive tool adoption and brand awareness in the union trade, trade/vocational, and university education segments.

Toffee has become known for her insight into the training needs of the educator and workforce trends; offering solutions for Fluke and its partners to support development of the next generation of engineers and technicians.

She is an advocate for increasing participation in STEM by underrepresented communities. And serves on several industry and educational councils dedicated to this effort

 

 
Margot Goodson
VP, Head of North America Diversity & Inclusion
SAP

Margot C. Goodson CPA, CSSGB, is an experienced professional and former entrepreneur with over twenty-eight years of progressive knowledge in finance/accounting, project management, diversity & inclusion, process improvement, and managerial leadership across various marketplaces. Having led teams in both the public and private sector for banking, consulting, healthcare services and regulatory reporting, she now has her passion as her profession in the role of SAP North America’s Diversity & Inclusion Lead, on a quest to make “D&I our DNA at SAP!”

Leading SAP North America’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy for the 24,500 colleagues in the United States and Canada, Margot is responsible for identifying, planning, executing and monitoring diversity reporting, policies, initiatives and programs for four focus areas including 1) Talent Attraction & Sourcing, 2) Employee Onboarding & Engagement, 3) Career Development & Advancement, and 4) Supplier Diversity across all demographics (gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ, generational, differently-abled individuals and veterans). Margot recognizes that an inclusive culture and related business practices are pertinent to the productivity, innovation and financial success of a company. Accordingly, she collaborates with internal stakeholders plus external organizations and entities to ensure SAP establishes strategic partnerships, policies and practices which enable them to leverage workforce and workplace assets with purpose.

Margot enjoys designing and implementing business execution plans, advocating for the advancement of women and ethnic minorities in the workforce, facilitating strategic enablement workshops, and collaborating with SAP’s customer or partner ecosystem on industry panels. Additionally, Margot is a working mother, Teen Ministry Leader, Mentor and an active member of national and international community service organizations. She sits on the Board of the Pennsylvania Diversity Council, AnitaB.org MSI Community Advisory Board, the Black Tech Taskforce for Black Professionals in Tech Network, as well as oversees multiple Employee Network Groups within SAPAmerica, Inc

 

 
Brennon Marcano
Chief Executive Officer
The National GEM Consortium

Brennon Marcano is the Chief Executive Officer of The National GEM Consortium. He has over 20 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. His leadership experience spans multiple industries, primarily financial services, technology, and media and entertainment. Prior to joining GEM, he was the Executive Director of the Council of Urban Professionals, (CUP) a non-profit whose vision is to seek parity at the highest levels of business and civic engagement. During his two-year stint at CUP, the organization grew its corporate partnerships by 50%, had its most financially successful gala, placed a record number of diverse individuals on boards, and had a promotion rate of over 40% within one year for program participants. Prior to CUP, Marcano was the Executive Director of Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), an innovative non-profit. Under his leadership, over a nine-year period, the organization grew to an entity with a budget of over $10 million operating in nine states (19 cities) and internationally in France (under the name SociaLift). Brennon sits on the City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies Foundation Board, as well as the board of EyeBeam, a New York tech non-profit. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Brennon holds a Master’s degree in Technology Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Journalism from Baruch College.

 

 

 

 

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