October 2, 2024

CHI Health Center Omaha
2023 Conference


Leveraging My Influence

The fifth annual Conference on Opportunity, Diversity and Equity continues to drive individual and organization change through dynamic and thought-provoking educational sessions and intentional time to build relationships.

This year’s theme is Mirrors and Windows: Looking BeyondThe theme encapsulates the notion of introspection and exploration, urging participants to examine themselves and their surroundings reflectively while simultaneously fostering a curiosity to explore beyond the familiar. 

Mirrors symbolize self-reflection, encouraging attendees to gain deeper insights into their strengths, weaknesses, values, and aspirations and explore how these principles manifest in their journey through diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

Windows symbolizes opportunities for exploration and discovery, inviting attendees to look beyond their immediate surroundings, embrace diversity, and seek new perspectives. By looking through these metaphorical windows, participants can expand their horizons, challenge preconceptions, and understand different cultures. 

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    Wednesday, October 2, 2024

    8 AM – 3:45 PM | Conference

    3:45 – 5 PM | Networking Reception

    CHI Health Center Omaha 

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    NEW App for 2024. Login using the same email that was registered for the event.


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    Interested in attending The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity and Equity, but need a little help getting there?

    The Greater Omaha Chamber will be awarding scholarships, which include one (1) individual registration to The Conference. The scholarship will cover $200 of the applicant’s registration fee. The applicant is responsible for the remaining $50 to attend.


    Registration opens Monday, July 22, 2024.

    Reservations are due by Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2024. No refunds will be granted after this time.

    Please ensure you register using your primary email address – this email address will be used to give you access to our App.

     We are committed to making The Conference inclusive and accessible to all attendees. We kindly request participants to notify us of any accessibility accommodations they may require for the conference. To ensure that we can adequately address these needs, please submit your accommodation requests during registration no later than Monday, Sept. 23, 2024.

    2024 SPONSORS

    The Conference is made possible by the generous contributions of several organizations. Thank you for your support!


    Interested in being a sponsor for 2024? Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities! Please contact Events@OmahaChamber.org for more questions.




    Mutual of Omaha


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    Lisa Sun

    Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of GRAVITAS and bestselling author of “GRAVITAS,” empowers audiences with her transformative message on confidence and innovation.
    Lisa Sun Bio

    Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, sparks transformation by challenging audiences to conquer fear, embrace confidence, and dive into life headfirst. Her electrifying talks blend personal anecdotes with insights from her 11-year tenure at McKinsey & Company, urging listeners to harness their inner strengths and leverage gravitas for personal and professional advancement.

    In 2012, Sun founded GRAVITAS following a pivotal career moment that inspired her mission to empower through apparel. Her innovative designs, including patented shapewear-infused dresses, aim to revolutionize confidence. Within months of launching, GRAVITAS gained acclaim in major publications and continues to redefine inclusivity in fashion.

    Represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Sun champions the importance of pushing boundaries, transforming ideas into movements, and betting on oneself daily. Her warmth and expertise have captivated audiences at prominent events and conferences worldwide.

    A bestselling author of “GRAVITAS: The 8 Strengths That Redefine Confidence,” Sun shares her journey from McKinsey to fashion entrepreneurship, challenging conventional confidence paradigms. She is also celebrated for her tenure at McKinsey, where she specialized in luxury and fashion strategy, published influential perspectives, and addressed industry summits.

    Beyond entrepreneurship, Sun’s advocacy for style inclusivity and personal empowerment shines through her diverse experiences and accolades, including recognition as a Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Dressed Woman and recipient of the Toastmasters Golden Gavel Award in 2024.

    A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University in Biology and Political Science, Sun’s multifaceted career underscores her commitment to empowering individuals through confidence and style innovation.

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    Jason Browne

    A masterful storyteller, Jason Browne seamlessly blends the realms of radio, marketing, and public speaking to resonate with audiences near and far.                 
    Jason Browne Bio

    A masterful storyteller, Jason Browne seamlessly blends the realms of radio, marketing, and public speaking to resonate with audiences near and far. With an MBA and collaborations with global powerhouses like Facebook, Microsoft, and Rotary International, Jason’s voice has been heard on stages across continents, emphasizing the universality of topics like leadership, privilege, and diversity.

    Jason’s genuine passion for sharing stories is deeply rooted in his desire to craft a brighter future, especially for his younger family members. This dedication is mirrored in his extensive international experience in marketing communications, workshop facilitation, and public speaking. He’s contributed to over 5,000 hours of ON-AIR content and has connected with more than 100,000 people through live events worldwide.

    As the driving force behind Today Epic, Jason offers various services, from motivational talks to organizational development consulting. His entrepreneurial flair is evident in his ventures, especially AWRebels, where he’s cultivated a vibrant social media community. Beyond business, Jason’s commitment to community shines through his leadership roles on nonprofit boards, championing causes close to his heart.

    When the spotlight dims, Jason is a basketball enthusiast (when his knees feel like working), music aficionado, and kayaker. He also desperately attempts to get his five-year-old niece to like him. Whether navigating the intricacies of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) or musing about the wonders of space, Jason’s approach is a delightful mix of depth and whimsy, making every conversation memorable. He would love for you to sign up for his mailing list for his upcoming book and podcast at www.thejasonbrowne.com.


    The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity, and Equity is dedicated to promoting inclusivity and ensuring that every participant feels valued and has a truly unforgettable experience throughout the event. Our goal is to create a welcoming and supportive environment, embracing individuals from all walks of life. We encourage diverse perspectives and aim to foster meaningful connections among attendees. By cultivating an atmosphere of openness and respect, we aspire to spark insightful discussions and enrich the overall conference experience.

    We kindly request participants to notify us of any accessibility accommodations they may require for the conference. To ensure that we can adequately address these needs, please submit your accommodation requests during your registration no later than Sept. 23, 2024. 

    Accessibility & Inclusivity Menu

    ASL & Language Interpretation

    Request during registration if needed.

    Assisted Listening Device

    Request during registration if needed.

    Designated Seating

    Designated priority seating is available in various areas of each breakout speaker room for anyone needing closer access to the stage/speaker area.

    If attendees need closer access in the main sessions, please contact the Events Team to make these arrangements. 

    Lactation Room

    CHI Health Center has a Lactation Pod located on the 1st Floor of their building. Please see the Info Hub for more questions.

    Large Print Agendas

    Available upon request at Registration or at the Info Hub throughout the day.

    Personal Space Stickers

    To notify others of your comfort level, stickers will be available in our Registration space for your name badges.

    Colors include:

    • Green – I’m okay with high-fives & handshakes.
    • Yellow – I’m okay with talking, but not touching.
    • Red – Hi, I’m keeping my distance.
    Pronoun Stickers

    Pronoun stickers are a great way to assist with introductions and prevent mis-gendering. Add personal pronouns to your name badge found in the Registration space. Stickers include: He/Him/His, She/Her/Hers, and They/Them/Theirs and blank ones for personalized pronouns.

    Public Transit

    Public Transit

    Traveling to the CHI Health Center by public transit? A variety of routes can get you there:

    • Coming from West Omaha? Use our free Park + Ride lot at Westroads (102nd & Nicholas) and catch ORBT. The buses come every 10 minutes! Get off the bus at 10th & Douglas for a quick walk down 10th Street to CHI.
    • Coming from South Omaha? Route 13 can get you to 13th & Cass – just walk over to 10th Street. Route 13 buses arrive every 15 minutes.
    • Coming from North Omaha? Route 18 drops off at 11th & Farnam – you’ll just need to take Farnam to 10th, and then north to CHI.

    Riders can plan their trip using MyRide OMA, which is available as a smartphone app or as a website – just enter your starting point and destination, and then follow the directions. Buses can even be tracked in real-time! Find details for fares and more at ometro.com.

    Quiet & Meditation Room

    This space is intended to be free from sensory input and used for prayer, meditation, or quiet time. We ask that you please avoid cell phone and/or device usage in this area. The Quiet & Meditation Room will be located across from our Info Hub.


    Accessible and non-gendered restroom locations identified in the app and on the program.

    Service Animals

    Service Animals are welcome. Service Animals are permitted to accompany persons with disabilities in all areas of CHI Health Center facilities. Service animals should be controlled with a leash, harness, voice, signals, or other effective means. Please see Info Hub for additional support.


    Volunteers will be greeting and directing attendees as they arrive for The Conference. They will also be available at breakout rooms, the ballroom, and designated areas throughout The Conference.

    Volunteers will be wearing designated shirts. For additional support, please see the Info Hub.

    Wheelchair Access

    The event space has elevators and is wheelchair accessible.

    Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity

    The Greater Omaha Chamber’s Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity (CODE) initiative works to address diversity, inclusivity, equity and access to opportunity in Greater Omaha. We are forming an employer coalition that aims to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors. All companies are encouraged to join us.

    Photo and Video Release

    By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image and/or voice and authorize the Greater Omaha Chamber to use photographs, videos and audio recordings containing your likeness, image and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.


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