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Header for Website.png  January 14 -15, 2020     l     New Orleans Marriott     l     555 Canal Street


Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

MGM Resorts International

Stephanie has been in the customer service and learning and development industry for the past 20 years. Within the last 16 years she has traveled across the United States and Europe facilitating leadership training and delivering motivational speeches for many organizations across the globe. She has been in the learning & development field for many years and currently serves as the Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion Programs for the MGM Resorts International, an entertainment company with 81,000 employees across the United States and overseas, she leads 15 CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Councils and 23 ENGs (Employee Network Groups), assist in the developing D&I strategies that impact recruitment, retention, guest experience, and employee experiences for the company. Her years of management and leadership experience lends to her ability to speak on various topics. 

Stephanie has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, is a certified trainer for Franklin Covey, and a faculty member of Rady Business School of Management (UCSD). She has consulted on various topics such as leadership effectiveness, Diversity & Inclusion strategies, innovation, and more. 

Stephanie is married to a wonderful man named Mike and is the grandmother of two beautiful grandbabies; Koa and Evee. Stephanie delivers with energy and enthusiasm that brings her sessions to life.


Opening Keynote
Building a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion 

Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the World's Best Employers, MGM Resorts International began their focused approach on diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2000. As stated on their website, to achieve our Company vision and mission to be the recognized global leader in hospitality and entertainment, we embrace diversity and innovation to inspire excellence. Diversity and inclusion anchor our culture of mutual respect among our diverse collection of extraordinary people, our greatest strength. During this session Stephanie Piimuana, MGM Resorts Internationals Executive Director, will provide key insights on diversity and inclusion while sharing stories on MGMs own journey resulting in increased employee retention and profitability.


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Alexandria VA 22314
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