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You’re invited to join Slalom on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at One Campus Martius in beautiful Downtown Detroit as we celebrate our sixth annual International Women’s Day!

The event will feature guest speakers, a chance to connect with other like-minded individuals who are passionate about supporting and empowering women, and a delicious lunch and community partner expo. We hope that you will be able to join us in this celebration of the strength and resilience of women, and in our shared commitment to promoting inclusion for all.


  • Lunch and Community Partner Expo
  • Keynote Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State for the State of Michigan
  • Keynote Joi Harris, President & Chief Operating Officer at DTE
  • Keynote Grace Hansen, VP of Global Change at Stellantis & President of the Board for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)
  • Executive Panel with Telva McGruder (General Motors), Heidi Mattison (CabinetWorks Group), Josie Archer (Aptiv), and Akemi Mitchell (Standing on Glass)
  • Networking

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State, State of Michigan
  • Joi Harris, President and Chief Operating Officer, DTE
  • Grace Hansen, Vice President of Global Change, Stellantis & President of the Board, Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)

Event Host: 
Channie Mize, General Manager, Slalom


  • Telva McGruder, Executive Director of Manufacturing, General Motors
  • Akemi Mitchell, Executive Director, Standing on Glass
  • Heidi Mattison, Chief Technology Officer, CabinetWorks Group
  • Josie Archer, Senior Vice President of Sales, Aptiv