Mower’s President & CEO Joins Esteemed Roundtable Panel for 2024 Women of Color Summit Series


Mower President & CEO Stephanie Crockett served as a panelist for the 2024 Women of Color Summit, a professional development conference offering an opportunity to address and discuss systemic barriers, inequities and disparities for women of color on a national scale. The summit kicked-off June 5, including workshops, networking sessions and panel discussions in Niagara Falls, NY.

Crockett contributed to the Employer Think Tank Series for a Racial Equity Roundtable discussion. During the panel, entitled “Leveraging Your Power as a White Ally,” Crockett spoke to the critical issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in the marketing and advertising sectors and shared valuable insights into fostering inclusive environments and practices.

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“Championing diversity and inclusion is not just a corporate responsibility but a fundamental aspect of one of our company’s core values – putting community first,” said Stephanie Crockett, president and CEO, Mower. “ We are honored to participant in and sponsor the 2024 Women of Color Summit and always appreciate the opportunity to engage with both national and local leaders that are committed to making a difference across various industries.”

Mower’s support of the conference will continue as a sponsor of the 2024 Women of Color Summit’s professional development series.

The 5th Annual Women of Color Summit was founded and established by Eleversity, a workforce division of Heritage Christian Services, an Upstate New York human services agency that provides residential, community habilitation and respite supports to children, older adults and people of all abilities. This year’s theme of R. I. S. E – “Recognizing Our Influence, Success and Essence: Why We Matter” aims to leverage the collective influence, successes and essence of its participants and attendees, with the goal of creating a unified space of liberation, relatable stories and opportunities for development. The summit is designed to equip attendees with tools that will allow them to navigate different areas of the workplace, including career and performance goals, relationships, growth opportunities, challenges and more.

Along with Crockett, featured speakers during the kick-off events included Tamika Otis, corporate responsibility and community relations officer for KeyBank’s Central NY and Capital Region markets, Crystal Rodriguez-Dabney, chief diversity officer & senior vice president at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Taren Greenidge, partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP.

The Summit will continue with a series of virtual events on July 18 and 25. For more information on the event and how to register, visit

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