Session Speakers

Kelly Kleinkort

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with leading companies to create inclusive workplaces. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, nonprofits and institutions of higher education to build bridges of understanding across cultures and peoples and create inclusive environments. She frequently presents on unconscious bias, inclusive leadership and courageous conversations.


Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, a Master of Public Administration degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a language certification from Inner Mongolia University of China, where she lived and worked for three years. She is a Fulbright Scholar as well as a Young Sinologist, a fellowship awarded by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Director of Corporate Engagement


Jason Limerick

Jason is an HR and DEI professional with 16 years’ experience working in and supporting the energy sector.  He specializes in Culture Planning, Inclusion and Diversity strategy, and Change Management. 

Director HR Strategy

Growth Division

BHP Petroleum

Jeanele Davis

Jeanele received her degree in Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Speech Communications from Houston Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Jeanele started her career in the Human Resources department in 2015. Her focus shifted to Inclusion and Diversity in 2018. Since this time she has been instrumental in implementing several I&D programs and initiatives to include, Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Conferences, and I&D target metrics. Jeanele is a native Houstonian, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the proud mother of a 2-year-old baby girl, Destiny Marie.

Talent Management Specialist

SCI Shared Resources, LLC

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