The 2016 Conference Center


Session I: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Redefining Leadership: The Core Behaviors of Successful Leaders – with Angie Morgan, Bobbi Dangerfeld, Susan E. Docherty, Leigh Cliford Drake, Nina Tassler and Pam Jefords

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One – with Jenny Blake and Doniel Kofel

The Art of Branding: Positioning Yourself for YOUR Future – with Ana Flores, Kemal Harris, Kristen Nolte, Shanteka Sigers, Marie Swisher and Rachel Woodson

The Culture of Tech: How Women Are Changing the Rules – with Emily Ramshaw, Tamara Fields, Gina Helfrich and Carla Piñeyro Sublett

Living with Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcomewith Mallika Chopra and Colette Pierce Burnette

Retire with Enough Money: Strategies for Making Your Money Last – with Teresa Ghilarducci and Mercedes Garcia

How We Decide: Strategies to Improve Our Decision-Making Skills with Dr. Terese Huston, Anne Arvia, Trudy Bourgeois, Sonya Reed and Jane Gasdaska   

Think Differently: Feeling Confident About Taking the Lesser-Known Path – with Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Andy Alford, Madhavi Bhasin, Retired Major General Mary Saunders and Kirsten Gappelberg

Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Unconscious Bias: Strategies for Bridging the Gap with Robin Hauser Reynolds, Maurie McInnis, Jay Newton-Small, China Widener and Tonya Long

The Confidence Divide: Closing the Gap to Achieve Career Success with Grace Killelea and Retired Major General Mary Saunders 

Innovative Women Pushing the Boundaries: Sharing Strategies for Risk-Taking and Success  with Nely Galán, Suzy Bátiz, Emily Núñez Cavness, Brandy Pham and Trisa Tompson

Career Transitions: Pivoting Into Career 2.0  – with Jody Greenstone Miller, Jenny Blake, Kim Davis, Amie and Jolie Sikes, and Chriselda Barrientes

Addicted to Busy: Managing Stress & Burnout – with Paula Davis-Laack and Erin Condren

Creating a Life Balance Groove – with Christine Carter and Heather White

Transform Your Norm … Success Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone – with Lisa Nichols and Michelle Hare

I AM THAT GIRL: Empowering Your Everyday Life  with Wendy Wecksell and Jillian Hamblin

Session III – Expert Exchange Sessions: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ENCORE: How to Lead … When You’re Not in Charge – with Angie Morgan and Kim Read

ENCORE: Transform Your Norm … Success Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone – with Lisa Nichols and Michelle Hare

ENCORE: Living With Intent: Your Guide for Moving From Action to Outcome – with Mallika Chopra and Sabrina Brown

Expert Exchange | Are You Ready to be Self-Made? – with Nely Galán and Norine Yukon

Expert Exchange | Strategies to Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed in a Male-Dominated Environment – with Doreen Lorenzo, Mary Ellen Dugan and Yasmine Winkler

Expert Exchange | The Pie Life: How to Slice It to Find Life Balance – with Samantha Ettus and Carol McGarah

Expert Exchange | Diversity, Equity and Race: Broadening Perspectives in the Workplace with Maurie McInnis, Dr. Soncia Reagins-Lilly and Dr. Shetal Vohra-Gupta

Expert Exchange | Making the Tech Industry a Fit for YOUR Skillsetwith Kay Jones, April Downing, Kirya Frances and Courtney Skarda,


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