Agenda 2010

2010 Agenda

2010sched

 

 


7:30-8:30 a.m.
—Registration

8:30-9:45 a.m.—Opening Keynote (see details below)

10:00-11:00 a.m.—Seminar Session I (see details below)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Seminar Session II (see details below)

1:00-2:30 p.m.—Keynote Luncheon (see details below)

2:45-3:45 p.m.—Seminar Session III (see details below)

2:30-5:30 p.m.—Career Fair: Meetup with Tory Johnson, Mentor Match, Power Sessions, Resume Reviews

Exhibit Hall open all day

8:30 – 9:45 am OPENING KEYNOTE

Sally Wiggin, TV news anchor, channel 4 Action News @ noon, WTAE

Leslie Stiles, executive director, Pennsylvania Commission for Women

Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, first lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Katherine Center, author, “The Bright Side of Disaster”

Dr. Mae Jemison, first woman of color to go into space and founder, the Jemison Group, Inc.

Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO, Stella and Dot

Kelly Corrigan, best-selling author, “The Middle Place”

Below is a list of breakout sessions. Additional speakers and panelists may be added as they are confirmed. Speakers and session times subject to change.

10:00 – 11:00 am SESSION I

The Resilient Leader
The challenges of recent turbulent economic times have taken a toll on everyone in some capacity, both professionally and personally. Resiliency is a critical skill for survival – both in life and in business. Women leaders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are brought together for an interactive discussion to share their personal journeys around overcoming obstacles at various times in their lives. Using their best practices and lessons learned, we will explore the qualities of a resilient leader and how you can develop and refine resiliency skills to conquer any challenges that cross your path.

Panelists:

Irene Chang Britt, president, NA Foodservice of Campbell’s Soup

Sharon Simpson, PECO

Deborah L. Acklin, president-elect and chief executive officer, WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh

Autumn Adkins Graves, president, Girard College; recognized as one of Oprah’s “10 Women on The Rise” 2010

Moderator:Judy Belmont, health expert, psychotherapist and co-author, “The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life”

Host: Mary Anne Papale, director of Community Affairs, Highmark

Using Social Media to Build Your Brand
In this tough economy, it’s more important than ever to develop a brand and set yourself apart from the rest of the masses. Whether you have a job and are looking to advance, in the midst of a job search or working to build a business, social media provides the skills, network and energy to create a serious career advantage. This interactive workshop will explore ways to master social media to help create and reinvent your brand, reputation and thought leadership. Attendees will learn how to utilize social media to:
• Establish access to new networks
• Leverage Facebook and Twitter as a practical professional tool
• Create a blog to align with and help you achieve your short-and-long-term professional goals
• Break into new industries, professions and business opportunities

Speaker: Susan Getgood, founder, GetGood Strategic Marketing Inc. and author, Professional Blogging for Dummies

Host: Vicki Gormley-Schoedel, agency field executive, State Farm

Practical Tools to Live an Organized Life and Control Your Chaos
Organization is critical for maximum productivity and success at home and in the office. Don’t let the chaos of your everyday life impact your ability to stay organized. Attend this practical and fun session and learn how to prepare yourself to tackle the expected and the unexpected. Organization experts will provide strategies, easy solutions and products to help you better organize:
• Everyday life including your home, kids and work
• Major events including moves, weddings and births
• Life essentials including finances, emergency plans and your health and wellness

Speaker: Sarah Welch, co-founder, Buttoned Up

Host: Mary Beth Jenkins, COO, UPMC Health Plan

Rebound and Recover: Strategies for Emerging from the Recession and Taking Control of Your Finances
People everywhere are in recovery mode as we emerge from turbulent economic times. Your time is now to take control of your finances and learn effective strategies to help you rebound and safeguard your financial future. Providing practical takeaways, experts will explore:
• How to recover from debt and tips to avoid debt going forward
• Methods for saving and doing more with less
• Tools for effective investment management and minimizing risk

Panelists:

Laura Vassamillet, vice president, Wealth Management, BNY Mellon

Dawn Dupre, executive vice president, Citizens Financial Group Inc. and president, CCO Investment Services Corp.

Kathleen Stewart, vice president of Trust and fiduciary specialist, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Moderator: Carmen Wong Ulrich, expert contributor to The Dr. Oz Show, personal finance expert for Glamour Magazine and author, “Generation Debt: Take Control of Your Money”

Host: Patricia Cattrell, BNY Mellon

How to Find Your Spark and Hustle at Work: Mastering Self-Directed Career Success
As the workplace contributor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Tory Johnson hears daily from viewers nationwide who are in search of just one thing: satisfaction at work. While many things are out of our control on the job, this session focuses on the simple elements that professional women can own to get what they want in their careers.

Speaker: Tory Johnson, founder and CEO, Women For Hire

Host: Jody Doherty, vice president of community investment, Comcast Corporation

Transitioning from a Home Based or Small Business to a Scalable Enterprise

Are you considering starting a business? Do you already have a business that you would like to grow? Do you want to think big, launch to grow and find the support you will need? Attend this engaging panel and hear inspiring stories about women who launched successful businesses and entered the scaling process. Using real-life examples, attendees will walk away with statistics and research, best practices and resources for scaling and growing a business. Whether you currently have a home-based or small business and want to scale, or want to launch big from the start this session will help you achieve your goals.

Speakers: Susan Catalano, Ph.D., chief science officer, Cognition Therapeutics, Inc.

Shanna Tellerman, founder and CEO, Wild Pockets

Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO, Stella and Dot

Moderator: Terry Hazell, entrepreneur in residence, Texas State University and Springboard Enterprises

Host: Amy Millman, president, Springboard Enterprises and Board Member Central Texas Angel Network

Young Women’s Program
*The following sessions are designed specifically for junior and senior high school girls participating in our Young Women’s Program

Turning Hardship into Success
Speaker: Nikki Johnson-Huston, assistant city solicitor, City of Philadelphia Law Department, Major Tax Unit
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. is an unlikely success story. Born into poverty, she was homeless at age 9, failed out of college by age 18 and now stands here as an award-winning attorney. Nikki will inspire us all as she shares her very personal story of how she got her life back on track, fought through adversity and never gave up on her dreams no matter the odds.

Achieving Success and Overcoming Obstacles Through the Power of Mentorship

Nikki Johnson-Huston’s success was a direct result of her perseverance and the important mentor relationship with her grandmother. This interactive workshop will explore how mentors can help you achieve success and overcome obstacles. We will explore: how to select a mentor; how to be a good mentee, and how to get the most out of your mentor relationship based on your unique needs and priorities.

Speakers:

Lynne Garfinkel, Pittsburgh executive director, Strong Women, Strong Girls

Mila Yochum, program manager, Strong Women, Strong Girls

Kimberly Rosnak, program intern, Strong Women, Strong Girls

11:30 am – 12:30 pm SESSION 2

Enhancing Your Executive Presence
In a corporate world, women leaders are constantly challenged to communicate strength, power and gravitas without being dismissed as difficult or “too aggressive.” This course will provide the latest tips and tools that will allow you to increase your ability, as a woman, to hone your own, authentic, personal presence and impact. In this session you will:
• Identify the 3 critical factors for executive presence, and how to make them yours
• Learn 5 habits to increase your communication impact now and in the future
• Get the CEO’s perspective from Allen on why some women get promoted and others don’t
• Gain actionable insights from Bonnie’s recent interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Eileen Fisher, Deloitte chairman Sharon Allen, and many more

Speakers:

Bonnie St. John, Olympic ski medalist, amputee, motivational speaker and author of “Live Your Joy”

Allen P. Haines, director, producer, writer and marketing executive

Host: Cheryl Parzych, executive vice president, Wealth Services, First Commonwealth Bank

Negotiating Your Way to the Top
Author Selena Rezvani shares the hardest won lessons of the 30+ c-level women she interviewed in her book, “The Next Generation of Women Leaders,” specifically around making requests. Attendees will learn how to leverage their strengths in workplace negotiations–including preparing for them, maneuvering through them and maintaining relationships after negotiations. Together we will learn how to:
• Portray and embody behaviors that build, rather than reduce, their credibility
• Use new and creative negotiation techniques for use in any kind of bargaining situation
• Express themselves in ways that convey influence and experience

Speaker: Selena Rezvani, founder and president, NextGenWomen and author, “The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead But Won’t Learn in Business School”

Your Time is Now! Turnaround Techniques for Reinventing Your Life
Regardless of age or circumstance, it is never too late to make a change. While the routine of your daily rituals at work or home may feel comfortable, you don’t want to allow yourself to be stagnant or get caught in a rut. This engaging session will bring together women who have faced pivotal moments that have altered their lives. Together we will learn how they used these experiences to seize an opportunity and reinvent themselves to follow their dreams and passions. Attendees will walk away with tools for reevaluation and inspiration to make a positive change.

Panelists:

Leigh Hurst, founder, Feel Your Boobies

Nikki Johnson-Huston, assistant city solicitor, City of Philadelphia Law Department, Major Tax Unit

Joyce A. Bender, CEO and founder, Bender Consulting Services, Inc

Moderator: Lu Ann Cahn, 8-time Emmy award-winning journalist and TV reporter

Host: Angela Foreshaw Rouse, associate state director, Communications, AARP Pennsylvania

Make Your Golden Years…Truly Golden: 5 Strategies for Making Your Money Last Through Retirement
With the increasing concerns about the future of social security, retirement planning is more critical than ever—especially for women. Regardless of career, age or marital status, now is the time to prepare for your retirement and start talking money with your honey (or with yourself). This interactive workshop will explore the five pillars to retirement planning and provide you with practical tools and strategies to help you:
• Recognize the specific challenges facing women when it comes to retirement planning;
• Funding your nest egg: how to make the most of your money now;
• Living in retirement: Key issues to address about making your money last; protecting your assets.
• Prepare for retirement even if you are starting late in the process.

Speaker: MP Dunleavy, contributing editor for MONEY Magazine, editorial director of DailyWorth and author, “Money Can Buy Happiness”

Host: Susan Baker Shipley, executive vice president and head of Global Trade Finance, North America, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group/Citizens Bank

Family Healthcare CEO: Are You Ready to Lead the Charge
For a majority of American families, women are the key decision makers when it comes to family health care. According to the US Department of Labor, women are responsible for approximately 80% of all decisions on family health care and are likely to be the caregivers when someone in the family becomes ill. It is critical to stay current on ways to care for yourselves and your families. This interactive panel will feature medical and wellness experts to explore:
• How to have more informative conversations with your healthcare providers — doctors, pharmacists and insurers
• Fun, practical and easy tips for cooking healthy meals and having a fit family
• The dangers and risks within our personal care, cosmetics and household products — what to avoid and how to make safer selections
• Important resources around prescriptions and tips for health savings

Panelists:

Roba Whiteley, executive director, Together Rx Access

Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS, director of nutrition and weight management, UPMC Health Plan, author and diet and nutrition editor, NBC “Today Show”

Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, executive director, Women for a Healthy Environment

Moderator: JJ Virgin, PhD, CNS, nutrition and fitness expert, co-star, TLC’s “Freaky Eaters” and author, “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy”

Host: Shannon Bristow RN, MA, HRM, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Effective Skills and Tools for Accessing Capital
This interactive workshop will share tools to help you access funding to grow your business or to start a business. By taking the Springboard eCAT capital access test, you will determine what type of capital is right for you. We will also feature a live panel for you to meet women who have raised money, as well as present a “mock pitch” for funding with live feedback and coaching so you can see best practices in action. Lastly, we will provide you with a tangible tool about community resources available to help you with your funding plan and access funding in Pennsylvania.

Speakers:

Terry Hazell, entrepreneur in residence, Texas State University and Springboard Enterprises

Amy Millman, president, Springboard Enterprises and board member Central Texas Angel Network

Scene Map Ambassador:

Melinda Emerson, CEO, MFE Consulting LLC and author, “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month

Guide to a Business that Works”

Fast Pitch Panelists:

JoAnn Forrester, “Empress of Biz” TalkCast host and founder, SI Business Consultants

Terri Glueck, director of community development & communications, Innovation Works (IW)

Host: Jason Fedash, senior vice president, Citizens Bank/Charter One Bank

Young Women’s Program

*The following session is designed specifically for junior and senior high school girls participating in our Young Women’s Program

I’ll Take Texting for 100
Facebook, texting, IM and email have become a way of life; make sure you have the information you need to help yourself and your friends stay safe! Come play jeopardy, win prizes and go home with a “change” purse as we discuss common situations encountered online and explore how to respond.

Speaker: Julie Evans, MSW, program director of education and training services, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

1:00 – 2:30 KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

Sally Wiggin, TV news anchor, Channel 4 Action News @ noon, WTAE

Leslie Stiles, executive director, Pennsylvania Commission for Women

Diane Holder, president and CEO, UPMC Health Plan

Governor Edward G. Rendell, Scholarship Program recognition

Ellen Alemany, chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group

Tory Johnson, founder and CEO, Women For Hire e

Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, business executive and lecturer

2:30 – 5:30 pm CAREER FAIR POWER SESSIONS AND MENTOR MATCH (click here for more information)

2:45 – 3:45 pm SESSION 3

Courting Boards: Strategies for Getting a Seat at the Table
New research has proven that women’s participation on boards has a direct impact on the success of a company’s bottom line. Over the last several years there has been increased presence of women on corporate and public boards. In December 2009 alone, 30 women were appointed seats across the country. In this engaging discussion, we will learn how these dynamic women obtained their board seats and also explore:
• Practical tips for how you can get a seat at the table and identify
what type of board seat is right for you
• How board participation can positively impact and propel your career
• Differences between public and private boards
• How to use board experience to run for public office

Panelists:

Mindy Posoff, founding partner, Traversent Capital Partners and vice president, Executive Committee of 100 Women in Hedge Funds

Kate Dewey, principal, Dewey & Kaye

Strategies to Utilize Technology for Maximum Performance
It is becoming increasingly more challenging to stay focused on work with the constant distraction of a ringing phone or an overflowing email box. In a world of wireless, Blackberries, laptops, cell phones and working remotely, technology can be both a blessing and a curse. This session will explore strategies and tips for using technology to increase rather than hinder performance. Attendees will learn practical tips and strategies to:
• Effectively manage the time spent on sending and responding to emails
• Identify a plan for using technology that works best with your way of life
• Set boundaries to focus better on the task at hand
• Manage your technology better so it doesn’t consume you in the office or at home

Speaker:
Emily Bennington, founding partner, Professional Studio 365 and author, “Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job”

Host: Cheryl Lowitzer, founder, Your Organizing Guru, LLC

How to Take Care of Yourself While You’re Taking Care of Others
We are busier than ever taking care of our responsibilities (be it work, family, friends, home). All too often we let our own needs take the back seat. This discussion will explore:
• The impacts of not taking care of ourselves including Increased risks of heart disease, depression, certain cancer and other serious illnesses
• Understand how nurturing yourself is the basis for being able to nurture others
• Effective techniques, tools and tips on stress management and achieving balance
• Resources available to help you find and provide care for others
• Strategies to find time for you and help you sleep better, eat healthier, exercise more and achieve a better balance

Panelists:

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO, Care.com

Vera Cornish, president, Cornish & Associates

Lora Shor, executive vice president, Corporate Health and Wellness, Worksite Insights

Moderator: Jennifer Antkowiak, author, “Take Care Tips,” caregiving coach, entrepreneur and TV news anchor

Host: Karen Marchi, manager, Health and Wellness, Bayer Corporation

Practical Tools to Live an Organized Life and Control Your Chaos
Organization is critical for maximum productivity and success at home and in the office. Don’t let the chaos of your everyday life impact your ability to stay organized. Attend this practical and fun session and learn how to prepare yourself to tackle the expected and the unexpected. Organization experts will provide strategies, easy solutions and products to help you better organize:
• Everyday life including your home, kids and work
• Major events including moves, weddings and births
• Life essentials including finances, emergency plans and your health and wellness

Speaker: Sarah Welch, co-founder, Buttoned Up

Host: Mary Beth Jenkins, COO, UPMC Health Plan

 

2:30 – 5:30 pm CAREER FAIR POWER SESSIONS, MEETUP WITH TORY JOHNSON, MENTOR MATCH, AND RESUME REVIEWS (click here for more information)

 

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS AND SESSION DETAILS WILL BE POSTED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED. SEE ALL SPEAKERS