Conference Schedule

October 21, 2021

8:45-9:00 AM

Check in

Location: The Wit Hotel - 3rd Floor

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome & Introduction by Charli K. Matthews


Power Up, Power Down

Presenter: Gail Rudolph

Growing Confidence... Understanding What You Want and How to Get it   

Presenter: Kristel Zaman - Grundfos

9:45-10:15 AM

10:15 - 11:00 AM


11:00-11:30 AM

If You Want To Go Higher, You Have to Go DEEPER!

Presenter: Barbara Swinney



Presenter: Yolanda Kokayi - Mueller

12:00 - 1pm

Networking Lunch

The Rooftop


Breakout Rooms 1-3

Sessions include:

Authoring Your Own Narrative

Presenter: Ebony Wiley

Empower Yourself to be a Change Leader

Presenter: Barbara Trautlein 

Don't Trade Your Authenticity for Approval

Presenter: Christy Behnke 

Overcoming Limiting Beliefs and Where They Come From

Presenter: Mary-Frances Klimek

Living the Mission through Sustainability

Presenter: Austin Alexander

From Perfectionism to Peak Performance

Presenter: Pattie Grimm

Understanding what Emotional Intelligence truly is and how your “hybrid” equation is powerfully unique

Presenter: Jennifer Watson

8 Reasons Why You’re Stuck

Presenter: Nicole Calhoun

Talking About Race at Work: How to Have Courageous Conversations

Presenter: Simone D. Ross

Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Moderator: Darryll Stinson

Panelists: Jill Miller, Nicole Calhoun

3C's to Command Any Room with Confidence

Presenter: Karen Laos

Understanding & Re-Balancing Mental Load

Presenter: Bekah Mechtensimer & Bethany Womack

AND many more....


Virtual Only Sessions will be available within the Whova App at this time as well.

Moving Through Fear with Lauren Dreher

From Financial Frenzy to Money Masterpiece: How to empower yourself to achieve financial success with Amy Fuentes

Master self-development and claim your stars with Liana Roopnarine

3:00-3:30 PM

Champagne Toast

3:30-4:00 PM

Being a Better Ally

Presenter: Jason Green - ABB


Revive to Thrive 

Presenter: Darryll Stinson


Creating True Change in any Organization

Presenter: Heather Marquez

5:00-6:00 PM 

Break - Time to unwind from a busy day of learning and connecting as we get ready for a night of celebrating women in industry

6:00-9:00 PM 

Networking Reception, Awards Gala with Emcee Barbara Trautlein, and Women in Industry Fashion Show

Gala Check-in begins at 6:00 in the Ballroom.

Join us for Dinner!

Dress: Cocktail to Formal

Special Entertainment

Back by popular demand... @myacousticdj - Ralph Anthony!