Conference Schedule

September 26, 2019

8:00 -8:30 AM

Check in & Breakfast

Location: Stagg Court, Chicago Athletic Hotel

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Stagg Court

Welcome & Introduction by Charli K. Matthews

8:45-9:30 AM

Stagg Court

You Know Your IQ, But What’s Your CQ®? Develop Your Change Intelligence® to Lead Organizational Change

Keynote Presenter: Barbara Trautlein

Main Stage: Talk & Interactive Workshop for entire group 

Coffee Break

Book Signing

Sponsor Tables Open

9:30-9:40 AM

Stagg Court

9:40-10:10 AM

Stagg Court

“Me” Incorporated: Your Dynamic Growth Engine

Presenter: Shannon Bumgarner

Main Stage: Talk & Interactive Workshop for entire group

10:10-10:40 AM

Stagg Court

Swimming Upstream

Presenter: Kristel Zaman

Main Stage: Talk & Interactive Workshop for entire group

10:40-10:45 AM

Cieana Detloff will introduce Session Leaders and walk through concurrent session schedule

Stagg Court

10:45-12:00 PM

Group A - 10:50a to 11:20a 

Group B - 11:25a to 11:55a 

Concurrent Session I: Mentoring & Workforce Development

 

 

Breakout Workshop  | Facilitated by Cheryl Merchant in the Madison Ballroom, participants will engage in a discussion about Mentoring & Workforce Development.

 

Breakout Workshop  |  Facilitated by Cieana Detloff in The Tank room, participants will engage in an Exercise in Negotiation.

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch & Headshots with Photographer, Bethany Womack

Sponsor Tables Open

Stagg Court

1:00-2:15 PM

Concurrent Session II: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

 

Breakout Workshop  |  The Law of Attraction & Energy Based Solutions session will be facilitated by Gina Simpson in the Madison Ballroom.

Breakout Panel  | Led by Stephanie Hajducek and Gabriela Espinoza, this panel located in The Tank room will discuss overcoming limiting beliefs, understanding strengths, and work/life balance with open Q&A.

Group A - 1:05p to 1:35p 

Group B - 1:40p to 2:10p 

2:15-3:30 PM

Concurrent Session III: Personal Branding & Networking

 

Breakout Workshop | Facilitated by Mel Butcher  in the Madison Ballroom, this session will focus on Cultivating Your Power Network.

 

Breakout Workshop | Facilitated by Lori Ditoro  in the The Tank room, this session concentrates on Building your Personal Brand and Becoming an Industry Influencer.

Group A - 2:20p to 2:50p 

Group B - 2:55p to 3:25p 

Stagg Court

Coffee & Snacks Break

3:30-3:40 PM

3:40-3:55 PM

Industry Updates & Government Affairs

Presented by Lisa Ceglia

Stagg Court

3:55-4:30 PM

Empowering Women in Industry

Panel: Susan Fant, Karen Barrios, Julie Duryee, Jennifer Gaines

 

Susan Fant will open this panel session with a discussion about Mental Toughness, then each panel member will share their story, talk about gender diversity, girl power, and have an open Q&A with conference participants

Stagg Court

4:30-5:00 PM

Live the Change - Presented by Sima Jani

Stagg Court

5:00-5:30 PM 

Stagg Court

5:30-7:00 PM 

Gala Check-in begins at 6:30 in the Foyer

Join us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

7:00-11:00 PM 

Dinner and Awards Gala

Dress: Cocktail to Formal

Special Entertainment... TBA

White City Ballroom

EMPOWERING WOMEN

Our mission is to Connect, Educate, and Empower Women that will not only inspire the next generation of leaders, but provide a community for those currently leading. We will discuss opportunities and issues we handle every day as well as learn skills to strengthen our voice as Women in the Industry!

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