Conference Schedule

October 21, 2021

8:45-9:00 AM

Check in

Location: The Wit Hotel

9:00 - 9:15 AM

ChurchHill 1 

Welcome & Introduction by Charli K. Matthews


ChurchHill 1

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

ChurchHill 1

10:15 - 11:00 AM


11:00-11:30 AM

ChurchHill 1

The Art of Vulnerable Leadership 

Presenter: Barbara Swinney



Presenter: Yolanda Kokayi - Mueller


12:00 - 1pm

Networking Lunch

The Rooftop


Breakout Rooms 1-3

Sessions include:

Don't Trade Your Authenticity for Approval

Presenter: Christy Behnke 

Overcoming Limiting Beliefs and Where They Come From

Presenter: Mary-Frances Klimek

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

Leveraging Personal Growth for Professional Success

Presenter: Nicole Calhoun

Talking About Race at Work: How to Have Courageous Conversations

Presenter: Simone D. Ross

Overcoming Rejection

Presenter: Darryll Stinson

Panelists: Shannon Bumgarner, Christy Behnke

AND many more....


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

Moving Through Fear with Lauren Dreher

Steps to achieving financial success with Amy Fuentes

3:00-3:30 PM

Champagne Toast


3:30-4:00 PM

Being a Better Ally

Presenter: Jason Green - ABB


4:30-5:00 PM

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

Phoenix Lounge

6:00-9:00 PM 

Networking Reception, Awards Gala, and FashionShow

Gala Check-in begins at 6:00 in the Phoenix Lounge

Join us for Cocktails & Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

Dress: Cocktail to Formal

Special Entertainment... TBA

The Wilde