Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Hotel Address: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN  37214

Get inspired and supercharge your career! This motivational event by and for Women Leaders will enable you to learn the best practices other women leaders have adopted, how to overcome key challenges others have faced, and hear about new solutions that are solving these challenges. Learn how to best help others, create a top culture of diversity, and build a network of professional colleagues passionate about their development. Available seating is limited so be sure to sign up now to ensure a seat.

Featured Current Speakers (more to be announced) . . .

Sharon K. Roberson
President & CEO
YWCA Nashville

Alicia Taylor
Sr.Sales Mgr, Mid-Atlantic

Tracey Rogers
WKRN-TV, Nashville

Allison Scripps
Dir Operations
BlueCross BlueShield
of Tennessee

Jennifer Anglin
Life Coach/Author
Jennifer Anglin

Beth Shea
Executive Director
Children's Museum

Tanya Kanczuzewski
Sr. Marketing Manager
Dura‑Line Corporation

Denise Barfuss
Sr. Marketing & Operations
Nissan Group
of North America

Jena Layne
Group V.P.
SunTrust Bank

Regina Jennings
Sr. Vice President
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Michele Bentley
Managing Director

Jennifer Meko, MD, MBA, CPE
ER Physician
American Physician

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Date: Jan 15, 2020
Fee: $299 Just $199 (Early-bird rate, Lunch Included, only a few seats left at this price).

Agenda Summary

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 9:00 am: Registration & Informal Networking.
 9:20 am: Opening Introductions.
 9:30 am: Thriving in a Male Dominated Environment.
10:00 am: Become The Leader You Envision.
10:30 am: Short Break.
10:45 am: Building Your Value. (Panel Discussion)
12:00 pm: Lunch & Informal Networking.
 1:15 pm: Leading During Change: Keep Your Team Going Through The Chaos.
 1:45 pm: Don't Crack Under Pressure! Strategies to Maintain Composure.
 2:15 pm: Short Break.
 2:30 pm: Why Aren't There More Female Leaders? (Panel Discussion)
 3:30 pm: Networking: Mentor Matching.
 4:00 pm: Conclusion.

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Date: Jan 15, 2020
Fee: $299 Just $199 (Early-bird rate, Lunch Included, only a few seats left at this price).

Past Speakers . . .

Pamela Watts

Camille John
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Alissa Burwick
Vice President
Charles Schwab

Andrea Coulter
Regional Director
Dollar General

Catherine Monson
Fast Signs

Natalie Gebicke
Vice President
Goldman Sachs

Melissa Morris
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase

Karen Juhl

Jenny Danzi
Director of Marketing

Amy Williams
Southwest Airlines

Gina Chapa
Vice President
American Airlines

Ashley Shepherd

Monica Schmude
Market President

Diana Caballero
Program Director
Dow Jones

Deepa Kashyap
Chief of Staff

Fleur Knowsley
Director and Acting G.C.
Google Fiber

Liz Reich
Vice President

Michelle Bennett
First Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Niharika Shah
Chief Brand Officer

Vanessa Diaz
Senior Director

Kelsey Dougherty
Associate Director

Frances Allen
CEO and President
Boston Market

Lynn Charytan
Executive Vice President

Mary Kay Vona
Ernst & Young

Jeanie Zheng
Vice President

Marie Myers
Global Corporate Controller

Mary Jo Huntley
Vice President

Allison McIntyre
Chief, Space Vehicles

Jodi Klessel
Siemens Healthcare

Nora Zimmett
Sr. Vice President
Weather Channel

Past Participants at Our Events

• Advantage Resourcing
• Alliant Health Solutions
• Ashley Furniture
• AT&T
• Colonial Pipeline
• Cumulus Media
• Curant Health
• Dustex
• Fidelity Bank
• Hodges-Mace
• Homestar Financial
• IFG Companies
• Influence Health
• InfoMart, Inc.
• Jackson & Coker
• Jackson Healthcare
• Korn Ferry
• LG Hausys America, Inc.
• National Vision
• Navex Global
• Paragon Performance
• WellStreet
• Pruitt Health
• PwC
• Regions Bank
• Ryno Media
• ServiceMaster
• Sheltering Arms
• SpaceWorks Enterprises
• SunTrust
• Trimont Real Estate
• Vista Metals GA
• Waffle House
• Weber-Stephen Products
(and thousands of other leading companies who have attended our many conferences)

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Date: Jan 15, 2020
Fee: $299 Just $199 (Early-bird rate, Lunch Included, only a few seats left at this price).

Detailed Agenda

subject to change without notice

9:00 am: Registration & Informal Networking:
On arrival, please make your way to the conference area and pick up your name badge. Seating is open, First speaker on shortly after.

9:20 am: Opening & Introductions of Speakers:

9:30 am: Thriving in a Male Dominated Environment:
Even today, the stats paint a clear picture of a male dominated workplace. Women who want to stand out and build a successful career in this enviroment will need the skills in place to acheive their goals. This session will help you discover some key take aways such as
• Self-Promotion
• Networking
• Goal Setting

10:00 am: Become The Leader You Envision:
Feelings of being overwhelmed or not qualified for your current/future position can contribute to causing a barrier to achieving leadership potential and upward career choices . This topic is designed to help go beyond the comfort zone and discuss strategies to work through feelings of self doubt, inadequacy and move toward achieving authenticity. Fear and self-doubt Trust and Credibility Powerful and Genuine voice

10:30 am: Short Break

10:45 am: Building Your Value (Panel Discussion):
Thinking strategically can help you frame your past accomplishments into a showcase that will help you transition into a stronger leadership position. This topic will help you look closer at yourself and start building a foundation around your value and contributions that impact your organization.

12:00 pm: Sit-down Lunch & Informal Networking:

1:15 pm: Leading During Change: Keep Your Team Going Through The Chaos:
As a leader it's your duty to guide your team as you grow or respond to changes that can heighten emotions, cause chaos and disrupt productivity. Rather than reacting rashly to change, learn how you can embrace it and take strategic steps to propel your career and team to come out on top. Drive progress that you can apply to any situation in your path.

1:45 pm: Don't Crack Under Pressure! Strategies to Maintain Composure:
Power struggles and clashing management styles in the workplace can be overwhelming at times. Being able to handle these negative emotions - yours and others' - under pressure is a crucial leadership skill in advancing your career. Join us to discover ways to manage your emotions and keep calm in high-pressure situations Learn strategies for dealing with difficult people and their negative emotions.

2:15 pm Short Break:

2:30 pm Why Aren't There More Female Leaders? (Panel Discussion):
This panel discussion dives into the subject "women helping women in the workplace". Exploring competition and collaboration between women. Hear from professionals on a range of expereiences, and their own personal leadership jounery.

3:30 pm: Networking: Mentor Matching:
Mentors can provide skill development, goal setting, problem solving, access to opportunities and valuable feedback to help you achieve professional and personal goals. Join this session to learn more about the ways you can be or find a mentor in your current organization or by using local groups, online and professional networks.

4:00 pm: Conclusion:
This concludes our speaker sessions, but we encourage to you network and discuss the days topic and reach out to any of our speakers for additional information. Thank you for your time and participation in our event

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort
Date: Jan 15, 2020
Fee: $299 Just $199 (Early-bird rate, Lunch Included, only a few seats left at this price).

"It was excellent and thought provoking."  Carla McDonald, Regional Director of Revenue Mgt, Hospitality Ventures Management Group

"I truly enjoyed the key note speakers who got the audience engaged, made us laugh, who were light-hearted, entertaining, but said great things."  - Charity Alber, Operations Executive, S-Phase

"I really enjoyed the conference. I felt that this conference really held my attention. I was interested in listening to all of the speakers."  - Amanda Gunnells, Project Manager, Schneider Electric

"The speakers were good and the topics were interesting...All in all, I did enjoy the day and learned a lot."  - Susan Roman, Executive Director, S-Phase

"I think the diverse range of speakers was a big positive."  - Dori Mendel, Director of Communications, Call2Recycle

"The panels at the end were valuable and had good content...Owing your worth – also very valuable."  - Karen Baker, Sr.V.P., nThrive

"I really enjoyed the speakers from diverse industries."  - Giulia Bundesmann, General Manager, Primal Screen

"Thank you I really enjoyed yesterday’s program. I felt it covered a broad spectrum of women and the speakers were very insightful."  - Sandi Horgan, Sales Manager, Legendary Events

"Enjoyed the level of speakers as well as varied experiences and backgrounds...Overall content shared was unique and engaging."  - Lauren Unell, Industry Relations Manager, Cox Automotive

"Liked having relatable speakers that share their personal story highlighting their struggle and leading up to their current state of success."  - Kathija Mohammed, Director, AAHOA

"The Mix of presenters was very valuable/interesting. Enjoyed the Panel discussion and open audience Q&A."  - Tia Bryant, Executive Director, S Phase

"Speakers were great and covered great topics. Loved the diversity."  - Bonita Richardson, Accounting Manager, Assurant

"I enjoyed the conference. I thought the topics and speakers were great."  - Katelyn Stewart, Marketing Manager, Warren Averett

"From a Speaker perspective I think they were pretty good."  - Jen Forbes, Director of Leadership Development and Culture, GPS Hospitality

"The conference was very enjoyable. Really felt moved and am making some positive changes in my life as we speak."  - Jennifer Efferson, Chief Administrative Officer, The Powers Company

"I think the concept of the Summit is AMAZING and please continue to do it."  - Victoria Myers, Director of Compliance, Conisus

"I liked the diversity of speakers. The topics were relevant and enjoyed the questions and answer after each speech."  - Jeannine Blanco, Manager, East Lake Foundation

"I thought that the topics were relevant from both a professional development and also a personal standpoint."  - Jill Houchin, Excise Tax Director, RaceTrac Petroleum

"Enjoyed the diversity of topics and backgrounds, and a nice mix of roundtable discussions and more hands-on workshop topics."  - Jill Mourigal, Investment Operations Manager, FiduciaryVest

"Nice location! "  - Vicki Hall, Sr. Manager, Assurant

"All of the speakers were leaders in their careers and extremely inspiration."  - Denise Pagliarulo, VP Finance, AXIS Capital

"I liked the variety of speakers that attended and the how each of them brought something new and exciting to the table to learn from."  - Lauren Ewers, HR Coordinator, Veristor Systems

"I enjoyed the booking of high caliber women as guest speakers."  - Lynn Mcgee, Marketing Manager, FiduciaryVest

"I enjoyed the entire day. The speakers were the best!"  - Susan Waits, V.P. Business Development, HSI Financial Services

"I thought all of the guest speakers did great!"  - Sandra Wingard, Asst. Director of Program, Girl Scouts

"I really enjoyed the speakers. I thought everyone was very accomplished & inspiring."  - Rachel Kohl, Digital Asset Manager, Turner Broadcasting

"I liked that there were multiple speakers for shorter time frames which kept the audience engaged and not at risk of losing interest."  - Paula Wood, Talent Delivery Team Lead, McKesson

"The speakers selected for the event were captivating and engaging which kept the audience focused."  - Alicia Clem, Marketing Manager, Pattillo Construction

"I liked the variety of presentation topics and how personable each one was."  - Alicia Clem, Marketing Manager, Pattillo Construction

"I really enjoyed the variety of presentations and panel members. Made for a well-rounded takeaway of information."  - Marissa Swanson, Architect, Rosser International

"Great speakers!"  - Donna Kain, Director Private Wealth Management, Synovus