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Wired for Authenticity

Leading with Agility in a Changing Environment

Speaker: Henna Inam, CEO, Transformational Leadership

Now more than ever, organizations need authentic leaders who drive engagement, innovation, and outstanding client experiences.  This session will serve as a primer for business women to become truly inspiring leaders here and abroad – and how to lead from the core.  Leadership learning and experiential exercises shared at the conference will help women leaders be inspired and agile while leading change in the workplace.

Living Your Purpose

Life Drivers, Turning Points and Leadership Lessons Learned

Speaker: Stephanie Hill, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin, Ship & Aviation Systems

A case can be made that the greatest personal and professional satisfaction (and results) manifests when your profession, passion, talent, and mission intersect.  This session explores how we, as business women, can mindfully move forward to achieve that level of professional and personal gratification.  In this context, we will examine questions including:

  • How do we move toward the bullseye of living our purpose and successfully manage our many ‘roles’ – from global business leader, to daughter, wife/partner, mother, community leader and more?
  • What support can mentors and/or sponsors play on the professional front?
  • What are some of the turning points and lessons learned in achieving success?

Women Leading Global Health

Business & Leadership Insights from Baltimore to Burkina Faso

Speakers: Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health, Baltimore City
Dr. Leslie Mancuso, President and CEO, Jhpiego
Carolyn Yarina, CEO, Sisu

This session will highlight and explore the courageous and socially responsible Women Healthcare Advocates & Entrepreneurs who are changing outcomes and impacting lives globally. Healthcare systems in emerging markets struggle because 80% of medical technology is designed for 10% of the world’s population.

Through a panel discussion we will highlight how these women are tackling enormous international healthcare issues with the goal of making our world a healthier place. Baltimore City serves as a backdrop for an amazing line up women who are taking the world’s health care problems by storm. Conversations will ensue around the business opportunity- as well as – personal & professional journey’s.

Gender Equality and Balance

In Business and Beyond

Speaker: Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Building Officer at Procter & Gamble

This session will explore how unconscious gender bias – a very human tendency – affects women and gender equality in business and beyond. Most importantly, this session will share ideas and actions underway to address gender equality and gender balance opportunities in the workforce, as well as more broadly in media around the world. Procter & Gamble – recipient of the 2015 Catalyst Award honoring innovative initiatives that expand opportunities for women and business globally.

LinkedIn: It’s Not Social, It’s Business. Connections for a Lifetime

From Branding and Sales Development to Recruiting and Career Advancement

Speaker: Colleen McKenna, Founder and CEO, Intero Advisory

LinkedIn has become one of the most powerful tools for building your personal brand, client development, recruiting, and brand awareness. Yet most individuals and companies are missing out. There are 2 people joining LinkedIn per second. This has two outcomes: every day the network becomes more valuable and more chaotic. Join this session and learn how to:

  • Develop a LinkedIn profile that increases business and career opportunities
  • Build a strategic network to increase referrals, centers of influence and references
  • Engage with the right people, companies, groups and content to start conversations and build relationships

Takeaways:

  • How Your Profile Drives Better Engagement + Results
  • 5 immediate next steps to strengthen your profile and your network

Leveraging Diversity to Drive Business and Performance

Speaker: Lourdes Diaz and Sandy Harris, Sodexo

With 420,000 employees across 80 countries, Sodexo is at the forefront of research designed to identify key trends affecting employee performance and business outcomes. A leader in delivering integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, Sodexo will highlight key learnings from its 2016 Workplace Trends Report – involving 100 global entities and 50,000 employees across 80 countries. A particular focus will be on the correlation between gender-balanced teams and performance – both financial and nonfinancial – followed by an open discussion of how various firms are tackling the opportunity.