2017 Women Spanning the Globe - Women Spanning the Globe

2017 Women Spanning the Globe

The Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference features an impressive line- up of speakers and topics designed to enhance the life and careers of international business women. Attendees will leave with a  fresh perspective, new ideas, best practices to implement,  new friends, and the feeling that you are part of an International Professional Sisterhood.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

8:15 Doors open
9:00 Conference Opens
3:30 Conference End
3:30-5:00 Happy hour & optional Museum Tour


  • Living Your Purpose
    A reflective keynote by Susan Aplin, CEO of Bambeco– a 2017 recipient of Maryland’s International Leadership Award.  Susan will share her vision- turned reality – of transforming the Home Goods Industry with sustainable and beautiful alternative products – living her mission to Inspire Sustainable Living.
  • Amita Shukla,  Author of Enduring Edge: “Mastering the Mindset of Great Leadership”
  • The Hidden Figures of Maryland — Women Innovators and Trail Blazers
    Through their tenacity, curiosity, and commitment to worldwide and universal challenges, these women have navigated their career trajectories to make significant contributions to our people, our world, and interplanetary navigation. Featuring:

    • Elizabeth Thompson, Assistant Vice President, Director, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, Kennedy Krieger Institute
    • Kim Brown, Founder and CEO, Amethyst Technologies
    • Alice Bowman, Mission Operations Manager, Johns Hopkins APL
  • Turning Points to the Top
    Carolyn Tastad, President, North American Group, Procter and Gamble, will share stories around career critical decisions, the people, and the opportunities that enabled her personal career trajectory
  • How Far Have We Come
    Through this segment, we will gain perspective from Professor Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States of America and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina– of just “How Far have we Come?” This will incorporate political & business leadership trends by women – as well as basic rights of women in different cultures.  An inspiring talk – not just stats.
  • “Men Who Get It”-
    A Men’s panel led by Marc Pritchard – Chief Brand Officer at Procter & Gamble, will showcase conversation among three men who lead organizations that are doing the “Right Things Right” – around Equality, Gender Balance and Diversity in the Workforce.


American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore Maryland


Amita Shukla

Elizabeth Thompson

Kim Brown

Alice Bowman

Carolyn Tastad

Robert Wallace

Ty Breland

Sheela Murthy

Corey Hessen

Susan Aplin

2017 Sponsors

Women Spanning the Globe Sponsors

Invest in the Future of Women in Maryland

This year, WTCI will continue its partnership with Maryland New Directions, to provide clothing donations to women in Baltimore who are in need of professional attire in order to find a job or establish a new career. Maryland New Directions, a non-profit organization, has been offering no-cost career counseling and job search skills training assisting low-income Baltimore City residents. Maryland New Directions works with over 300 motivated job-seekers each year and their program’s holistic approach helps build the confidence of individuals to overcome their obstacles and obtain employment. Invest in the future of all women in Maryland by bringing your donations to registration before the event. The items most in need currently are:

  • Men’s and Women’s interview clothes: business casual to business formal
  • Accessories: dressy scarves, belts, simple classic necklaces and earrings, watches, professional handbags and pocketbooks
  • Business Accessories: briefcases, laptop covers, business card holders, etc.