2019 Women Spanning the Globe – Women Spanning the Globe

Women Spanning
the Globe
Leadership
Conference
Reserve your spot for the
September 29th, 2020
Virtual Conference
R E G I S T E R
Join Female Leaders from across the Mid-Atlantic R E G I S T E R Turning
Curiosity
into courage

CONNECT.

LEARN.

INSPIRE.

Now in its 13th year, the Women Spanning the Globe Leadership conference has become the premier destination for curious, talented and ambitious female professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The World Trade Center Institute has  curated a unique and inspiring conference where female leaders and innovators will share ideas, stories, lessons with the goal of connecting and educating rising and aspiring female leaders.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

8:15 Doors open
9:00 Conference Opens
12:00 International Lunch
1:30 Male guests arrive
3:30 Conference End
3:30-5:00 Happy hour and Optional Museum Tour

Location:

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore Maryland
21231

Featured Speakers

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Krish is the President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. She previously served in the Obama White House as Policy Director for First Lady Michelle Obama and at the State Department as Senior Advisor under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry.
Krish has committed her career to public service because she knows how differently life could have turned out. Krish was 9-months old when she and her family escaped a country on the brink of civil war and built a life in Maryland. Her parents came to this country with no jobs and $200 in their pockets.
Krish is a graduate from Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County and then attended Yale College, where she earned a Master’s degree in Political Science and a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, where she received an M.Phil. in International Relations, before returning to Yale Law School, where she served on the Yale Law Journal.
Krish’s interest in public service and grassroots politics began at an early age. In elementary school, Krish went knocking door to door with her mother in support of Senator Barbara Mikulski when she won her historic first race for the Senate. In college, Krish worked for another great public servant when she spent her summer back from college working for Senator Paul Sarbanes.
At the White House, Krish served as Policy Director for Michelle Obama and led the First Lady’s signature Let Girls Learn initiative. At the State Department, she coordinated development and implementation of multiple programs including those concerning refugees and migration, engagement with religious communities, the legal dimensions of U.S. foreign policy, and regional issues relating to Africa and the Middle East. She worked closely with PRM, Consular Affairs, Health & Human Services and the Department of Defense.
Before joining the White House, Krish worked at McKinsey & Company, where she consulted for Fortune 100 companies, practiced law at Jenner & Block in Washington, DC, clerked for Chief Judge Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and taught at Georgetown University as an adjunct.
Krish and her husband, Collin O’Mara are the parents of a young daughter, Alana.

Maryland’s Female First: Lessons Learned from Pioneers

Three female pioneers, women who are paving the way in their profession, will share their stories, learnings and the challenges they had to overcome to get there.

Maryland’s Female First: Lessons Learned from Pioneers

Three female pioneers, women who are paving the way in their profession, will share their stories, learnings and the challenges they had to overcome to get there.

Transformational Leadership

With growth and change and an ever expanding global landscape, transformational leadership can inspire employees to embrace change by fostering an organizational culture of accountability, ownership, workplace autonomy and purpose. This panel comprised of seasoned leaders in for profit and not for profit sectors will share their different challenges and leadership styles, approaches and learnings.

Transformational Leadership

With growth and change and an ever expanding global landscape, transformational leadership can inspire employees to embrace change by fostering an organizational culture of accountability, ownership, workplace autonomy and purpose. This panel comprised of seasoned leaders in for profit and not for profit sectors will share their different challenges and leadership styles, approaches and learnings.

Transformational Leadership

With growth and change and an ever expanding global landscape, transformational leadership can inspire employees to embrace change by fostering an organizational culture of accountability, ownership, workplace autonomy and purpose. This panel comprised of seasoned leaders in for profit and not for profit sectors will share their different challenges and leadership styles, approaches and learnings.

Transformational Leadership

With growth and change and an ever expanding global landscape, transformational leadership can inspire employees to embrace change by fostering an organizational culture of accountability, ownership, workplace autonomy and purpose. This panel comprised of seasoned leaders in for profit and not for profit sectors will share their different challenges and leadership styles, approaches and learnings.

Command Presence: What High EQ Leaders Do That Others Don’t

Whether you are the CEO or the administrative assistant, you can demonstrate command presence by embracing the qualities and practicing the skills of emotional intelligence. Learn the characteristics and best practices of emotionally intelligent leaders and how to demonstrate command presence in any situation.

Women and Men Shaping Equality Here and Abroad

Marc will highlight executives that are leveraging their platforms to shape equality in the United States and beyond. This session will feature the inspirational impact these leaders are making and explore ways attendees can leverage their platform, positions and voice to become a bigger part of reshaping gender equality.

Speak with Impact

How do you feel walking into a room and giving a presentation? How about walking up to someone and starting a conversation at a networking event? How we communicate – about ourselves and about our work – can influence our career trajectory. This critical leadership skill will help you build relationships, win business, and move up in your career.

Get Mindful: Creating Balance in Our Busy Lives

Short session on the importance of balance between our professional and personal lives. In this session, we will learn how to use simple mindfulness techniques to reduce our stress and increase our balance and happiness.

Other Speakers & Moderators

ounder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, Sheela Murthy completed her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, and has been admitted to practice as an attorney in New York, Maryland, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Located in Baltimore County, Maryland, her firm of approximately 100 professionals concentrates in the area of U.S. immigration law. Murthy practiced with major law firms in New York and Baltimore before launching her own firm in 1994, then known as the Law Office of Sheela Murthy.
Murthy often travels to meet with senior officials of U.S. consulates abroad, as well as the different USCIS service centers in the U.S., to discuss policies and procedures. This enables the Murthy Law Firm to better serve and advocate for its clients. She is fluent in French and Hindi.
She presents papers and speaks on complex immigration law issues before the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and other national and international organizations, including the International Bar Association in London and the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees (2002-2009) and, for a number of years, co-chaired the American Immigration Council (AIC)’s Annual Immigrant Achievement Awards, which selects, recognizes, and honors outstanding immigrants who have made notable contributions to American life. The Murthy Law Firm continues to be a generous sponsor of that annual event.
A regularly featured writer, sharing information with her colleagues on consular matters and other immigration law topics, Murthy is often called upon by television network affiliates and newspapers to discuss immigration law, she is also featured in many international publications for her worldwide practice, for her leadership in the business community, and for her philanthropic work. She and her firm have been awarded the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating for lawyers and represents a measure of esteem for which attorneys strive. It recognizes Murthy for her outstanding legal abilities, acknowledged by her peers, and signifies the highest professional ethics and conduct. A video introduction of Sheela Murthy is available on YouTube. Murthy also has been featured in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, and a blog and video by The Story Exchange.

Topics

Krish Vignarajah came to this country at just 9 months old, when her family fled a violent civil war in Sri Lanka. Today she is President & CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, one of the country’s largest immigration and refugee organizations. Krish’s journey, from refugee to CEO, has been characterized by a drive to advocate boldly for those in need – and her ability to transform her own unique story into a source of power and change.

Three female pioneers, women who are paving the way in their profession, will share their stories, learnings and the challenges they had to overcome to get there.

Whether you are the CEO or the administrative assistant, you can demonstrate command presence by embracing the qualities and practicing the skills of emotional intelligence (EI).  In this session, you will learn the characteristics and best practices of emotionally intelligent (EQ) leaders and gain insights into what you can do to demonstrate command presence in any situation.  Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action, an Emotional Intelligence training company.

With growth and change and an ever expanding global landscape, transformational leadership can inspire employees to embrace change by fostering an organizational culture of accountability, ownership, workplace autonomy and purpose.  This panel comprised of seasoned leaders in for profit and not for profit sectors will share their different challenges and leadership styles, approaches and learnings.

Short session on the importance of balance between our professional and personal lives.   In this session, we will learn how to use simple mindfulness techniques to reduce our stress and increase our balance and happiness.

Marc will highlight executives that are leveraging their platforms to shape equality in the United States and beyond.  This session will feature the inspirational impact these leaders are making and explore ways attendees can leverage their platform, positions and voice to become a bigger part of reshaping gender equality.

How do you feel walking into a room and giving a presentation? How about walking up to someone and starting a conversation at a networking event? How we communicate – about ourselves and about our work – can influence our career trajectory. This critical leadership skill will help you build relationships, win business, and move up in your career. In this session, led by a former opera singer and global public speaking expert, you will learn practical techniques that you can immediately apply to speak with confidence and authenticity in any situation.

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