2019 women’s conference of florida schedule

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 | TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER

 
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7:00 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS, EXPO AREA OPENS AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST BEGINS
Registration will take place in the MAIN FOYER located on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center. Once registered, please proceed to the EXPO area located in BALLROOM A for exhibitor and vendor booths and continental breakfast.
8:00 AM - MAIN BALLROOM
CONFERENCE DOORS OPEN FOR MORNING SESSION
 
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8:30 AM - 9:45 AM - MAIN BALLROOM
"PRICE OF SHAME: A FORUM CONFIDENTIAL" KEYNOTE WITH MONICA LEWINSKY

Based on her TED talk that has been viewed over 15 million times, Monica discusses how through online content, shaming others to make a profit has become commonplace. At the age of 24, she went from a private citizen to a humiliated public figure due to the expansive nature of the internet-centered news cycle. Now, in the age of social media, Monica provides insight into the painful realities of cyberbullying and online harassment. In her speech, she mixes her own experiences of public humiliation enhanced by the digital revolution with ways to find compassion and empathy through social media.

INTRODUCED BY: Chelsea Drinkard, Sales Associate, Office Space Brokers

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9:50 AM – 10:40 AM - MAIN BALLROOM
“HOW THE BUCCANEERS ARE LEADING THE WAY ON NFL GENDER DIVERSITY” PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Female executives from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talk candidly on how women can support and promote themselves and other women in their respective organizations and how the Bucs became leaders within the NFL in promoting gender diversity.
MODERATOR: Casey Phillips, Team Reporter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
PANELISTS: Christi Bedan, VP, Digital and Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nikki Donofrio, VP, Marketing Events and Entertainment, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kristin Hamwey, VP, Human Resources, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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10:40 AM
MAIN STAGE KEYNOTE AND PANEL DISCUSSION CONCLUDES
 
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MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION I – BALLROOM 18/19
OWN YOUR WORTH AND TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THE FINANCIAL TABLE
Do you wish you were more engaged with your finances, but struggle with where to start? It all starts with a purposeful dialogue to identify what has shaped your financial life and how you address your financial future. Join UBS for an engaging and interactive session on how women can take their seat at the money table, no matter what stage of life they may be at. We will begin with a purposeful dialogue that helps answer the following questions: What do you want to accomplish in your life? What are your main concerns? How do you achieve your life’s vision? Great! Now, how do you get there? Through an interactive session we will address the cornerstones of building financial confidence: Identifying your risk profile and how to invest based on that, basics of setting short, medium, and long term goals, planning for a 30+ year retirement, components of a well-diversified portfolio, key economic indicators to follow, and more.

PANELISTS: Theresa Bursey, St. Petersburg Branch Manager, UBS
Samantha Hopkins, Senior VP, Wealth Management, UBS
Pamela Mitchell, Senior VP, Wealth Management, UBS

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MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION II – BALLROOM 20/21
THE BALANCING ACT: ACHIEVING WORK LIFE BALANCE AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
It’s no easy feat, but it’s certainly possible with an employer and workplace that fully embraces the personal and professional growth of its employees and, by extension, their families. Meet with a panel of women from Johnson & Johnson Global Services, to discuss real life challenges that have been faced throughout their career journeys and have an open dialogue about the failures, successes, lessons learned, and how they get it done every day with tremendous passion.

WELCOMED BY: Barbara Dondarski, VP, Service Excellence, Johnson & Johnson
PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Goetz, Manager of Accounts Receivable, Johnson & Johnson
MODERATED BY: Ellie Wagner, Procurement Sourcing Operations Lead, Johnson & Johnsonn
PANELISTS: Holly Erdelac, Senior Director, Global Services Cross-Functional Training, Johnson & Johnson
Sanya Garrison, Director, Procurement Requisition to Pay, Johnson & Johnson
Lorelei Lampe, Head of Talent Acquisition, Johnson & Johnson Linda Maney, Director, Human Resources Strategy and Operations, Johnson & Johnson

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MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION III – BALLROOM 22/23
PUTTING THE POW IN EMPOWERMENT
Participants learn how to give the one-two punch to standing up and out by realizing what their Positives are, what Opportunities are out there for them, and how they might create a Wow factor that sets them apart!

WORKSHOP:    Gert Garman, Owner, Broad Perspective, LLC

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NOON
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS CONCLUDE
 
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NOON - MAIN BALLROOM
CONFERENCE DOORS OPEN FOR LUNCH SESSION

 
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1:00 PM – 1:50 PM - MAIN BALLROOM
“HOW TO FAIL FIRST, FAIL HARD AND FAIL FAST” KEYNOTE WITH RESHMA SAUJANI

Reshma Saujani is a serial failed politician. Strikingly, it is because of her failures she has built a national movement that is changing the conversation about women and technology. Recounting her personal narrative and lessons learned in this compelling, dynamic and earnest presentation, Saujani also weaves in stories of other accomplished women who have overcome roadblocks and forged new paths—women who have similarly learned to live an authentic life by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it. Offering tools to improve resiliency and embark on new ideas, she ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the country.

INTRODUCED BY: Nancy Tower, President and CEO, TECO

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1:50 PM
MAIN STAGE LUNCHEON KEYNOTE CONCLUDES
 
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AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION I – BALLROOM 18/19
OWN YOUR WORTH AND TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THE FINANCIAL TABLE
Do you wish you were more engaged with your finances, but struggle with where to start? It all starts with a purposeful dialogue to identify what has shaped your financial life and how you address your financial future. Join UBS for an engaging and interactive session on how women can take their seat at the money table, no matter what stage of life they may be at. We will begin with a purposeful dialogue that helps answer the following questions: What do you want to accomplish in your life? What are your main concerns? How do you achieve your life’s vision? Great! Now, how do you get there? Through an interactive session we will address the cornerstones of building financial confidence: Identifying your risk profile and how to invest based on that, basics of setting short, medium, and long term goals, planning for a 30+ year retirement, components of a well-diversified portfolio, key economic indicators to follow, and more.

PANELISTS: Theresa Bursey, St. Petersburg Branch Manager, UBS
Samantha Hopkins, Senior VP, Wealth Management, UBS
Pamela Mitchell, Senior VP, Wealth Management, UBS

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AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION II – BALLROOM 20/21
BREAK BARRIERS NOT BONES
Together, we are driving change through the empowerment of post-menopausal women with osteoporosis in Florida. We can’t afford to lose momentum. Our future is in our foundation; it’s in our bones. Osteoporosis is a growing public health crisis in the US, that if left unchecked can impact you or your family. Approximately 1 in 2 US women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. These events can be debilitating and cause complications for the patient. For the care-giver or family member, it can have a significant impact on their own personal or professional lives. Our moderated panel of experts will educate audience members and answer some of the most important questions to help you keep moving forward. What is osteoporosis? What’s the impact nationally, and why does this matter in Florida? What can I do to improve my bone health and avoid someone I love suffering a fracture? What barriers exist and how can I take action?

MODERATOR: Dr. Robin Creamer, DO, Leading Bone Health Expert, AdventHealth
PANELISTS: Dr. Vedashree Panthulu, Rheumatologist, Sun City, FL
Kathryn Pemble, Tampa Business Leader, Osteoporosis Patient and Caregiver

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MODERATOR: Marty Lanahan, Tampa Bay Market President, IBERIABANK

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AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION IV – BALLROOM 24/25
AKILAH INSTITUTE: STORIES OF CHANGE
This year marks the 25th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis. Rwanda courageously embraces the truth of a tragic past - while bravely declaring a commitment to a transformed future. With the vision of supporting the Rwandan government’s visionary strategy to invest in women’s education, in 2010, Tampa native, Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes founded the Akilah Institute for Women, East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women. Akilah’s unique model leverages technology, competency-based education, and personalized learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on the fast track to success. Since 2010, Akilah graduates have launched careers in finance, clean energy, eco-tourism, agribusiness, conservation, technology, and more. Students and graduates are inspiring young women who are leading the next generation of female leaders in a transformed Rwanda. Akilah Alumna Allen Ingabire, Board Member Merrin Jenkins, and Chief Development Officer Holly Habimana will share with you the powerful stories of Akilah’s students, and how their educational experience is helping transform their families, communities, and country.

MODERATOR: Amy Maguire, Principal, Shumaker Advisors
PANELISTS: Holly Habimana, Chief Development Officer, Akilah Institute
Allen Ingabire, Alumna, Akilah Institute
Merrin Jenkins, Co-Founder, Willa’s

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3:00 PM
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS CONCLUDE
 
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3:05 PM – 4:15 PM - MAIN BALLROOM
“BETTER THAN FINE: HOW HONESTY CAN BRING US THROUGH THE LONELINESS OF TRAGEDY”
KEYNOTE WITH NORA MCINERNY

Why do we ask “how are you?” when we don’t want to know the real answer? And why do we always say “fine” even when the truth is that things are anything But fine? In her work as the host of the podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” Nora shares the universal truths that make loss and suffering less lonely. She invites audiences to consider a less isolating, more honest answer to the question “how are you?” An answer that builds empathy and connection within the most human of experiences: struggle.

INTRODUCED BY: Kelly Cullen, Executive VP and COO, Tampa General Hospital

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4:30 PM – 5:30 PM - MAIN BALLROOM
A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ABBY WAMBACH

Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer for male and female soccer players. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. An activist for equality and inclusion, Abby is the author of the New York Times bestseller Forward: A Memoir and WOLFPACK. In a thoughtful conversation, Abby Wambach will share her remarkable wisdom as a leader and as an activist for pay equity, equality and inclusion.

MODERATOR: Marie Chinnici-Everitt, Chief Marketing Director, DTCC

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5:30 PM - AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SESSIONS AND CONFERENCE CONCLUDE

5:40 PM - 6:30 PM - EXPO AREA/BALLROOM A
BOOK SIGNING WITH NORA MCINERNY AND ETAF RUM

6:30 PM
BOOK SIGNING CONCLUDES