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2009 Agenda

Agenda

7:30-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:45 Opening Keynote: Tory Johnson, Marcus Buckingham, Glenda Hatchett

10:00-11:00 a.m.—Seminar Session I

 

Navigating the Leadership Labyrinth – MR 113

For women who aspire to top leadership, routes exist but they are full of twists and turns, both unexpected and expected. Reaching the C-suite requires persistence, awareness of one’s progress, and a careful analysis of the puzzles that lie ahead. This session will help you identify your path to leadership by teaching you how to:

  • Overcome resistance to women’s leadership
  • Develop your own leadership style
  • Invest wisely in social capital

Karen Dougherty Buchholz, vice president of administration, Comcast Corporation

Janet Murguía, president and chief executive officer, National Council of La Raza

Claire L. Karr-bo Tse, principal, Tse Solutions, LLC

Moderator:  Lynn Doyle, host, It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle

Proudly sponsored by Comcast

 

Women’s Health, Sexuality and Wellness – MR 105

Is there a relationship between health, well-being and sexual satisfaction? The answer is a resounding “yes”! This session will discuss common health concerns of women of all ages and will offer solutions that utilize an integrative health and spirituality model.

Evelyn Resh, CNM, MPH, author, “The Secret Life of Teen Girls; What Your Mother Wouldn’t Talk about But Your Daughter Needs to Know”

Host: Colleen M. Gallaher is the director of regulatory affairs, Highmark Inc.

Proudly sponsored by Highmark, Inc.

 

Investing During Volatile Times – MR 114

Whether you prefer turning to experts for advice or taking a self-directed approach to managing your portfolio, your investment approach has undoubtedly been affected by current market volatility.  This session will provide practical tips for managing your investments and outline the warning signs you need to recognize when managing your money during volatile times.

Susan Mucciarone, managing executive, Calibre

Manisha Thakor, author, “On My Own Two Feet” [download presentation handout]

Stacey Tisdale

Moderator: Consuelo Mack, host, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack on PBS

Host: Jan Heller, executive vice president, Wachovia

Proudly sponsored by Wachovia

 

Reinvent Yourself!- Strategies for Successful Change – Ballroom A

In this motivating and interactive program, attendees will learn The Seven Steps of ReinventionTM, as told through inspiring business examples, personal stories and role models drawn from popular culture. The steps covered will include:

  • Taking responsibility for creating your vision
  • Being realistic in setting timeframes for your goals
  • Believing in what you have to offer

You’ll leave this session with the practical tools-and the inspiration-to reinvent yourself!

Pamela Mitchell, founder and CEO of The Reinvention Institute

Host: Cynthia Gouw, host, SnapGlow.tv on Philly.com

 

Find Your Strongest Life  – Ballroom B

In this session Marcus Buckingham digs deeper into the research that reveals what the happiest and most successful women do differently. Learn powerful strategies to help you draw on your own unique strengths to feel fulfilled, successful and in control of your life. Discover how to take care of your most important responsibilities without guilt that you aren’t doing enough and how to intentionally create a life in which you can make your greatest contribution.

Marcus Buckingham, author, “Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently”

Host: Sharon Pierce, regional sales manager, Continental

 

Negotiating from Strength – Communication Skills for Better Business and Personal Relationships – MR 109
Learn how to increase your advantage in both personal and professional dealings, including positioning yourself strategically during tough negotiations, clearly outlining expectations and demands, and reinforcing expectations with examples. Leave this session armed with the communication tools to negotiate from a point of influence.

Lynne Gold-Bikin, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP

 

Creating a Culture of Courage: The New Leadership Challenge  – MR 108

As companies are demanding that employees do more with less and try to anticipate the future, courage has become a critical and often overlooked element of every leader’s skill set and “scorecard.” We can no longer be averse to taking risks or remain complacent in any organization –our success depends on our ability to make difficult decisions confidently and quickly… about our businesses, about our careers and about our lives. While many believe that courage is a quality that leaders are born with, Cindy Solomon teaches that you can:

  • Build “courage skills” you’ll need to succeed in today’s changing environment
  • Use courage to work differently and more effectively
  • Use your decision making skills to succeed in this new world order

Cindy Solomon, speaker, writer, executive coach

Host: Cindy Aigeltinger, vice president and managing human resources business partner, SAP America, Inc.

 

Small Business Session – Mastering the Procurement Pipeline – MR 107

Ever wonder how your competitors are gaining access to new market opportunities? Small to mid-size businesses have products and services to sell, while big businesses and the government are looking to diversify their suppliers.  How do you make the connection? This session will show you what you need to be ready to sell to big business.

Miriam Soto, director of training, The Women’s Business Center at Community First Fund

Lyn Pierce Strickler, executive vice president and managing director, Harmelin Media

Geri Swift, president, Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ

 

Young Women’s ProgramSpecial Session: 10:00 – 12:30

Respect Rally  – MR 111

Young women want respect-inside and out! So are you ready to Rally?  During this interactive session, you’ll work together to learn how respect is connected to everything: How you feel about yourself, the choices you make and the impact you have on your world. Learn how to boost yours self-respect, create healthy relationships, reach your goals and end cycles of disrespect through the Respect Basics.

Courtney Macavinta, founder and CEO, RespectRX

Morgan Wiley, international program manager, RespectRX

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Seminar Session II

Senior Level Leaders:  Nurturing Innovation, Creativity and Profits – MR 114

In a world of constant change and increased competition, your organization’s bottom line depends on a reservoir of fresh ideas. Your role as leaders is to look beyond the status quo and leverage the competitive advantage of your team’s brain power.  Take your cues from these visionary leaders and learn how to:

  • Create an environment that fosters innovation
  • Kick start your own creative thinking
  • Balance innovation with execution

Lisa Bodell, CEO, futurethink

Doreen Masalta, Director of Projects and Contract Management, PECO

Moderator: Lynn Doyle, host, It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle

Proudly sponsored by PECO

 

Think Your Way to Healthy Living – MR 113

Losing weight and keeping it off is not just a matter of willpower and a healthy eating plan. To be successful, you need to learn a set of cognitive (thinking) and behavioral skills.  Dr. Judith Beck will help you to think differently and overcome common dieting pitfalls and sabotaging thoughts.  You’ll learn how to:

  • Eat favorite foods while steadily losing weight
  • Feel in control in the most challenging situations
  • Feel confident in your ability to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan
  • Remain motivated to maintain weight loss for life

Judith Beck, Ph.D., director, The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and author, “The Complete Beck Diet for Life”

Host: Ralph Cioffi, general manager, vir tu

 

Making Ends Meet – 15 Things You Can Do Right Now  – MR 108

While most people associate the word “saving” with deprivation or denial, this session will highlight how a tactical program of savings can actually increase joy in your life.  We’ll highlight 15 simple steps that you can take to strengthen your bottom line today and create a solid financial future for tomorrow. You’ll learn powerful rules of thumb for how to save on the big things (homes, cars, kids, education) as well as practical tips for how to enjoy your day-to-day life with out breaking the bank.

Manisha Thakor, author, “On My Own Two Feet”

Host: Irene Hannan, senior vice president, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania

 

Reinvent Yourself!- Strategies for Successful Change – ENCORE – Ballroom A

In this motivating and interactive program, attendees will learn The Seven Steps of ReinventionTM, as told through inspiring business examples, personal stories and role models drawn from popular culture. The steps covered will include:

  • Taking responsibility for creating your vision
  • Being realistic in setting timeframes for your goals
  • Believing in what you have to offer

You’ll leave this session with the practical tools-and the inspiration-to reinvent yourself

Pamela Mitchell, founder and CEO of The Reinvention Institute

Host: Cynthia Gouw, host, SnapGlow.tv on Philly.com

 

Fired to Hired: Bouncing Back From Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now – MR 105

Searching for a job isn’t what it was 20 years ago-or even 2 years ago. Today, it’s not enough to be a great candidate; one must be an exceptional jobseeker as well.  With the country’s unemployment rate inching closer to 10 percent, Tory Johnson, founder of Women For Hire, is in the trenches-busier than ever before helping Americans go from helpless to hired. Loaded with brilliant tips on how to get noticed and get hired, this session will help you feel stronger and more ready to face your job hunt.

Tory Johnson, founder and CEO, Women for Hire

Host: CTCA

 

What Happy Women Know – Ballroom B

Your happiness is not a luxury – it is a necessity.  Happiness makes you better at everything you do – your work and your relationships.  It is also a health issue.  Happy people tend to be healthier and more resilient.  We will show you that happiness is not just luck.  It is a discipline.  In this session, you will learn:

  • A framework for turning the life you have now into a happier life
  • Common obstacles to happiness – how to spot them and get around them
  • Easy to use, practical tools taking control of your own happiness

Barrett Avigdor & Cathy Greenberg, authors, “What Happy Working Women Know”

Host: Dr. Sramila Aithal, medical oncologist and hematological-oncologist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center

 

Conquering Social Media – MR 109

Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook aren’t just for catching up with your high school friends, they are also powerful tools that can help you advance your career or find your next job.  This seminar will cover the importance of building, maintaining and monitoring a powerful online footprint to create a personal brand.

Eve Tahmincioglu, writer, careerdiva.net

Host: Clear Channel

 

Small Business Session – The Capital Connection:  Finding Funding for Your Business – MR 107

Are you dreaming of starting your own business? In this session, successful entrepreneurs will share how to identify sources of cash flow and investors to back your business.  You’ll leave armed with knowledge and resources to avoid financial pitfalls and catapult your dreams into reality.

Cheryl Brida, senior vice president, Wachovia Bank

Linda Galante, director, Goldenseeds

Jen Groover, founder and CEO, Butler Bags and Launchers Café

Moderator: Therese Flaherty, director, Wharton Small Business Development Center

1:00-2:30 Keynote Lunch: Governor Edward G. Rendell, Suze Orman

 

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.—Seminar Session III

Multicultural Women: Enabling Authentic Leadership – MR 113

Articulating what it takes to create and manage a model of authentic leadership is critical to leadership success individually and across an enterprise. This workshop will enable an assessment of one’s own perception of a current leadership model and the actual behaviors that support what an authentic leader says and does.

Jessica Faye Carter, CEO, Nette Media

Mimi Kenney Smith, founder, VSA of Philadelphia

Rosie Saez, senior vice president and human resources manager, Wachovia

Moderator: Claire L. Karr-bo Tse, principal, Tse Solutions, LLC

 

The Power of NO! – Ballroom B

We know all too well the perils of “yes”; we’ve overcommitted our time, energy and emotions because we couldn’t use that one little word with so much power: “no”.  If you find yourself often doing more than your fair share, suffering too many fools or just needing more time to yourself, then you just might need to learn the power of no! With irreverence and humor, Beth Wareham will teach you:

  • How deft use of the word “no” right at the start sets the tenor of a new relationship
  • How “no” can play to our advantage in personal and professional relationships
  • How “no” can help anyone navigate the less appealing moments of daily life-and sometimes even change the world

Beth Wareham, author, “The Power of NO” and vice president and director of lifestyle publishing, Scribner

Host: Clear Channel

 

Small Business Session – Developing a Platform to Build Your Brand – Ballroom A

Many small business owners make the mistake of thinking they are just selling a product or services. Remember, you are building and selling your brand, and YOU are the best representation of your brand. Jen Groover will teach you how to build a platform utilizing the media, online social networking, licensing, and strategic partnerships to build a strong brand that will enhance your bottom line.

Jen Groover, founder and CEO, Butler Bags and Launchers Café

 

 

2:30-5:30—ReWork Career Fair/Power Sessions

3:00—3 Steps to a Powerful Lasting Impression

First impressions are critical and should be given serious thought. We spend so much time and money only to walk into a room and within 7 seconds, a decision is made by others about our trust, image, respect and business dealings. Learn to take best advantage of the 7 seconds you get to stand out in the crowd.

Sara Canuso, president of A Suitable Solution [download presentation handout]

 

3:20—Secrets of a Hiring Manger

Learn the best ways to win over a hiring manager and get a leg up on the competition.   You’ll learn how to advance your resume past scanning software to have your resume seen by human eyes; make a distinctive impression in an interview; follow-up properly after an interview and ultimately make it to the top of the “short-list” for the position.

Colleen Trimbur, recruiter, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

 

3:40—Negotiating from Strength – Communication Skills for Better Business and Personal Relationships
Learn how to increase your advantage in both personal and professional dealings, including positioning yourself strategically during tough negotiations, clearly outlining expectations and demands, and reinforcing expectations with examples. Leave this session armed with the communication tools to negotiate from a point of influence.

Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin, attorney, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP

 

4:00—Pro-NetworkingTM: How to be Proactive, Productive and Profitable

Whether you are in the corporate world or your own business, networking is essential for every businessperson.   You will learn how to make your networking more productive, techniques for using business cards more effectively and how you can boost your reputation and profile with ‘internal networking’. And, you’ll leave this session with an action plan to boost your networking skills and grow your business.

Neen James, networking expert and executive managing director of the Philadelphia chapter of eWomen Network

 

2:30-5:30 p.m.—Mentor Match, Resume Critiques

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Exhibit Hall open all day

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