2019 Women's Empowerment Conference | PROGRAM

 

 

       

We are pleased to be continuing to develop a STELLAR can't miss agenda for 2019. Please check back soon for additional details. In the meantime please feel free to review our working program that can be found below.

MONDAY APRIL 22, 2019
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
General Registration + Welcome Reception
The Disneyland Hotel 

TUESDAY APRIL 23, 2019
8:00 AM | General Registration

8:15 PM | Welcome + Introductions

8:30 AM | Morning Keynote | Our Unique Leadership Journeys 
Wenda Fong | Member, Board of Trustees, California State University
Rhonda Johnson | California President, AT&T
Tammy Thieman | Senior Program Manager, Career Choice, Amazon
Kimberley Goode | Senior Vice President External Affairs, Blue Shield of California
Rachel Michelin | President, California Retailers Association | Moderator

9:30 AM | Networking Break

10:00 AM | Learning Sessions
(select one)

The HRart of Leadership: Your Path and Power | Samm Smeltzer, CEO, Leadership Arts Associates

Mining Your Connections | Cassandra Pye, Founder and CEO, 3.14 Communications

Saying NO with Grace and Grit | Michele Molitor, Your Executive Confidence Coach & Rapid Rewire Expert, Founder & CEO at Nectar Consulting, Inc.

She Warrior Self-Defense | Jennifer Cassetta

Preparing to Care...and the Cost of Doing Nothing | Chemane Rene', Gerontology Specialist and Co-Founder of Plan Your Story

11:30 AM | Lunch

12:00 PM | Workplace Positivity: Engaging Employees To Create A Positive Workplace Culture | Marla Corson, Ph.D., CSP, Director of Safety, Health and Environment, and North American Customer Fulfillment, Amazon

1:00 PM | Learning Sessions
(select one)

Go From Worrier to Warrior: Practical Ways To Conquer Your Stress | Dr. Kathy Gruver

She Warrior Self-Defense | Jennifer Cassetta

A Woman's Voice: Unlock Your Authentic Presence and Influence | Rasheryl L. McCreary, CEO, TAO Leadership Development, Inc.

Believe the Dots Will Connect | Amy Goldberg

Girlfriend's Guide to Serving on an Appointed Board | PANEL
Ting Sun, Member, California State Board of Education
Alicia Berhow, Member and Former President, California Board of Accountancy
Sonya Logman, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
April Lopez, Advisory Commission on Special Education
Leticia Clark, Councilmember, City of Tustin | Moderator

2:00 PM | Networking Break

2:30 PM | Learning Sessions
(select one)

Saying NO with Grace and Grit | Michele Molitor, Founder and CEO, Nectar Consulting, Inc.

Unleash You Inner Powerhouse: Stop.Downplaying.Your.Worth | Janet Zaretsky

Tough Conversations: Fostering Successful Collaboration from Opposing Viewpoints | Catherine Reheis-Boyd

Preparing to Care...and the Cost of Doing Nothing | Chemane Rene'

Financial Leadership | PANEL
Joy Higa, Board Member, CalSTRS
Laura Meier, Meier Law Firm
Erica Dias, Vice President, SAFE Credit Union
Catharine Baker, former CA State Assemblymember | Moderator

3:30 PM | Networking Break

4:00 PM | Learning Sessions
(select one)

Engaging Men as Allies for Gender Equality | Julie Kratz

Media Training- Telling Your Story Effectively | Karamel McCoy, Founder, Women Travel Abroad

Uncover the Valuable Leader in You | Velma Knowles

Go From Worrier to Warrior: Practical Ways To Conquer Your Stress | Dr. Kathy Gruver

Developing, and Maintaining, Your ONLINE Personal Brand | Arianna Barrios, President, CommunicaitonsLAB

5:30 PM | Evening Reception

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2019

8:00 AM | Continental Breakfast + Networking

8:15 AM | Welcome + Introductions

8:30 AM | Morning Keynote | Women Leading in Business
Margita Thompson, Vice President, California Resources Corporation
Lorena Hernandez, California Director, Community Engagement, Comcast NBCUniversal
Grace Davis, Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer, Sutter Health Systems
Jeanne Radsick, President Elect, California Association of Realtors

Kassandra Gough, CALPINE| Moderator 

9:30 AM | Networking Break

10:00 AM | Learning Sessions
(select one)

Communications in the Digital Age: What's Hot and What's Not
Lynsey Paulo, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, PG&E
Rachel Smith, Founder and Owner, Wordsmith Communications
Jennifer Ramp, Sr. Communications Manager, Portfolio & Project Management, SDG&E
Kathy McKim, Senior Vice President, The Hawksbill Group | Moderator

Courageous Leadership: How to be a Vulnerable Leader Worth Following | Lisa Marie Platske

How to Navigate the Corporate Board Process | Amii Barnard-Bahn JD, Barnard-Bahn Consulting & Coaching

Media Training- Telling Your Story Effectively | Karamel McCoy

Believe the Dots Will Connect | Amy Goldberg

11:00 AM | Lunch General Session | Sponsored by AT&T
THRIVE Break with Kaiser Permanente
Remarks by AT&T
Video from First Partner

1:15 PM | Learning Sessions
(select one)

Unleash You Inner Powerhouse: Stop.Downplaying.Your.Worth | Janet Zaretsky

Courageous Leadership: How to be a Vulnerable Leader Worth Following | Lisa Marie Platske

A Woman's Voice: Unlock Your Authentic Presence and Influence | Rasheryl L. McCreary, CEO, TAO Leadership Development, Inc.

Addicted to Busy | PANEL

Rachel Michelin, President, California Retailers Association
Judith Burns, Director, West Region Anatomic Pathology Operations
Elizabeth Ashford, Eaze | Moderator 

How to be Part of the 2020 Citizen’s Redistricting Commission | Elaine Howle, CPA, CA State Auditor

2:15 PM | Networking Break

3:15 PM | Closing Keynote | Sponsored by California Association of Realtors
Mona Pasquil, President, CA Women Lead Board of Directors

4:30 PM | Conference Concludes


8:30 AM-5:00 PM