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70% of companies have a C-suite with 25% or fewer women

The number one reason holding women back from C-suite roles is a lack of succession management for the

leadership pipeline

Only one-third of

companies have

women currently being groomed for executive roles

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Our Mission

A Way Forward: Women in Leadership Summit offers current female corporate leaders a diverse community to enhance skills and share ideas to build more inclusive environments in which they can improve personal and organizational performance. Brandon Hall Group’s research validated the need to offer targeted development opportunities for women to improve capabilities, communication, understanding and sensitivity between genders and cultures. To grow and achieve their potential personally and professionally, women need support for addressing the unique internal and external obstacles they face.

Who Should Participate

The WIL Summit is designed for women in leadership roles -- including mid-level  to senior managers, directors, VPs, and C-level -- in corporations, non-profits, and government agencies.  The WIL Summit is also a great opportunity for men who lead diverse teams and seek greater understanding of how to better recruit, engage, develop, and retain talented women.

 

Whether you attend to drive your personal development, improve leadership programs in your organization, or both -- this is the summit for you!

The Goals

  • Diagnose the current state of women in leadership at your organization.
  • Share leading practices for driving greater opportunities for women leaders.
  • Share leading practices for creating a higher-impact future state for women leaders.
  • Create and develop new relationships and strengthen your ability to coach and mentor, and serve as a role model and leader inside and outside your organization.

The Experience

  • Create a compelling personal brand that reflects your authentic self and exudes confidence and leadership.
  • Learn conflict resolution techniques that utilize effective communication to bridge diversity gaps.
  • Be able to successfully navigate tough conversations such as asking for equal compensation, seeking a promotion, and giving candid feedback to both subordinates and superiors.
  • Build and leverage networks that help you achieve your goals.
  • Incorporate sustainable practices that will improve your overall wellbeing across your mental, emotional and physical foundations.
  • Create strategies for dealing with stress and work-life balance.
  • Learn new ideas and approaches that you can implement in your organization to help inspire others.

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Our Presenters

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer
Brandon Hall Group

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Nellie Borrero

Global Inclusion and Diversity Managing Director
Accenture

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Rachael Bourque

Director, Corporate Employability
Pearson North America

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Lisa Cannata

Director of Organizational Readiness
Adventist Health System

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Kate Day

VP, Global Workforce Enablement, Global Technology & Operations
MetLife

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Jenny Dearborn

Senior VP and Chief Learning Officer
SAP

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Jodi Detjen

Co-founder and Principal
Orange Grove Consulting

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Amy Dreher

VP, Learning & Development
CoreNet Global

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Daria Friedman

Principal Analyst
Brandon Hall Group

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Carolina Fonseca

Global Inclusion and Diversity
Accenture

Sheila Gatlin

Executive Director
Ernst & Young

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Geeta Gwalani

Head of Talent Integration and Talent Management
Tata Consultancy Services

 

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Lauren Hood

Diversity and Inclusion Executive
Bank of America

 

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Kim Jones

Senior Director, Learning and Development
Hunter Douglas, North America

Julie Knight-Ludvigson

Chief Marketing Officer
Reflektive

Susan Long

Vice President of Learning Solutions
United Healthcare

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Mia Mends

Chief Executive Officer
Inspirus & Sodexo, Benefits and Rewards Services, USA

 

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Radhika Paul

Vice President & Principal
Manpower Group - Right Management

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Michael Rochelle

Chief Strategy Officer
Brandon Hall Group

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Rebecca Shoher

Senior Director of Education Services
Dell

Bonnie St. John

F500 Business Consultant
Blue Circle Leadership

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Susan Van Klink

SVP and General Manager
SuccessFinder

 

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Sarah Vita

Head of Sales Support
AXA US

Kara Weeden

VP Human Resources
Bloomin' Brands

Namrata Yadav

SVP, Head of Inclusion & Diversity
Bank of America

Mike Zimmer

Chief Procurement Officer
PeopleTicker

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Dates and Location

The summit will be held Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16, 2017 - at the

Delray Beach Marriott Hotel located at 10 N. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, Florida 33483

 

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Ticket Pricing

EARLY BIRD
through April 14

 

General $645

 

Members* $445

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STANDARD
April 15 - June 14

 

General $895

 

Members* $695

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Agenda

Please continue to check back for updates to our agenda as we work to finalize the details.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

9:30-11:00AM

Keynote and Panel: Leading with Authenticity

In this two-part keynote and panel you will gain actionable strategies about how you can create an effective leadership style that’s authentically yours.

 

11:15AM-12:15PM

Panel: Best Practices in Leadership Development

A panel of dynamic leaders share their personal experiences, lessons learned and personal best practices in leadership.

 

12:15-1:15PM

Lunch

 

1:30-2:30PM

Session: Risk-Taking to Supercharge Growth

In this session, participants learn the psychology behind risk taking and how to embrace risk as the means for growth and development. They learn why we like our “comfort zone” and how to move beyond it. Participants practice removing barriers to risk, evaluating opportunities through a new lens, and how to maximize the benefits of failure.

 

 

2:45-4:45PM

Workshop: Your Personal Brand

Dive deep into how to best show up in initial interactions, as well as our ongoing ability to consistently behave and communicate to achieve specific personal goals.

 

4:15-5:30PM

Panel Session: Eliminating Tough from the Tough Conversations

Drawing inspiration from proven leadership techniques, we’ll explore some examples that illustrate how to prevent many of the tough conversations and how to turn many more into positive ones - including equal compensation, promotions, and giving honest feedback.

 

5:30-6:30PM

Free Time Before Welcome Reception

 

6:30-8:30PM

Welcome Reception

Friday, June 16, 2017

8:00-9:00AM

Breakfast

 

9:15-10:15AM

Session: Multi-Cultural Differences

Do the programs we create to address the advancement of women truly encompass the experiences of Asian, Black, and Hispanic women? Join this session for a lively discussion with women who are taking practical steps at their own companies to ensure that women’s programs advance all women.

 

10:30-11:30AM

Session: Harness Your Power

Focus on building awareness of key leadership qualities, uncovering social bias, and changing the micro-behaviors that inhibit women’s advancement.

 

 

 

 

11:30AM-12:30PM

Lunch

 

12:45-1:30PM

Session: Increasing your Executive Presence – Get your Gravitas on!

In this interactive session, you will learn some practical ways to increase your executive presence and get your Gravitas on…and keep it on, regardless of the situation.

1:45-3:00pm

Panel Session: Where Are All the Women Mentors?

In this panel session, a group of leaders from various industries will discuss their experiences with mentorship, and what women can do to advance female mentorship in the workplace.

 

3:00PM SUMMIT CONCLUDES

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Download a Complimentary Copy of Our Women in Leadership Research

Women in Leadership and Gender Parity:
Is Change Happening Fast Enough?

This report, based on the survey research and subsequent interviews with seasoned women leaders throughout the world, provides significant insight into the barriers women face and the efforts several organizations are making to improve the situation. It also offers several critical calls to action, along with detailed data.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY

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Sponsors

We currently have sponsorship opportunities available. To request a brochure, please contact us at WIL@brandonhall.com.

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Email us with questions: WIL@brandonhall.com

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