Career Summit – Boston

Career Summit - Boston

Career Summit – Boston


Start: Sep 27, 2018 at 08:00 am
End: Sep 27, 2018 at 06:30 pm


Omni Parker House
60 School St
Boston, MA 02108

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A Full Day of Career & Leadership Development Training!

SharpHeels Career Summit is a multi-city event designed to educate professionals with a passion for advancing their careers. Join SharpHeels and an intimate group of your peers to hear local leaders and career experts discuss topics such as:

  • Successful Career Planning
  • Overcoming Career Obstacles
  • Being an Impactful Leader
  • Enhancing Executive Presence

And roll-up your sleeves for workshops between panel discussions on:

  • Understanding Your Work Values
  • Creating an Impactful Career Plan
  • Building Leadership Skills
  • Creating a Professional Brand

In addition, you’ll get:

  • Professional headshots taken to use on Linkedin.
  • Learn and Network with like-minded professionals.
  • SharpHeels Tote Bag & Worksheets.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and cocktails with your peers.

Ticket Price: $295

Limited seats available, so register today. And remember to bring lots of business cards!

Parking not included. The ticket does not include parking or transportation. We will offer some suggestions at the hotel (valet & self-parking options), but we suggest public transportation, car-pooling or ride-sharing apps.

No Refund Policy. Registration fees for SharpHeels Events are non-refundable. A registrant may transfer their registration to another SharpHeels event or transfer the registration to another person.

Panel Discussions & Workshops:

8:00-8:30 am: Check-in & Breakfast
Check-in at the registration desk and pick-up your badge and tote bag, and then enjoy some coffee, tea, breakfast sandwiches and danishes before the day kicks-off! Headshots will be taken during breakfast, lunch and each break.

8:30-9:00 am: Kick-off
Our Mistress of Ceremonies will kick-off the day with an overview of the importance of Career Planning and Leadership Development and will discuss the panels and workshops for the day.

9:00-9:95 am: Successful Career Planning
Hear female executives discuss how career planning impacted their careers, how important mentors and supporters were for their careers, how they set goals and advice on negotiating a promotion.
Panelists: Reshma Kewalramani, EVP & Chief Medical Officer, Vertex, Jessica Griffin, VP, Product Management, Kronos, Ellen Mahoney, Chief HR Officer, Harvard Business School, & Moderator: Allison Keavey, Head of Talent, Wayfair

10:00-11:00 am: Workshop: Career Planning
Conducted by a career coach, our career planning workshop and worksheets are designed to help attendees assess their work-related skills and values, and then build an easy career plan summary for the short-term (1 yr), mid-term (2-5 yrs) and long term (5 yrs+) goals, to keep track of the progression. They will also be asked to set and accomplish at least 3 career action items over the next 6-12 months.

11:15-12:00 pm: Overcoming Career Obstacles
Hear female executives discuss their biggest career obstacles and how they overcame them (Work-Life Balance, Office Politics, Bad Performance Review, Job Loss, Losing Career Direction, Changing Career Path, Over-Worked and Underpaid, Lacking the right education/experience, etc.)

Panelists: Sarah McKenna, SVP, Fans & Entertainment, Boston Red Sox, Lenka Patten, VP, Human Resources, Reebok, Lorraine Townsend, SVP, Human Resources, Athenahealth, & Moderator: Robin Bostic, DVP, Health Economics, Abbott

12:00-12:45 pm: Lunch
Enjoy a long break and snack on some wraps and market fresh salad while you network with other attendees. Headshots will be taken during lunch and each break.

12:45-1:45 pm: Workshop: Career Planning (Part 2)
Part 2 of your Career Planning Workshop – Conducted by a career coach, build an easy career plan summary for the short-term (1 yr), mid-term (2-5 yrs) and long term (5 yrs+) goals, to keep track of the progression. They will also be asked to set and accomplish at least 3 career action items over the next 6-12 months.

2:00-2:45 pm: Being an Impactful Leader
Hear female executives discuss the most important qualities of a good leader, how to manage people by influence, even if you’re not a manager, and how to always put your team members and customer first.

Panelists: Pamela Kenn, VP, Community, Boston Red Sox, Mary Monovoukas, Chief Global Regulatory, Boston Scientific, Rachel Gantz, SVP, Commercial Strategy at comScore

3:00-3:45 pm: Workshop: Leadership Development
Conducted by an executive coach, this workshop will train attendees on the key success factors for climbing the corporate ladder, how to build your professional brand, how to be a thought leader at your company and in your industry, and how to negotiate a promotion.

4:00-5:00 pm: Enhancing Executive Presence
Hear female executives discuss how they became executives and how they manage large organizations from the company strategy to the company culture.

Panelists: Trish Torizzo, SVP & CIO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dana Klein, GM, Digital Commerce, Converse, Ann Marie Beasley, SVP & CMO, Allscripts, Moderator: Leah Leahy, VP, Sales, Boston Bruins

5:00-6:30 pm: Networking Happy Hour
Enjoy wine and appetizers while you network with attendees and speakers.

Ann Marie Beasley

Reshma Kewalramani
EVP & Chief Medical Officer

Jessica Griffin
VP, Product Management

Ellen Mahoney
Chief HR Officer
Harvard Business School

Sarah McKenna
SVP, Fans & Entertainment
Boston Red Sox

Lenka Patten
VP, Human Resources

Lorraine Townsend
SVP, Human Resources

Robin Bostic
DVP, Health Economics

Allison Keavey
Head of Talent

Leah Leahy
VP, Sales & Service
Boston Bruins

Trish Torizzo
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pamela Kenn
VP, Community
Boston Red Sox

Mary Monovoukas
Chief Global Regulatory
Boston Scientific

Rachel Gantz
SVP, Commercial Strategy

Dana Klein
GM, Digital Commerce

Emma Jeffries
Chief People Officer
Iron Mountain

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