Career Summit – Dallas

Career Summit - Dallas

Career Summit – Dallas


Start: Sep 20, 2018 at 08:00 am
End: Sep 20, 2018 at 06:30 pm


Four Seasons at Las Colinas
4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038

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A Full Day of Career & Leadership Development Training!

SharpHeels Career Summit is a multi-city event designed to educate women with a passion for advancing their careers. Join SharpHeels and an intimate group of your peers to hear local female 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:

  • Creating an Impactful Career Plan
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Negotiating Your Promotions & Salary
  • Prioritizing Your Financial Success

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.

9:00-9:45 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: Tracy Faber, SVP of Human Resources, McKesson, Cathy Skula, EVP, Franchising, Rent-A-Center, Jen Wilder, Group Vice President, Sally Beauty & Moderator: Kim Cummings, AVP, HR & Diversity, BNSF Railway

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: Elizabeth Bryant, VP, Southwest U, Southwest Airlines, Michelle Waak, SVP, Leasing, Howard Hughes, Shannon Platz, VP, Platform Solutions, SAP & Moderator: Erin Finegold, VP, Corp Comms, Dallas Mavericks

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: Money Matters
In this workshop you’ll learn financial literacy and the importance of financial independence, in addition to smart ways to save money, cut down on unnecessary expenses, manage your budget, invest, prepare for unexpected expenses, and plan for yearly bonuses & raises. 

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: Linda Fisk, SVP, Marketing, Susan G. Komen, Stacey Marx, VP, National Business, AT&T, Robyn Landry, SVP, Strategy, American Heart Association & Moderator: Shawn Wills, SVP, Dallas Women’s Foundation

3:00-3:45 pm: Workshop: Success Factors
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: Kim Arnold, SVP, Diversity & Inclusion, Texas Capital Bank, Neelu Sethi, SVP & CIO, Reddy Ice, Carolyn Campbell, SVP, IT, United Surgical Partners.

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

Elizabeth Bryant
Southwest Airlines University

Stacey Marx
VP, Small Business

Linda Fisk
SVP, Marketing
Susan G. Komen

Tracy Faber
SVP of Human Resources

Shawn Wills
SVP, Development
Dallas Women's Foundation

Jen Wilder
Group Vice President
Sally Beauty

Laura Gardiner
Chief HR & Comms Officer

Neelu Sethi
Reddy Ice

Cathy Skula
EVP, Franchising

Michelle Waak
SVP, Leasing
Howard Hughes

Shannon Platz
VP, Platform Solutions

Kim Cummings
AVP, HR & Diversity
BNSF Railway

Carolyn Campbell
United Surgical Partners

Kim Arnold
SVP, Diversity & Inclusion
Texas Capital Bank

Robyn Landry
SVP, Strategy
American Heart Association

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