Career Summit – Philadelphia

Career Summit - Philadelphia

Career Summit – Philadelphia


Start: Feb 21, 2019 at 08:00 am
End: Feb 21, 2019 at 06:30 pm


Loews Philadelphia
1200 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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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 goodie bag with fun products from our partners.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and cocktails with your peers.

Ticket Price: $295

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

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.

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.)

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: 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.

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.

3:00-3:45 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 your money and invest.

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.

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

We are excited to be in Philadelphia again for our second Career & Leadership Development Event! We're still working on our speakers, but please see below for our speakers at a few of our events in 2017:

Career Summit 2017 - Philadelphia:

  • Felicite Moorman, CEO, StratIS IoT
  • Autumn Bayles, VP Global Operational Excellence, Aramark
  • Tracey Welson-Rossman, CMO, Chariot Solutions
  • Morgan Berman, CEO, MilkCrate
  • Carolyn Hochstadter, Managing Attorney/Owner
  • Molly Kuehn Watson, Chief Operating Officer, Tierney
  • Linda Descano, Executive Vice President, Havas PR
  • Laurie Actman, CMO, Penn Center for Innovation
  • Lauren Sallata, CMO / SVP, Panasonic USA
  • Teresa Ward-Maupin, VP, Comcast Business
  • Jennifer Easton, VP, Marketing, IWBI




Career Summit 2017 - Denver:

  • Deanna Cauley, VP, Talent Management, Red Robin
  • Robin Doerr, EVP, Sales and Marketing, Innovage
  • Buffy Ransom, SVP, Customer Support, Oracle
  • Christine Viera, VP, Marketing Strategy, Level 3
  • Peg Miller, VP Marketing, Taxguard
  • Liz Adams, SVP, American Heart Association
  • Rachael Shayne, Culture Architect & Brand Strategist
  • Katherine Rizzuto, VP Sales, Oracle Data Cloud
  • Susan Lintonsmith, President & CEO, Quiznos
  • Colleen Sugarman, Chief Marketing Officer, Sling TV
  • Nancy J. Svoboda, EVP, Human Resources, Broncos

Career Summit 2017 - Chicago:

  • Jill Zimmerman, Chief Talent Officer, Mercer
  • Amanda Dunn Kelly, SVP, L & D, Merrill Lynch
  • Trish Lukasik, COO, SpotHero
  • Ana Perez, VP Marketing, Aon Hewitt
  • Natasha Williams, VP Talent, Nielsen
  • Deborah DeHaas, Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte
  • Lisa Zarick, EVP, Organizational Development, Edelman
  • Jan Fields, Board Member, Chico's & Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Ana Dutra, CEO, Executives' Club Chicago
  • Namrata Yadav, SVP, Diversity, Bank of America
  • Jacqui Robertson, Chief Talent & Diversity, Willliam Blair




Career Summit 2017 - Dallas:

  • Maria Clark, Regional VP, American Cancer Society
  • Alicia Dietsch, VP of Marketing, AT&T
  • Amber Seikaly, VP of Comms, USAA
  • Rose Marie Robertson, Chief Science, American Heart Assoc
  • Evamarie Smith, EVP & Regional Director, JLL
  • Kristina Palmer Shedd, VP of Talent Acq, Sapient
  • Farrah Cox , EVP, Golin
  • Aniesia Williams, SVP, Precision Sports Management
  • Linda Rutherford, Chief Communications Officer, SWA
  • Joni Arison, SVP of Customer Transformation, AT&T
  • Angelia Pelham, EVP of HR, Cinemark

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