Career Summit – Tampa

Career Summit - Tampa

Career Summit – Tampa


Start: Aug 23, 2018 at 08:00 am
End: Aug 23, 2018 at 06:30 pm


The Westin Tampa Waterside
725 S Harbour Island Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602

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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:

  • 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!

No Refund Policy. Registration fees for SharpHeels Events are non-refundable. A registrant my 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: Amy Rettig, SVP, Community Engagements, Nielsen, Kelly Lefferts, GVP & U.S. General Counsel, Bloomin’ Brands, Kristin Hamwey, VP, Human Resources, Buccaneers, & Moderator: Kristy Chase-Tozer, CMO, Tampa Zoo

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: Jean Kneisler, VP & CTO, Jabil, Kye Mitchell, Chief Operations Officer, Kforce Inc, Lisa Goettel, SVP, Human Resources, PODS, & Moderator: Maj Kimberly Lichte, MacDill AFB

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: 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. Presenter: Pamala McCoy

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 customers first.

Panelists: Susan O’Neal, CEO, Dabbl, Christi Bedan, VP, Digital & Media, Buccaneers, Yvette Segura, VP & General Manager, USAA, and Moderator: Suzy O’Malley, American Heart Association.

3:00-3:45 pm: Workshop: Career 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. Presenter: Dara ChenevertLeadership Development Specialist

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: Marna Killian, SVP People, Checkers, Karen Mincey, VP & CIO, TECO Energy, Kelly Cullen, EVP & COO, Tampa General Hospital, & Moderator: Sonya Parham-Shannon, VP, Busch Gardens.

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

Amy Rettig
SVP, Community Engagements

Kelly Lefferts
GVP & U.S. General Counsel
Bloomin' Brands

Karen Mincey
TECO Energy

Kristin Hamwey
VP, Human Resources

Jean Kneisler

Kye Mitchell
Chief Operations Officer
Kforce Inc

Lisa Goettel
SVP, Human Resources

Susan O'Neal

Kelly Cullen
Tampa General Hospital

Yvette Segura
Regional VP

Christi Bedan
VP, Digital & Media

Maj Kimberly Lichte
MacDill AFB Leader

Sonya Parham-Shannon
VP, Human Resources
Busch Gardens

Marna Killian
SVP People

Kristy Chase-Tozer
Tampa Zoo

Suzy O’Malley
American Heart Association

Deb Nelson
VP Content & Creative

Dara Chenevert
Leadership Development Specialist

Chanda Moore
Career Specialist

Pamala McCoy
Money Matters Specialist

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