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Career Summit – Atlanta

Career Summit - Atlanta

Career Summit – Atlanta

When:

Start: Oct 03, 2019 at 08:00 am
End: Oct 03, 2019 at 06:30 pm

Where:

Renaissance Midtown
866 W. Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Ticket Price:

$295

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Event Details

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
  • 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 with Worksheets
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and wine.

Ticket Price: $325

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 with at least 72 hours notice.

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: Analia Benedetti, VP, Marketing, Samsung, Sarah Colley, VP & Assoc Counsel, WarnerMedia, Lead: Sharon Byers, CMO, American Cancer Society

10:00-11:00 am: Workshop: Career Planning (Plan/Goals)
Conducted by a career coach, the career planning workshop and worksheets are designed to help attendees build an easy career plan for the short-term (1 yr), mid-term (2-5 yrs) and long term (5 yrs+) goals. Attendees will also be asked to set and accomplish at least 3 career action items over the next 6-12 months. (If you attended a SharpHeels Career Summit last year, please try to bring last year’s worksheets)

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: Erin Mitchell Richeson, VP, D&I, Kimberly-Clark, Sonja Higginbotham, VP, Transformation, Georgia-Pacific, Lead: Veronica Sheehan, COO, Make-A-Wish Georgia

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, 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: Terrez Thompson, VP, Supplier Diversity, Coca-Cola, Veronica Molina, VP, News Standards, CNN, Lead: Mickey Ross, VP, Solutions Mgmt, Allscripts

3:00-4:00 pm: Workshop: Leadership Success
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, and how to be a thought leader at your company and in your industry.

4:15-5:00 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: Sujata Gosalia, EVP & CSO, Cox, Kelly Ann Brennan, VP, Marketing, E*Trade, Megan Molony, SVP, Merchandising, National Vision, Lead: Jennifer Mckeehan, VP, Supply Chain, Home Depot

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


Sharon Byers
CMO
American Cancer Society


Sujata Gosalia
EVP & CSO
Cox Communications


Kelly Ann Brennan
VP, Marketing
E*Trade


Megan Molony
SVP, Merchandising
National Vision


Analia Benedetti
VP, Marketing
Samsung


Sarah Colley
VP & Assoc Counsel
WarnerMedia


Jennifer Mckeehan
VP, Supply Chain
Home Depot


Sonja Higginbotham
VP, Transformation
Georgia-Pacific


Veronica Sheehan
COO
Make-A-Wish Georgia


Veronica Molina
VP, News Standards
CNN


Erin Mitchell Richeson
VP, D&I
Kimberly-Clark


Mickey Ross
VP, Solutions Mgmt
Allscripts


Terrez Thompson
VP, Supplier Diversity
Coca-Cola

 
 

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