Career Summit – Atlanta

Career Summit - Atlanta

Career Summit – Atlanta


Start: Jun 16, 2022 at 08:00 am
End: Jun 16, 2022 at 06:30 pm


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

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Career & Leadership Development Training

Come join us in Atlanta or Virtually for our 2022 Leadership Summit on June 16th, 2022 starting at 8am! It will be a full day of leadership development training! Topics that will be discussed by our amazing panelists:

  • Career Planning & Pivots
  • Managing Obstacles & Uncertainty
  • Being an Impactful & Agile Leader
  • Executive Skills & Training

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

  • Executing a Successful Career Plan
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Prioritizing Your Financial Success

Standard Ticket: $395
Virtual Ticket Price: $295
Event + 1×1 Coach: $595 (60 minute coaching session after event)
Event + Two 1×1’s: $795 (Two 60-minute coaching sessions before & after event)
Event + Six 1×1’s: $1595 (Event + Six Coaching Sessions)
Event + Full Year (12) 1×1’s: $2795

Standard Ticket Includes: four panel discussions, three workshops, leadership development worksheets, networking sessions, professional headshots, SharpHeels tote bag, breakfast, lunch, snacks and wine!

No Refund Policy. Registration fees for SharpHeels Events are non-refundable. A registrant may transfer their registration to another SharpHeels event (within the next year) or transfer the registration to another person with at least 72 hours’ notice.

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 Heels Required. Everyone is welcome to attend our events, regardless of their footwear preferences 😉

Continuing Education. We will provide a certificate of completion after attending the event for 8hrs of Leadership Training if requested. Please let us know if you’d like us to reach out to a particular organization/association to confirm continuing education credits, and if you need a certificate.

Health/Safety Precautions. We will be implementing enhanced health & safety measures to align with local and state laws. As such, SharpHeels Career Summits are small, intimate events for local professionals and will have a limited number of onsite tickets available based on safety precautions.

Panel Discussions & Workshops (Eastern Time):

8:00-8:30am: Check-in & Waiting Room
Check into the Registration Desk or Sign-in to your Zoom Link and make sure everything is ready to go for 8:30am kick-off

8:30-9:00am: 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.

9:00-9:45am: Panel: Career Planning & Pivots
Hear executives discuss how career planning and career pivots impacted their careers, how important mentors and supporters were for their careers, how they set career goals, advice on career changes, and insights on negotiating a promotion.
Panelists: Sonja Higginbotham, VP, Procurement, Georgia-Pacific, Danyelle Lantz, SVP, Finance, Cox Automotive, Tracey Brown, SVP, General Manager, Fiserv, Tamera Woodard, VP, Counsel, AT&T

10:00-11:00am: Workshop: Career Planning (Plan/Goals/Execution)
Conducted by a career coach, the career planning workshop and worksheets are designed to help attendees build and execute 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)

11:15-12:00pm: Panel: Managing Obstacles & Mishaps
Hear executives discuss their biggest career obstacles and how they overcame them (Work-Life Balance, Job Loss, Losing Career Direction, Lacking the right Experience, etc.). In addition to top career mishaps and how they avoided and/or embraced career them.
Panelists: Tanuja Singi, VP, Business Services, Newell Brands, Alice Crowder, CMO, Krystal Restaurants, Andrea Carter, VP, Social Responsibility, Atlanta Hawks, Susan Clark, SVP, Head, Disaster Recovery, Fiserv, Christine Ryan, VP, Human Resources, Comcast

12:00-12:45pm: Lunch
Enjoy a long break and grab something for lunch

12:45-1:45pm: Workshop: Leadership Development
Conducted by an executive coach, this workshop will train attendees on the key success factors for building your professional brand, enhancing your executive presence and how to be a thought leader at your company and in your industry.

2:00-2:45 pm: Panel: Impactful & Versatile Leadership
Hear executives discuss how to lead and inspire people, the importance of emotional and cultural intelligence, how to manage through internal and external change, and communicating a clear vision.
Panelists: Charisse Evans, VP, Employee Relations, Delta Air Lines, Mary Lange, GVP, SAP Academy, SAP, Alicia McCabe, VP, Segment Ops, Georgia-Pacific, Stephanie Atiase, VP, Holiday Inn Express, IHG Hotels, Jennifer Lee-Harrison, VP, Demand Gen, Carters Inc.

3:00-4:00pm: Workshop: Financial Success
In this workshop you’ll learn financial literacy and the importance of understanding and managing your finances, in addition to smart ways to invest, prepare for unexpected expenses, and plan & negotiate yearly bonuses & raises. 

4:15-5:00pm: Panel: Building Executive Skills
Hear executives discuss how they developed leadership skills throughout their career journey, insights on becoming more visible and recognizable within their organizations and how to manage the perception of their value.

Panelists: Amber Hall, VP, Chief Compliance, Cox Communications, DeRetta Rhodes, EVP & Chief Culture, Atlanta Braves, Dipti Desai, SVP, Data Management, Global Payments, Jessica Shrum, VP, Corporate Strategy, Cox Automotive

5:00pm: Wrap-up

Alicia McCabe
VP, Segment Ops

DeRetta Rhodes
EVP & Chief Culture
Atlanta Braves

Tamera Woodard
VP, Counsel

Alice Crowder
Krystal Restaurants

Tracey Brown
SVP, General Manager

Charisse Evans
VP, Employee Relations
Delta Air Lines

Amber Hall
VP, Chief Compliance
Cox Communications

Danyelle Lantz
SVP, Finance
Cox Automotive

Tanuja Singi
VP, Business Services
Newell Brands

Stephanie Atiase
VP, Holiday Inn Express
IHG Hotels

Andrea Carter
VP, Social Responsibility
Atlanta Hawks

Jennifer Lee-Harrison
VP, Demand Gen
Carters Inc.

Sonja Higginbotham
VP, Procurement

Christine Ryan
VP, Human Resources

Jessica Shrum
VP, Corporate Strategy
Cox Automotive

Dipti Desai
SVP, Data Management
Global Payments

Susan Clark
SVP, Head, Disaster Recovery

Mary Lange
GVP, SAP Academy


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