Career Summit – Charlotte

Career Summit - Charlotte

Career Summit – Charlotte


Start: Aug 25, 2022 at 08:00 am
End: Aug 25, 2022 at 06:30 pm


Charlotte, NC

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Career & Leadership Development Training

Come join us in Charlotte or Virtually for our 2022 Leadership Summit on August 25th, 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: $345
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

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:

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: TBD

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: TBD

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: TBD

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: TBD

5:00pm: Wrap-up

We're still working on our speakers, but please see below for our speakers at a few of our previous events:


  • Ivy Chin , Chief Digital & Chief Tech Officer, ATD
  • Amy Shaffer, SVP, Implementation, Foodbuy
  • Michele Kiefer, SVP, Sales, iHeartMedia
  • Stacy Gray, SVP & General Counsel, Belk
  • Marlene Hendricks, SVP, Guest Experience, Hornets
  • Sharon McGee, VP, Investor Relations, Albemarle
  • Christi McGee, VP, Community, Coca-Cola Consolidated
  • Zaira Goodman, CHRO, Charlotte Visitors Authority
  • Jaime Bettencourt, SVP, Business Dev, Mood Media
  • Regina Wharton, SVP, Regional HR, Fifth Third Bank
  • Rebecca Hughes, VP, Supplier Strategy, AvidXchange
  • Paige Goff, VP, Sustainability, Domtar
  • Diana Monk, VP, Learning Solutions, Spectrum
  • Tina Craft, Chief Operating Officer, Albemarle
  • Christine Woodward, VP, Beauty & Fragrance, Belk
  • Cloeann Durham, VP, Quality, Coca-Cola Consolidated


  • Analia Benedetti, VP, Marketing, Samsung
  • Sarah Colley, VP & Assoc Counsel, WarnerMedia
  • Sharon Byers, CMO, American Cancer Society
  • Erin Mitchell Richeson, VP, D&I, Kimberly-Clark
  • Wangui McKelvey, VP, Product Marketing, IBM
  • Sonja Higginbotham, VP, Transformation, Georgia-Pacific
  • Veronica Sheehan, COO, Make-A-Wish Georgia
  • Charisse Evans, VP Customer Experience, Delta
  • Veronica Molina, VP, News Standards, CNN
  • Mickey Ross, VP, Solutions Mgmt, Allscripts
  • Sujata Gosalia, EVP & CSO, Cox
  • Kelly Ann Brennan, VP, Marketing, E*Trade
  • Megan Molony, SVP, Merchandising, National Vision


  • Paige Farragut, SVP, Ticket Sales & Service, Texas Rangers
  • Tejal Vakharia, SVP & Chief Compliance, Allscripts
  • Sarah Murphy, SVP, United Express, United Airlines
  • Cathy Skula, EVP, Franchising, Rent-A-Center
  • Mary Stich, VP, Deputy General Counsel, Rackspace
  • Kim Holder, VP, Digital Technology, Baker Hughes
  • Linda Rutherford, SVP & CCO, Southwest Airlines
  • Becky Kimbro, VP, Brand Engagement, San Antonio Spurs
  • Janice Chopra, VP, Sales & Strategy, PepsiCo
  • Allyson Sellers, VP, Sales Support, Mary Kay Inc.
  • Rebecca Snow, VP, People & Organization, Mars Wrigley
  • Stephanie Stegall, VP, Event Sales, Houston Astros
  • Elizabeth Bennett, VP, eCommerce, Kraft Heinz
  • Stacey Marx, President, US Business, AT&T
  • Carolyn Comer, VP Downstream Strategy, Shell
  • Aparna Dave, SVP & Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo

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