Career Summit – Denver

Career Summit - Denver

Career Summit – Denver


Start: Nov 07, 2019 at 08:00 am
End: Nov 07, 2019 at 06:30 pm


Mile High Stadium
1701 Bryant St
Denver, CO 80204

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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
  • 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: $295

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: Angela Finn, VP, Sales, Ciena, Tonya Ladwig, Area Deputy, Lockheed Martin, Marti Moore, SVP, Tech Services, Charter Communications, Lead: Diana Boyles, VP, Marketing, HomeAdvisor

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: Nicole Hilliard, VP, Software Engineering, Charles Schwab, Jodie Silva, VP, Marketing, Alterra Mountain Co., Ellen Balaguer, Board Chair, Leeds School of BusinessLead: Joelle Martinez, ED, Latino Leadership Institute, U Denver

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: Liz Rolander, VP People & Culture, Zayo Group, Maggie Warren, VP, Assistant General Counsel, Vertafore, Jamie Anderson, VP & Assoc GC, DaVitaLead: Nicole Vogrin, VP, Chief Comms Officer, Western Union

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: Jamey Seely, EVP & GC, Gates Corporation, Cathy Hardin, SVP, Sales, HomeAdvisor, Hayden Mugford, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Exclusive Resorts, , Lead: Brenda Tuohig, VP & GM, Global Agencies, Oracle

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

Nicole Vogrin
Chief Comms Officer
Western Union

Cathy Hardin
SVP, Sales

Liz Rolander
VP People & Culture
Zayo Group

Hayden Mugford
EVP, Sales & Marketing
Exclusive Resorts

Maggie Warren
VP, Assistant General Counsel

Brenda Tuohig
Global Agencies, Oracle

Jamey Seely
Gates Corporation

Ellen Balaguer
Board Chair
Leeds School of Business

Diana Boyles
VP, Marketing

Angela Finn
Regional VP, Sales

Nicole Hilliard
VP, Software Engineering
Charles Schwab

Tonya Ladwig
Area Deputy
Lockheed Martin

Marti Moore
SVP, Tech Services
Charter Communications

Jodie Silva
VP, Marketing
Alterra Mountain Co.

Jamie Anderson
VP & Assoc GC

Joelle Martinez
Exec. Director
Latino Leadership Institute


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