Career Summit – Virtual

Career Summit - Virtual

Career Summit – Virtual


Start: Aug 27, 2020 at 08:00 am
End: Aug 27, 2020 at 06:30 pm


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Career & Leadership Development Training

Due to health and safety concerns, we’ve decided to convert our 2020 Leadership Summit to a 100% virtual event. It will be a full day of leadership development training hosted virtually. Topics that will be discussed:

  • 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


Virtual Ticket Price: $245

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.

No Heels Required. Everyone is welcome to attend our events, regardless of their footwear preferences 😉

Panel Discussions & Workshops:

8:00-8:30am: Check-in
Log-in to your Virtual Meeting invite ahead of time to make sure you’re ready to go for 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.

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)

Panelists: Bela Labovitch, VP, Engineering, athenahealth, Christina Clohecy, CFO, Web.com, Lee Mrazek, SVP, Indirect Channels, TracFone, Mackenzie Henderson, VP, Tickets, Boston Celtics

11:15-12:00pm: Panel: Managing Obstacles & Uncertainty
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: Megha Parekh, SVP & CLO, Jacksonville Jaguars, Nancy Meyer, Publisher, SunSentinel & Orlando Sentinel, Christina Crowley, SVP, Strategy, Dell Technologies, Yvette Segura, VP & GM, USAA

12:00-12:45pm: Networking Virtual Lunch
Enjoy a break from sessions, grab a snack, and we’ll be putting everyone into virtual breakout sessions for virtual networking.

12:45-1:45pm: Workshop: Professional Branding
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 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: Erika Swan, VP, Strategy, Reebok, Nicky Sparrow, Market President, iHeartMedia, Ellen Mahoney, Chief HR Officer, HBS, Riley Doherty, VP & GM, Office Supplies, Staples

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 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: Renika Sehgal, SVP & CFO, American Tower, Laura Clark, SVP, Capital Markets, Regency Centers, Ashaki Rucker, SVP, HR, NBCUniversal Telemundo, Karen Jones, EVP & CMO, Ryder Trucks

5:00pm: Wrap-up

Mackenzie Henderson
VP, Tickets
Boston Celtics

Christina Clohecy

Ashaki Rucker
NBCUniversal Telemundo

Megha Parekh
Jacksonville Jaguars

Nancy Meyer
SunSentinel & Orlando Sentinel

Bela Labovitch
VP, Engineering

Ellen Mahoney
Chief HR Officer
Harvard Business School

Erika Swan
VP, Strategy

Christina Crowley
SVP, Strategy
Dell Technologies

Riley Doherty
VP & GM, Office Supplies

Lee Mrazek
SVP, Indirect Channels

Laura Clark
SVP, Capital Markets
Regency Centers

Karen Jones
Ryder Trucks

Yvette Segura
VP & Regional GM

Renika Sehgal
American Tower

Nicky Sparrow
Market President


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