Career Summit – Eastern

Career Summit - Eastern

Career Summit – Eastern


Start: Mar 11, 2021 at 08:00 am
End: Mar 11, 2021 at 05:00 pm


Virtual (Eastern Time Zone)
Virtual (Eastern Time Zone),

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Career & Leadership Development Training

Come join us for our 2021 (Eastern Time Zone) Virtual Leadership Summit! 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

Virtual Ticket Price: $195

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 (Eastern Time):

8:00-8:30am: Check-in & Waiting Room
Sign-in to your Zoom Link and make sure everything is ready to go for 8:30am kick-off
Zoom Manager: Wendy Rodriguez

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.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Jen Cohen Crompton

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: Shalini Urankar, VP & CFO, Iron Mountain, Kristin McKay, VP, Global Brands, Hasbro, Ebonne Ruffins, VP, Media Dev., Comcast, Leah McTiernan, VP, Engineering, DocuSign, Julie DeWane, VP, Operations, Thermo Fisher

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)
Career Coach: Nancy Lysandrou

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: Sissy Abraham, VP, HR Systems, Comcast, Susan Persechino, VP, Corp Accounts, Thermo Fisher, Adrianne Kirszner, President, NA, Kate Spade NY, Stacey Helbig, VP, Solution Strategy, Staples

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.
Leadership Coach: Peg Calvario

2:00-2:45 pm: Panel: Building Leadership 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: Nisha Paliwal, VP, Software Engineering, Capital One, Whitnee Hawthorne, VP, Customer Support, JetBlue, Joan Cullinane, VP, Supply Chain Ops, Oracle, Julie Planchet, VP & GM, Spectroscopy, Thermo Fisher

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. 
Money Coach: Bernadette Joy

4:15-5:00pm: 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: Kimberly Anstett, Global CTO, Iron Mountain, Dana Wilson, SVP, Engineering, Comcast, Janet Sutherland, VP, Services Strategy, Thermo Fisher, Nicky Sparrow, Market President, iHeartMedia

5:00pm: Wrap-up

Whitnee Hawthorne
VP, Customer Support
JetBlue Aiways

Janet Sutherland
VP, Services Strategy
Thermo Fisher

Shalini Urankar
Iron Mountain

Stacey Helbig
VP, Solution Strategy

Dana Wilson
SVP, Engineering

Joan Cullinane
VP, Supply Chain Ops

Julie DeWane
VP, Operations
Thermo Fisher

Nisha Paliwal
VP, Software Engineering
Capital One

Nicky Sparrow
Market President

Ebonne Ruffins
VP, Media Dev.

Sissy Abraham
VP, HR Systems

Julie Planchet
VP & GM, Spectroscopy
Thermo Fisher

Adrianne Kirszner
President, NA
Kate Spade NY

Kimberly Anstett
Global CTO
Iron Mountain

Kristin McKay
VP, Global Brands

Susan Persechino
VP, Corp Accounts
Thermo Fisher


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