Career Summit – New York

Career Summit - New York

Career Summit – New York


Start: Apr 18, 2024 at 08:00 am
End: Apr 18, 2024 at 06:30 pm


Stewart Hotel, Midtown
371 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001

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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 in NYC for our in-person event or Virtually (via live-streaming) 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: $595
Live Streaming: $395
Event + 1×1 Coach: $795 (60-minute coaching session after event)
Event + Two 1×1’s: $995 (Two 60-minute coaching sessions before & after event)
Event + Six 1×1’s: $1995 (Event + Six Coaching Sessions)
Event + Full Year (12) 1×1’s: $3495

Optional Ticket Add-ons:

  • 60 Minute Career Coach Session: $395
  • 60 Minute Executive Coach Session: $495
  • LinkedIn Profile Refresh: $695
  • 90 Day New Manager Training: $2995
  • Team Leadership Training: $3995
  • Maternity Leave Prep & Planning: $1595

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

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.

Inclement Weather Policy. In the event of dangerous weather conditions, SharpHeels may postpone an event. Postponements will be communicated via email and also posted online, as soon as the information is made available.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

5:00pm: Wrap-up

We are excited to be in New York for our first Career & Leadership Development Event! We're still working on our speakers, but please see below for our speakers at a few of our 2018 events:


  • Robin Palley, SVP, Business Consulting, Episilon
  • Virginia Essandoh, Chief Diversity, Ballard Spahr
  • Lauren Sallata, CMO & SVP, Panasonic USA
  • Margolit Hillsberg, CHRO & SVP, Citadel
  • Megan Parzych, VP, Marketing, Philadelphia Media
  • Lori Kinkade, VP, Corporate Counsel, David's Bridal
  • Laurie Actman, CMO, Penn Center for Innovation
  • Jen Kavanagh, SVP, Marketing, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Susan Maue, GVP, AmerisourceBergen
  • Liz Brenner, VP, Human Resources, SAP
  • Christiane Pelz, VP, Investor Relations, Five Below
  • Melissa Wikle, VP, Controller, American Water
  • Meredith Olearchik, VP, Campbell’s
  • Cristen Odian, VP, Talent & Org Dev, Radian
  • Shelly Power, Executive Director, Philadelphia Ballet
  • Kim Fraites-Dow, CEO, Girl Scouts E. Penn


  • Reshma K., EVP & Chief Medical Officer, Vertex
  • Jessica Griffin, VP, Product Management, Kronos
  • Ellen Mahoney, CHRO, Harvard Business School
  • Allison Keavey, Head of Talent, Wayfair
  • Sarah McKenna, SVP, Fans, Boston Red Sox
  • Lenka Patten, VP, Human Resources, Reebok
  • Lorraine Townsend, SVP, HR, Athenahealth
  • Robin Bostic, DVP, Health Economics, Abbott
  • Emma Jeffries, Chief People Officer, Iron Mountain
  • Mary M., Chief Global Regulatory, Boston Scientific
  • Rachel Gantz, SVP, Strategy, comScore
  • Pam Kenn, VP, Community, Boston Red Sox
  • Trish Torizzo, CIO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Dana Klein, GM, Digital Commerce, Converse
  • Ann Marie Beasley, SVP & CMO, Allscripts


  • Andrea Rubin, SVP, Marketing, Yelp
  • Becky Snow, VP, People, Mars Wrigley
  • Chioke Elmore, VP, Ops, McDonald's
  • Eliza Wicher, Talent Development, Groupon
  • Sandra Dainora, SVP, Product, Sittercity
  • Bonnie Boone, EVP, Gallagher
  • Kristen Weirick, VP, Global Talent Acq, AbbVie
  • Diane Hund, SVP, Marketing, US Foods
  • Laura Lazarczyk, SVP & Counsel, Zurich
  • Jill Zimmerman, Chief Talent & Inclusion, Mercer
  • Varsha Kaura, VP, Client Partner, Motista
  • Deb Hall Lefevre, SVP & CIO, Circle K
  • Tejal Vakharia, SVP & Chief Counsel, Allscripts
  • Trish Lukasik, CEO, Luxury Garage Sale


  • Tracy Faber, SVP, Human Resources, McKesson
  • Cathy Skula, EVP, Franchising, Rent-A-Center
  • Laura Brown, VP, Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Elizabeth Bryant, VP, Southwest Airlines University
  • Michelle Waak, SVP, Leasing, Howard Hughes
  • Shannon Platz, GVP, Platform Ecosystem, SAP
  • Linda Fisk, SVP, Marketing, Susan G. Komen
  • Stacey Marx, VP, National Business, AT&T
  • Robyn Landry, SVP, Strategy, American Heart Assn.
  • Shawn Wills, SVP, Dallas Women's Foundation
  • Kim Arnold, SVP, Diversity & I., Texas Capital Bank
  • Neelu Sethi, SVP & CIO, Reddy Ice
  • Carolyn Campbell, SVP, IT, United Surgical Partners
  • Kim Cummings, AVP, HR, BNSF Railway

San Diego:

  • Cindy White, VP, Global Marketing, Mitek Systems
  • Shelly McTighe-Rippengale, SVP, YMCA San Diego
  • Heather Yazdan, VP, Financial Operations, Cubic
  • Jamy Salazar, VP, Talent Management, DJO
  • Hrissi Samartzidou, VP, Marketing, Thermo Fisher
  • Amanda Morgan, VP, Sales, ACADIA Pharm
  • Hollis Winkler, VP, HR, GenMark Diagnostics
  • Jen Kennedy, VP,  Marketing, Jack in the Box
  • Carol Dedrich, CEO, Girl Scouts San Diego
  • Rebecca Maffei, VP, IT Data & Analytics, Petco
  • Amanda Stuckey, VP, Marketing, Chef Works
  • Janelle Nelson, VP, American Heart Association
  • Ronda Sedillo, SVP & CFO, San Diego Padres
  • Annie McBride, VP, Strategy, ResMed
  • Reema Poddar, EVP, Products & Tech, Teradata
  • Jessica Yamada, VP of Business Dev, Fifty & Fifty


  • Amy Rettig, SVP, Community Engagements, Nielsen
  • Kelly Lefferts, GVP & Counsel, Bloomin' Brands
  • Kristin Hamwey, VP, Human Resources, Buccaneers
  • Kristy Chase-Tozer, CMO, Tampa Zoo
  • Jean Kneisler, VP & CTO, Jabil
  • Kye Mitchell, Chief Operations Officer, Kforce Inc
  • Lisa Goettel, SVP, Human Resources, PODS
  • Christi Bedan, VP, Digital & Media, Buccaneers
  • Yvette Segura, Regional VP, USAA
  • Suzy O’Malley, American Heart Association
  • Marna Killian, SVP People, Checkers
  • Karen Mincey, VP & CIO, TECO Energy
  • Kelly Cullen, EVP & COO, Tampa General Hospital
  • Deb Nelson, VP, Content & Creative, HSN
  • Sonya Parham-Shannon, VP, Busch Gardens

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Event Ticket Options:

Standard Ticket: $595
Includes: Registration for the live event with four panel discussions, three workshops, leadership development worksheets, networking sessions, professional headshots, SharpHeels tote bag, breakfast, lunch, snacks and wine!

Live Streaming: $395
Includes: Virtual access to the live event through a live streaming link, in addition to links to the career and leadership development worksheets. (You can add 1x1 coaching sessions as a follow-up for the event by selecting Coaching Session Add-ons)

Event + 1×1 Coach: $795
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event and a 60-minute Career Coaching Session (virtual or live) after the event with one of our Career Coaches. The Coaching Session will be conducted within 90 days after the event, based on your needs.

Event + Two 1×1’s: $995
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event plus two 60-minute coaching sessions with one of our Career Coaches. We recommend one coaching session before the event to and one after the event, but you can also request to have them both after the event. The Coaching Session before the event will be conducted 2-4 weeks before the event and coaching sessions after the event will be conducted within 90 days, based on your needs.

Event + Six 1x1's: $1995
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event, plus Six Coaching Sessions after the event with one of our Career Coaches and/or one of our Executive Coaches. We will customize your coaching session mix based on your individual needs. The six coaching sessions will be conducted within 1-year after the event, based on your needs.

Event + Full Year Coaching: $3495
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event, plus twelve Coaching Sessions after the event with one of our Executive Coaches. Your coaching sessions will be customized based on your individual needs. The twelve coaching sessions will be conducted monthly.

Optional Ticket Add-ons:

  • 60-Minute Career Coach Session: $395 - 60-minute live or virtual coaching session with one of our Career Coaches.
  • 60-Minute Executive Coach Session: $495 - 60-minute live or virtual coaching session with one of our Executive Coaches (recommended for professionals managers, directors and above).
  • LinkedIn Profile Refresh: $695 - have your LinkedIn profile updated by a LinkedIn professional to optimize how you display your specialized skills (includes two 30-minute virtual sessions).
  • 90-Day New Manager Training: $2995 - enhance and optimize your leadership skills with a 90-day program focused on Managers, Directors, and Executives moving into new leadership roles. Includes: a 90-minute kick-off session and bi-weekly 60-minute coaching sessions.
  • Team Leadership Training: $3995 - we will host a customized 3.5-hr leadership training with your team (up to 10 attendees) virtually, on-site at your office, or offsite at a local venue (breakfast, lunch or afternoon snacks not included but recommended). **team training sessions are sold in increments of 10 attendees, so please purchase two for teams up to 20, three for teams up to 30, etc.
  • Maternity Leave Prep & Planning: $1595 – Get prepared for maternity leave and your career with five 45-minute sessions – two before maternity leave and three upon return with one of our experienced maternity leave coaches.

We love working with dynamic forward-thinking partners – companies whose passion and insight enhance and grow our mission.  If you're interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact our event team.

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