Career Summit – San Antonio

Career Summit - San Antonio

Career Summit – San Antonio


Start: Feb 21, 2019 at 08:00 am
End: Feb 21, 2019 at 06:30 pm


The St. Anthony
300 East Travis Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

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A Full Day of Career & Leadership Development Training!

SharpHeels Career Summit is a multi-city event designed to educate women with a passion for advancing their careers. Join SharpHeels and an intimate group of your peers to hear local female 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
  • Negotiating Your Promotions & Salary
  • 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 cocktails with your peers.

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.

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.

9:00-9:95 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: Adrienne Mendoza, VP, Compliance, BioBridge Global, Mary Stich, VP, Deputy General Counsel, Rackspace, & Rosie Perez, VP, Partnerships, iHeartMedia

10:00-11:00 am: Workshop: Career Planning (Values/Strengths)
Conducted by a career coach, this career planning workshop and associated worksheets are designed to help attendees assess their work-related skills and values.

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: Amy Newman, VP, American Heart Association, Maggie Thompson, ED, San Antonio River Walk, & Tiffany Fresher, CEO, Autism Network

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: Career Planning (Plan/Goals)
Conducted by a career coach, this career planning workshop and worksheets are designed to help attendees build an easy career plan summary for the short-term (1 yr), mid-term (2-5 yrs) and long term (5 yrs+) goals, to keep track of their progression. They will also be asked to set and accomplish at least 3 career action items over the next 6-12 months.

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: Jeanne Garza, VP, Marketing Partnerships, Spurs, Kelly Butler, VP, Global HR Services, Rackspace, & Amber Seikaly, VP, Corporate Comms, USAA

3:00-3:45 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.

4:00-5:00 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: Hayley Ellington-Buckles, CCO, Versant Health, Gen. Laura Lenderman, Air Force

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

Mary Stich
VP, Deputy General Counsel

Jeanne Garza
VP, Marketing Partnerships

Hayley Ellington-Buckles
Chief Compliance Officer
Versant Health

General Angie Salinas
Girl Scouts SWTX

Adrienne Mendoza
VP, Compliance
BioBridge Global

Maggie Thompson
Executive Director
San Antonio River Walk

Amber Seikaly
VP, Corporate Comms

Cheryl Watson
EVP, Operations
Frost Bank

Amy Newman
Vice President
American Heart Association

Tiffany Fresher
Autism Community Network


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