Career Summit – San Diego

Career Summit - San Diego

Career Summit – San Diego


Start: Sep 17, 2020 at 08:00 am
End: Sep 17, 2020 at 06:30 pm


Virtual (Pacific Time Zone)
Virtual (Pacific Time Zone),

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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.
Panelists: Kerry Andrews, VP, Finance, NBCUniversal, DeLona Davis-Jones, VP, Govt., MedImpact, Marina Carpenter, General Counsel, Arizona Coyotes, Patricia Yates, VP & GM, N.A. Midmarket, SAP

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 & 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: Amy Protexter, SVP, N.A. Marketing, Insight, Angela Xavier, EVP, Business Consulting, LPL Financial, Dunja LaRosa, VP, N.A. Sales, Sony Electronics

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: Denise Kaufman, VP, Finance, Los Angeles Chargers, Linda Kavanagh, VP, Field HR, Cox Communication, Lisa Murphy, SVP & Counsel, Cambia Health

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: Charissa Wagner, SVP, People, Taylor Morrison, Reshma Peck, SVP, Marketing, Experian, Sonya Engle, COO, Sonora Quest Labs

5:00pm: Wrap-up

Kerry Andrews
VP, Finance

Dunja LaRosa
VP, N.A. Sales
Sony Electronics

Patricia Yates
N.A. Midmarket, SAP

Amy Protexter
SVP, N.A. Marketing

Reshma Peck
SVP, Marketing

Angela Xavier
EVP, Business Consulting
LPL Financial

Marina Carpenter
General Counsel
Arizona Coyotes

Linda Kavanagh
VP, Field HR
Cox Communication

Lisa Murphy
SVP & Counsel
Cambia Health

Charissa Wagner
SVP, People
Taylor Morrison

Sonya Engle
Sonora Quest Labs

DeLona Davis-Jones
VP, Govt.

Denise Kaufman
VP, Finance
Los Angeles Chargers


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