Career Summit – Tampa

Career Summit - Tampa

Career Summit – Tampa


Start: Aug 22, 2019 at 08:00 am
End: Aug 22, 2019 at 06:30 pm


Tampa Airport Marriott
4200 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607

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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 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: $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.

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:

8:00-8:30 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, Terika Haynes,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. 

9:00-9:45 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: Kye Mitchell, COO, Kforce Inc, Patti Girardi, CMO, Valet Living, Crystal Biasi, VP, Supply Chain, Bloomin’ Brands, JC Ayers, VP, HR, Seminole Hard Rock

10:00-11:00 am: Workshop: Career Planning (Plan/Goals)
Conducted by a career coach, 
the career planning workshop and worksheets are designed to help attendees build 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: Suzanne Ricci

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: Debbie Brown, VP & General Counsel, Zoo Tampa, Lynn Niedrowski, SVP HR, Raymond James, Cindy Ulvenes, VP, Partnerships, iHeartMEDIA

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: Money Matters
In this workshop you’ll learn financial literacy and the importance of financial independence, in addition to smart ways to save money, manage your budget, invest, prepare for unexpected expenses, and plan for yearly bonuses & raises. Exec Coach: Elise Auxier

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: Jessica Muroff, CEO, Girl Scouts, W. Central Fla, Rafaela Amador Fink, VP, Public Affairs, Tampa Bay Rays, Kari Goetz, VP, The Florida Aquarium

3:00-4:00 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. Exec Coach: Debraca Russell 

4:15-5:00 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: Eileen Canady, SVP, Global Marketing, SYKES, Wendy Larrison, VP & CHRO, Anchor Glass, Stacey Pittman, EVP, BT Wealth Advisors, Bernadette Van Osdal, EVP, Triad

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

Kye Mitchell
Kforce Inc

Patti Girardi
Valet Living

Crystal Biasi
VP, Supply Chain
Bloomin’ Brands

JC Ayers
Seminole Hard Rock

Cindy Ulvenes
VP, Partnerships

Debbie Brown
VP & General Counsel
Zoo Tampa

Jessica Muroff
Girl Scouts, W. Central Fla

Eileen Canady
SVP, Global Marketing

Wendy Larrison
Anchor Glass

Rafaela Amador Fink
VP, Comms
Tampa Bay Rays

Lynn Niedrowski
Raymond James

Kari Goetz
VP, External Relations
The Florida Aquarium

Bernadette Van Osdal

Stacey Pittman
BT Wealth Advisors


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