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Career Summit – Washington DC

Career Summit - Washington DC

Career Summit – Washington DC

When:

Start: Oct 10, 2019 at 08:00 am
End: Oct 10, 2019 at 06:30 pm

Where:

Sofitel
806 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Ticket Price:

$295

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Event Details

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: $345

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 with at least 72 hours notice.

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.

9:00-9:45 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: Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO, Girl Scouts, Capital Area, Charon Johnson, VP, Operations, Sodexo, Aimee Metrick, VP, Communications, Comcast, Lead: Marcia Newbert, SVP, Edelman

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)

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: Christine Weber, SVP, National Geographic Studios, Anne Kottmeier, VP, IT Operations, AARP, Lead: Rebecca Winn, VP, Marketing, Washington Wizards

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.

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: Patricia Browne, CEO, National Children’s Center, Kate Coughlin, VP, Audience Dev, National Geographic, Lead: Rachel Permuth, VP, Research, Sodexo

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.

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: Tania Turano, SVP, Strategy, Discovery, Laura FitzRandolph, EVP & CHRO, HMSHost, Lead: Cori Carraway, Product Marketing, Frontpoint

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


Trish Collins Weedon
SVP & CISO
Discovery


Christine Weber
SVP
National Geographic Studios


Laura FitzRandolph
EVP & CHRO
HMSHost


Lidia Soto-Harmon
CEO
Girl Scouts, Capital Area


Colleen Sugarman
CMO
Frontpoint


Rebecca Winn
VP, Marketing
Washington Wizards


Charon Johnson
VP, Operations
Sodexo


Jennifer Giglio
VP, Comms
Washington Nationals


Anne Kottmeier
VP, IT Operations
AARP


Tara Dunning
Chief Revenue Officer
Avaya


Anna Steinberg
VP, Growth
AbleVets


Kate Linkous
EVP
Edelman


Rachel Permuth
VP, Research
Sodexo


Kate Coughlin
VP, Dev
National Geographic

 

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