Session Descriptions

Keynote Address

Lauren Hood, diversity and inclusion executive with Bank of America, will present the luncheon keynote address focusing how women support each other in being successful in their careers and personal lives, and what sometimes gets in the way of that.

Entrepreneurship Panel

We’re kicking off the conference with an entrepreneurship panel of dynamic women, featuring Cindy Anderson, owner of Thinc Strategy; Sharon Bui, NC State alumna and former CEO of Frill Clothing; Dr. Sarah Glova, Founder and President, Reify Media; Lyndenise B., Founder & Chief Educator of Berdhaus. They will discuss their experiences, successes and challenges of creating, taking over, and running a business.

Fashion in the Workplace

What should I wear to my interview? Should I wear a suit to work? Are open-toe shoes acceptable? Is a red power suit too much for the office? Get your questions answered during a fun and informative session with attorney and White Collar Glam fashion blogger Cheslie Kryst.

Inspiring Innovation

Join Roberta Ressler, Crop Protection Product Design and Process R&D Leader for Corteva Agriscience™ as she speaks about inspirational leadership and how this is so critical to leading innovation.

Women in Technology

Come listen to this diverse panel of women share their narratives about what it’s like to be a woman in tech and what advice they have for those considering career options.

From an Ally’s Perspective

We know what you’re thinking. A male speaker at a women’s conference? You read that right. Time to learn and grow from an ally’s perspective as Reginald Liger takes us on a journey of discovery through intersectionality and service leadership. Learn what it takes to inspire, influence, and impact others in your own unique way. You don’t want to miss this!

Women in Supply Chain Panel

Join supply chain trailblazers Carol Kozar, Corporate Services Procurement Manager, SAS; Amy S. Rumford, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations Service Excellence and Analytics, Advance Auto Parts; and Melody A. Scott, Director, Global Materials Management & Scheduling, Biogen as they share their obstacles and successes and empower the next generation of supply chain leaders

Negotiating Your Salary

Have you ever received a job offer and wondered “Should I negotiate?”? You’re not alone. Get the inside scoop on how to know when negotiating is appropriate and assessing how much to counter.

Design Your Life

In this session, you will learn how to put everything you’ve learned during the day into practice. Leigh Shamblin, Executive Education program director and Jenkins MBA McLauchlan Leadership Series director, will use the principles of design thinking described in “Designing Your Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans to help you begin to design career and life paths that make sense for you.