Spring Leadership Convention: Honoring Female Memphis Leaders

Clark Events 03.20.18

The CBU Women’s Leadership Conference

The CBU Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Christian Brothers University’s President’s Commission on Women will be a forum to promote women’s professional and leadership development and advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The attendees will have an opportunity to network with professionals and leaders in various organizations in the Memphis area.


Event Schedule

8:00 – 9:45 a.m. Conference Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:35 a.m. Be an Entrepreneur: Mindset and Skills
It’s never too late!
9:45 – 11:00 a.m. Develop Your Leadership Potential (Panel Discussion)
11:00 – 11:25 a.m. Lunch Break
11:25 – 11:35 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Dr. John Smarrelli, President of CBU
11:35 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Keynote 1: 10 Rules for Success
Laura Whitsitt, Senior Vice President, Smith & Nephew
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Speed Networking
1:10 – 1:55 p.m. Career Coaching and Mentoring Matters
Women and Wealth
What I Would Tell My College Self (Collegiate Session)
1:55 – 2:15 p.m. Coffee Break
2:15 – 3:05 p.m. Keynote 2: Authentic Leadership
Shirley Ford, Chief Financial Officer, City of Memphis
3:10 – 4:25 p.m. Women in the Arts (Panel Discussion)
Building and Growing Your Personal Brand
Wielding Your Influence in STEM Careers (Panel Discussion)
4:25 – 5:30 p.m. Wine and Hors d’oeuvres
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