2013 Carolina Women in Business Conference

Achieving New Heights

Friday, November 8, 2013

Turning Skills Into Success

Come and get inspired! This year’s conference at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School features a strong line-up of leading executives and thought-provokers. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to engage with experts in career development workshops and dynamic panels that explore topics such as the power of mentorship, fostering entrepreneurship, and leveraging emotional intelligence in the workplace. On behalf of Carolina Women in Business, we look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

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About the Conference

UNC’s Women in Business Conference, in its 8th year, will provide workshops, speaker series, and panel discussions to several hundred individuals. Conference attendees include students of the business school (BSBA and MBA) and a variety of other departments at UNC, faculty, alumni, and members of the community. The conference will take place on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at Kenan-Flagler Business School from 9am to 5pm. One of the most successful events at UNC Kenan-Flagler, the Women in Business Conference serves as a powerful forum from which to learn, share, and inspire one another.

Keynote Speakers

 

Morning Keynote

Sallie Krawcheck
85 Broads

 

With a reputation for integrity, independence of thought, a sense of humor and an unrelenting focus on results, Sallie Krawcheck has often been referred to as one of the most successful and influential executives in financial services.  From turning around and growing troubled wealth management businesses to eliminating Wall Street conflicts of interest and advocating a true client-centered business model, Fortune Magazine called her “The Last Honest Analyst” during her tenure at Sanford Bernstein.

Sallie Krawcheck

Afternoon Keynote

Michelle Jarrard
McKinsey & Company

 

Michelle is a Director of McKinsey & Company. In her capacity as Director of Firm Personnel (CHRO), she leads the Firm’s People Functions for all Firm members globally, which includes: Recruiting; Learning; Compensation; Benefits; Evaluation and Promotion; Diversity; Workforce Planning; HR tools, Metrics, Policies and Risk Management. She serves on the Firm's Operating Committee, the group of Directors appointed by the Managing Director to oversee the Firm's operations worldwide.  She is also a Leader in the North American Human Capital client service practice.

Michelle Jarrard

Panels

 

The Power of Mentor Relationships

There is no doubt that a good mentor can be a valuable resource for anyone whose career is in flux, at a crossroads, or in need of an objective evaluation. In the corporate environment, where competition exists and internal politics difficult to navigate, having a strong mentor is even more important. This panel offers perspectives on the roles that mentors can play in a rapidly changing economic and corporate environment.

LaTonya O'Neal
LaTonya O'Neal
Senior Manager,
Deloitte
Courtney Quinn
Courtney Quinn
Director of Innovation,
Liberty Mutual
Wendi Powell
Wendi Powell
Global Controls Manager,
ExxonMobil
Lauren Stump
Lauren Stump
Director of Organizational,
Strategy, Burt’s Bees

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Great leaders can recognize their own feelings and those of others, are self-motivated, and understand the needs and motivators of others. Recent research has shown that emotional intelligence is twice as important as IQ in determining future business and career success. To reach the top echelons in today’s business world, developing leaders need strong people skills and the ability to respond appropriately to a variety of situations and personality types. In this panel, our speakers will discuss challenges they have faced and examples of how they have leveraged emotional intelligence to grow both personally and professionally.

Liz Kasberg
Liz Kasberg
USCAN Sales Leader for Applied Markets,
GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Cheryl Stevens
Cheryl Stevens
Executive and Career Strategy Coach,
Cheryl Stevens Consulting
Sophia Lopez
Sophia Lopez
Client Executive,
IBM Corporation
Ken Arneson
Ken Arneson
Chief Operating Officer,
3C Institute

Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Front Line

Whether launching their own company, growing their organization in a new direction or deciding to join a burgeoning startup, Entrepreneurs and their ventures are becoming a driving force behind financial growth, innovation, and social responsibility within the global economy. The Entrepreneurship panel will provide a forum to learn from entrepreneurs and professionals about their perspectives and experiences in starting, joining, or growing their ventures.

Jennifer Durbin
Jennifer Durbin
Information Security Officer,
RTI International
Phaedra Boinodiris
Phaedra Boinodiris
Global Serious Games & Gamification
Program Manager, IBM
Nick Jordan
Nick Jordan
Managing Director,
Smashing Boxes
Angela Hollen
Angela Hollen
Founder and CEO,
Spitter Spatter
Vickie Gibbs
Vickie Gibbs
Founder and GM,
Albright Digital

Conference Workshops


How to Sell your Successes in
Times That Matter

This workshop will focus on how to speak powerfully about your accomplishments and value to a company in a variety of settings, including interviews, performance reviews, and other career-making times. Angela will bring nearly two decades of experience in the field of business and interpersonal communication to this interactive workshop.

Angela Guido
Angela Guido
President,
Communicate Yourself, Inc

Networking Within Your Organization

Women are often socialized to be overly concerned with being nice and being liked within our organizations. However, being more assertive about expressing opinions or proposing changes is more likely to result in promotion—unless a woman is perceived as being too aggressive. Some experts estimate that promotions are based 85% on the ability to influence others and form strategic relationships. Professor Sharon McMillen Cannon will share practical tips and workshop practice on improving at-work communication skills.

Sharon McMillen Cannon
Sharon McMillen Cannon
Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication,
UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

Negotiation Skills for Today’s Business Leaders

Negotiation is the art of creating value while also obtaining desirable outcomes for oneself. There tends to be gender differences in negotiating styles, and lamentably, women sometimes fare worse than men at the negotiating table. Professor Sreedhari Desai will show us how we can effectively use negotiation skills in our everyday workplace interactions.

Angela Guido
Sreedhari Desai
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior,
UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

Conference Schedule

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

 

8:00 AM Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's Dean Jack Evans
9:15 AM Morning Keynote with Sallie Krawcheck
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Panel Discussions: “The Power of Mentor Relationships” and “Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace”
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Workshop Session: “How to Sell Your Successes in Times That Matter” and Panel Discussion: “Entrepreneurship—Stories From the Front Line
12:30 PM Networking Lunch
2:00 PM Workshop Sessions: “Networking Within Your Organization” and “Negotiation Skills for Today’s Business Leaders
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Closing Remarks with Amy Wittmayer, Director of the MBA Career Management Center at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina
4:15 PM Networking Happy Hour

Getting Here

UNC KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL

The McColl Building, home of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, is located at 300 Kenan Center Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Visitor parking is conveniently located behind the McColl Building in the UNC Kenan-Flagler Parking Deck. When you arrive, follow the signs to conference check-in, located in Loudermilk Foyer, Koury Auditorium, adjacent to the McColl Building.


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From Raleigh Durham Airport, Raleigh, NC and points east

Via Interstate 40:

Take Exit 273 (Highway 54 West) towards Chapel Hill.

Continue straight for approximately four miles.

Pass Glen Lennox Shopping Center on the right.

Take the second exit ramp turning right onto 15-501 South.

Take a right at the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp.

Take a right on Manning Drive.

At the first stoplight take a left.

Pass the parking lot on the right.

Take the next immediate right between the two brick walls that read: "Kenan-Flagler Business School, McColl Building" and "Kenan Center."

Park in the Visitor Parking lot on the right as you come up the hill.

From Charlotte, Greensboro, NC and points west

Via I-85 North:

Take I-40 East towards Raleigh.

Take Exit 273 (Highway 54 West) towards Chapel Hill.

Continue straight for approximately four miles.

Passing Glen Lennox Shopping Center on the right.

Take the second exit ramp turning right onto 15-501 South.

Take a right at the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp.

Take a right on Manning Drive.

At the first stoplight take a left.

Pass the parking lot on the right.

Take the next immediate right between the two brick walls that read: "Kenan-Flagler Business School, McColl Building" and "Kenan Center."

Park in the Visitor Parking lot on the right as you come up the hill.

From Durham, NC and points north

Via I-85 South:

Follow I-85 to its intersection with Hwy 15-501 South.

Follow 15-501 south towards Chapel Hill; the highway will divide.

Remain on 15-501 south (Bypass) bearing left, away from Franklin St.

Continue on 15-501 south (Fordham Blvd.) heading towards the Dean Smith Center

Take a right on Manning Drive.

At the first stoplight take a left.

Pass the parking lot on the right.

Take the next immediate right between the two brick walls that read: "Kenan-Flagler Business School, McColl Building" and "Kenan Center."

Park in the Visitor Parking lot on the right as you come up the hill.

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