|6:30 - 7:30 am||Sponsor Set-Up|
|7:00 - 8:00 am||Breakfast & Mentoring Circles||8 Mentoring Breakfast Topics: Unconscious Bias Strategies; Mindfulness; Increasing Visibility; Daily Networking; Intersectionality; Giveback - Give & Get Ideas; STEM Outreach; Which Mentoring Style Suits You Best?|
|8:00 - 8:45 am||Kickoff/Opening Remarks||Kristen Lamoreaux|
|8:45 - 9:45 am||Opening Keynote||Humanity Is The Killer App: How The Robots & AIs Will Humanize Us, Christina "CK" Kerley|
In this eye-opening, thought-provoking session, innovation keynoter, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley takes audiences across how the Robots will liberate us, AIs will revolutionize us, and Automation will humanize us. Technologies featured include: Robotics, AI, IoT, Mobile, Health Tech, Blockchain, Big Data, and Cloud Computing.
|9:45 - 10:30 am||Networking Break||General Networking - plus for first 20 minutes, direct networking w/High School attendees for those who wish + Leadership Library & Author Signing|
|10:30 - 11:15 am||Breakout Sessions||Security Ecosystems|
Leaders today don't just have to worry about nefarious cybercriminals getting "inside" their firewalls; there's an entire ecosystem of SAAS partners, third party vendors and suppliers, and all the hardware from switches to POS terminals that need to be monitored. How are you protecting your organization? What are you demanding from your partners and vendors in terms of protection? Reputational damage equals real-world dollars. Our session explores strategies and tools to help you fight the fight so your organization doesn't end up a "Target."
|Future of Project Management |
As many organizations shift from waterfall to agile, the question of, "Do I still need a PM if I have a Scrum Master?" arises. Our panel showcases different Project Management leaders sharing their insights as to the future of Project Management and PMOs and highlight how PMs can remain relevant and demonstrate their value in the face of constant change.
|Everyday Ethics |
"Just because we can, doesn't mean we should." The pace of change is outpacing our everyday ethics. We currently have the ability to place nanotechnology in people's brains, but will be discuss the parameters of doing so before it's done? Probably not. Where does your organization's everyday ethics fall? Are they locked down and tied in cultural tradition and history? What is your ethical risk? Is there one area where the "grey" could be exploited? Our session discusses how to priortize and address the ethical questions facing your organization because the time to gain clarity is NOW.
|11:15 - 11:20 am||Travel Time/Bio Break|
|11:20 am - 11:45 am||Breakout Sessions||TED-Style Talk - Board Prep|
You can pack a lot of advice in 20 minutes. Board prep and pursuit takes years, but in this session you'll be given a myriad of strategies to implement immediately. The goal of a board seat is wanted by many, but the few who put the passion behind it, will achieve it.
|TED-Style Talk - Empathy is the New Black: How Brands, Organizations, and People Can Put Compassion Into Action and Find Success|
Furious customers and failed business launches. Partnerships abandoned out of fear, projects destroyed by misunderstanding. Every problem that exists in the business world can be traced back to a single, common origin: Lack of empathy. When we are unwilling to place ourselves in someone else’s shoes—unwilling to talk, listen, or understand another point of view—we remain paralyzed. Instead of finding solutions, we repeat the same mistakes.
Hear brand strategist, author and speaker Maria Ross explore the value of compassion as an engine for success. Learn how you as individuals and leaders can amplify empathy through your work and do good while creating competitive advantage.
|TED-Style Talk - Where Next? Preparing for the Next Phase of Your Career|
We all know men and women approach career advancement very differently. From the conversations we have, to the way we network, to how we make our “ask”, we couldn’t be more opposite. And because of those differences, it’s why we aren’t thought of when men are asked if they know any ‘good women’ in their network. We simply aren’t there. Please join us when our speaker, Kim Bohr, shares 9 steps to prepare yourself for the next phase of your career advancement.
|11:45 - 11:50 am||Travel Time/Bio Break|
|11:50 - 1:05 pm||Lunch / Keynote|
|1:05 - 1:15 pm||Travel Time/Bio Break|
|1:15 - 2:05 pm||Breakout Sessions||Digital Transformation|
Moderator: Karan Sorensen Panelists: Jaclyn Ahearne; Alissa Johnson; Kimberly Tableman
Digital transformation will be an ongoing "current state" for years to come. The spectrum of where companies fall on the curve is as vast as the sky. We have assembled leaders in this space, as well as, selected panelists from varied industries who will share their insights on overcoming obstacles and creating the necessary collaboration for success!
|C - We Can!|
Moderator: Delia Gutierrez McLaughlin; Panelists: Anjana Harve; Helen Sun; Leona Thomas
It's hard when your career path feels more like a trek through the rainforest and it's just you and your machete. Many of us can't envision our futures because all we see are the roadblocks and pitfalls. Our panelists are leaders who serve as visible examples that we can overcome incredible obstacles to achieve individual and organizational success.
C - We Can: Be Authentic.
C - We Can: Be Examples.
C - We Can: Be Motivators.
Moderator: Daphne Jones; Panelists: Frank Carbajal; Due Quach; Shelina Ramnarine We think in terms of our own struggles, but if we're not recognizing the individual journeys of others, how can we consider ourselves inclusive? Awareness creates curiosity which creates acceptance and inclusion. Listen and learn strategies that you can implement within your organization and team.
|Seven Principles of Moth Storytelling|
Whether you are looking to motivate your team, secure budget funding, or demonstrate your culture in action, storytelling is a powerful leadership tool. SIM Women has asked the Peabody Award winning storytelling organization, The Moth,to facilitate an afternoon storytelling workshop at the SIM Women Leadership Summit! This workshop is open to the first 50 registrants and you’ll learn the Seven Principles of Moth Storytelling while building your own story on the theme of STRENGTH.
|2:05 - 2:55 pm||Networking Break|| Digital Transformation Live and Unplugged|
Facilitators: CK Kerley and Karan Sorensen (Limited to 20 CIOs) Pre-Registrants Only (max 20) - CIOs will have opp to submit their Digital Transformation Strategies 2 wks ahead of meeting to be reviewed by CK and Karan and then receive deep discussion on individual plans and trends/issues from 20 programs
|Networking Break + Mentoring Meetup for those who wish to be/secure a mentor + Leadership Library - Author signing|
|2:55 - 3:45 pm||Breakout Sessions||Reskilling Revolution!|
Things have never changed so fast….and yet, they will never be this slow again. And technologies such as mobile, virtual reality, AI, blockchain...and those who have yet to emerge in the next six months are not only changing how companies need to do business or how customers consume products and service….they also require a massive reskilling in your people. A reskilling revolution unrivaled in size, scope and scale is upon us. We can’t make smart robots fast enough, but we have to hold onto our existing resources and skill them up so we can compete and win. We still need good people to make this all work, we just need them in different roles, focused on different skills. and managing organizations in a whole new way.
Cindy Finkelman, Daphne Jones, Mary LeBlanc, Kelly Lyman, Warren Lenard, Viola ThompsonIf you've got a drill sergeant yelling in your face, you better listen. We've gathered our group of C-Suite drill sergeants to share their "truths" on how to sail over the last hurdles to joining the C-suite. Not every truth is easy to hear, but most of us need to hear it and then put the advice into action!
|Alternative Talent Pools|
Moderator: Sanjay Khatnani, Panelists: Patrick Callihan; Suchita Dadhich; Sarah Harris
The digital revolution will create new jobs and require more talent than our colleges are generating. Hear from our panelists on identifying and sourcing from non-traditional hiring talent pools such as Workforce Dev programs, Co-Opting colleges, Leadership Dev Org's, and military placements.
|3:45 - 3:50 pm||Travel Time/Bio Break|
|3:50 - 4:50 pm||Closing Keynote||A Rebel with a Cause|
Moderator: Elisa Camahort Page, Panelists: Patrice Gans, Megan McDowell, Philemon Padonou, Tracey Welson-Rossman
Our panel of "Ones" saw a need and started an organizataion or initiative inside their company which has translated into amazing groups with amazing business results. Who among your team will be the "one" that will inspire others into action? Is it you?
|4:50 - 5:00 pm||Closing Remarks||Kristen Lamoreaux|
|5:00 - 6:00 pm||Networking Reception||SIM Women is made up of connectors who love to network, but we also have a strong focus on Philanthropy. We have created a Partners in Philanthropy opportunity via networking! Throughout the day, as you interact with our solution providers, each stamp will generate a donation for our non-profit partner organizations. You can still win iPads and other tech, but you can also choose where you'd like your time-generated donation to go! Our reception is when we'll announce both individual and partner organizational prizes!||+ Philanthropic Awards & Prizes||+ Philanthropic Awards & Prizes||+ Philanthropic Awards & Prizes|
|6:00 - 7:30 pm||SIM Women StorySlam|
Facilitated by The Moth SIM Women StorySLAM – where five select workshop attendees will compete in a storytelling competition which will be judged by SIM Women members! We will also hear short stories from key leaders and the founder of SIM Women. STRENGTH stories will be the perfect culmination to a day of leadership training and deep learning!