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Note: Schedule subject to change

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Main Gym

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote – Sally Helgesen
Main Gym

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Book Signing / Break / Exhibit Hall
Main Gym

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Morning Breakout Sessions

4 Social-Selling Strategies to Elevate Your Career with an “Us” Mentality

Room Location: FSC – Heritage
Stefanie Boyer, Professor, Bryant University; Sharmin Attaran, Professor, Bryant University

Learn to unlock four key social-selling techniques — preparing your professional brand, finding the right prospects, engaging them with insights, and building lasting relationships — to transform professional relationships into opportunities.

6 Keys to Building Lasting Team and Client Relationships

Room Location: AIC 118
 Lisa Shorr, Image and Brand Coach, Shorr Success

Why do clients hire us? Perception. Join image and branding coach Lisa Shorr of Shorr Success for an interactive discussion exploring six key strategies that go beyond being perceived as a vendor, to creating lasting relationships as your client’s Trusted Advisor.

Building Lifelong Relationships through the Bryant Women’s Summit

Room Location: AIC 119
Ellen Feldman Ornato and Jenny Drescher, Partners, Bolder Company Inc.

Get out of your comfort zone and learn the “secret sauce” to networking: engaging at the level of who you are. Through this fast-paced experience, you’ll laugh, form lasting connections, and leave feeling energized.

Disconnect to Connect: Think Better, Feel Better and Lead Better — Together

Room Location: AIC 212
Jaime Diglio ’00, Founder, inFirst Coaching

Women are wired to raise a hand and overcommit, leading to exhaustion, anxiety, and emptiness. This immersive workshop will guide you through how to build more breathing room into your day so that you can advocate for your career, yourself, and others.

Gender Equity: Act on the Facts

Room Location: FSC – Papitto
Anne Ollen, Managing Director, TIAA Institute

The retirement savings and investments of women generate about 30% less income than men. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the TIAA Institute started publishing research-based insights from women leaders that explore retirement inequality. What drives it? What are the implications? And what would make a difference?

Mastering the Art of Self-Promotion: Sharing your Impact with Greater Purpose

Room Location: Janikies Auditorium
 Abigail Keating ’15, AINS, Amica Insurance; Gabrielle Leitgeb ’20, AINS, API, Amica Insurance

Self-promotion enables you to share your ideas and work in ways that benefit you and your organization. Yet too often women minimize their potential and successes. Stop downplaying accomplishments and start amplifying your value. In this session, you’ll learn to authentically self-promote your purpose and impact.

Now that You’re in Charge …

Room Location: AIC Forum
 Rita Williams-Bogar ‘76, President & CEO, Personal Development Solutions, LLC

Being promoted doesn’t come with a playbook. This interactive session focuses on the essential skills, competencies, and strategies needed to transition from individual contributor to manager. You’ll cover how to strengthen relationships, earn the respect of your team, communicate, and manage effectively. (Those guiding individual contributors can benefit too.)

Savvy Women Invest on Purpose

Room Location: AIC 222
Robin Lovely, Founder & Managing Partner, The Women’s Advisory Group

The secret no one ever told you: Women are natural investors. Leverage your innate strengths and make financial decisions with confidence so you can accomplish more with your money.

The Power of Partnerships: Strategy and Success

Room Location: Interfaith Center
Liz Desautel, Banker, J.P. Morgan; Amy Walsh, Executive Director of Commercial Banking, J.P. Morgan; Michelle Buonfuglio, Relationship Executive; Susan Keller, Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives, LLC and CEO Atlas

Learn the game-changing strategies that teams within one of the world’s top financial institutions, J.P. Morgan, and the Women’s President Organization use to harness the power of partnering together.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Networking
  • Award Presentation

Main Gym

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote – Darria Long
Main Gym

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Keynote – Beverly Johnson

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Networking Reception

  • Closing Remarks
  • Networking

Bello Center