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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 – Susan Packard
Main Gym

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

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

Financial Literacy: Empowering Our Future

Room Location: AIC 236
Mara Derderian, Senior Lecturer, Finance, Bryant University


Financial literacy means having the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to make financial decisions that promote financial self-sufficiency. Our discussion will focus on the primary components of a person’s financial well-being, including budgeting, debt management, taxes, retirement savings, and insurance.

How Purposeful, Passionate Leadership Can Ignite Possibility and Inspire Growth

Room Location: Papitto/Heritage, Fisher Student Center
Presenters: Jess Hutchinson, Senior Vice President, Market Executive – Rhode Island, Bank of America; Lakita Scotland-Brown, Senior Vice President, Audit Director, Bank of America; John Cameron, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Bank of America; Nancy Rosedale, Vice President, Small Business Banker Manager, Bank of America; Ruth Turner, Group General Auditor, Bank of America

Description: Creating an inspiring, productive environment starts at the top. Executives from Bank of America will discuss how purposeful, passionate leadership can transform mindsets and foster a culture in which creativity thrives.

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

Room Location: Janikies Auditorium, Unistructure
Abigail Keating ’15, Senior Talent Development Supervisor, Amica Mutual Insurance Company; Alicia Coppa, Human Resources Compliance Coordinator, Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Description: 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.

Design Thinking for Leaders: Create a Culture of Innovation, Collaboration, and Adaptability

Room Location: AIC 118
Presenter: Allison Butler, Professor of Psychology and Director of IDEA Program, Bryant University; Morgan Pearson, Senior Director of Field and Customer Marketing at Skillsoft

Description: This interactive workshop focuses on design thinking as a framework for effective leadership and team management. Design thinking encompasses mindsets, methods, and tools that when embraced by leaders, ground them in a human-centered approach in which collaboration and innovation thrive.

Dreams in Motion: Strategies for Reshaping Dreams into Tangible Realities

Room Location: AIC 119
Emily Tetrault, Academic Lab Manager, Adjunct Faculty, Bryant University

Description: Confronting health challenges is an unending journey, marked by uncertainty, frustration, and setbacks. Yet, it is precisely within these continuous trials that individuals often discover an unknown inner strength.

Power Moves: Mastering the Art of Reading, Owning, and Winning the Room

Room Location: MRC4
Jaime Diglio ‘00, inFirst Consulting

Description: Dive into “Power Moves”: an immersive workshop where you’ll master the skill of reading the room, standing in your strength, and winning in every conversation. You’ll get interactive exercises, real-time practice, and actionable tools to immediately influence and lead the moment you step into the room.

Now That You’re in Charge

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

Description: This highly interactive session will focus on essential skills, competencies, and strategies needed to transition from individual contributor to manager, strengthen relationships, earn the respect of teams, communicate, and manage effectively. This is also beneficial for those guiding individual contributors.

Just Keep Swimming

Room Location: AIC 131
Nicole Salzano ‘18

Description: Within a blink of an eye, everything can change. My world crumpled to the ground in seconds. With perseverance, my competitive nature, and the incredible help of my supportive family and friends, I was able to overcome my challenges from a stroke at the age of 22.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Networking
  • Award Presentations

Main Gym

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote – Meridith Webster
Main Gym

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Keynote – Lisa Leslie

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