8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Bello Grand Hall

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
MAC/Chace Lobby
Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Morning Session Welcome and Opening Keynote Address featuring Ginny Clarke:
Leadership Through a New Lens Begins with YOU.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Morning Session Workshops

What Makes a Good Leader Great: Leading with Empathy

Great leaders lead with empathy – in this session executives from Bank of America will discuss what it means to lead with empathy and how the changing environment has inspired them to new ways of leading and inspiring their teams.

MODERATOR: Victoria Boulis, SVP, Senior Audit Manager

SPEAKERS: Christano Andrade, SVP, Audit Director, Compliance and Legal
Maria Barry, SVP, Commercial Real Estate Banking Executive
Jane Duran, Director, Business Executive Operations—Global Strategy and Enterprise Platforms

Leadership Through a Virtual Lens

The pandemic has changed the way we work and lead. Since virtual meetings are here to stay, 21st-century leaders must understand how to build virtual relationships.  This involves shifting of mindset and perfecting a new set of skills.  Participants will learn to effectively communicate on a video call while looking and sounding professional; both verbally, and non-verbally. This session will provide easy-to-implement tips and strategies to overcome communication barriers on virtual calls, further improving virtual relationships with colleagues, customers, or clients.

PRESENTER: Peggy S. Bud, Founder, Speaking Skillfully

How to Develop a New Lens and Approach to Innovation

Ideas transform industries. Learn how an individual can have an impact on innovation even if they do not have the right title, resources, or influence. It can be done!  Participants will learn how to leverage inner courage; understand the power you have in the resources around you and find ways to create small ideas that you can try and test to gain buy-in. Understanding how to bring a more innovative approach to corporate roles and entrepreneurial dreams will leave participants feeling inspired, excited, and equipped with practical strategies to stand out as an innovator.

PRESENTER: Nishita Roy-Pope, Tech and Business Leader, Founder of Tribe Academy, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, TEDx Speaker, Proud Mom

Mastering Money

Now is your time to be a leader in your finances, just as you lead your employees and your family. Take this opportunity to understand the basics of investing, build investing confidence and learn steps to becoming a financial leader at home and at work.  This presentation will help all participants confidently take the next steps in investing for the future.

PRESENTER: Jennifer Sahady, ’05, Financial Wellness Consultant

Leading Through the Lens of Compassion

In this presentation, attendees will hear personal stories, learn mindful practices, and participate in fun photography exercises. Photographic images will be used to teach the power of seeing through the lens of compassion the greatest tool to inspire, motivate and get the best from yourself and others. Participants will also learn ways to build more creativity, resiliency, and compassion within and practice “looking” through a clearer lens to see the power of being present for others.

PRESENTER: Kim Fuller, Owner/Founder, Born to Rise

Your Brain on Brand: Get Focused. Get Clear.

Have you ever wondered, what is my brand? How am I seen by my peers? How do I want to be seen? The reality of today’s world is to compete, and self-awareness is key. No longer is personal branding looked upon as false, self-promotion. Your personal brand is everything and requires your focus. In this workshop, you learn your own brand language and learn the five best practices on how to authentically build your brand while lifting the voices of women around you.

PRESENTER: Jaime Diglio ’00, Sales Leader, Growth Coach, Sr. Director at Slalom

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon, Awards and Keynote

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote: Leading with Vision: A Conversation with Karen S. Lynch, President and CEO, CVS Health

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Dessert Buffet

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Diamond Sponsor Student Engagement Program with Ivy Watts, MPH

Student Session:  Viewing Your Mental Wellness Journey Through a New Lens: It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Student Session:  Viewing Your Mental Wellness Journey Through a New Lens: It's Okay to Not Be Okay

Ivy Watts, MPH, former DII All-American will share the story of her silent struggle with her mental health despite being a successful student and athlete. Ivy is working to break the stigma around mental health and will reassure attendees that it is okay-to-not-be-okay and that they are not alone. In this interactive presentation, attendees will learn mental health resources and hands-on self-care techniques to help manage the stressors, anxieties and pressures that they may be experiencing. The tools learned will provide a foundation for mental wellness for any future challenges. Attendees will learn about the power of positivity and will also feel empowered to build skills for strength, resiliency, confidence and self-love.

Presenter: Ivy Watts, MPH, Mental Health Empowerment Speaker

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Virtual Attendee Networking Session
Professional Networking Throughout Your Career

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session Workshops

The New Lens of Selling: Four Social Media Leadership Strategies

The LENS approach to social selling teaches you to zero in on lucrative new business through thought leadership, engagement, numbers, and sequencing. Done right, social selling can replace the dreaded practice of cold calling and instead help you develop hot leads and warm relationships. Participants will learn social strategies to develop new business on LinkedIn, understand sequencing and develop an outreach message that can convert online relationships to paying customers.

PRESENTERS: Stephanie Boyer, Professor of Marketing, Bryant University, Sharmin Attaran, Professor of Marketing, Bryant University, Co-authors, The Little Black Book of Social Media:  Strategies to Ignite your Business, Influencer and Professional Brand.

Non-Conformists: The Unexpected Leaders

True leadership is the celebration of individuality. Too often, women compare their personal and professional journeys with others, both in real life and online. When we stop conforming to what the world projects that our life is “supposed” to look like, we start leading by example. This workshop will help women to take ownership of their choices, celebrate the paths they have forged and give them the tools that will illustrate the definition of a leader comes in many forms, both professionally and personally.

PRESENTER: Kim Miles, Founder & CEO, Miles in Heels Productions

Reigniting Your SPARRK! Seven Strategies to Lead Through a New Lens

Set your compass on success as we focus on SPARRK!  From “Showing up” to “Kaizen”, participants will explore seven strategies to assist you and your team with leadership skills in a new, post-pandemic workplace.  This impactful presentation will leave you feeling positive, energized and motivated to focus on what YOU do best resulting in higher productivity, employee engagement, customer retention, renewed passion and focus for all levels of leadership.

PRESENTER: Gail Lowney Alofsin, Speaker, Professor, Business Development Director

Mindset, Negotiating and How to Translate Your True Worth

Join this panel discussion hosted by women business leaders who will help participants understand how their lives can be influenced for the better by the way we think, negotiate, and communicate. Explore the advantages of a growth mindset, self-evaluation, and gauging confidence. Learn ways to negotiate opportunities and challenges in order to affect positive change. Explore how to translate what is important to you with clear, concise messaging to get what you deserve.


SPEAKERS: Jennifer Hogencamp, Partner, Citrin Coopeman
Susan Keller, Esq., Founder, CEO Atlas & Entrepreneurial Executives
Cindy Lepore, Vice President, Marsh McLennan Agency
Leslie Taito, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, TACO
Amy Walsh, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

Confident Women Setting Boundaries

Women play a significant role in managing careers and families. By establishing work boundaries that align with personal values, career happiness will result. In this workshop, learn how boundaries can be established without forfeiting career advancement. Attendees will learn tools to identify how expressing your important values will play out in a workplace conversation, and tips on developing the confidence and language to increase your chances of having your values met.

PRESENTER: Jayne Mattson, Author, Speaker, Career Coach, Principal at Jayne Mattson

A Perspective Reset for Leaders

A Perspective Reset for Leaders

Leaders driven by a determination for change may lose sight of challenges or opportunities that are obscured by complexity.   In this session, attendees will learn how to step back, take a breath and see what they may be overlooking and apply this practice to create an insightful and inclusive leadership style.

Presenter:  Corie Pauling, Chief Inclusion Diversity and Equity Officer, Corporate Social Responsibility TIAA

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Diamond Sponsor Student Engagement Program – Personal Branding

Student Session: Perfecting Your Personal Brand

Student Session:  Perfecting Your Personal Brand

Student attendees will learn tips and tricks for creating a strong personal branding strategy for any application--college, grad school, or a new job.   Our expert panel will advise students on ways to manage social media and create an impressive profile for professional websites and resumes.

Bryant University Alumni Panel:  Diane Wilbur, Skye Hazel, Theresa Navarra and Shruti Kansara

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote: Nikkia Reveillac

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Networking Reception