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2022 SPEAKERS

Introducing the 2022 Keynote Speakers and Breakout Leaders for the Indiana Conference for Women 

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TITLE IX

Score! 50 years of advancing gender equity in higher education, athletics, the workforce, and beyond. 

OPENING SESSION PANEL

Gender equality is woven into all the major systems of our world: workforce, policy, education, athletics, health, justice, and rights.  All tethered to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. With 50 years of progress under Title IX, join an expert panel of leaders to discuss the following: what have we accomplished, what is left undone, what can we learn, and what should the next generation of leaders do to reduce and remove barriers once and for all?

 

Moderator:   

Chantee Eldridge Ed.D., Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Strada Education Network

Panelists:     

Allison Melangton, Sr Vice President at Penske Entertainment

Karin Sarratt, Executive Vice President, OneAmerica

Ruth Watkins Ph.D., President of Strada Impact

Amy Wilson, Managing Director of Inclusion, NCAA

 

SUSAN DAVID
 

Practical Wisdom for Meaningful Change …

Seeing ourselves and others in a wholehearted and healthy way

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE

Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers.  Her TED Talk on the topic of emotional agility has been seen by more than 10 million people. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal and is seen frequently on national radio and television.  Her breakthrough book, “Emotional Agility” has been regarded as one of the most important books of this decade for us read.

  • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

  • Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award Winner

  • Harvard Business Review Management Idea of the Year

  • Cofounder of the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School/McLean affiliate)

  • #1 Wall Street Journal Best Seller

  • USA Today Best Seller

  • Amazon Best Book of the Year

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CARLA HARRIS

“Lead to Win: How to Be a Powerful, Impactful, Influential Leader in Any Environment”

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Our world has changed — and so must the way we lead. Thank goodness, then, for Carla Harris. In this powerful presentation, she will draw on the wisdom accumulated during her astonishing career to illuminate how leaders can become more intentional, effective, and transformative.

It has been said of Carla “In the most competitive world of high finance, Carla set the standard of unassailable excellence worthy of generational respect, admiration and emulation.”

Carla is the author of bestsellers “Expect to Win” and “Strategize to Win” and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. She has degrees from Harvard University and numerous honorary doctorates. In 2013 she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women's Business Council. She was also the chair of the prestigious national organization, The Executive Leadership Council; chair of the board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation; and she currently sits on both for-profit and other philanthropic boards. The recipient of several professional awards, Carla has been named to Fortune magazine's list of "The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America," Essence magazine's "The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World," Ebony's list of "15 Corporate Women at the Top" among others. She regularly appears on national television and radio programs, and speaks to corporations, colleges and universities multiple times a year. An accomplished gospel singer, she has released four albums and performed to sold-out crowds at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre.

 

MCKENNA SWEAZEY
"How to Win Friends and Manage Remotely”

BREAKOUT LEADER

Get ready to supercharge your Digital Empathy skills!

McKenna spent her career working in global organizations, managing teams around the globe. In her most recent role, she managed B2B marketing for the Financial Times, leading teams in the US, Europe, and APAC from their London headquarters.  She’s spent years refining her management skills to be as effective in person as from 6,000 miles away. Her passion is helping people harness digital empathy to better connect with their colleagues and drive success.

How do you manage a poor performer over Zoom? How do you casually deliver positive feedback via Slack? What’s the most professional use of a gif?  Two things are certain with the shift in office structure: First, we will never go back to “the way things were.” Second, we all must learn to live in a virtual workplace. In the words of Dale Carnegie, how do you “win friends and influence people” in a virtual world?

In face-to-face interactions, humans have thousands of indicators to tell them what the other party is thinking and how they are reacting. Resorting to purely digital communication obliterates these clues, stopping us from reading the subtle body language we’ve evolved to use in all interactions to become better leaders, kinder managers, and more effective communicators.

How to Win Friends and Manage Remotely shares real-life examples, scientifically proven ideas, and distillations of tried-and-true business tenets, including why expressing empathy is the most important factor in managing and working with others—all mapped to a new virtual-first format.

This book is a handbook—a step-by-step guide to common interactions in the workplace using eight classic management examples: from digitizing your onboarding journey to helping new recruits and delivering useful feedback over video conference. Combining academic research and personal experiences across various companies, roles, and countries, author McKenna Sweazey presents a road map to get us through the WFH (work from home) quagmire and help us all be more aware of others’ perspectives in this brave new world.

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MARTA L. TELLADO 
“Buyer Aware: Harnessing Our Consumer Power for a Safe, Fair, and Transparent Marketplace”

BREAKOUT LEADER

In an era when consumers are vulnerable to corporate surveillance, unsafe food, discrimination in the economy, and dangerously faulty products, the president and CEO of Consumer Reports, Marta L. Tellado, gives us a playbook to put the power back in our hands.

One of several useful areas Marta will cover in her breakout is technology.  Big technology companies need to put users first. The biggest of them are so wealthy, their products so widely loved, and there's so little competition, that they’ve become predatory. Find out how to make your time online safer and how to push for rule changes that require fairness. Other areas of discussion include demanding product safety, navigating a sea of misinformation, financial traps, and a myriad of practical, useful, actionable topics.

Since joining Consumer Reports in 2014, Marta has transformed one of America’s most trusted brands and iconic social enterprises, uniting its rigorous research, consumer insights, award-winning journalism, and advocacy expertise to drive social impact. Marta came to CR following 25 years of experience focused on improving our marketplace and country, including at the Ford Foundation, the Partnership for Public Service, The Aspen Institute, and the office of Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey – the state where she was raised following her family’s journey from her birthplace of Havana, Cuba.

 

HANNAH AUSTIN
"Burn Brightly Without Burning Out”

BREAKOUT LEADER

Are you feeling the burn or reaching the end of your fuse?  Are you ready to let your inner light shine through?  Women and professionals all over the world are struggling with fatigue and exhaustion - but it doesn’t have to be this way.  Organizational Wellness Coach and Facilitator Hannah Austin, is here to help you create a life that restores your most precious resources - your energy, time, and passion for the things that truly light you up.  This powerful session will provide actionable key takeaways to help you find your way back to you and to move forward with more focus, enthusiasm, and vivacity.

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KELLEY GAY
 “Women and Financial Empowerment: Changing our Relationship with Money”

BREAKOUT LEADER

Join Kelley, for a fresh take on financial empowerment for women. This is an empowerment experience for those who want to improve their understanding of money and personal finance – sitting at the intersection of self-knowledge and smart financial decisions.  Start by knowing yourself better – how you think, feel, and interact with your money. 

OneAmerica recently partnered with The American College of Financial Services to develop a program built on the concept of creating a healthy relationship with money.  All program attendees will be provided access to the leading-edge program: Know Yourself, Grow Your Wealth. 

 

Carla Harris
Title IX
McKenna Sweazey
Marta Tellado
Susasn David
Hannah Austin
Kelly Gay
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