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WILC Agenda

Agenda

Friday, February 9, 2024

Time
Description
6:45 am — 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:15 am — 8:35 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Adrienne Miller, 2024 Women in Leadership Conference President
  • Barbara Ostdiek, Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs and Professor of Finance and Statistics
8:40 am — 9:30 am

Opening Keynote Speaker

9:45 am — 10:40 am

Morning Panels I

Elevate: I Am A Vital Voice — Seen and Heard in Rooms that Matter

Challenge, Disrupt, & Elevate: Legislation in Texas — How Texas Influences Women in Business

10:55 am — 11:50 am

Morning Panels II

Disrupt: A Conversation with Female Entrepreneurs — Pursuing New Ideas and New Ventures

Challenge: Finding Balance — Support & Advocacy While Juggling it All

  • Tracy Ross, Vice President, West and Texas Sales, NRG
  • Tamara Clarkson, Counselor & Owner, Tamara Clarkson, LPC
  • Judy Sultan, Head of Marketing & Corporate Citizenship, Aramco Americas
  • Leslie Reyes, Project Engineer, Zachary Construction
  • Moderator: Dr. Connie Porter, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Associate Clinical Professor of Marketing, Rice Business
11:50 pm —1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm — 1:45 pm

Interactive Workshops I

Elevate: Allyship & Sponsorship — Advancing Women in the Workplace

Challenge: Negotiating to Create Value — Developing your Negotiation Skills

Disrupt: Tools To Grow Your Business

Elevate: Executive Presence — Building Your Presence

  • Janet Moore, Director of Communication Program, Senior Lecturer in Management, Rice Business
2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

Interactive Workshops II

Challenge: Growing Your Career- Crafting a Strategy for Next Steps

  • Katie Baird, Executive Coach and Founder, Baird Coaching

Elevate: Coaching to Help Others - Developing Your Coaching Skills

Disrupt: Disrupting Traditional Leadership Norms - Understanding Leadership Styles

Elevate: Allyship - Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent

  • Leo Flores, Talent Management Strategy and Planning Manager, Cisco
  • Kendall Toarmina, Management Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, Slalom
  • Ally Cedeno, Founder, Women Offshore
  • Takeya Green, Investment Banking Associate & Head of Recruiting, Citi
  • Moderator: Jessica Krom, Director of Staff Administration, Rice Business
3:00 pm — 3:45 pm

Closing Keynote Speaker

  • Kelly Rooney, SVP, Chief Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Waste Management
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks | Owl Award

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Reception

 

Sponsors

President
Aramco
Cheniere
NRG Energy, Inc
Phillips 66
Tenaris
Vice President
Chevron
SheSpace
Consultant
Liberty Energy
Nalco Water
SRS Distribution
Sunnova
Vopak
Community Partner
Dream Big Ventures
El Shaddai Care Services
Shell Oil Company

 

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