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Itinerary Released: D CEO’s 2022 Women’s Leadership Symposium

The seventh annual event will be held June 29 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas.
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“Old Habits Die Hard: Releasing What Doesn’t Serve Us and Reshaping Our Normal.”

“Redefining Your Purpose: Gaining Clarity and Reigniting Your Career Path.”

These are just two of the presentations on the agenda for D CEO’s seventh annual Women’s Leadership Symposium.

Hosted in person this year on June 29, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished and insightful executives leading some of the region’s top organizations. They’ll also be able to connect and network with peers and interact with speakers.

The day begins with a mindfulness meditation session and ends with a closing keynote by negotiation guru Robin Pinkley—back by popular demand.

Tickets are $165 for and include:

  • Access to all in-person event programming, featuring 10+ speakers and panelists
  • Breakfast
  • Opportunity to engage with speakers and attendees during focused networking sessions
  • Attendee list in advance of the symposium (name, title, and company)
  • Two-year subscription to D CEO and a one-year subscription to D Magazine (total value of $128) for you to keep or give as a gift
  • Gift bag from event sponsors
  • Access to recordings of the program following the event

Schedule: June 29, 2022


7 a.m.—Recenter Pre-Session Mindfulness Meditation

Leah Frazier, CEO, Think Three Media and Instructor, Breathe Meditation and Wellness

Boost your energy and productivity. Reset with these simple mindful meditation exercises proven to work in a way that’s sustainable, maintains well-being and mental focus, and addresses the stress and fatigue of today’s workplace.


7:30 a.m.—Registration, Breakfast, and Networking                  


8:15 a.m.—Opening Remarks/Welcome

Gillea Allison, President, D Magazine Partners                


8:25 a.m.—Reevaluate

Neena Newberry, Business and Executive Coach, Newberry Solutions

How has learning evolved to help us navigate shifting demands and meet the challenges of a hybrid workforce, a tight labor market, and the increased demand for coaching and support? Companies, leaders, and individuals must adapt their strategies to ensure that they are prepared for what lies ahead.


8:45 a.m.—Old Habits Die Hard: Releasing What Doesn’t Serve Us and Reshaping Our Normal

Panelists:
Jenny Martinez
, Senior Partner, Munck Wilson Mandala
Stephanie Robinson, Small Business Advisor. Center for Women Entrepreneurs, Texas Woman’s University
Veronica Torres Hazley,
Chief Impact Officer, ISP Creative
Moderator: Gillea Allison           

The past two years have forever changed our personal and professional lives. Letting go of entrenched institutional thinking and operations can be difficult, especially as things have snapped back over the last few months and old muscle memory has kicked in. A return to normalcy is a relief for many, but how can we optimize this moment to leave behind what didn’t serve us well in “before times” and establish new norms? During this panel, executives will share what they are intentionally letting go of—individually and organizationally—and how they are reshaping their working world for the better.


9:25 a.m.—Reimagine

Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas         

Many organizations are reimagining themselves post-pandemic, determining their value proposition in a new world order. In many ways, we are also doing that same work as individuals as we set new boundaries, find new ways to care for ourselves, and determine how we show up professionally. “


9:40 a.m.—Redesign

Mary Lyons, the Wealth Woman and Founder of Benchmark Income Group

Reimagine what’s possible in your life. That is exactly what 2020 forced us to do. Money is a tool meant to build a life that you are excited to live. Most of the country is pursuing financial advice that’s designed to keep them from being broke but isn’t designed to make them truly wealthy. Learn to live the life of your dreams.


9:55 a.m.—Networking Break                     


10:25 a.m.— Refocus and Reinvest

Miki Woodard, CEO, Texas Women’s Foundation   

We’ve been told that it’s time. It’s time to come back out of our homes. It’s time to go back to busy schedules and chaotic lives. It’s time to leave the pets, kids, and new hobbies behind. Women are reemerging in the workforce at various stages of their lives and reimagining what life could be. How do we refocus and use our power and influence to reinvent ourselves in this new normal so that we are reinvesting in our strength and potential?


10:45 a.m.—Redefining Your Purpose: Gaining Clarity and Reigniting Your Career Path   

Panelists:
Janet Lee
, Senior Vice President and Head of Mobile Marketing, Samsung Electronics America (SEA)
Renda Mathew, Senior Vice-President, Dallas Market President, Truist Bank
Sandra McNeil, General Manager, Amazon
Moderator: Christine Perez, Editor, D CEO

On the other side of difficulty lies hard-earned wisdom and insight. For many, the challenges of the last few years have inspired a shift of priorities, and consequently, careers. Hear from leaders with a variety of experience on how they’ve paved their own path throughout their career journey and reinvented themselves along the way. 


11:30 a.m.—Renegotiate     

Robin Pinkley, Founder, M2M (Master to Master) Center for Profitable Negotiation 

Be Bold. Be You. How do you distill the personal lessons from the past two years, define (or redefine) what matters to you now (core values, passion, priorities), negotiate (or re-negotiate) for it, and step into your authenticity? 


11:50 a.m.—Closing Remarks     

Noelle LeVeaux, Group Publisher, D Magazine Partners               


Noon—Program ends, Networking continues                                

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