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Leadership Development Workshop – April 29

Leadership Development Workshop With Grace Killelea
9am – 12pm, April 29

It’s never been more important for women retail leaders to make a positive and proactive impact within their teams and organizations. But we all need some help to make those changes happen!

 

That’s why the Women in Retail Leadership Circle is excited that Grace Killelea, founder and CEO of leadership development firm GKC Group, will be presenting a three-hour workshop at the Summit this year. The workshop will be focused on leadership development; team building; culture management; and more!

 

Grace’s workshop is based on the Birkman Method, a powerful and proven business process for measuring internal needs, motivations, occupational preferences, and strengths to facilitate less stress and achieve higher personal performance and achievement in every individual, team, and organization. Outcomes of the  Birkman Method include the following:

 

  • – an understanding of  your own personality strengths and areas for improvement;
  • – insight into  your “executive presence” and confidence;
  • – an understanding around productive and stress behaviors and their impact on your communication, confidence and commitment;
  • – finding your individual power, influence and “voice” and improving presentation skills;
  • – leveraging your emotional intelligence and insights to intentionally influence; and
  • – understanding how to manage through change

 

We’re thrilled to have Grace join us at the Summit this year!

 

We know you will inspired by her!  We encourage you to attend this workshop for an extra fee of $550 extend your stay for a Sunday night arrival. We will be beginning bright and early on Monday.

APRIL 29
Monday

  • 9:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    Leadership Development Workshop With Grace Killelea (Optional)
    • Grace Killelea
      CEO and Founder
      GKC Group
  • 12:30 PM
    Registration
  • 1:30 PM
    Welcome to the Women in Retail Leadership Summit
    • Jennifer DiPasquale
      President and Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 1:45 PM
    Building Relationships to Make Every Experience Count

    Bess Healy, senior vice president, strategy and transformation for Synchrony, will deliver Synchrony’s keynote. She will discuss her personal career journey, including her time in the military, various technology and operations roles, and her most recent position managing Synchrony’s Walmart portfolio. Bess will also discuss building and managing relationships with partners, mentors she has had throughout her career, and how Synchrony works to empower and mentor women internally and externally.

    • Bess Healy
      Senior Vice President, Strategy and Transformation
      Synchrony
  • 2:00 PM
    Grand Opening Keynote

    One Woman’s Journey to Disrupting a Multibillion Dollar Industry 

    In our opening keynote, you’ll hear from Madison Reed founder Amy Errett as she discusses how she was able–with determination, tenacity, passion and an innovative mindset– to take on the multibillion dollar hair-dye industry and completely disrupt it and turn it on its head. Among other topics, she will discuss the inspiration behind the launch of Madison Reed; how her vision to build a brand that empowers women to look and feel their best has taken off; and her philosophy around leading by love rather than fear. Amy will inspire you to disrupt and expand your mindset and belief system, and help you “Find Your Inner Genius” as she leads her team to do every day. Be prepared to feel more empowered and inspired…and to laugh! Amy is not only a badass but a hilarious and entertaining one at that!

    One Woman's Journey to Disrupting a Multibillion Dollar Industry 

     

    In our opening keynote, you'll hear from Madison Reed founder Amy Errett as she discusses how she was able--with determination, tenacity, passion and an innovative mindset-- to take on the multibillion dollar hair-dye industry and completely disrupt it and turn it on its head.

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    • Amy Errett
      Founder and CEO/Venture Partner
      Madison Reed/True Ventures
  • 2:45 PM
    Experience Matters – Fireside Chat with Andrea Ward and Molly Kinsella

    Vice president of enterprise marketing Andrea Ward will explore what it means to “transform” — in technology and in industry by embracing the power of customer experience management (CXM). Joined by Molly Kinsella, vice president of creative services, Best Buy, they will discuss why experience matters as well as how the consumer electronics retailer is transforming to keep pace with increasing customer expectations, empower its employees to become “Experience Makers,” and drive business growth.

    • Andrea Ward
      Vice President of Enterprise Marketing, Adobe Experience Cloud
      Adobe
    • Molly Kinsella
      Vice President, Marketing Creative Services
      Best Buy
  • 3:00 PM
    Meet and Greet Power Hour

    Ready, set, go! Spend this networking power hour meeting and greeting new contacts as well as reconnecting with old friends! What makes Women in Retail Leadership Circle truly special is its extraordinary networking opportunities. We want you to leave this session with a whole new set of friends and a yearlong support system. What’s more, it’s fun! Take advantage of every minute of this power hour — and bring your business cards with you!

  • 4:00 PM
    #Careerbrag: Retail Strategy Success Stories That Should Be Shared!

    In this lively panel discussion, our expert speakers will share remarkable stories from their careers that are truly worth bragging about. Learn about the accomplishments they’re most proud of, such as programs or systems they’ve implemented that have had a lasting impact on their companies, their employees, or their careers. Of course, success is mostly a team effort, but in this panel, you’ll hear success stories from the women who made them happen. After all, they earned their bragging rights! #Careerbrag

    • Claire Spofford
      President
      Cornerstone
    • Heather Giese
      Senior Vice President, Diversified Client Group
      Synchrony
    • Katherine Bahamonde Monasebian
      Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Executive Vice President
      Barney's New York
    • Marla A. Ryan
      CEO
      Destination Maternity
    • Suzanne Miglucci
      President and CEO
      Charles & Colvard
    • Swan Sit
      Consumer, Brand and Retail Leader
  • 4:40 PM
    Motivational Moment

    Get ready for a big dose motivation! Join motivational speaker, success trainer and coach Rear Admiral June Ryan for a brief motivational exercise designed to help you on your journey toward a life filled with achievement, success, and happiness. Take just a few minutes to change your day!

    • June Ryan
      Rear Admiral
      U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
  • 4:55 PM
    Capturing Millennial Mindshare: Building to a Consumer First, Millennial Mindset

    In this session, Afterpay will give an inside look at how millennials think about money and their finances. The financial crisis and economy has impacted millennial buying patterns and as a result, millennials are re-shaping the future of payments and adopting new technologies in this rapidly changing environment. Afterpay will explain how building a business in service to the consumer and putting the millennial shopper at the center of your business can drive growth within e-commerce. By building a customer first, millennial mindset, you can make millennials your advocates and transform your business.

    • Melissa Davis
      CRO
      Afterpay
  • 5:10 PM
    Career Coaching Strategies From the Experts

    In this panel you’ll hear from four career coaches and leadership experts who will share their knowledge on topics ranging from negotition best practices to creating your personal brand to enhancing your leadership effectiveness via your own personal style. You’ll learn how to build your career and deliver better business results at the same time. Be sure to take copious notes! And questions from the audience are encouraged!

    • Danielle Beauparlant Moser
      Co-Founder and Managing Partner
      bltCareers
    • Dr. Betty Orlandino
      Founder
      Betty Orlandino, PhD, Inc.
    • Grace Killelea
      CEO and Founder
      GKC Group
    • June Ryan
      Rear Admiral
      U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
    • Mary Walter
      Team Guru / Leadership Coach / Retail Veteran
      Mary Walter Leadership
  • 6:00 PM
    Opening Reception Sponsored by Synchrony!

    Join us outside on the beautiful Grand Lawn for an opening reception sponsored by Synchrony! At the reception, Synchrony will present a special guest speaker: Hannah Storm, ESPN journalist!

     

    • Hannah Storm
      Journalist
      ESPN
  • 9:30 PM
    After-Hours Cocktails and Connections

    Stop by Dune, located by the Dipping Pool, for one more cocktail and networking. It’s one of the hot spots The Ritz has to offer, so you won’t want to miss out on the fun. Costs at your own expense.

APRIL 30
Tuesday

  • 7:00 AM
    Yoga | Pilates
  • 8:00 AM
    Breakfast & Morning Mingle

    Join us on the Ballroom Patio for the most important meal of the day! Enjoy a delicious breakfast on us while you get more quality time with other attendees and our VIP sponsors. Want to learn how they can help your business succeed? Grab a coffee and look for the sponsor logos that most interest you. Exchange ideas … exchange business cards … you get the idea!

  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome to the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Day 2
    • Jennifer DiPasquale
      President and Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 9:15 AM
    Understanding the Great Divide

    Alliance Data, in its 2019 study The Great Divide, identified gaps between what consumers consider valuable within simplicity, personalization, and control and how brands, like Talbots, are providing that value. Talbots will discuss how they keep it simple for her!

    • Deborah Cavanagh
      Chief Marketing Officer
      Talbots
    • Shannon Andrick
      Vice President, Marketing Advancement
      Alliance Data
  • 9:30 AM
    Morning Keynote

    Lessons Learned on My Journey From Secretary to the C-Suite

     

    It’s not every day you hear about a chief executive who started her career as a secretary (yes secretary, not administrative assistant!) But Jan Singer is one such executive. Starting out in a secretarial job at a real estate company in New York City, Jan spent the next 30 years moving all the way up the corporate ladder to her most recent position as the CEO for Victoria’s Secret Lingerie at L Brands. Along the way Jan served as an independent director on the Kate Spade board as well as various operating roles such as CEO of Spanx, corporate vice president of global footwear and global apparel for Nike, and various leadership roles in the luxury beauty business. In this engaging presentation, Jan will discuss her career path and share 10 leadership lessons she’s learned along the way. You won’t want to miss this!

    • Jan Singer
      Consumer, Brand and Retail Leader
  • 10:15 AM
    Getting Personal with Data Driven Marketing

    Learn how Ashley HomeStore, America’s largest furniture retailer, increases sales by leveraging a deep level of data driven personalization. Along with their long-term direct mail partner, LS Direct Marketing, specific insights for each customer and prospect are generated based on their transactional history, online browse activity and big data insights. Through personalized creative which is as unique as each customer, Ashley HomeStore has added new customers, driven increased repeat purchases and higher average tickets, leading to a greater overall return on their marketing investment.

    • Kathy Goldrich
      Director of National Accounts and Client Services
      LS Direct Marketing
    • Tori Fusinaz
      Director of Marketing
      Ashley HomeStore
  • 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 10:45 AM
    Purpose-Driven Retail: A New Paradigm for a New Consumer

    There is often a misconception that companies must be either purpose-driven or profit-driven, but cannot be both. This is no longer the case today. Research proves that purpose fuels profits. What’s more, purpose-driven companies are more likely to have more motivated and energized employees’ more delighted, loyal and satisfied customers; and better business outcomes. In this panel, we’ll hear from leaders and founders of purpose-driven retail companies, and learn how they are reaching millennials, driving sales, and spreading some good along the way

    • Lisa Bradley
      Co-Founder and Co-CEO
      R.Riveter
    • Maggie Braine
      Vice President of Product and Brand Experience
      Bulletin
    • Miki Racine Berardelli
      CEO
      KIDBOX
    • Stephanie Cocumelli
      Vice President, Direct to Consumer, Retail
      TOMS
  • 11:25 AM
    Motivational Moment

    Get ready for a big dose motivation! Join motivational speaker, success trainer and coach Rear Admiral June Ryan for a brief motivational exercise designed to help you on your journey toward a life filled with achievement, success, and happiness. Take just a few minutes to change your day!

    • June Ryan
      Rear Admiral
      U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
  • 11:40 AM
    Building a Customer-Centric Organization

    In the world of high fashion, decisions have historically been made on the basis of myth, intuition, and assumption. Creative directors and brands believe they know their customers and what they’ll purchase. But who do you trust when the data tells a different story? Learn how Vince uses data to identify who their best customers are today and who will be in their best customers in the future. These insights allow fashion brands to combine the art of high fashion with hard data to inspire decision making across the organization.

    • Mary Grace Tifft
      Enterprise Sales Director
      Custora
    • Stacey Fierstein
      Senior Director, Global Marketing
      Vince
  • 12:00 PM
    Finding Clarity: Seven Steps to Becoming a More Centered Leader

    As leaders, we are continually pulled in many directions – both in and out of the office. How to stay centered? How to lead with clarity in a world of constantly changing variables? How to not just survive but thrive? Join three transparent leaders for a storytelling conversation about proven practices they’ve discovered are both good for their brands and are good for their souls! Join Sheryl Clark, president and CEO of Beyond Proper; Margaret Moraskie, vice president, marketing and e-commerce, Levenger; and Andrea Syverson of IER Partners as they share seven verbs that serve them well. In this inspiring and thought-provoking session, you’ll learn practical ways to become stronger, more resilient leaders.

    Andrea and Margaret will share seven soulful practices from their own journeys that have made them stronger, more resilient leaders. | more
    • Andrea Syverson
      Founder and President
      IER Partners
    • Margaret Moraskie
      Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience
      Levenger Company
    • Sheryl Clark
      President and CEO
      Beyond Proper by Boston Proper
  • 12:40 PM
    Hack the Stack: Addressing the Tech Blind Spots That Are Holding Retailers Back

    We’re still trying to solve age-old problems within our digital channels that are blocking us from increasing revenue, driving repeat purchases, surfacing products for discovery, etc. Marketing technology must be fundamentally different in order to communicate in ways consumers love and allow brands to grow. Join this talk where we reveal the technological blind spots that the fastest growing retailers are solving for in order to drive more revenue with less effort.

    • Sherene Hilal
      Vice President, Product Marketing and Business Operations
      Bluecore
  • 12:55 PM
    Solution Circles and Lunch

    Pain points? We know you’ve got them and you need to find ways to solve them. Join other attendees who share your specific pain points in our Solution Circles. Over lunch, you’ll be able to discuss how to solve some of the most pressing challenges you’re having at your company. What’s more, a moderator will be on hand to lead the discussion. The pain points we’ll be discussing in our Solution Circles include the following:

    • Omnichannel Attribution, Data, and Analytics Challenges
    • Finding the Right People for the Right Jobs
    • The Continuing Saga of Competing With Amazon
    • Keeping Up With New Tech and New Retail Models
    • Customer Engagement in an Increasingly Noisy World
    • The Ins and Outs of Influencer Marketing
  • 1:55 PM
    The Omnichannel Marketer’s Growth Roadmap

    Omnichannel is not just another buzzword to ignore. It’s a marketing objective, and if you don’t have a strategy in place, you’re already behind the curve; not only is it important, it also takes time. There’s no omnichannel switch to throw, no simple button to push. A sound omnichannel approach must be built step-by-step, and for many companies it all starts with email.

    • Courtney Shaffer Lovold
      Client Success Director
      Emarsys
  • 2:10 PM
    Afternoon Keynote

    Using The Inner Journey of Self-Mastery to Lead

    Claudia Cividino, CEO of North America for Loro Piana, believes the world needs strong, full-hearted leaders today like never before. Participate in Claudia’s afternoon keynote to hear how her career has been forged through a potent inner journey on a path toward self-mastery. She will share her experience and insights into the nature of the mind and heart, enabling her to lead with unconditional confidence – tools that we can use for business and life. In closing, Claudia will lead us in a short guided meditation.

    • Claudia Cividino
      CEO North America
      Loro Piana
  • 2:55 PM
    The Ever-Changing Digital Marketing Landscape

    In this session, you’ll hear a conversation between Natori’s Heidi Maund and BounceX’s Esther Tran-Le on how an original direct-to-consumer brand continues to embrace an ever-changing digital marketing landscape.

     

    • Esther Tran-Le
      Director, Client Marketing
      BounceX
    • Heidi Maund
      Director, E-Commerce
      The Natori Company
  • 3:10 PM
    Sip, Shop and Socialize!
    Grab a signature cocktail and saunter about the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom foyer with fellow attendees. Shop until your heart’s content at one of our four fabulous pop-up shops, most at of which feature bespoke items specifically curated with Summit attendees in mind. Psst…most of our fabulous pop-up shops are providing special discounts for our attendees. You may even walk away with a free pair of perfectly fitting jeans! Bottom line: Make sure you save room in your suitcase for all of the goodies you’ll be bringing home. Beyond shopping, check out our activations sprinkled outside the Grand Ballroom, too! You won’t want to miss them!
    What sets The Women in Leadership Summit apart is extraordinary networking. | more
  • 4:10 PM
    Emerging Retail Tech Trends to Watch

    With advancements in technology and ever-changing customer demands, the retail industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Embracing and adapting to these changes have become essential to developing and maintaining a competitive edge in the cutthroat world of retail.So, what are the latest key retail tech trends that modern retailers need to keep an eye out for? Listen in to this dynamic discussion with retail tech leaders as they discuss emerging retail tech trends they are implementing, have implemented, or are tracking such as artificial Intelligence, drone delivery, ultra personalization, voice search, and checkout free stores.

    • Lockie Andrews
      Chief Digital Officer
      UNTUCKit
    • Phyllis Marcus
      Partner
      Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    • Rucha Nanavati
      Group Vice President Information Technology
      Albertsons Companies
    • Talia Halperin
      Vice President, Brand Management
      BuzzFeed
  • 4:50 PM
    Can Customer Data Fuel Retail Innovation?

    Retail leaders are asked to transform and optimize customer experience. You expect your marketing team to produce insights, to personalize communications across channels, to measure incrementality. However, do your marketers have access to the data to truly understand their customers’ lifecycle, behaviors, and preferences? Are they empowered to discover insights, strategize on campaigns, action on intelligence, and measure the results of their efforts? During this discussion forum, we want to dive deeper into how to uplevel the customer experience using first-party customer data.

    • Cindy Marshall
      CEO and Founder
      SHINE Strategy
    • Tamara Gruzbarg
      Head of Industry Insights
      ActionIQ
  • 5:05 PM
    Motivational Moment

    Get ready for a big dose motivation! Join motivational speaker, success trainer and coach Rear Admiral June Ryan for a brief motivational exercise designed to help you on your journey toward a life filled with achievement, success, and happiness. Take just a few minutes to change your day!

    • June Ryan
      Rear Admiral
      U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
  • 5:15 PM
    Leadership Panel

    One of the Summit’s most beloved sessions, the Leadership Panel offers valuable insights from extraordinary women in retail who are at the top of their games. Settle in for this authentic and fun discussion where you’ll learn how these remarkable leaders got to the top. They will share their secrets to building a great team, discuss how to lead in a difficult environment, and offer stories about their personal journeys to success! This is always an inspirational, enlightening and energizing session with conversation that’s sure to spill over into the cocktail reception and beyond.

    • Corie Barry
      Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Transformation Officer
      Best Buy
    • Dawn Robertson
      Partner | CEO
      WHYZ Partners | OCM, a Spire Capital Portfolio Company
    • Lisa Collier
      President and CEO
      NYDJ
    • Mary van Praag
      President, Intimate Apparel Group
      Chico's FAS
    • Vanessa LeFebvre
      President
      Lord & Taylor
  • 6:30 PM
    Cocktail Reception

    Join us at the Courtyard Fountain for a great cocktail reception with some fun surprises!

  • 9:30 PM
    After-Hours Cocktails and Connections

    Stop by the RUMBAR, located in the hotel lobby, for one more cocktail and networking. It’s one of the hot spots The Ritz has to offer, so you won’t want to miss out on the fun. Costs at your own expense.

MAY 1
Wednesday

  • 6:30 AM
    Yoga | Pilates
  • 7:30 AM
    Breakfast

    Join us on the Ballroom Patio for the most important meal of the day! Enjoy a delicious breakfast on us while you get to spend more quality time with other attendees and our VIP sponsors!

  • 8:30 AM
    Welcome to the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Day 3
    • Jennifer DiPasquale
      President and Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 8:40 AM
    Bringing the Value of Affiliate Into Focus

    Today’s affiliate marketing is practiced in versatility—offering unique ways to leverage the channel that you may have never realized. Join Pepperjam and Shutterfly as they highlight proven ways they leveraged affiliate to reach broad consumer audiences through a variety of mediums including TV spots, content creators, mobile applications, and more!

    • Abigail Biralde
      Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing
      Shutterfly
    • Maura Smith
      Senior Vice President
      Pepperjam
  • 8:55 AM
    How Following Your Joy Can Lead to Success

    In July 2012, along with her co-founder and fiancé Josh Resnick, Rosie O’Neill launched Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique for grown-ups featuring the finest confections from artisan candy makers around the world. The company has grown exponentially since then and continues to disrupt the $200B confections industry. So, what is Rosie’s secret to success? Simply put, she follows her joy. Listen in as Rosie discusses why it’s so important to do what you love and love what you do–i.e. follow your joy. Not only will doing this make you a happier leader, but your customers will be happy, too. Even if you have just a sprinkle of joy, everything flows, things get easier and success is a natural by-product! Rosie will also discuss her entrepreneurial journey, her suggestions around the best ways to lead, work-life balance tips, and more! How sweet it is!

    • Rosie O'Neill
      Co-Founder and Co-CEO
      Sugarfina
  • 9:40 AM
    Enabling Performance and Potential at Lululemon

    Lululemon is known for its iconic brand and culture.  In this session learn how lululemon has optimized for personal growth, and how it empowers its teams on the sales floor to reach their full potential.

    Lululemon is known for its iconic brand and culture.  | more
    • Kesley Krosky
      Retail Operations Manager
      lululemon
    • Melissa Wong
      CEO
      Retail ZIpline
  • 9:55 AM
    A Look at Diversity and Inclusion in Retail Companies Today

    Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is essential in today’s workplace given changing demographics, globalization, the war for talent, and more. But how do we influence diversity, inclusion and equality from the top down? Listen to this enlightening discussion with executives at companies that are changing the D&I discussion. They’ll share their insights and experience around how to create inclusive environments, how D&I has evolved, how women fit into the equation, challenges on the journey, best practices, and perspectives on the future of D&I. The ultimate goal? To develop a better workplace for everyone.

    • Bahja Johnson
      Director, Banana Republic Global Merchandising
      Gap
    • Candice Savino
      Vice President, Engineering
      Trunk Club
    • Christiane Pendarvis
      Senior Vice President - E-Commerce
      FULLBEAUTY Brands
    • Denise Kramp
      North America Fashion and Retail Sector Leader and Senior Client Partner
      Korn Ferry
    • Jasmine Bellamy
      Director, Diversity and Inclusion
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
  • 10:35 AM
    Coffee Talks!

    Join us on outside for Coffee Talks! We’re matching you up by job function, so, for example, vice presidents of merchandising will be seated with other senior-level merchandising professionals, and together they can talk all things merchandising! Same goes for attendees involved in e-commerce, digital, finance, marketing, human resources, etc., etc. The idea is to experience targeted networking in a beautiful setting….with coffee, of course! Who doesn’t love a good coffee talk?

  • 11:35 AM
    Acquire More Customers: Partnership Marketing at Scale

    Grow your email list through sweepstakes and contests, leveraging partnership marketing as an opt-in email source. Imagine one turnkey access point to every partnership marketing contact at every brand in the world. FindKeep.Love empowers brands to leverage partnership marketing at scale through our portfolio of more than 4,000 brands.  We handle sweepstakes and cross promotional campaigns for our clients as a service, taking the pain out of partnership marketing while increasing the customer acquisition, traffic, and revenue from each campaign.

    • Lauren Nagel
      Founder & CEO
      FindKeep.Love & ScaleItForMe
  • 11:50 AM
    Motivational Moment

    Get ready for a big dose motivation! Join motivational speaker, success trainer and coach Rear Admiral June Ryan for a brief motivational exercise designed to help you on your journey toward a life filled with achievement, success, and happiness. Take just a few minutes to change your day!

    • June Ryan
      Rear Admiral
      U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
  • 12:05 PM
    Retail Disrupters Shaping a New Generation of Retail

    In this engaging panel, four female entreprenuers who have founded companies disrupting the retail space will discuss their companies and why they took the plunge and started them. They will share their career journeys; how they grew their businesses in a noisy, competitive retail environment; how they use data and customer-focused digital capabilities to win and keep customers; technology trends they’re tracking; how they scale their brands; and so much more!

    • Marisa Sharkey
      President and Co-Founder
      Birdies
    • Melissa Ben-Ishay
      Founder, President and Chief Product Officer
      Baked by Melissa
    • Melissa Mash
      Co-Founder and CEO
      Dagne Dover
    • Melissa Campanelli
      Co-Founder
      Women in Retail Leadership Circle
    • Rachel Cohen
      Co-Founder and Co-CEO
      Snowe
  • 12:45 PM
    Lunch & Closing Keynote: Plan G (G is For Grit)

    All of us come face to face with challenges and events that are beyond our control. How we respond to these situations can be the difference between surviving and thriving. In our closing keynote, leadership expert, best-selling author and executive coach Grace Killelea will cut through the rhetoric by discussing Plan G, which is all about the intersection of confidence and resilience.

     

    It’s the ability to adapt during challenging times and move beyond surviving to thriving. Plan G is about how we can handle unexpected curve balls in our lives and our careers to move from drama to determined and from frenzied to focused. It will help us understand that we each have an opportunity to move from resistance to resilience; to thrive after challenges; and that learning how using failure as an opportunity to “spring forward” with strength and purpose is at the core of success. In this session, attendees will learn the following:

    • How to get back up when you’ve been kicked to the curb. Learn how to stop running, drop your fear and roll with the punches.
    • How to stop the inner critic from being the GPS of your life.
    • Learn the difference between endurance and recovery. Resilience is a decision we have to make and remake.
    • Develop tools and strategies to move you from merely surviving to thriving
    • How to manage your intention and recognize your impact

     

    Using her Four R’s of leadership: relationships, reputation, results and resilience, Grace will share how to understand stress behaviors and what the triggers are, how to triage and to come back, how to break through and claim success – whether it’s your own life or career situation

    All of us come face to face with challenges and events that are beyond our control. How we respond to these situations can be the difference between surviving and thriving.In our closing keynote, leadership expert, best-selling author and executive coach Grace Killelea will cut through the rhetoric by discussing Plan G, which is all about the intersection of confidence and resilience. | more
    • Grace Killelea
      CEO and Founder
      GKC Group
  • 2:00 PM
    Close of Conference | Champagne Toast!
  • 2:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    Revel at the Ritz

    Let’s keep the connections going! After the bubbly, grab a group of fellow attendees and explore the Ritz-Carlton property. Take advantage of the endless hotel offerings. Whether you’re looking for rest and relaxation or a little bit of adventure, the Ritz has it all. Start at one of two oceanfront pools, or head straight to the beach for a dip in the Atlantic. While you’re there, feel free to paddle board, sail or kayak. Book a treatment online at the massive 25,000-square-foot luxury salon and spa and drift even further away into relaxation. Looking to serve up a sweat? The hotel houses the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton (11 courts!), and offers multiple fitness classes per day at the world-class Fitness Center.  The property is also just five minutes away from the beautiful par-72 Crandon Park Golf Course.