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Paid 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
    Diamond Keynote Partner Presentation
  • 2:00 PM
    Grand Opening Keynote
    • Amy Erett
      Founder and CEO
      Madison Reed
  • 2:45 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 3:00 PM
    Meet and Greet Power Hour

    Spend this networking power hour meeting and greeting new contacts as well as reconnecting with old friends! What makes Women in Retail Leadership Summit truly special is its extraordinary networking opportunities. We want you to leave this hour 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
    Partner Presentation
  • 4:15 PM
    A Strategy Session With Retail's All-Stars

    The pace of retail is moving faster than a mile a minute, and no one knows that better than the leaders on this panel. Settle in and get ready for a strategy session with some of the retail all-stars featured in our 2019 Top Women in Retail List who will be discussing the following:

    • what key strategic decisions they have made that helped their companies grow over the last few years;
    • how they facilitate independent, innovative thinking and decision making from their teams;
    • what innovative leadership techniques they’ve used for leading teams across all verticals;

    and more!

    You’re not going to want to miss this session!

  • 5:00 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 5:15 PM
    Session to Come
  • 6:30 PM
    Opening Reception
  • 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

  • 5:15 AM
    Break
  • 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
    Partner Presentation
  • 9:30 AM
    Morning Keynote
  • 10:15 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 10:30 AM
    Summit Social
  • 11:30 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 11:45 AM
    Finding Clarity: Seven Steps to Becoming a More Centered Leader

    As a leader, when’s the last time you thought about the state of your soul? Are you spending as much time listening to your heart as you are listening to your customers? Giving as much attention to your inner compass as you are your next board meeting?  As much time on self-care as spreadsheets?Just what is your soul strategy? Perhaps it’s time to go on a SoulAbout™! Join Andrea Syverson, President of IER Partners and Levenger’s VP, Marketing & Customer Experience, Margaret Moraskie in a soul-stirring conversation about this vitally important aspect of leadership that often gets neglected. During their talk, Andrea and Margaret will share seven soulful practices from their own journeys that have made them 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
  • 12:30 PM
    Solution Circles and Lunch

    Pain points? We know you’ve got them and you need to find ways to solve them. That’s why we’ve matched you up with other attendees who share your very specific pain points and placed you together in 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 mentor 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
  • 1:30 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 1:45 PM
    Life Lessons From Claudia Cividino
    • Claudia Cividino
      CEO, Americas
      Bally
  • 2:30 PM
    Break
  • 3:00 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 3:15 PM
    Chief Customer Officer Panel: A New Title for a New Era of Retail

    The chief customer officer (CCO) is a relatively new addition to the C-suite, and serves an important purpose in retail companies today: this person is responsible for creating a corporate strategy around customers. Join our panel of CCOs and learn what their roles mean to their companies, all about their professional journeys, and what’s next for this important job function.



  • 4:00 PM
    Partner Presentation
  • 4:15 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.

    • Lisa Collier
      President and CEO
      NYDJ
    • Vanessa LeFebvre
      President
      Lord & Taylor
  • 5:15 PM
    Break
  • 6:00 PM
    Cocktail Reception
  • 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

  • 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 3
  • 9:10 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 9:25 AM
    The Personal Journey of Rosie O'Neill, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sugarfina
    • Rosie O'Neill
      Co-Founder and Co-CEO
      Sugarfina
  • 10:10 AM
    Mid-Morning Breakout

    Join us on the Ballroom Patio again for some quality time with other attendees and our VIP sponsors. Want to learn how our sponsors can help your business succeed? Grab a coffee and look for the sponsor logos that most interest you. Exchange ideas! Exchange business cards! Have fun!

  • 10:55 AM
    Partner Presentation
  • 11:10 AM
    Women in Retail Tech: A Discussion of New Retail Technologies and Trends

    Join this lively discussion with women retail leaders who oversee technology at their companies. They will be discussing the latest retail technologies and trends, as well as the challenges they face working in a male-dominated department. In addition, learn how they plan to move women in tech forward.

  • 11:55 AM
    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 sharing the keys to face and overcome crushing change and deep stress. Understanding that we each have an opportunity to move from resistance to resilience; to thrive after challenges and to learn to use 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

      We are delighted that she will be at this year’s Summit to share with us the most recent e-commerce and retail data from Forrester Research. | more
    • Grace Killelea
      CEO and Founder
      GKC Group
  • 1:30 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.