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Women In Business Conference

June 13 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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AGENDA – Subject to change

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration & Networking

9:00am – 9:05am: WELCOMING REMARKS       

Laurie Silvey, Pres., Center for Business Mgt., Illinois Chamber of

Commerce

9:05am – 10:00am: STRIKE THE RIGHT BALANCEMorning Session

Elaine Hand, Owner, InnerView Inc.

Have you ever heard of Nature vs Nurture…okay – not the Wikipedia definition. The

one that represents who you are from your core beliefs to your learned beliefs, to the changed beliefs. Is it possible to change who I am….in some ways, in all ways, or not at all! Who we are is made up of old and new ways we think, behave, and show our emotions. It’s called the Right Balance of ME! Just how does that work? Let’s see if we can work through this both in theory and some fun stuff!

10:00am – 10:50am: IF I COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, THINGS I WOULD TELL MY YOUNGER SELF – Panel Discussion

(Moderator)Denise Schoenbachler, Interim Dean of the College of Business, Northern Illinois University

Panelist – Sheri DeShazo, President of Advocate Sherman Hospital

PanelistDr. Nakia Hall, Leadership Coach and Owner, Next Level Core Solutions

Panelist – Anna Haghooie, Valtruis

Panelist – (Invited) Brittany Hizer, Co-founder, Pluie

The panel will be discussing their personal experiences, both positive and negative, and sharing their thoughts and perspectives on what they have done well and what they wish they could have done differently. The panelists will provide valuable insights into navigating different stages of life, inspiring us to reach our full potential.

 10:50am – 11:05am: Networking Break

11:05am – 11:50am: NEGOTIATION TACTICS TO HELP YOU WIN IN EVERY SITUATION – General Session

 Andrea Beach, Life Unleashed

Learn when to speak and what to say for the most leverage, Getting the other party to open up and divulge their real feelings & situation, Perspective shifting, How to diffuse an emotional opponent, Beware of Tit-for-Tat, Common Trip-Up Mistakes           

 11:50am – 12:10pm: NETWORKING BREAK and LUNCH

12:10pm – 12:40pm: THREE SIMPLE CHANGES TO IMPROVE YOUR LONGEVITYFeatured Speaker

Ashley Davis, Stronger Together

I will be talking about three areas to focus your attention to improve your health and in

turn improve your health longevity. Who wants to be the women in a walker at 75, No One. These simple changes will help keep you upright and walking on your own for your whole life. 

 12:40pm – 1:10pm: BECOMING A FUTURIST – Keynote Speaker

Maria Pinto, Owner and Designer, Maria Pinto Designs

Navigating the times before, during and post-pandemic era, her work beautifully celebrates women in all seasons of their lives while championing themes that are important to us all – community, convenience and sustainability. How can you look ahead to the needs of your customer?

 1:10pm – 1:50pm: WHAT IS YOUR LEADERSHIP TYPE? A BARRIER-BREAKING APPROACH TO EMPOWER THE LEADER WITHIN – Featured Speaker

Laura Bernard, Founder, Behavioral Marketing Expert, Speaker, Author, BREAKTHRU Brands

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey that will empower you to lead authentically and effectively, break through barriers, and inspire change? In this interactive session facilitated by the visionary Founder of BREAKTHRU Brands, Laura Barnard, you will be introduced to The Spectrum of Leadership EmpowermentTM (SLE) — an innovative and inclusive leadership development model designed to inspire you to think internally, in terms of identifying your motivations to lead, as well as externally, in terms of stepping into your greatest power. The SLE invites you to explore what makes you unique as a leader, contemplate your intended impact, and begin to realize your full potential.

KEY TAKEAWAYS: Learn about The Spectrum of Leadership EmpowermentTM — an

innovative and inclusive way to understand and think about diverse leadership styles, challenging stereotypes and biases; Chart your own Leadership Type through our self-guided, online quiz. Understand how your Leadership Type can help you best communicate and relate with others, setting you on the path towards building a strong, authentic leadership brand and enabling you to achieve your greatest impact. 

1:50pm – 2:00pm: Drawings for door prizes, closing remarks – Laurie Silvey, Pres., Center for Business Management

2:00pm: Adjourn

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Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Organizer

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Venue

NIU Center
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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