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April 30, 2019

Across the country, workplace and cultural standards are changing. Women are increasingly filling board rooms, wielding buying power and launching businesses of their own. There are many pathways to leadership for females in North Carolina; which ones are most suited to your strengths?

Join us at one of our largest events of the year as we explore how to create and harness greater opportunities for women in the workplace. We’ll discuss what it’s like at the top, effective self-promotion and negotiation strategies, tactics for working in synergy with colleagues, and more.


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2018 Event Highlights

Event Updates

Reserved Table Sales: Due to the volume of registrations we receive, please note that the only way to guarantee you will sit at the same table as your colleagues is to purchase a reserved table for $1950. 

Tentative Breakout Session Topics

Pop-Up Session Offerings


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Tuesday, April 30
8:00 amRegistration and Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 amPop-Up Session: Making an Impact through a Successful Women's Business Resource Group

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9:00 amOpening Session and Keynote

Emcee: Tara Lane, Fox 46 Charlotte

Welcome Remarks:  Charles Bowman, Market President for Charlotte and State President for North Carolina, Bank of America

Welcome to Charlotte:  Mayor Vi Lyles, City of Charlotte


  • Bonnie St. John, Leadership Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Olympic Medalist, Best-Selling Author
  • Andrea Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, Bank of America
10:15 amNetworking Break
10:30 amPop-Up Session: Day Date with Jake and Page--Podcasting tips for people who don’t have time to start a podcast (but want to do it anyway!)

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11:00 amBreakout Session I

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12:00 pmLunch and Keynote

Emcee: Page Fehling, Fox 46 Charlotte

Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Working Woman’s Playbook
Sharon Delaney McCloud, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, cancer survivor, Olympic Torch Bearer and communications expert

At some point in your journey, you will face something that could make or break you. So, how will you get through it?

Emmy Award-winning journalist, cancer survivor, Olympic Torchbearer, author and communications expert Sharon Delaney McCloud presents a compelling, engaging narrative on lessons she’s learned from the highs and lows of life as a working parent. As a type-A orchestrator by nature, Sharon shares how she sought balance after a tragic loss and now embraces grit and gratitude to face each day with a new outlook. From this inspirational talk, you will learn ten steps to tackle challenges in the workplace and at home.

2:00 pmBreakout Session II

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3:00 pmNetworking Break
3:05 pmPop-Up Session: Better Money Habits

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3:30 pmRegistration and Exhibit Hall Close
3:30 pmClosing Session

Emcee: Britney Hamilton, Fox 46 Charlotte

Introduction: Gary Salamido, Acting President and Chief Operating Officer, NC Chamber

Building the Bridge
Tara Jaye Frank, Nationally renowned leadership development expert

Whether an organization or individual, early career or late career, major leap or minor step, we all have aspirations beyond today. It’s important to clarify not only how we want to add value to our work and to the world, but also to understand what it will take – practically speaking – to reach our highest potential. Building a bridge to the future must include an aligned vision of where we want to go and a clear view of the experiences, skills, behaviors and relationships that will move us toward the fulfillment we desire and deserve. Join Tara Jaye Frank as she shares insights and actionable tips on building a bridge designed by and constructed by you.

Interview by Kate Payne, Vice President of Communications, NC Chamber

4:30 pmEvent Concludes