October 30, 2018

In 2017, more than 800 professionals gathered in Raleigh to help women rise. This year, we’ve raised the bar even higher.

On October 30, 2018, we expect an attendance of more than 1,000 women, more ambitious than ever to overturn the gendered stereotypes of yesterday and usher in gender equity across all workplaces. Join us as we explore pathways to leadership, what it’s like at the top and how men and women can work together to inspire the next generation of female leaders.

Our 2018 event promises to be the largest and most interactive yet, with a wider variety of exhibitors, content topics and options for a truly tailored experience. Come ready to learn, connect and engage at one of the NC Chamber’s most popular and highly-attended events.

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Presented By
  • Dell Technologies

Agenda

Tuesday, October 30
7:00 amRegistration/Exhibit Hall Open

Breakfast; Pop-Up Sessions; Headshots
Headshots available all day in the exhibit hall

8:15 amOpening Session

Courageous Leadership for Women: The Unwritten Rules of Success
Cindy Solomon, Leadership Development Expert

Cindy Solomon is a world-renowned leadership expert, author and speaker who helps Fortune 5000 companies build Courageous Leaders TM, better enabling their teams and organizations to compete and win in today’s customer-driven economy. With her Courageous Leadership keynotes and programs, Cindy has helped hundreds of companies around the world identify, nurture and leverage the leadership potential in both their front line employees and their leadership teams. Each year, Cindy and her team train thousands of leaders on how building courageous leadership at all levels within an organization builds bottom line results!

9:30 amNetworking Break

Utilize this time to attend a Pop-Up Session, visit the event bookstore, take a professional headshot and explore our exhibits!

10:00 amBreakout Session I

To view our most recent list of Breakout Sessions, click here. Please note that time slots have not yet been assigned for sessions.

11:05 amBreakout Session II

To view our most recent list of Breakout Sessions, click here. Please note that time slots have not yet been assigned for sessions.

12:00 pmLunch and Keynote

Climb Your Everest
Sarah Safari

Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor and advocate for women empowerment. She was born in Iran. She moved to the United Stated in 2002 and continued her education in electrical engineering at UCLA. She graduated summa cum lauda in 2009. After working in large companies such as Broadcom and Raytheon, she realized her passion lies in teaching. When she started teaching at California State University Fullerton, she met the founder of the Empower Nepali Girls foundation. She decided to climb and summit Mt. Everest (29000ft) to bring funds and awareness for the girls who become victims of human trafficking or are forced into early marriage. Last year, during the devastating 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal, she survived the avalanches on Mt. Everest and came back down to help the victims and families, 10,000 of whom lost their lives and 100,000 kids lost their homes. She received the award for The Global Citizen from United Nations Association in 2015. She is a board member and director of development in Empower Nepali Girls. She dedicated her book “Follow My Footsteps” to ENG. She is working on her Ph.D. In leadership and change.

1:45 pmBreakout session III

To view our most recent list of Breakout Sessions, click here. Please note that time slots have not yet been assigned for sessions.

2:45 pmNetworking Break

Utilize this time to attend a Pop-Up Session, visit the event bookstore, take a professional headshot and explore our exhibits!

 

3:15 pmClosing Session

Creating the Right Leadership Culture
Lynn Good, CEO, Duke Energy

Lynn Good is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a cleaner, smarter energy future.

Before becoming CEO in 2013, she served as Duke Energy’s chief financial officer and earlier led the company’s commercial energy businesses during its initial development of renewable energy projects. She began her utility career in 2003 with Cincinnati-based Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy three years later. Prior to 2003, she was a partner at two international accounting firms, including a long career with Arthur Andersen.

Fortune magazine lists Good as 11th among the “Most Powerful Women in Business” and Forbes magazine calls her one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” In 2016, she became the first regulated utility CEO designated as a LinkedIn Influencer – an online thought-leadership program.

4:00 pmPower Hour Networking Wine Reception

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with your peers and the event speakers during this networking reception.

5:00 pmEvent and Exhibit Hall Close