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Schedule of Events

Friday, November 6th, 2020

We've designed this year's conference with your needs and busy schedules in mind. Please feel free to choose your favorite panels to create your unique conference experience. 

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM 

Brooke Huling

Dell, Vice President Of Product Management, Commercial Client Software

Panel Session 1

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Has Every Home Become the New Glass Ceiling?: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

The sudden switch to working from home means we find ourselves facing new challenges every day. Between the hours of video conferences, the influx of meetings, and juggling family needs, the question of how remote work will affect women in the long run is top of mind. Will we see a shift in representation in the workplace? Are we facing a new glass ceiling?

Chantel Adams (Moderator)

Senior Manager in Consumer Marketing, Align Technology 

Stephanie Helms Pickett

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice, North Carolina State University

Carol Spann Joyner

Vice President, SRS Real Estate Partners 

Norma Morales Perez

Senior Vice President of Brand + Culture, EDENS 

Breakout Panel Session 2

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Hindsight is 20/20: Resilience in Financial Uncertainty


Vision is both forward looking and retrospective and with the current economic uncertainty, we find ourselves using memories of ‘08 to help predict the future. From tips on how to navigate a recession to learnings we can apply from 2008, this panel will dive deep into how economic uncertainty will shape our collective future.  

Pramita Saha (Moderator)

Senior Associate Director, Career & Leadership for MBA & Alumni, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Cami Rice

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley 

Natalie Gramins 

Director, True Bridge Capital Partners 

Amy Litzenberger

President, Haverford Penn Financial 

Managing Director, Manda Bags, LLC 


What the **** Do We Do With All of This Space?! Real Estate in a Post-Covid Word

Empty malls, vacant office buildings, quiet movie theaters. The challenges of COVID often seem never ending and real estate is certainly seeing change. These challenges, however, present new opportunities for creativity and force real estate developers to reimagine what the future of space will look like. Join us as we examine real estate in our new normal.

Julie Paul (Moderator)

Business Development Manager, New York Properties 

Caitlin Shelby

Managing Director, Wood Partners 

Veronica Klein 

Senior Associate, Tishman Speyers 

Dolores Navia 

Development Associate, JBG SMITH 


Breakout Panel Session 3

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Your Yellow Brick Road: Cultivating Your Personal Brand and Finding Your Way Forward

Ever felt pigeon-holed in your role? Need help discovering what makes you, YOU? Proactively building and developing your personal brand can help you find the right opportunities and not let others define how you are perceived. You have the power to make your brand stand out. Join us in this panel to develop the skills to help guide you to your own yellow brick road.

MaKenzie Babb (Moderator) 

Director of External Affairs, Kenan Institute 

Allison Callahan

Senior Manager, GRM International Strategy Deployment, Liberty Mutual Insurance 

Lana Fountain

Engineering Manager, Reliability Laboratories 

Arsheen Allam

Founder & CEO, GOLeafe 

Charmain Charmant 

Consultant & Influencer 


Charting a Path into Uncharted Waters: Equipping Women Leaders for the Future

Have a great business idea in mind, but lack the confidence to get started? Hear from women entrepreneurs as they share their diverse experiences to help you get your business idea started regardless of your background. Women owned businesses are growing - time to BYOB - Be Your Own BOSS!

Harmonie Jacobson (Moderator) 

Program Manager, Google 

Angel Rich

Founder and CEO, Black Tech Matters 

Parker Wilson 

Founder, Sparked Consulting 

Maren Anderson 

President, MDA Consulting 

Kathy Button Bell 

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Emerson Electric 



Closing Remarks 

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lauren Burthey 

Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank 

Please note: Agenda is subject to change

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