Keynote: Expect to Win – Thriving in the Work Place
Join us for an engaging conversation with Carla Harris, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, author of "Expect to Win". Carla Harris, one of the most powerful and respected women in business, shares advice, tips, and strategies for surviving and thriving in any workplace environment. "Carla's Pearls" have become the centerpiece for her many speeches and television appearances. Carla, will share these valuable lessons and more with the audience.
Carla A. Harris, Managing Director in the Institutional Advisory Group at Morgan Stanley Investment Management
You know networking is important for your career or business. You will have the opportunity to meet 30 women efficiently and effectively as you rotate from table to table. Each woman introduces herself, her company or business and her needs or interests to everyone at the table. There are three 20 minute rounds. Make great connections and tap into new resources. *Don’t forget your business cards!
Session 1: Rise to Power
As your career brings you to the top, utilize insights from four diverse women on how to be flexible, take advantage of opportunities and end up doing what you love.
Terry Haas, Realtor, HGTV’s Designed to Sell
Jenny Horne, SC House of Representatives District 94
Deona Smith, President, The DeJo Group
Laura Varn, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Santee Cooper
Table Top Discussion
What was the biggest issue you have faced in your professional life?
Session 2: Securing our Future: A Vision for 2020
Vision 2020 is a National Initiative advancing women's economic and social equality through collaborations with affiliated organizations and members in 50 states. Vision 2020 National Allies represent over 20 million women/girls who share a commitment to increasing women in leadership positions and achieving full equality for women and girls.
Margaret Seidler, Organization Development Consultant and Master Trainer
Session 3: The Mean Women phenomenon happening in business today -
Fostering a spirit of support instead of competition
Mean Girls is not just a movie - it's an unfortunate phenomenon happening in business and government among women. Hear from the first female Citadel graduate about her experiences and tips to overcome it in your own life and workplace.
Nancy Mace, President, The Mace Group, author of In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel, and first woman to graduate from The Citadel.
Session 4: Social Media and Your Personal Brand
A strong social media presence continues to have a heightened importance in regard to building your professional network and creating your personal online brand. In an interactive session, learn how to grow your network and build your influence by harnessing the power of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Session includes best practices, defining your goals and success stories.
Ashley Caldwell, Owner and CEO, The Modern Connection