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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tabletop Exhibits and Bookstore

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

IGCW13-19Morning General Session

Host: Gerry Dick, Creator and Host, Inside INdiana Business

Performance by Ladies First, Indiana University a cappella group

Deborah Collins Stephens, Conference Co-Chair; Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Center for Innovative Leadership

Billie Dragoo, Conference Co-Chair; CEO, RepuCare, Inc.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence

Tribute to Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel prize winner

IGCW13-114Susie Clarke, Director, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers – James Citrin, Chairman, Spencer Stuart and author of The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers

The Changing Landscape for Women Leaders – panel discussion hosted by Jim Citrin:

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m

Breakout Sessions – I

  1. Practical Genius: A 5-Step Plan to Turn Your Talent and Passion into SuccessGina Amaro Rudan, Founder/President, Genuine Insights, Inc.; Author, Practical Genius; Joyce Rogers, Vice President of Development, Indiana University (moderator)
  2. Are You Ready to Be a Change Agent and Thought Leader?Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab; Author, Ready to Be a Thought Leader; Val Grubb, Principal, Val Grubb & Associates; Carol Curran, President & CEO, Phoenix Data Corporation (moderator)
  3. 168 Hours: Succeeding at Work and Life, 24/7Laura Vanderkam, Author, What the Most Successful People Do at Work and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast; Kathy Cabello, President, Cabello Associates (moderator)
  4. Life in the 4%: 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Raising Money for My BusinessLila Ibrahim, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Trish Costello, CEO, Portfolia; Amy Millman, CEO, Springboard Enterprises; Amy Lesnick, Head of Social Innovation, Indiegogo; Ting Gootee, Vice President of Investments, Elevate Ventures (moderator)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

IGCW13-291Luncheon Keynote Session

Host: Sydnie Kohara, Media Strategist; Former CBS and CNBC News Anchor

Ruth Stergiou, CEO, Invent Your Future Enterprises

Billie Dragoo and Deborah Collins Stephens, Conference Co-Chairs

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann

Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living OmniMedia and Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur and best-selling author, Living the Good Long Life

Charlotte Beers, Former CEO; Chairwoman; Undersecretary of State; Author, I’d Rather Be in Charge

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

Breakout Sessions – II

  1. Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a DifferenceJennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., Speaker; Coach; Author, Quiet Influence; Kathleen Lee, Ed.D., Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College (moderator)
  2. Lessons of LeadershipMargaret Heffernan, Author, The Naked Truth and Willful Blindness; Kandi Hidde, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP (moderator)
  3. The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and PowerLisa Belkin, Senior Columnist on Life/Work/Family, Huffington Post (moderator); Anne Mejia-Downs, Assistant Professor, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis; Laura Vanderkam, Author, What the Most Successful People Do at Work and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
  4. The Dolphin Tank I – three-minute pitches by startups: Crystal Grave, President & CEO,; KC Cranfill, Erin Edds, Cat Hill, Hoosier Momma LLC; Emerald Wang, Co-Founder & COO, eMath. Panel of experts: Terri Bruksch, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab; Dave Clark, Venture Partner, Elevate Ventures; Amy Millman, CEO, Springboard Enterprises (moderator)
3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions – III

  1. In the Spotlight: Creating a Powerful First ImpressionSydnie Kohara, Media Strategist and former CBS and CNBC News Anchor; Deb Hallberg, Business Development Manager, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP (moderator)
  2. Career Transformations: How to Reignite Your Career Passion in an Existing Role or Navigate a Career ReinventionCaroline Dowd-Higgins, Director of Professional Enrichment, Indiana University Almuni Association; Allison Leotta, Author; Former Prosecutor; Kyla Cox, Director of Public Relations and Community Outreach, IU Office of the Vice Provost; NaShara Mitchell, Assistant Dean, Indiana University Graduate School; Owner, Ready to Blush; Jan Long, Owner & President, The Mr. Canary Company
  3. The Dolphin Tank II – three-minute pitches by startups:  Tekisha Collins, Owner, Smoogy Cookie; Ashley Bryan, Life in the Moment; Susan Sprentall, Founder & CEO, SurClean. Panel of experts: Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab; Denise Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and Management, College of Business, Butler University; Trish Costello, CEO, Portfolia; Amy Millman, CEO, Springboard Enterprises (moderator)
  4. Social Media for the Savvy ProfessionalAliza Sherman, web and social media pioneer; Author, Social Media Engagement for Dummies; Amber Garrison Duncan, Evaluation and Planning Officer, Lumina Foundation (moderator)
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote Session

Anne Hathaway, President, Hathaway Strategies
Ann Bowman, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Whiteco Industries

Lessons from Inspiring Women Leaders:

Billie Dragoo, Conference Co-Chair; CEO, RepuCare, Inc.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, U.S. House of Representatives
Ramona Pierson, Co-Founder & CEO, Declara
Patty Prosser, Chairwoman & Managing Partner, OI Partners, Inc.
Deborah Collins Stephens (moderator)

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Program is subject to change. Attendance in breakout sessions is first come, first served.