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Woman of Power Conference

Marriott Cleveland Downtown at Key Center, the Official Hotel of the Woman of Power Conference.


***Special Addition***

This just in: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sister Rosemary joins Woman of Power Conference. Register now!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

2 pm: Early registration and Corporate Exhibit Shop Open

3 pm: Sister Rosemary Keynote Speech

Followed by Q&A
Book signing reception

5 pm: Leadership, Awareness & Social Responsibility

Barnett L. Williams, VP External Affairs, Akron Children's Hospital

5:45 pm: Networking (hors d'oeuvres served)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Note: All activities including breakout sessions, exhibits and keynotes are located on Level 2 of the Marriott Hotel. 


7:00 am: Check-in / Wellness Morning Bar & Exhibit Shop Open


8:00 am: WELCOME

Morning Keynote: Women, Leadership & Accountability
Maryann Correnti, CFO Heinen's


9:05 - 9:55 am: Breakout Sessions

Session #1 Women Powering STEM- Our Leadership Charge
Dr. Marla Perez-Davis -NASA Glenn Research Center
Dr. Denise Douglas - Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Shreyasi Lahiri - The Lubrizol Corporation
Karen Harper - Building Engineering and Science Talent

Session #2 Entrepreneurial Panel: Faith, Funding & Fulfillment
Janice Gusich - AKHIA
Rita Scott Young - Explorers Montessori Childcare
Dr. Charu Ramanthan - CardioInsight
Amy Martin - Jumpstart


BREAK 9:55 - 10:10 am

Visit the Corporate Cafe and Exhibit Shop. Create Connections!


10:15 - 11:05 am: Breakout Sessions

Session #1 - Fostering Mentorship Panel
Rocco Gallo - Karpinski Engineering
Natasa Cekic - Karpinski Engineering
Romona Smith - Mentee
Margaret Bernstein - WKYC-3
Alenka Winslet - College Now Greater Cleveland       

Session #2- It's Personal: Aligning Your Personal Brand with Your Values and Vision
Raquel Eatmon - Rising Media


BREAK 11:05 - 11:25 am

Visit the Corporate Cafe and Exhibit Shop. Create Connections!


11:30 am: Formal Luncheon


11:45 am: Luncheon Keynote: What’s Love Got to Do With it?

Dr. Akram Boutros, CEO MetroHealth


12:30 pm:  See the Possible

Micki Byrnes, General Manager WKYC-3



12:45 pm: Social Change Panel


BREAK 1:20 - 1:35 pm

Visit the Corporate Cafe and Exhibit Shop. Create Connections!


1:40 - 2:25 pm: Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Redefining Success
Elizabeth Brooks, Swagelok

Session 2: Negotiating Wins
Cheri Phyer, Sherwin Williams


Closing Speaker

2:30 pm: Signature Speaker: How to Sustain Talent and Take Action

Bob Klonk, Chief Executive Officer -Oswald Companies


Announcement: BMW Ultimate Prize!
Conference Closes: 3pm

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