7:00AM - 8:00AM | Registration

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8:00AM - 8:45AM | Opening Session presented by Wells Fargo


Succeeding in the “New Normal”

It isn’t just the economic environment which has changed. It is how business is getting done and who is making it happen.


Nancy Harrison, Lead SRCO, Mid-Atlantic Region, Wells Fargo

9:00AM - 9:50AM | Breakout Sessions 1


Adapting in a Changing Corporate Landscape

Today’s work environment requires everyone to successfully initiate and lead change efforts. The ability to manage and understand change is a critical leadership skill. Effective change management drives innovation and keeps organizations ahead of their competition. This session will help anticipate and adapt to change within your organization.


Gary Gulliksen, Assistant Director, University Purchasing, VCU Procurement Services

Jennifer Scott, President, Touch Points


Moderator: Michelle Cardiff, Vice President of Auditing, Dominion Resources


Master’s Class for Entrepreneurs

Get ready to have an interactive conversation with two of the most successful entrepreneurs in Virginia. These panelists will share their lessons learned through their successes and failures. 


Michelle Lee, Founder, President & CEO, STG International, Inc.

Linda Nash, Founder & CEO, PartnerMD


Moderator: Chris Hairston-White, Vice President of Senior Business Banking Relations, Wells Fargo


Building your Brand

Your brand is what creates a distinguishable and memorable impression to your audience. This session will provide expert advice on how you can improve yours.


Christen Barber, Senior Strategist, Scalability Project, LLC

Introduction of Speaker: Christine Mehfoud, Senior Counsel, McGuire Woods


10:00AM - 10:50AM | Breakout Sessions 2


Ladder or Jungle Gym? Career Paths for Women

Whether you are changing careers, preparing for a new position or simply looking to advance in your current position, it is essential that you create a well-defined road map for how you want to get there.  This thought-provoking session will push attendees to think of their career journey and the resources they need to reach their destination.


Lyn Pharr, CEO, United Way Richmond

Elizabeth Cole, Senior VP of Human Resources, Genworth Financial

Pam Lieberman, Director of Quality Assurance, Altria

Tanya Ross, Director of Customer Billing, Payment, and Credit Services for Dominion Virginia Power


Moderator: Jean Payne, Diversity Consultant, Dominion


Pitch 101

The most important skill entrepreneurs can develop is the ability to deliver a successful business pitch. To start and grow their ventures, it is crucial for entrepreneurs to craft an efficient and effective pitch that helps people understand how the venture creates value. This interactive session will provide participants the tools and information needed to shape business ideas into compelling pitches that will entice investors (as well as other key stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, and business partners).


Jeff Pollack, Assistant Professor of Management, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond

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Inclusion for Innovation

Join Tiffany Jana, CEO of TMI Consulting Inc., for an informative session about how to create and sustain an innovative workplace. The concept of innovation is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, but what does it really take to cultivate and support innovation within an organizational culture? Tiffany and the team at TMI have developed their proprietary paradigm, Inclusion for Innovation ®, based on their research and experiences as organizational and inclusion consultants, and their perspectives as emerging thought leaders. Don’t stay stuck in the same stifling cycles. Don’t just talk about innovation either. Come to this session and discover the keys to unlocking the highest potential in any group of people working together toward a common goal.


Tiffany Jana, CEO, TMI Consulting, Inc.

Introduction of Speaker: Becky Merritt, VP Shared Services, Dominion Resources

10:50AM - 11:30AM | Networking Break

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11:30AM - 12:30PM | Lunch

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12:30PM - 1:30PM | Luncheon Session

Good Self, Bad Self

Luncheon Speaker: Judy A. Smith, Crisis Management Expert and Inspiration behind ABC hit-drama Scandal


Mistress of Ceremony: Stephanie Rochon, Anchor, CBS 6

Introduction of Luncheon Speaker: Women Who Mean Business Summit Chairwoman Carter Reid, Senior VP of Administrative Services, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Dominion Resources

1:45PM - 2:35PM | Breakout Sessions 3

What Women Really Want

This session is a fun way to get women to discuss the importance of financial strategies. To understand what women want (financially), there will be an incorporation of activities, discussion and sharing of best practices.


Michelle Oliver, Financial Advisor, Virginia Asset Management, LLC


Can You Have It All? Bringing Balance Between Work, Home and the Community

Is everyone having as much trouble as I am? Is a perfect balance even possible? These seasoned professionals will tell you about their efforts.


Sheri Moreno, General Counsel, GE Intelligent Platforms

Kim Nguyen, Assistant VP, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Jane Rodgers, Executive Director, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation


Moderator: Maxine Jones, Manager, Dominion Viriginia Power Customer Communications & Programs


2:50PM - 3:15PM | Closing Session