Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Women's Leadership Summit

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11:30 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

Registration and Networking


12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Presentation of Women to Watch Awards


1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Networking Break and Dessert Buffet


1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

The Authenticity Paradox – Why It Takes Courage to “Be Yourself

Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA, director, Diversity & Inclusion, Grant Thornton LLP

We’ve all heard the importance of “being yourself” or authenticity in today’s lingo. There is no shortage of seminars, books, blogs and YouTube videos touting its power. Being authentic isn’t always quite simple; it’s a mix of skills, attributes and qualities that come naturally to some but not to all. Fortunately, not only can it can be learned, it can be leveraged as a marketplace differentiator. 

 In her session, Jina will talk candidly about her 26-year career in public accounting and how she learned to elevate her business – and her client’s businesses – above the crowd by being herself. She’ll share stories and lessons that helped her understand the importance and value of authenticity, curiosity and individuality, and how she fueled it to grow her personal brand. In addition, she’ll explore how you can think differently about inclusion and adaptability, and how you can tap into the power of your authenticity.



3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break


3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Managing Scope: The Art of Saying No

Jennifer Wilson, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC

 Are you challenged with managing priorities that seem to change daily? Do you say “Yes” when you would prefer to say “No” in order to not disappoint others? During her session, Jennifer will discuss how to develop strategies for tackling the “right” work-to-do list items. Topics of discussion include:

  • Identifying where to focus to further your firm’s strategic plan;
  • Defining and gaining buy-in on your priorities annually and throughout the year;
  • Managing expectations and proactively keeping others informed;
  • Communicating to manage expectations, ask for help and reprioritize; and
  • Rationalizing the need for more resource and delegating.

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This conference qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1107427 Click here for more details:



Conference Credits

This course is 4.00 credits

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