Friday, March 24 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Luxury Swag Bag
Keynote Speakers & Panel Discussions
Morning coffee bar with pastries
Afternoon Dessert Bar
Autographed copy of Sallie Krawcheck's book Own It - The Power of Women at Work**
*details subject to change without notice
**while supplies last
Scout Bassett - Overcoming Challenges
U.S. Paralympic track sprinter and jumper
Scout is a competitive U.S. Paralympic track sprinter, jumper, and passionate spokesperson for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. She is a 3x US Champion in the 100m sprint, 100m and 200m American Record holder, 400m World Record holder, and a serious contender for the 2016 Paralympic Games.
When Scout was only an infant, a fire took away her right leg from above the knee down. Shortly after this incident, she was found as an abandoned infant on the streets of Nanjing, China and taken to the government orphanage. Inside these isolating walls, she lived in extremely harsh conditions and endured several heart-wrenching years of trauma and anguish. Read More
Kim Coles - Don't Let Your Past Define You
Actress, Comedienne, Author, Playwright
Best known for her five-season turn as the unforgettable “Synclaire” on FOX’s ground-breaking comedy series, Living Single, KIM COLES has starred in numerous hit television programs including Frasier, Six Feet Under, In Living Color, One on One and the uproarious TBS comedy series 10 Items Or Less. She was the co-host of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show, In the Loop with iVillage and has been a guest co-host for various shows, including The View and Good Day Live. She was the host of BET’s My Black is Beautiful, a show that was part of a national initiative sponsored by Proctor & Gamble celebrating the diverse, collective beauty of African-American women. Read More
Elliot Kotek - Not Impossible
Co-Founder and Content Chief
Elliot Kotek is the CEO and founder of The Nation of Artists, the founding editor of Beyond Cinema and co-founded Not Impossible. He believes in the power of content and campaigns to change the world and is the key creative in building collaborative teams around ideas that deliver real impact to real people in real need.
In a world where people are preaching the 3 P's of People, Planet, Profit, Elliot goes one further with his 4 P Strategy: When you find something you're Passionate about, it will define your Purpose. When you share your purpose, you'll find your People. And when you have your people, anything is Possible. Read More
Sallie Krawcheck - Own It: The Power of Women at Work
Co-Founder and CEO
So much advice for women talks about how to succeed in the static business world of yesterday and today. But that world is rapidly changing, and these changes are empowering women in unprecedented ways. Because in the increasingly complex, connected, and technology-driven world of tomorrow where communication and collaboration rule the day the skills and qualities needed for success are ones that women inherently possess: in spades.
Hear Krawcheck draw on her experiences at the highest levels of business, both as one of the lone women at the top rungs of the biggest boys club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show how women can tap into these skills – and their enormous economic power – to elevate their careers: everything from getting the raise, to new takes on networking and mentoring, to navigating career breaks and curveballs and forging non-traditional career paths, to how to initiate the “courageous conversations” about true flexibility and diversity in the workplace. We can have a more significant role than ever in shaping our companies – and building new companies – into places we want to work.
Marlee Matlin - Nobody's Perfect: Achieving Inclusion, Diversity, and Access
Academy Award Winning Actress & Activist
Though Matlin lost her hearing when she was only 18 months old, she never let her challenges dictate her future or deter her dreams. Matlin boldly challenges audiences to advocate inclusion, acceptance, and access for all people and to endeavor to live a life without judgment of others—everybody’s different, and nobody’s perfect. Listeners come away informed and empowered to make a difference in the world, with the knowledge that they can start in just one person’s life.
Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures' Children of a Lesser God. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of four actresses to receive the honor for her film debut. Marlee broke barriers once again when she starred on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and in 2015, she returned to the stage after a 30 year hiatus and made her Broadway debut in the revival of the Tony Award winning musical, Spring Awakening. Speaker Website
Shiza Shahid - All the Good We Can Do
Malala Fund and NOW Ventures
How can each of us can catalyze positive change? Today's interconnected world offers unprecedented opportunities to end poverty, empower women, fight climate change, and take on the world's greatest challenges. Shiza Shahid, co-founder of Malala Fund and NOW Ventures shares how can we apply our talents, passions, networks to creating a better future. More About Shiza
Panel - Is it Really a Man's World
This panel of Executive Men will discuss emotions, commitment, support and mentorship in the work place. They will talk candidly about the impact of these four areas with respect to women growing in their careers and leading in the workplace.
Darrell Pilant - Moderator
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Harrah's Resort Southern California
Darrell Pilant oversees all operations for Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Pilant brings 19 years of experience with Caesars Entertainment at multiple locations to his current role.
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
Newland Real Estate Group
Tim advises the company on effective Human Capital strategies related to organization structure, organizational and team member performance, and the attraction, development and retention of Newland team members.
RDM Management Group
Richard is the Owner of RDM Management Group, a professional sales consulting company which focuses on the Customer’s Experience and Professional Development. The core of Richard’s practice is based on four (4) key principles: Self Confidence, Self-Discipline, Emotional Intelligence, and Motivation.
Co-President and Managing Director
Jeremy oversees the management and operations of Littler’s more than 1,200 attorneys. He has been instrumental in expanding and reinforcing the firm’s steadfast commitment to creating a culture of belonging. The firm has been recognized for its diverse workplace, including top spots on the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and Working Mother Magazine Best Law Firms for Women.
Director of Pharmacy Benefits Administration
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical
Robert Schoenhaus, PharmD, is Director of Pharmacy Benefits Administration at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers. Robert also serves as Director of Healthcare Economics for Parity Computing™, is the co-founder of the Applied Pharmacoeconomics Forum at UC San Diego, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at five separate pharmacy schools.
Panel - Leading in the New Normal of Uncertainty and Chaos
This diverse panel of executive women will talk about why women have to work harder than men to get ahead, philosophies that have served them well, burnout and touting your greatest achievements without being considered self-centered.
Sandra Maas - Moderator
Sandra Maas has been informing and entertaining television and radio audiences for more than 30 years. An award-winning journalist with more than a dozen Emmy nominations, she is currently the primetime co-anchor of the KUSI News
Supervisor Kristin Gaspar
County Supervisor, District 3
County of San Diego
Supervisor Gaspar is Vice Chairwoman of the SD County Board of Supervisors. She is the youngest woman ever elected to the Board. Prior to becoming a Supervisor, Gaspar was an Encinitas City Council Member and went on to become the city’s first elected Mayor. As Supervisor, she is focused on reducing homelessness, enhancing public safety and improving our streets, infrastructure and neighborhoods.
Sharoni Denise Little
USC Marshall School of Business
As an author and renowned scholar, Sharoni speaks domestically and internationally on leadership, equity and empowerment, and strategic organizational management.
Director, Global Product Security
Susan is Director of Software Engineering in the Global Product Security division of Oracle. She has taken an active role in leadership development and mentoring and currently leads the Southern California region for Oracle's Women's Leadership.
Executive Vice President, HR
San Diego County Credit Union
Michelle has a demonstrated track record of collaboration and commitment and is responsible for developing and directing human resource policies and programs at SDCCU. She oversees organizational planning, training, employment, compensation, benefits, facilities and construction, safety and health and employee services.