When: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Harrah's Resort Southern California
777 Harrah's Rincon Wy
Valley Center, CA 92082
2015 Women’s Week Highlights
WHAT YOU GET
~ Luxury swag bag*
~ Autographed copy of Amy Cuddy's book Presence - Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges*
~ Autographed copy Kim Cole's Gratitude Journal *
~ Morning coffee bar with pastries
~ Keynote speakers and panel discussions
~ Afternoon dessert bar
~ Vendor Village
*While supplies last
Actress, Comedienne, Author, Playwright
Best known for her five-season turn as the unforgettable “Synclaire” on FOX’s ground-breaking comedy series, Living Single, 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.
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Amy Cuddy is known around the world for her 2012 TED Talk, which is the second-most viewed talk in TED’s history. A Harvard Business School professor and social psychologist, Cuddy studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people. Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and more.
Host of Top Chef, Author
Love, Loss, and What We Ate
Padma Lakshmi is the host of the Emmy Award-winning, top-rated Bravo series Top Chef, and the author of two cookbooks: the award-winning Easy Exotic and Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet. The first internationally successful Indian supermodel, she has appeared in numerous fashion spreads and has walked the runway for designers.
Black Hawk Pilot
F.L.Y. First Lead Yourself
As a former US Army Black Hawk pilot, Elizabeth flew command and control, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and also transported high level government VIPs including the Secretary of Defense. These stories keep attendees on the edges of their seats, and the stories are turned into relatable lessons that any audience can put into immediate action.
Founder, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Every day is an opportunity to change a life.
Frank, along with his wife Kitty and several others, founded the Make-A-Wish Foundation in November, 1980, with Frank being the first President/CEO. Thirty-three years later, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 300,000 wishes worldwide, with a wish being granted somewhere in the world on an average of every 38 minutes. ALL BECAUSE OF A BOY NAMED CHRIS WHO WANTED TO BE A HIGHWAY PATROL MOTORCYCLE OFFICER.
Activist, Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Build the World You Want to Live In
The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Naomi’s life as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how the teaching and preaching hate and division injure us all. In her speeches she blends this passion for human dignity with humor and personal stories.
Panel: Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders
Getting our next generation ready to lead is often challenging when we don’t know what they look for in mentors and how they view leadership. This panel will offer a candid discussion between young professionals and offer their ideas of what leadership looks like and how we can prepare them for the future.
Rho Cauley Bruner
Vehicle Management Systems Integrated Product Team Lead
In this role, Cauley has responsibility for the management of VMS Products on the Triton Program including the flight control system, flight critical software, and avionics systems.
Cauley began her career at Northrop Grumman in 2002 as a VMS Hardware Engineer and since then has held roles of increasing responsibility.
R&D System Integration Engineer
Mariya Gelman is a System Integration Engineering at HP. She works as part of the 3D Materials and Advanced Applications group, developing the latest 3D printing technologies.
Director of Sales
As the Director of Sales for Cox Business, Tiffany Markus oversees commercial sales and strategy within the Mid-Market segment. The Columbus, Ohio native has a passion for individual development and has been awarded for her involvement in mentoring programs. She has spent her entire career working on the business side of major telecommunications companies, giving her a unique perspective and distinct advantage.
Mishell Parreno Taylor
Mishell Parreno Taylor focuses her legal career on representing employers of all sizes, ranging from local businesses to global corporations, on a broad spectrum of employment law issues. She has extensive experience in handling employment litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies across the country.
Shana Reed Medley
Director of Resort Marketing
Shana Reed Medley serves as the Director of Resort Marketing for Caesars Entertainment (Harrah’s Resort Southern California). In this role she drives the strategy and effectiveness of key departments including Business Development, Public Relations, Entertainment, Advertising, and Community Relations. Shana also oversees the Total Rewards team, which is the company’s marquee customer loyalty program.
Panel: Breaking Barriers
Learn how these women have gotten to the top of their careers by managing setbacks and obstacles and balancing their personal and professional lives.
Vice President of Marketing Operations, Marketing Communications & New Business Incubation
At Sony, Michiko assumed the roles in product management, product marketing and marketing strategy. She also initiated and formed a Network Group to support Working Parents. She is a passionate marketer and a mother of two boys.
Oracle Global Customer Management
Lauren Diehl, Sr. Director of Oracle Global Customer Management, passionately leads a global team empowering the Support Account Management community to enable greater success with Oracle's largest and most strategic customers. She joined Oracle Corporation in 1990, moving from Boston to California and has been a global business leader for 24 years.
Vice President & Operations Manager
Gilbane Building Company
Jennifer Farnham is a Vice President and Operations Manager of Gilbane Building Company’s Southern California Business Unit. In her position, she helps lead the overall operations of the business unit with a focus on exceeding client expectations, close involvement with major projects, learning and development initiatives and championing the firm’s safety program known as Gilbane Cares.
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
San Diego County Credit Union
Michelle Pagni is Executive Vice President of Human Resources at San Diego County Credit Union, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution. With more than 20 years of experience in human resources management, Michelle has a demonstrated track record of collaboration and commitment and is responsible for developing and directing human resource policies and programs at SDCCU.
Sandra Maas - Moderator
From reporting on life-saving breakthroughs as a medical correspondent for CBS News, to anchoring prime time newscasts for KUSI-TV and KFMB-TV, 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 at 5, 6 & 10 pm.