Friday, March 20, 2020 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

Admission Includes:*

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Panel Discussions
  • Swag Bag**
  • Speaker Books**
    • The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
    • You Can Have it All: Just Not at the Same Damn Time by Romi Neustadt
    • Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less by Tina Hay
    • Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome by Daymond John
  • Vendor Village
  • Morning coffee bar with pastries
  • Lunch and Dessert
  • Discounted Parking

*details subject to change without notice
**first 500 to arrive

  • $189 | 11/1/2019 through 1/15/2020
  • $199 | 1/16/2020 through 2/29/2020
  • $209 | 3/1/2020 through 3/19/2020
  • $275 | 3/20/2020


Linda Cureton

Leading in a Tough Environment

Linda Cureton, former CIO of NASA, certainly knows a bit about inclusion and what types of leadership behaviors help to foster an inclusive environment. Working and succeeding in a male-dominated industry, Linda has been credited with her leadership as being respected by many of her male counterparts at NASA.

Linda led one of the best IT organizations in government and while CIO, she served as principal advisor to the NASA Administrator, and provided insight and technology leadership to some of the most brilliant scientists and engineers in the world.

Tina Hay

Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less

Tina Hay is changing the conversation.

Tina started sketching explanations of financial concepts when she was an MBA student at Harvard Business School. What started as a personal learning tool has grown into a broader educational philosophy founded on visual learning.

A handy crash course in personal finance, Napkin Finance is the groundbreaking guide everyone needs to help them manage their money and feel more secure.

Daymond John

Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome

The bestselling author and star of ABC’s Shark Tank reveals how to master the three prongs of influence: reputation, negotiation, and relationships.

Have you ever wanted to make a big change in your life but weren’t sure where to start? In Powershift, Daymond John shares the answer. To take control of your destiny and drive the change you want to see, you need to lay the groundwork so you’re prepared to seize every opportunity that comes your way.

Whether you’re an innovator working to turn your big idea into a reality, a professional looking to land a major promotion, or a busy parent trying to find more time to focus on what’s really important to you, Daymond shows you how to shift your power and energy towards positive change.

Romi Neustadt

You Can Have it All, Just Not at the Same Damn Time

Ambitious career goals, a thriving marriage, flourishing kids, a tidy home, and a kick-ass bod—it’s no wonder so many women are overworked, exhausted, and abandoning the dream of “having it all.”

Drawing on her own experience and the wisdom she’s collected from working with corporate execs, working-out-of-home and stay-at-home moms, new college grads, and retired empty nesters, Romi shares the tools and mindset a woman needs to figure out what to focus on, what to let go of (and why), and how to live the life she really wants to live and become the person she really wants to be.

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

The Gift of Forgiveness

The Gift of Forgiveness is one of the most difficult challenges in life–learning to forgive.

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt will share with us what we can learn from others who have struggled with forgiveness, some still struggling, and others who have been able to forgive what might seem truly unforgivable. She will offer a fresh and inspiring perspective on the lessons she has learned from others journeys and of course her own challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life.

Katherine's message is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace.

Ed Smart

Two Miracles and Forgiveness

Ed Smart, the father of Elizabeth Smart, believes he has experienced two miracles in his life.

The first, he said, was when his daughter Elizabeth Smart was found alive nine months after she was kidnapped in Utah in 2002.

He had always held out hope that she would return home and feels unbelievably blessed that she did.

The second miracle, he said, is less obvious — though still powerful — and something he never thought would happen. He sometimes worries that he doesn’t deserve it after the first one. But it came earlier this year when, at 64,  Smart decided it was time to come out as gay and was warmly accepted by his neighbors, friends and family.

Ed will share with us the power of forgiveness and using your voice to stand up for yourself.

Ed Smart

Christine Van Loo

Transcendence: How to Rise Above Your Limiting Beliefs

The foundation of every action you will take, every goal will you achieve, and every ounce of potential you bring to your success is believing in yourself.

When 85% of the population, that’s 4 out of every 5 of you, according to research, lack self-esteem though, the question becomes “How do you believe in yourself when you don’t?”

Learn 3 powerful strategies to transcend into peak confidence, conquer self-doubt, and achieve world class success.

Natasha Watley

Reinventing Yourself: What's Next?

Natasha's talk, Reinvention: Life After Olympic Gold is a powerful story about starting over. After a lifetime focused on the singular goal of winning an Olympic Gold Medal, Natasha was lost when it was all over and she realized that the Olympic Committee provided no guidance or support and she had no idea what her "next" would be. A powerful and inspirational story about starting over and doing good.  TEDxSanDiegoWomen

Panel - Pivoting in Your Career

  • Sandwich Generation / Living in the "In-Between"
  • Recognizing Your Worth
  • The Courage to Pivot
  • Re-imagining (re-inventing) Your Life or Career
  • Finding Your Village
Faith Jennings

Faith Jennings
Senior Director, Media and Public Relations
Northrop Grumman

Jean Loo-Russo

Jean Loo-Russo
Chief Philanthropy Officer

The Elizabeth Hospice

Kari Mahaffey

Kari Mahaffey
GVP, Diversified Industries


Denise Visconti

Denise Visconti, Moderator

Littler Mendelson

Panel - Standing Out and Speaking Up

  • Leading on Your Terms
  • Compensation and Gender Equity
  • Having a Seat at the Table
  • Impostor Syndrome
  • Leading Together
  • Finding Your Authentic Voice
Michiko Araki

Michiko Araki
Vice President, New Business Group and Corporate Marketing
Sony Electronics, Inc.

Stacey Hrountas

Stacey Hrountas
Senior Vice President, Chief Executive Officer
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

Megan Joseph

Megan Joseph
Communications and Employee Engagement Lead for Print R&D
HP, Inc.

Samantha Nawrocki

Samantha Nawrocki
Director of Marketing
Bernardo Winery

Jana Vargas

Jana Vargas, Moderator
Director of Procurement
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

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