2018 Session Highlights and Recordings



June 6-7, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

1:00 PM

1:00-1:45 PM (45 Minutes)

Keynote: How Great Women Lead

Bonnie St. John kicked off the summit with a keynote and shared insights from her book, "How Great Women Lead.".

Recording available

2:00 PM

2:00-3:00 PM (1 Hour)

Building ROI for Women's Leadership Initiatives

In this session, we examined how organizations can do a better job of supporting initiatives that prepare women for top leadership roles. There is plenty of research evidence to show that women leaders have a positive business impact. Recording available

3:15 PM

3:15-4:15 PM (1 Hour)

Effectively Leading Different Generations in the Workforce

it is essential to be aware of the differences and understand how to address them to recruit, engage, develop and retain talented women. In this session, we discussed the art and science of successfully leading the most diverse employee base in history.

Recording available

4:30 PM

4:30-5:30 PM (1 Hour)

Creating a Culture of Sponsorship for Women Leaders

In this session, we discussed creating a culture of sponsorship through which influential leaders support women by advocating for meaningful change. Recording available

Thursday, June 7, 2018

8:00 AM

8:00-9:00 AM (1 Hour)



9:15 AM

9:15-10:00 AM (45 Minutes)


Current State of Leadership and Women Helping Women Lead

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group, shared research and insights based on Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 research on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion. Rachel Ernst, Director of Employee Success at Reflektive also shared her organization's approach to helping women lead. Recording available

10:15 AM

10:15-11:15 AM (1 Hour)


Guiding Your Organization on a Journey to Inclusion

In this session, we discussed strategies of inclusion, including how organizations can curb implicit bias that often hampers women from moving into top leadership roles. Recording available

11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (1 Hour)


Advancing Women in Technology Careers and Companies

This session, on advancing more women into senior technology leadership roles, offers insights from Brandon Hall Group's 2018 Women in Technology Leadership Study. The study revealed the challenges organizations face in advancing women into senior leadership roles, particularly in tech roles as well as jobs involving science, engineering, and mathematics. Recording available

12:30 PM

12:30-1:30 PM (1 Hour)



1:45 PM

1:45-2:45 PM (1 Hour)


Creating Solutions for Gender Inequity in Technology Leadership

This workshop provided practical ways to attract and retain more women in technology leadership. The ideas generated were based on the research initiative on Advancing Women in Technology Leadership, conducted by Brandon Hall Group in partnership with The Blue Circle Leadership Institute. Recording available

3:00 PM

3:00-4:00 PM (1 Hour)


Managing the Increasingly Mobile Global Workforce

The world is more globally connected than ever, and global mobility has become increasingly sophisticated and digital. The mobile workforce is expected to represent 42% of the global workforce by 2020. This panel explored how female executives will address critical changes brought about by expanded mobility. Recording available

4:15 PM

4:15-5:00 PM (45 Minutes)


Building a Winning Mindset: It’s All in Your Head

Dr. Kelly Baez, PhD psychologist, change expert, and professional wellness coach, demonstrated strategies you can use immediately in the face of non-stop stress so that you can perform at a higher level at work and home. Recording available

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