2019 Session Highlights and Recordings



May 1-2, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

1:00 PM

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

Keynote: Empower Women. Empower Growth.

Julie Harris, Head of Bank of America’s Global Banking Mobile Strategy, explored the criticality of empowering women.  Julie shared how her company’s approach to advancing women in leadership transcended traditional development programs and became an eco-system designed around growing and supporting women leaders. Recording available

2:00 PM

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

Coaching and Mentoring Strategies for Women Leaders

In this session, we explored the benefits of sponsorship, coaching and mentorship and how current leaders and others can become — and remain — sponsors, coaches and mentors, and facilitate programs in their organizations. Recording available

3:15 PM

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

Bridging the Gap Across Generations in the Workplace (Recruit, Develop and Retain Talented Women)

In this session, we explored research and success stories to deliver a roadmap of the most effective recruitment, development and retention strategies for each generation. Recording available

4:30 PM

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

Building a Culture that Embraces Women Leaders

In this session, we examined pertinent issues, including the #metoo movement and unconscious bias. We’ll also provide you with a tool to assess your organization’s culture, what it means for women leaders and how to navigate and impact the culture to build a better way forward. Recording is not available

Thursday, May 2, 2019

8:00 AM

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



9:15 AM

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


Welcome Address: The Future of Women In Leadership

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group, shared her vision for the future of women in corporate leadership and specific strategies to make progress, based on Brandon Hall Group’s 2019 research on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion. Recording available

10:15 AM

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


What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Acquiring New Skills for the Next Level

How do you acquire the foundational management and leadership skills to prepare you for that next-level leader role? Many organizations are just starting to embrace training for these skills, including emotional intelligence. We explored the foundational skills critical for leadership success. Recording available

11:30 AM

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


Building a Framework and Scorecard for capturing ROI for Women’s Leadership Initiatives

This session gathered insights from research and organizations with Excellence Award-winning inclusion, and women in leadership initiatives. Recording available

12:30 PM

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



1:45 PM

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


How to Advance Women In Technology Leadership

Advancing gender equity in technology leadership is a complex endeavour with many possible solutions and potential pitfalls. Almost all organizations have women working in technical roles. This session provided practical and actionable insight from our research and executives. Recording available

3:00 PM

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


What Does It Mean to be Inclusive – Global Implications for ROI

Inclusion means everyone — all women and men of different races, religions, sexual orientations and political views – believes they are valued for their contributions to the organization. We shared experiences in small discussion groups and attained insights and leading practices that we can put into practice back home. Recording available

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