The agenda for the 2014 Women in Leadership Conference, including scheduled speakers and discussion topics.

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Friday, February 7

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration and Check-In

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Preconference Roundtable Luncheon
Facilitated by Pensacola Young Professionals and underwritten by Wal-Mart

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Opening Remarks
Dr. Tim O'Keefe, Interim Dean, College of Business - University of West Florida

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Opening Session
Presented by Dr. Judy Bense, President - University of West Florida

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion "Communication Skill:  A Pathway to Career Success"
Moderator:  Julie Sheppard, General Counsel, Institute of Human & Machine Cognition
-  Pam Childers, Clerk of the Court & Comptroller, Escambia County
-  Dr. Martha Saunders, Provost, University of West Florida
-  Holly Smith, President, H2 Consulting
-  Debbie Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer, Studer Group
-  Bentina Terry, VP External Affairs & Corporate Services, Gulf Power

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Panel Discussion "Emotional Intelligence: A Core Competency for Great Leadership"
Moderator:  Evon Emerson, retired CEO, Greater Pensacola Chamber
-  Kathy Anthony, VP, IMS ExpertServices and Chair, Vistage Florida
-  Debbie Calder, Sr. Vice President, Navy Federal Credit Union
-  Carol Carlan, President, Sacred Heart Foundation
-  Susan O'Connor, Franchise Owner, McDonalds

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Session
Presented by Pam Bilbrey, President - Bilbrey and Associates

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks
Dr. Ed Ranelli, Dean Emeritus, College of Business - University of West Florida