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2018 Conference Agenda

The agenda for the 2018 Women in Leadership Conference is currently a work in progress. Details that are confirmed are below. Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.


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Friday, March 9, 2018


In the Conference Center Building, Second Floor ‌

8 AM - 9 AMConf Sold out

 Registration and Check-In for Conference

9 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks/Welcome
Dr. Martha Saunders, President, University of West Florida
 introduced by Dr. Tim O’Keefe, Dean College of Business, University of West Florida

9:15 AM - 10 AM

Opening Session: How Women Leaders Build Successful Companies and Communities
Susan Story, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Water Works Company, Inc.
introduced by Sandy Sims, District General Manager, Gulf Power Company

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel 1 Discussion: Evolving Role of Leading Women - in the Courtroom, Classroom, Boardroom and on the Battlefield
 - Amie Remington, General Counsel, Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc. – Moderator
 - Alexis Bolin, Broker Associate, KW Keller Williams Realty Gulf Coast
 - Kara Cardona, Vice President, Greater Pensacola Operations, Navy Federal Credit Union
 - Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, Director, Center for Cybersecurity, University of West Florida

- Rev. Susan Sowers, Rector, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and Retired Colonel, U.S. Army


In the Commons Building, Auditorium & Nautilus Market

11:30 AM - 1 PM

Lunch for all registered attendees  


In the Conference Center Building, Second Floor ‌

1 PM - 2 PM

Panel 2 Discussion: Emerging Leaders: How to be Successful by Embracing Change
 - Mollye Barrows, Media & Marketing Specialist, Levin Papantonio – Moderator
- Ashley Hodge Harris, Director of Strategic Outreach & Engagement, Baptist Health Care
- Jennifer Allen McFarren, Community Development Representative, Gulf Power Company
- Chuntell Patterson, Listing Specialist, Property Management Division, Realty Masters of FL

- Alison Westmoreland, Director, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Information Center

2:15 PM - 3 PM

              Closing Session: Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper
              Karen Moore, Author, speaker, and CEO and founder of Moore Communications Group
              introduced by Dr. Sherry Hartnett, Director, Executive Mentor Program, College of Business, University of West Florida

3 PM

      Closing Remarks
      Dr. Tim O’Keefe, Dean College of Business, University of West Florida


NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

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"I got much more than I originally thought. The speakers were diverse in the experiences, they were forthcoming with information relating to their field of expertise, and I enjoyed their presentations."

Conference attendee