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Women in Leadership 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PDT

Event Overview

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Phenomenal women of Vistage —
you are moving mountains.

Now more than ever. The full breadth of what you’re capable of shines. The immensity of your dedication to your businesses, your families, your communities, and the betterment of the world at large. The ripple effect of your achievement. The light of hope in your optimism. Phenomenal is the word. It’s never been more apt.

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Join the women of Vistage for a virtual Conference that will provide inspiration and information to fuel your leadership in this new era. Feel supported and empowered. Make new connections to lean on and learn from as you move forward.

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Keynotes Nicole Lapin and Andrea Jung will explore leadership through a lens of their own journeys, from the seven qualities imperative to success, to deciding what success truly is. Together, we’ll roll up our sleeves to redefine just what it means to be “superwoman.”

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Why Attend

Here is a special invite from Nicole!

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Vistage Chairs share why this event is a must-attend:

Event Speakers

Nicole Lapin

No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Money Expert, and Veteran Business News Anchor

Be your own superhero

When she needed a hero most, she had to become her own.

In a world that teaches women to "lean in" to everything and be like Superwoman, Nicole Lapin proves the secret to success is putting your oxygen mask on first, before helping others. After hitting rock bottom, Nicole decided to change her working style and came up with a plan to create boundaries and live a healthier, more sustainable life.

Drawing from her most recent book “Becoming Super Woman,” Nicole will offer actionable tips on how to take better care of yourself, increase your emotional wellness, and work smarter not harder. Backed by first-hand experience, she will detail the rising epidemic of burnout, and explore how to recognize it, reverse it and banish it — for good.

Andrea Jung

President and CEO, Grameen America

Leading a successful business

Passion, compassion, courage, humility, pride, perseverance and impactfulness.

These are the seven qualities of successful leaders that helped Andrea Jung — the longest-tenured female Fortune 500 CEO — more than triple Avon’s profits and transform the organization into THE company for women. From overhauling Avon’s operating model and cost structure, to expanding internationally, improving brand perception and reinventing corporate culture, her presentation will explore how leading a successful business in today’s rapidly-changing, globalized world necessitates command of all seven qualities. Leave informed to succeed where others have failed.

Dr. Andrea Simon

CEO of Simon Associates Management Consultants, Author, and Corporate Anthropologist

Rethink myths — A panel discussion with Vistage members

Drawing from her recent book, “Rethink: Smashing the myths of women in business,” Dr. Andi Simon will delve into the personal stories of three award-winning Vistage members who have proven the myths wrong.

These women from different industries opened up the possibilities for their professional careers and personal lives by being authentic, taking risks and pushing past obstacles others placed before them. Look forward to stories of how women rise, spark innovation, and ignite change.

Emcee: Anne Petrik

Sr. Director of Research, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

As Sr. Director of Research for Vistage, Anne Petrik leads the design, deployment and analysis of CEO surveys for Vistage. Anne leverages this analysis, along with insights curated from experts and partners, to provide small and midsize business leaders with perspectives that guide decision-making about how to optimize their business and enhance their leadership.

Emcee: Claudia Williams

Chief Frientorship® Officer, Coach & Consultant; Vistage Chair; Founder, The Human Zone LLC

Claudia Williams spent more than a decade as an award-winning attorney, coaching leaders of organizations of all sizes through challenging workplace situations. Founder of The Human Zone, Claudia is a business coach and consultant, speaker and workplace trainer, author, and Vistage Chair. Prior to starting The Human Zone, Claudia served as Associate General Counsel, Global HR & Litigation, for The Hershey Company.

Claudia is also founder of frientorship®, a model that encompasses key principles of friendship, mentorship and leadership. The frientorship® model shows leaders how to develop and leverage meaningful relationships with and among their employees, customers and clients. You can find her frientorship® TEDx talk on YouTube.

Agenda (PDT)

Virtual Event

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Doors open

Networking, yoga/meditation, Marketplace and more.

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
KEYNOTE: Nicole Lapin, Be your own superhero

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 - 10:10 a.m.
Break | Visit the Marketplace

10:10 - 11:20 a.m.
Targeted Learning Breakouts
  • Executive's guide to scaling your business: First who, then what
  • How to hire better
  • Market-centric leadership in a dynamic organization
  • Nine steps to an unlimited life
  • Own your worth: Helping female leaders take their seat at the money table
  • Success, health…or both? Finding the balance between running your business and taking care of you

11:20 - 11:45 a.m.
Break | Visit the Marketplace

11:45 - 12:50 p.m.
KEYNOTE: Andrea Jung, Leading a successful business

12:50 - 1:35 p.m.

1:35 - 1:45 p.m.
Break | Visit the Marketplace

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Andi Simon, Rethink myths — A panel discussion with Vistage members

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

*agenda subject to change

Breakout sessions

10:10 - 11:20 a.m.

Executive's guide to scaling your business: First who, then what

Presenter: Shanan Fennema, Eileen Stephens and Dr. Krista Peterson Senior Executive Advisors – Culture Index

Join this dynamic trio of advisors from Culture Index in an interactive session to reveal how to grow your business through a strategic approach to developing your employees. How do you objectively develop and measure your employees to impact your profit and loss statement? In this post-pandemic time are you meeting the needs of your greatest asset, your people? How do you retain your A-players and find more of them? How do know if your employees are truly engaged? What does it cost you if you do not know? Have you been stumped by the perfect resume followed by lackluster performance? In this session, you will be provided fact-based data that will differentiate you from your competition. Walkaway with new insights, tips and practices to implement into your business and better align with your people along the way

10:10 - 11:20 a.m.

How to hire better

Presenter: Amy Ancira, Managing Director

Hiring is the #1 issue CEOs are facing today. Our world has changed, and what it takes to recruit, hire and retain top talent is no exception. With retention declining at breakneck speeds and the competition for talent at an all-time high, it's more important than ever for employers to evaluate and adapt their hiring processes to recruit and retain the right talent for their organization. In this session, you'll learn how to hire better by:

  • Recognizing the challenges of recruiting in today's candidate-driven market

  • Understanding and evaluating each stage in the search process

  • Aligning your talent strategy with your business strategy

  • Implementing hiring best practices post-2020

  • Identifying where and how to recruit the right talent for your business

  • Utilizing assessments and reference checks

  • Inspiring your team and selling the dream

10:10 - 11:20 a.m.

Market-centric leadership in a dynamic organization

Presenter: Megg Withinton, VP of Enterprise Analytics, Insperity

The pace of change will continue to accelerate. We live and work in a highly dynamic environment - socially, economically, and organizationally. Successful leadership requires change agents who ensure their businesses are positioned for growth in a rapidly-evolving environment. Join Megg Withinton, VP of Enterprise Analytics as she shares best practices from Insperity and other market-leading organizations in building trust and credibility through cross-enterprise collaborative engagements. These practices were critical in Insperity’s strategic commitment to elevate the role of insights and analytics in guiding market- and customer-centric growth strategies.

10:10 - 11:20 a.m.

Nine steps to an unlimited life

Presenter: John Asher, CEO, Asher Longevity Institute

John Asher will describe a clear roadmap for Living a MUCH longer and Much higher quality of life, free of disease. He will show the four principle causes of aging at the cellular levels and how to stop them. He will provide antiaging protocols for sleeping, eating, exercise, a healthy gut microbiome, supplements and fasting. He will show the benefits of a few previously FDA approved drugs with an off-label benefit for longevity. John practices what he preaches. He is stronger and in better shape than when he played football in college. Participants will walk away with a clear roadmap to live to an unlimited life with a very healthy health span.

10:10 - 11:20 a.m.

Own your worth: Helping female leaders take their seat at the money table

Presenter: Executives from UBS

How does the work you do to manage your business tie into how you can manage your own personal financial goals? As a business leader, you’ve worked hard to turn your passion into a successful organization. But you may still have questions:

  • Am I making the right investment choices for my business—and the people and causes that are most important to me?

  • Am I doing all I can to reward my best employees? </li?

  • What are other successful owners and CEOs doing at all stages of business growth to overcome challenges or plan for their future that I should be considering as well?

  • How much money do I need to meet my goals?

  • When is the right time to start planning to exit my business, and who can help me with questions on how to get started?

80% of US women will be in charge of managing their finances alone one day, and we know that female executives and business owners have specific wealth management needs. This interactive breakout session will address all aspects of women and wealth for Vistage members, including real life examples of how we’ve helped female owners and CEOs to think about their wealth objectives across key time horizons to oversee more capital, take their seat at the money table and own their worth.

10:10 - 11:20 a.m.

Success, health…or both? Finding the balance between running your business and taking care of you

Presenter: Holly Carroccio, CFP, Nexus Advisors

How does a financial planner who is running a team of other advisors end up on the stage talking about wellness? My story is about an unfolding journey of mental, emotional and physical wellness. What attendees will learn:

  • The importance of finding your why

  • Understanding how getting to root causes vs. a quick fix creates more lasting results

  • How partnership with a therapist or coach can accelerate change

  • Benefits of mindfulness, meditation & deep breathing

  • Ways you can nurture your mind, body and spirit

  • Challenging your “sacred cows” to clear your path