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Women in Leadership 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT

Event Overview

Hustle, heart, grit and resilience.

Inspired by featured keynote Kat Cole, and exemplified by female Vistage members — these qualities are the driving force of the Women in Leadership 2022 National CEO Conference.

Candid conversations, actionable insights, renewed resolve.

Only you truly know what it took to reach the C-level. This conference honors your journey and provides tools to keep climbing — as you light the way for the next generation.

An event like none other, in members’ own words:

A Conference for women, by women

Feel the power of the Vistage community on this day of learning, celebration and camaraderie. Experience firsthand why Vistage members call Women in Leadership one the best conferences they’ve ever attended.

Event Speakers

Kat Cole

Advisor, Investor, COO and President, Athletic Greens

Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress

"How can you iterate, adapt and succeed faster?

In this presentation, Kat will share how to find the hustle, heart, grit, and resilience to lead boldly in modern markets and companies. From her well-known “hotshot rule” to her lessons in “staying close to the action,” she’ll explore firsthand lessons on leadership and innovation garnered throughout her career.

Key takeaways:

  1. FOR RIGHT NOW: You innovate and succeed faster when you are more observant and immersed in the action. Learn which qualities help you gain actionable insights to iterate and adapt more quickly, even in traditionally slow or mature industries and organizations.
  2. FOR THE FUTURE: It’s crucial to discern meaningful patterns through the right questions, disrupt yourself, build modern teams, and manage tough decisions that may have short-term trade-offs."

Joanna Barsh

Director Emerita, McKinsey & Company; Founder, Centered Leadership

Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity and Impact

What distinguishes successful leaders from those who achieve true greatness?

The answer is found in an approach Joanna Barsh calls, Centered Leadership. Over years of research, Joanna has discovered great leaders are those who find balance in the midst of chaos and lead from their most resourceful selves, unleashing the potential of others. Her presentation will explore the new “right stuff” of leadership, guiding you on a path to self-awareness and your power to choose. Leave with practical takeaways and a road map for positive impact in the following areas:

  1. Meaning: Finding and using strengths on a path to living into your leadership vision.
  2. Framing: Learning to manage feelings and actions in difficult situations to lead in your most resourceful state.
  3. Trust: Forming meaningful community through trust-based relationships in service of one’s vision.
  4. Engaging: Stepping up to challenges and opportunities, taking risks and actions.
  5. Energizing: Managing your energy through recovery and renewal practices.

Virtual Conference Agenda

Virtual Event

7:30 a.m.
Conference open

7:30 a.m.
Kat Cole, Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress

8:35 a.m.
Breakouts | Track 1

Presentation details to come.

9:40 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
Breakouts | Track 2

Presentation details to come.

10:25 a.m.
Breakouts | Track 3

Presentation details to come.

11:30 a.m.
Joanna Barsh, Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity and Impact

12:35 p.m.
Small group discussions

1:00 p.m.
Conference close

*agenda subject to change

Breakout sessions

Focus on Profitability and Purpose

Presenter: Carey Shuffman, Head of Women’s Client Segment and Bianca Benedetti-Fang, Manager, Business Owners Client Segment, UBS

New UBS research reports women have emerged from the turbulence of the last two years with renewed resolve to use their money, time and purchasing power to lift up causes they champion. Women’s growing financial clout coupled with recharged commitment to leading a meaningful life are the twin engines behind women having a greater impact with their wealth. In this session, we’ll discuss this ground-breaking new research and address how, as businesses owners and CEOs, you can own your worth professionally and personally. Leave with advice and wealth strategies to help shape a fulfilled, purposeful future.

Topic: Financial Management

Nine Steps Toward an Unlimited Life with Robust Health

Presenter: John Asher, CEO, Asher Longevity Institute

Strong, healthy teams foster increased happiness, greater productivity, fewer days lost to sickness and chronic disease, and robust company growth. In this breakout session, John Asher, long-term Vistage speaker and former member will explore:

  • The four principle causes of aging and death at the cellular level and how to immediately arrest their progression.
  • The latest innovative and integrated protocols for sleeping, eating, exercise, a healthy gut microbiome, biometric testing, supplements, fasting and regenerative medicine approaches.
  • The benefits of previously approved prescription drugs by the FDA with tremendous off-label benefits for longevity.

Walk away with a personal roadmap for re-imagining health and wellness for yourself and your family, and energizing those you lead to do the same. Learn how to help your team members live an unlimited life with robust health and longer, healthier lives! Topic: Health and Wellness

Forging Paths and Eliminating Obstacles: Attract and Retain Women in Leadership

Presenter: Andrea Boccard, Head of Marketing, AccountingDepartment.com

During the pandemic, it was predicted that the setbacks to women in the workforce, and especially in leadership positions, would create a ripple effect that could set back a generation’s worth of professional advancements. Meanwhile throughout the pandemic, AccountingDepartment.com’s leadership was defined by its female majority — in senior management alone, women make up 85% of the ADC team. In this breakout session you will:

  • Learn how to structure a company that attracts and retains women in leadership
  • Understand key motivators for professional women
  • Create a company culture that attracts talent now

Topic: Talent Management: Retention and Engagement

How Female Leaders Are Shaping the Future with Influence and Impact

Presenter: Amy Ancira, Managing Director, HireBetter and Vistage Speaker

Our future world and workplace is shaped by female leaders who are driven, collaborative, expansive thinkers — also known as Dynamic Disruptors. Learn how these dynamic leaders are using their influence and impact for good, how they attract the best talent to grow and scale and how you can, too. In this breakout session you’ll discover:

  • What Dynamic Disruptors are, and why they matter
  • How to tap into your strengths for a leadership advantage
  • How to use your influence to make an impact and attract better talent

Topic: Personal Development: Leadership Competencies


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