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Women in Leadership 2023

Friday, June 16, 2023 7:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. PDT

Event Overview

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Each year, the women of Vistage come together for a day of learning, sharing and encouragement at our Women in Leadership National CEO Conference. This one-of-a-kind conference for women, by women, will continue to fuel your passion and give you tools to lead like never before. Inspired by female Vistage members — the power of the conference wouldn’t be possible without this community of women. Register now to hear from a lineup of empowering keynote speakers from diverse backgrounds, attend tailor-made breakouts with actionable takeaways, and engage with fellow CEOs, executives and business owners.

A Conference for women, by women

Still debating on registering to attend the Women in Leadership CEO Conference? Stephanie, Chung, Randi Zuckerberg and AmyK Hutchens all have reasons for you to attend in their personal event invitations.

Event Speakers

Randi Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media

Our Disrupted World: The New Rules of Engagement and Future Consumers

In 2007, Randi had a front row seat to the launch of the iPhone in Silicon Valley and the necessity for every single business to immediately pivot or go extinct. She helped lead her team at Facebook successfully through that massive shift in consumer behavior, launching new products and programs that are now used by more than a billion people around the globe. She is here now, with over a decade of hindsight and analysis, to help guide you through these current tumultuous times. It has become clear that consumer behavior has again shifted abruptly, and meaningfully, creating an opportunity for businesses willing to take the leap. During this session, Randi will take you through some of the most substantial shifts in consumer behavior expected to happen over the next 12-18 months, and how to get ahead of them, rather than be caught off guard.

Technology provides incredible new opportunities for our lives and our businesses. But it can also make us want to rip our hair out of our head with complication and confusion. In this insightful talk, Randi will give real-world advice on how to make tech work for you and your business: recruiting, managing employees, marketing your business, engaging customers, and much more – in a talk that feels fun, lively, and fresh.

AmyK Hutchens

Author and Business Strategist

She Gets It: Communicate to Connect

Imagine having the ideal set of communication skills to break down barriers, inspire action, heal relationships, solve problems, and create real connection. What if you had the confidence and courage to share your ideas, speak with conviction and honor the worth of your own voice? You’d be unstoppable: both brilliant in business and happy in life. Gain customized tools and insights for both professional and personal scenarios:

• Communicating Confidently • Resolving Conflict • Advancing Your Career • Negotiating • Apologizing • Setting Boundaries • Healing a Relationship Dynamic • Being Heard at Work • Navigating a Tough Conversation • Leading a Team • Managing Up • Self-leadership

Stephanie Chung

Founding Chief Growth Officer & Current Global Brand Ambassador, Wheels Up

You Are The Change: Adapting Your Leadership for the Evolving Workplace & Workforce

Covid was a great reckoning for every industry. Still, as pandemic measures have loosened up, the truth is we're not reverting to business as usual. In fact, just the opposite. With trending headlines around The Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting, the post-Covid workforce's priorities have clearly changed. The larger question is, why hasn't our leadership?

In this session, trailblazer and former Wheels Up executive Stephanie Chung boldly challenges you to think about leadership from a new perspective. With her personal stories and actionable takeaways, learn the importance of adapting your leadership to serve your team and evolve yourself to be the leader your people need.

• How to start leading from ahead of the curve
• How to identify the values of your people
• How to build trust with your team
• How to level up your development & change the way you lead

Virtual Conference Agenda

Virtual Event

7:30 a.m.
Conference open

7:30 a.m.
Keynote | Randi Zuckerberg

8:45 a.m.
Targeted Learning Breakouts | Track 1
  • Fusing Coaching into Culture, How to Tackle Challenges from Retention to Engagement
  • Overcome Decision Fatigue: Strategies To Stay Productive, Efficient & Thinking Clearly

9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
Keynote | AmyK Hutchens

10:45 a.m.
Targeted Learning Breakouts | Track 2
  • Own Your Worth: Empowered Women, Empowered Businesses
  • Get a Grip on Your Business - Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Company
  • Essential Negotiation Skills: Strategies to Successfully Navigate Leadership Challenges

11:45 p.m.

12:00 p.m.
Keynote | Stephanie Chung

1:15 p.m.
Conference close

Breakout sessions

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Fusing Coaching into Culture, How to Tackle Challenges from Retention to Engagement

Presenter: Andrea Boccard, Marketing Director, AccountingDepartment.com | Erin Ellis, Executive Consultant and Coach, Stewart Leadership

In 2013, AccountingDepartment.com was a 50-person company with a two-tier employee structure. Fast forward to 2023, AccountingDepartment.com is nearing 200 employees with 5+ levels in their organizational structure and many management and supervisory positions across all departments. This growth doesn’t come without challenges though — and with the goal of retaining employees and a consistent focus on employee engagement and happiness, AccountingDepartment.com set out to establish a comprehensive approach to develop and coach employees to set them (and the company!) up for success. Join this webinar to get the playbook to:

  • Expanding ranks while developing and coaching up employees from individual contributor to management

  • Keeping values at the forefront while scaling a company

  • Empowering employees to mentor and coach organically to create a culture of support

Topic: Talent Management: Retention & Engagement

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Overcome Decision Fatigue: Strategies To Stay Productive, Efficient & Thinking Clearly

Presenter: Emily Morgan, CEO and Founder, Delegate Solutions | Eileen Coombe, Community + Innovation Lead, Delegate Solutions

“Everyone wants a piece of me,” is a sentiment shared universally by leaders, no matter the industry. If decision fatigue is slowing you and your team down and holding you back from being as productive and effective in your seat as possible, this workshop is for you! We will share the top trends and tools you can bring to increase productivity, efficiency and brain space across your organization. Here is one decision you don’t need to make…just come!

Topic: Business Operations: Productivity & Execution

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Essential Negotiation Skills: Strategies to Successfully Navigate Leadership Challenges

Presenter: Amy Orlov, Director, Professional Programs & Elissa Sangster, CEO, Forte Foundation

Negotiations are an essential part of leadership, and our approaches and attitudes about it impact our leadership style. In this interactive session, we will cover the most common challenges women face when it comes to negotiation and strategies you can use to successfully and authentically navigate those challenges.


Topic: Personal Development: Leadership Competencies

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Own Your Worth: Empowered Women, Empowered Businesses

Presenter: Bianca Benedetti-Fang, Nicole Herman & Dani Martinez, UBS

Whether you’re a new business owner, planning a strategic exit, or simply passionate about how women are breaking barriers in business, there is no better time to get involved and discuss how to ensure your values are reflected in your business. Women today are starting businesses at a rate 1.5 times the national average and continue to hold increasing purchasing power. Yet, females still face specific challenges as they grow their own businesses:

  • What are the core values of my business, and how do they align with my purpose, mission, profitability and growth goals?

  • What are effective ways women are leading more intention lives? What are the top challenges & opportunities for women in business today?

  • How do I ensure that my financial planning is aligned with my personal goals and values? What strategies can help support women on their business & personal balance sheets?

American women controlled $11 trillion in 2020, about a third of all financial assets, and that number is expected to reach $30 trillion by 2030 – women will add almost double of the amount of wealth they controlled over the decade of the 2020s. This interactive breakout session will focus on helping female business owners and CEOs think about their values and purpose to further empower the growth and value of their companies or business unit.

Topic: Personal Development: Exit & Succession Planning

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Get a Grip on Your Business - Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Company

Presenter: Jeanet Wade, Expert EOS Implementer®

As a female leader in business, you will walk away with an understanding of the six keys to build a truly great organization and how to begin to instill discipline and accountability throughout your organization.

Topic: Leadership: Organizational Values & Culture