November 6, 2020

This virtual conference experience offers attendees the opportunity to engage with dynamic speakers, participate in interactive workshops, and expand their personal and professional networks.

Agenda at a Glance 

 11:45 AM Conference Welcome and Overview

12:00 PM Opening Plenary

  1:15 PM Stretch Break

  1:30 PM Workshops and Interactive Sessions

  2:30 PM Stretch Break

  2:45 PM Workshops and Interactive Sessions

  3:45 PM Power Break

  4:00 PM Keynote Address

  5:00 PM Fireside Chat

  6:00 PM Adjourn  

Full Conference Agenda


Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn, PhD, Director
Elizabeth P. Marlowe, PhD, Assistant Director
The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs 

Not Waiting to Lead: Advice, Ideas, and Reflections from Experienced Leaders

Jennifer Boykin, Executive Vice President and President,
Newport News Shipbuilding and Huntington Ingalls Industries
Rita Davis, JD,
Counsel to the Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
Carmen Orozco-Acosta, PhD, Senior Advisor to the President, Community Change
Kelli Palmer, PhD, Head, Global Inclusion & Diversity and Corporate Citizenship, CFA Institute
Marjorie Powell, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), AARP

Women are shifting the paradigm of leadership conversations by stepping into formal and informal roles, regardless of recognition. They are challenging dominant expectations of what leadership progress and change should look like and shaking up systems of hierarchies that reinforce the status quo. In this current climate of change, women continue to navigate the dynamic leadership landscape to make significant strides in varied specialties. Join us for our highly anticipated session to learn about these fascinating women and their personal and professional journeys to leadership.

Attendees will select one of the following workshops and interactive sessions to attend during the 1:30pm-2:30pm breakout session. 

Leadership Conversations: Let's Get Heard!

Living Boldly

The 5A Formula for Fearless Storytelling

Presenting with Power: Authentic Connection in a Virtual World

Be a Label Maker!

The World is Waiting: The Necessary Rising Tide of Female Leadership

Explore Beyond the Routine


From FEAR to BRAVE in 20 Seconds


Attendees will select one of the following workshops and interactive sessions to attend during the 2:45pm-3:45pm breakout session. 

The Energy of Thought: Resiliency

Know Your Worth

How High Can You Go? Questions That Elevate Your Leadership 

The Time Is Now to Serve Our Latinx/Immigrant/Spanish-speaking Community (El Timpo Es Ahora Para Servir a Nuestra Comunidad)

Living Your Life on PURPOSE

Building Your Budget and Creating a Plan for Financial Excellence

Unlocking Leadership Potential through Understanding the Impostor Phenomenon

Having a Voice, Not Merely a Seat at the Table: Powerful Strategies to Amplify Your Impact

The Other Side of the Leadership Coin: Followership


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Following the Keynote Address, we invite attendees to join us for a Fireside Chat. During this social hour, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the Keynote Speaker follow up questions and socialize with other attendees. Grab the beverage and snack of your choice and come cozy up to our virtual fireplace as we continue our crucial conversations and make connections!

This innovative conference experience allows attendees to experience coaching during an introductory 15-minute individualized coaching session and offers the opportunity to continue the coaching relationship beyond the conference. Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis from 8:00am-11:40am. Attendees will receive a link to sign up for an individual coaching session after completing the conference registration.

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