Women's Leadership Conference

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Originally Aired - Tuesday, January 23 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Location: South Pacific F - North Convention Center

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Title: Women's Leadership Conference


Build your industry network in this special program designed to expand your knowledge and connections. Open to both women and men in the industry, this half day program is crafted to encourage leadership, learning, and connection, and concludes with a reception for the entire group.


  • 1 - 1:15pm - Welcome and Brief Introduction; Emcee: Shannon Vogel, Co-Founder of Reach Social
  • 1:15 - 2 pm - Opening Session: Secret Sauce of Networking; Speaker: Sharon Sherman, Founder and Owner at Thyme and Space Design
  • 2 - 2:30pm - Networking + Break
  • 2:30 - 2:45pm; Quick Talk: Failure, Self-Awareness, and Growth: From Class Slacker to a Life of Purpose; Speaker: Crystal Marie Sims, Project Manager at Preferred Flooring
  • 2:45 - 3:30pm; Featured Session: Unleash Your "Inner Disruptor" What is Influence, and Does that Convey Support?; Speaker: Alison Mullins, Founder of Rep Methods
  • 3:30 - 4pm; Networking + Break
  • 4 - 4:45pm; Closing Session: 5 Tips to Level Up; Moderator: Amy Rush-Imber, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Floor Covering Weekly; Panelists: Dori Blitzstein, Vice President of Roesel-Heck Company, Inc.; Chanel Clifford, Vice President National Accounts and Home Centers; Brenda Knowles, Vice President of Customer Experience at Shaw Industries; Whitney LeGate, Senior Vice President, Commercial Product at Mannington Mills; Kelly Oberschlake, Vice President Sales National Accounts at Mohawk Industries. 
  • 4:45 - 5pm ; The Wrap; Emcee: Shannon Vogel
  • 5 - 7pm; Reception


  • Opening Session: Secret Sauce of Networking
    • Discover the art of building meaningful relationships, leveraging connections, and creating opportunities in both personal and professional spheres. Using real-world insights and experiences, you’ll be equipped with the tools to network effectively and efficiently.
  • Quick Talk: Failure, Self-Awareness, and Growth: From Class Slacker to a Life of Purpose
    • Failing is a part of life, and it can be very hard to accept. In this session, you’ll go on a personal journey filled with failure but ends with becoming the best version of an authentic self. Learn how self-awareness can lead you to growth and acceptance of who you can truly become! 
  • Featured Session: Unleash Your "Inner Disruptor" What is Influence, and Does that Convey Support?
    • Let's unlock and empower our own strengths with a change in mindset! In this session, we will explore how we use our words. How do we support one another? What does support look & feel like? How are we disrupting the norms? We will unlock the potential to identify unique strengths and abilities and discuss how you can use your influence to affect change and empower those around you. It's important to recognize that when we uplift and support other women, we are all elevated together. Learn how to leverage influence; discuss how we can create a better future for ourselves and the people around us and bring forth the inner disruptor.
  • Closing Session: 5 Tips to Level Up
    • Five industry leaders will take the stage, use only one slide, and share their five tips to “Level Up” – could be career, perhaps work/life balance, may be getting to that morning yoga class, but the journey for the audience will be profound and rewarding. 


Type: Specialty Education

Cost: $95


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