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Women's Leadership Conference

Virtual Agenda

Date: September 21–22, 2021

DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 21
CPE: 4 hours

Register for Day 1

8:30–9:30 A.M. General Session

Failing Fast

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA, Finance Thought Leadership Oracle

Weaving together stories of women who have learned to live authentic lives by taking risks and choosing to seek failure rather than fear it, Kimberly Ellison Taylor, CPA, will kick off the INCPAS’ first ever Women’s Leadership Conference by offering tools to improve resiliency and create new opportunities. She ignites and inspires audience members to pursue risk and help reshape the profession with strong women in positions of leadership.

 

9:30–9:45 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch and get a coffee refill.

 

9:45–11 A.M. General Session

Panel Discussion: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA, Finance Thought Leadership Oracle; Melanie King, CPA, The Hagerman Group; Lisa Tressler, CPA, RBSK Partners PC; Moderator: Sherry Davis, CPA, Eli Lilly & Co.

Female accounting professionals will discuss hot topics that affect women in the profession. Each panelist will bring their own perspectives and thoughts from different backgrounds in the industry. Learn from your colleagues about how they navigate a career, family and self. They will also discussion how important it is to maintain networks and relationships while moving through your career.

11–11:15 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch.

 

11:15 A.M.–12:20 P.M. General Session

Championing Workplace Diversity

Sherry Davis, CPA, Eli Lilly & Co.

Eli Lilly has diversity and inclusion in their top 3 strategic initiatives, not because it’s a ‘good thing to do’ but because they believe they will perform better as a company. Learn how important allies are to change and how we all need to be the voice in the room.

12:20–12:45 P.M. Yoga Session (Optional)

Breathing & Stretching Techniques

Ahna Hoke, E-RYT500

Join us in a virtual yoga session! Learn some breathing and stretching techniques to help with working from home or sitting at your desk for countless hours. These techniques can be used throughout your work day weather you are working remotely or back in the office. This session does not count for CPE.


DAY 2: SEPTEMBER 22
CPE: 4 hours

Register for Day 2

8:30–9:30 A.M. General Session

Finding Your Niche & Rising in the Profession Through AI

Samantha Bowling, CPA, CGMA, Garbelman Winslow CPAs

In this session, we’ll explain how to leverage technology to become one of the most powerful woman in accounting, examine how the accounting profession is transforming and providing numerous opportunity for women working in the profession and discuss one small firm’s journey to becoming innovative and relevant due to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

9:30–9:45 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch.

 

9:45–11 A.M. General Session

Play to Your Strengths

Amy C. Waninger, Lead at Any Level

No matter where you are in your career, you have the power to be a superstar. The key to your success lies in doing what you do best. For many of us, though, we take our gifts for granted and struggle to see what makes us uniquely talented. This session will help you recognize and celebrate how you (and others) can truly thrive!

11–11:15 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch.

 

11:15 A.M.–12:20 P.M. General Session

A Courtside Conversation on Becoming a Leader

Dr. Allison Barber, President & COO of the Indiana Fever

Women have more opportunities now than ever to succeed and advance in any profession. Learn from and be inspired by Dr. Allison Barber and her story of how she became the leader she is today. Join in on the conversation with Dr. Allison Barber during the last fifteen minutes of her session for a little Q&A session.


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