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Women's Leadership Conference

September 28, 2023

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ET

Ritz Charles, Carmel

8 hours


This conference is SOLD OUT. There will be a Virtual Live Replay on October 23. Check back in for registration information.



Your Personal Growth Expert & Emcee for the Day

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Amy Vetter, CPA, CGMA, CITP — CEO, B3 Method Institute

Amy is a motivational speaker, author, yoga instructor and CPA Practice Advisor 2023 “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.”

Amazing Topics + Awesome Speaker = Absolute Must-Attend

Are you ready to focus on you? At this unique forum for women in the CPA profession, you’ll discover strategies to successfully elevate your authentic self at both work and home. This forum can also benefit men who want to better serve as advocates and allies.

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8–8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

Register and kick-start the day with breakfast while taking the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees.

8:30–9:30 a.m. Keynote Session

The Power of Supportive Women’s Networks

Having a supportive network of women in your career can be one of the most important ingredients to your success. Like many young women, Amy believed that she would have the same opportunities as men in the workplace, but as she moved up the corporate ladder, she noticed more and more women were not alongside her. During this session, Amy will share research and lessons learned from her own experience, and that from women she admires, on how to grow and learn at any stage of your career to achieve your goals. No matter if you’re advanced in your career or just starting out, you will learn why it’s important for women to bring each other along on their professional journeys, and how to be more mindful in supporting and aligning with women who inspire you. To further support you in your career journey, you will learn powerful tools on how to discover and align your authentic self and inner talents with the work you do to create a greater sense of work-life harmony.

Learning objectives:

  • How to create and nurture a supportive women’s network;
  • Why it’s important to manage up, not just down;
  • The power of finding or being a sponsor, not just a mentor;
  • The steps to create a greater sense of work-life harmony; and,
  • How to discover and align your authentic self and inner talents with the work you do.

9:30–10:30 a.m. Breakout Session

The Power of Supportive Women’s Networks

Attendees will be broken out to share their stories with mentors, coaches and sponsors as break out groups. They will share their reflections and learnings back with the entire group.

10:30–10:45 a.m. Networking Break

It's time to network with colleagues and visit sponsor tables.

10:45–11 a.m. B3 Break

Reset with Your Breath

Many times we can feel stressed during the day and actually forget to breathe! Join Amy Vetter and take 10 minutes and learn some breathing techniques to reset and recharge so you can be present for your next session.

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. General Session

Your Personal Brand: Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work

Your personal brand is how you represent yourself to the outside world — friends, family, and colleagues. It can be tempting to put on a mask — especially with social media, but it’s not authentic and people see through it and may not relate to you at work or personally. Rather than worrying about your real personality coming through in how you portray yourself to the world, instead embrace it, and intentionally review what you put out into the world and the experience you create. You may find that the people start responding to you differently because they are attracted to people that are authentic. Once you begin to connect on a more human level, you can create a meaningful relationship, whether in business or at home.

12:30–1:15 p.m. Lunch

It's time to have lunch with colleagues and visit sponsor tables. Lunch is provided.

1:15–1:30 p.m. B3 Break

Body Awareness Meditation

Often we go from meeting to meeting and build tension in our bodies without even realizing it. Join Amy Vetter for this 10 minute meditation to identify where you need to send some extra attention in your body to feel better during your day.

1:30–2:30 p.m. General Session

Executive Presence: Communication Skills & Finding Your Voice

"The biggest problem with communication is the belief that it has happened." We can learn to create the value as Connected Leaders by clearly communicating to our team so they can succeed and thrive. During this session you will learn:

  • How to deploy active listening techniques in conversations,
  • Recognize the six areas of communication, and
  • Practice your presentation skills as a Leader.

2:30–3:30 p.m. Breakout Session

Executive Presence: Share Your Voice as a Leader

Each participant will present a 2-minute personal story presentation that will build trust and credibility with their team based on the skills they learned.

3:30–3:45 p.m. Networking Break

It's time to network with colleagues and visit sponsor tables.

3:45–4 p.m. B3 Break

Chair Yoga

Don’t have time to get up from your chair? Join Amy Vetter and learn how you can still move your body and stretch during this 10-minute Chair Yoga practice without having to leave your computer.

4–5 p.m. General Session

Developing Your 30-Day Personal Purpose Plan

In this session, we will take a deep dive to understand where we are off balance in our lives between work and home and how it affects the experience we create for others. Many of us can feel that we are technically up to speed in what we do; however, we are not living our full potential as a leader or a co-worker because we may not be aligned with our values and what we want to create in the world around us. In this session you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of your personal purpose
  • Explore how to keep your personal purpose aligned with who you are
  • Create a 30-Day Personal Purpose Plan

By putting in place a review process for yourself, you can create the energy internally that you desire so that you show up better for those around you and create more success as a leader.

5–5:30 p.m. Reflections and Closing

Review final thoughts, highlighting key insights and the significance of the the day.