2017 Agenda

Women in Business North America Summit

October 3-4, 2017

Fox Theatre and The Georgian Terrace Hotel

 

 

October 3rd

Plenaries, Workshops and B2B Fair – Fox Theatre & Georgian Terrace

07:00 - 08:00 AM 

Registration (Fox Theatre)

08:00 – 10:00 AM

B2B Fair - Up to 20 company decision making/diversity representatives hosting tables for meetings with summit participants – open to all Summit participants (Fox Theatre)

B2B Companies include Air Canada, BMW, Your DeKalb Farmers Market, Diaz Foods, Endevour Sound, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, IBM, Inovatech Solutions, UPS, Victoria 147, and Coca Cola


Women on Boards! – Looking for/curious about a board position? Tables hosted by executive search firms, including Harvard Group International,  involved in placing women on Boards will be part of the B2B Fair

10:15 AM

Welcoming remarks - Consul General Nadia Theodore (Canada), Consul General Javier Díaz de León (Mexico) and  TAG President Larry Williams

10:30 – 12:00 PM

Morning plenaries – open to all Summit participants  (Fox Theatre) 

10:30 – 2:00 PM

Plenary 1: Women on Boards – Topics will include key areas you should consider before joining a board such as profitability, conflict of interest, rating agency reviews and what risks will you assume, what does diversity do for a board and a company, advice and best practices to gain experience and get board ready.

 

Moderator:

Lynne Homrich, ‎Founding Executive Chairwoman & CEO, League of Change Institute, Inc.

 

Speakers:

Hala Moddelmog, President, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce 

 

Mary Ellen Garrett, SVP, Wealth Management, Advisor Portfolio Management, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch 

 

State Representative Dar'shun Kendrick, Chief Diversity Advisor & Advocate, Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group, LLC

 

Robin Bienfait, CEO and Founder of Emnovate

 

Joe Evans, Chairman, State Bank and Trust Company

 

 

 

Plenary 2: Exporting – Everything you will need to know on exporting to North America – including what you need to consider, tools available, how to get certified and why. (boxed lunch provided)

 

Moderator:

Diane Alleva Caceres, Founder/CEO Market Access International

 

Speakers:

Jen Yun, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Manager, Global Business Development

 

Mary Hayes, CEO, Engagelearn, particular expertise on being a small firm selling to large corporations internationally


Charlotte Starfire, Bank of America, Director, Senior Treasury Product Sales Specialist


Lucia Aguilar Puga, Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner, ProMexico Southeast USA and Caribbean

 

David Weiner, Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada

 

 

 Transition to Georgian Terrace and Workshops

 

02:30 – 5:30 PM

Mentor Workshops – (Georgian Terrace Hotel)

Start up level

Small to Medium level

C-Suite level

02:30 – 05:30 PM

The Business of Women in Film and Television (Georgian Terrace Hotel)

Panel (discussions will include):

02:30 – 03:30 PM

The Perfect Pitch – How to tell and sell your story

Speakers:

Lou Simon, Writer/Director, White Lotus Productions

 

Dina Marto, Owner, Twelve Music & Studios

 

 

03:30 – 04:30 PM

Where to start? Tools, Resources, and Financing

Speakers:

Chaun Pinkston, CEO of Seedtime Productions / Chairperson for Alliance of Women Directors (Atlanta Chapter)

 

Suzan Satterfield, Managing Partner at Picture Window Productions

 

 

04:30 – 05:30 PM

Women Holding Power - The story of the rise of Women in Film and Television

Speakers:

Kylee Peña, Workflow Supervisor at Bling Digital LA


Mariela J. Romero, Community Empowerment Director & On-Air Anchor at Univision Atlanta


Gina Barboza, CEO of Balancing Acts Entertainment

 

 

05:45 – 07:45 PM

Networking Reception (TBD)

 

 

 October 4th

 Day 2 - Workshops, Plenaries and B2B Fair 

07:00 – 08:00 AM

 Registration (Fox Theater)

08:00 – 10:00 AM

B2B Fair - up to 10-20 company decision making/diversity representatives hosting tables for meetings with summit participants – Open to all Summit Participants. (Fox Theatre)

B2B Companies include Air Canada, Your DeKalb Farmers Market, Diaz Foods, Endevour Sound, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, IBM, Inovatech Solutions, UPS, Victoria 147

Women on boards – tables hosted by companies looking for women on their Boards will be included in the B2B Fair.

Women on Boards! – Looking for/curious about a board position? Tables hosted by executive search firms, including Harvard Group International,  involved in placing women on Boards will be part of the B2B Fair

 

10:30 – 12:00 PM

Plenary 1: Bridging the Gap – A discussion on best practices for moving women executives in middle management to C-Suite. Feeding the pipeline for next generation women entrepreneurs and senior executives, including mentorship, support, and education. (Fox Theatre)

 

Moderator:

Helene Lollis, President & CEO-Pathbuilders

 

Speakers:

Solange Claudio, President, Moxie USA


Elaine Allison, Founder Novelogics Biotechnology/Author, "The Velvet Hammer"


Wendy Stewart, Bank of America, N.A., Atlanta Market President, Co-Head Southeast Region, Global Commercial Banking


Sue Schmidlkofer, UPS, Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion


Stephanie Carvajalino, Co-founder and CCO, The Biz Nation-Co-author of "Parents and Coaches," Quality Line Trainer and Motivational Speaker


Amy Baxter, MD, Founder & CEO, MMD Labs and Buzzy


Gail Evans, Lecturer/Professor/CSuite Executive Advisor, Best-Selling Author, "Play Like A Man, Win Like a Woman"

 

Jeffery Tobias Halter, President, YWomen

 

 

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Plenary 2: Finance – Learn about options to scale your business: VC support, access to capital (loans and equity); crowdfunding, angels. (Fox Theatre | boxed lunch provided)

 

Moderator:

Genevieve Bos, Managing Partner, Thought Capital

 

Speakers:

Laura Kahn, SVP and Senior Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Theresa Carrington, Author, Journalist, Founder "Blessing Basket Project"


Lisa Calhoun, Founding Partner, Valor Ventures


Blake Patton, Managing Partner, Tech Square Ventures


Chrissa McFarlane
, Founder and CEO at Patientory


Lucia Villalon,
Vice President And Secretary, Global Opportunities Asset Management LLC

Theia W. Smith, Founding Executive Director, City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, Office of the Mayor

 

Maria Ariza, General Manager, Mexican Association of PE and VC Funds/Asociación Mexicana de Capital Privado A.C.

 

 

 

 Transition to Georgian Terrace

 

2:30 – 05:30 PM

Workshops – Georgian Terrace Hotel

Start up

Small to Medium

C-Suite

 

 

02:30 – 05:30 PM

The Business of Women in Film and Television (Georgian Terrace Hotel)

Panel discussions will include:

02:30 – 03:30 PM

Challenges and opportunities for women in Film and Television

Speakers:

Lee Thomas, Deputy Commissioner of Film/Music/Digital Entertainment, Georgia Department of Economic Development


Suzan Satterfield, Managing Partner at Picture Window Productions


Fran Burst-Terranella, Director/Producer, The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle

 

 

03:30 – 04:30 PM

Trends – content, delivery and technology, what lies beyond the episodic series?

Speakers:

Kylee Peña, Workflow Supervisor at Bling Digital LA


Sem Ponnambalam, President/Co-Founder of Xahive


Lisa Ferrell, Partner / EIC of Production at Chattahoochee Studios


Frank Patterson, President, Pinewood Atlanta Studios

 

 

04:30 – 05:30 PM

 

Hitting All The Right Notes – The Relationship of Film and Music

Speakers:

Dina Marto, Owner of Twelve Music & Studios


Tammy Hurt, Managing Partner of Endeavor Sound


Gina Barboza, CEO of Balancing Acts Entertainment

 

 

  05:30 PM

 Summit concludes 

 

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