POWER: Opening Doors for Women
Thank You DFW
Thank you for joining us at the 2nd annual POWER Dallas / Fort Worth program.
Click here to see the POWER Dallas / Fort Worth Brochure.
We received rave reviews from the evaluations and emails from program participants. Below are highlights from our featured speakers:
Interview with Laura Colby and panel discussion:
The Road To Power
Sponsorship is critical to leadership. It is very different from mentorship. Sponsorship must be earned in an organic fashion of clear expectations, delivery of results and paying it forward.
Understand what you need to do to be at the table and then be true to yourself.
To become an excellent leader one must cast a compelling vision and know one's audience. Leadership competency is building a skill set of tools including knowing when to adjust and to flex. Be someone people want to follow.
Career opportunities are in direct proportion to knowledge, experience and demonstrated results. Results speak for themselves every time. Let others know you a doing a good job!
To help prepare girls for corporate leadership, let them live their dreams as much as they can. Value their opinions; give them a voice and prepare boys to end old practices and beliefs.
Thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple group for sponsoring complimentary, autographed copies of Road to Power
Executive Dinner Panel discussion:
Breaking Through Unconscious Bias
Surround yourself with multiple people who will hold you accountable.
Corporate responsibilities include making people aware; bringing in expertise to arm people with the ability to question motivations and train leadership to address negative bias.
Establish a level of trust and elevate comfort levels. Bring up a dialog. Start the conversation.
Talent has moved up and workforces are changing by becoming more diverse. It is important to be able to speak to different demographics especially due to diversity among customer bases.
Step out and set boundaries. Have the courage to challenge individuals and hold them accountable for their actions.
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Dr. Sondra Thiederman’s presentation
Dr. Sondra Thiederman graciously provided complimentary copies of 3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias to all POWER Dallas / Fort Worth attendees.
(L-R) Patty Greene, Manager, Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines, Ellen Torbert, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Southwest Airlines, Angela Stephens, Senior Vice President, Controller, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Helen Vollmer, Chair, Edelman South, U.S. Lead: Family Companies & Foundations, Laura Colby, Author, Reporter-At-Large, Bloomberg News, Deirdre Joy Smith, CEO & Founder, POWER: Opening Doors for Women, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Managing Director, RSR Partners, Debbie Storey, Executive Vice President, Mobility Customer Service, AT&T Mobility, AJ Barkley, Senior Vice President, Associate Market Executive, Merrill Lynch
(L-R) Mary Beth Halprin, Director, Communications & Corporate Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, Tracey R. Wallace, Partner, Schiff Hardin, Dallas, Belinda Grant-Anderson, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, AT&T, Anne Motsenbocker, Managing Director and Region Head, South Middle Market, JPMorgan Chase, Deirdre Joy Smith, CEO & Founder, POWER: Opening Doors for Women, Sauna Gordon, Senior Manager, Collections, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, Kirsten E. Hill, Principal, KPMG, Patty Greene, Manager, Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines
We look forward to seeing you in the fall of 2016!
In closing, we want to recognize:
Volunteers, TOPS Staff, Rosewood Crescent Hotel, and all who donated to Dress for Success
And Program Sponsors and Speakers:
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, KPMG, Mecerdes Benz Finacial Group, AT&T, Southwest (official airlines), Bank of America
Deirdre Joy Smith
Tanya Reed
Melanie Taylor Williams
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