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Professional Women's Summit Sessions and Speakers*Business Development Track
Spring 2001 | March 28 - 29 | Fairmont Hotel | Dallas, Texas
Thursday, March 29
10:15 -11:45 a.m.
Drive Me Crazy: Effective Techniques for Driving Traffic to a Site
Far East Room
With dot.coms falling apart all over the place, how can you be sure to keep traffic numbers up at your site? A primer on tricky tactics, from guerilla online marketing to smart email campaigns.
Featured Speaker: Teri Dahlbeck, President and Co-Founder, GotMarketing.com, Inc.
Back to Basics
"Back to Basics" is a lively, interactive seminar that full of useful tips regarding effective networking, communication and business development strategies. We begin with the overall concept of business networking and discuss how best to build and maintain business relationships - both within and outside your company. Subjects covered include: the four steps of networking, making the most of events, and tools of the trade. We'll cover not only what we know to work, but what the audience finds successful, too.
Co-Presenter: Paige Manley, Manager, Client Relations/Strategic Planning, The Thompson Group
Co-Presenter: Kim Padgett, VP and General Manager - Houston, The Thompson Group
Uncharted Territory: Launching Your Startup in the Turbulent Economy
In this dynamic session, panelists will predict what is coming next and what entrepreneurs will need to do to harvest the opportunities that will become available. They will challenge your thoughts about technology, revenue models and organizational processes as they sketch their versions of the next round of business evolution.
Kathryn Lindauer, Attorney, Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C. (moderator)
Randi Shade, Co-founder and President, Charitygift Services, Inc.
Nancy Humphries, President, Entrepreneurial Support Services
Leslie Butterfield, VP, Marketing, PowerBrief
Professional Development Track
Spirituality in the Workplace
When we think of our community, do we think of our co-workers as part of that community? In fact, we are with your co-workers more than any other group. Yet, most people separate their work-life from their "real" life and that approach will leave most seeking authenticity in the place where they earn a living. In this session, you will learn to demonstrate your values, beliefs, and goals, professionally and appropriately, how to speak and act like the professional you are without giving up the personal gratification of high-achievement, and how to earn your living without sacrificing your life.
Featured Speaker: Joyce Scott, CEO, SuperbSpeakers.com
Management 101 for Techies
Are you a techie intent on moving your way up the corporate ladder? Have you recently been promoted to a management position after years of being a technologist? Often outstanding technologists are promoted to management positions without being provided the skills necessary to be effective leaders. We will discuss the skill sets that technical professionals need to become successful and effective leaders.
Wanda Gass, TI Fellow, Texas Instruments (moderator)
Eva Ramseur, Manager III, Product Assurance, Imagery and Geospatial Systems, Raytheon Systems Company
Heather Colella, Senior Manager, Enterprise Information, KPMG Consulting LLC
Gayle Rust, Director of Technology; Channel Sales, Sun Microsystems
Kate Connolly, Director, Corporate Marketing Intelligence, Dell Computer Corporation
Meet Today's Technology Pioneers A Roundtable
Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind opportunity to dialogue with women on the cutting-edge of technological innovation.
Roundtable Coordinator: Taiwan Barksdale, DSP CRM Project Manager, Texas Instruments
Duy-Loan Le, TI Fellow, Texas Instruments
Topic: DSP Chip Development Using Leading Edge Technology
Nancy Grady, Ph.D., VP, Advanced Development and Chief Scientist, 212 Studios
Topic: Trends in Data Mining to Increase Profitability
Janne Ackerman, Senior Manager of Engineering, Raytheon
Topic: Infra-Red Technology in Military and Commercial Applications
Colleen Heubaum, Product Marketing Manager, DAZEL Corporation
Topic: Introduction to the HP Document Router: Tales from a new product launch
Linda Black, Senior Process Development Engineer, Advanced Micro Devices
2 -3:30 p.m.
Business Development Track
Connect with Top Executives to Learn the Latest Strategies in Marketing, Branding and Public Relations
Don't miss this unique opportunity to dialogue with successful marketing executives about winning marketing strategies.
Roundtable Coordinator: Kim Padgett, Vice President and General Manager, Houston, The Thompson Group
Jodi Venturoni, Senior Managing Director, BSMG Worldwide/Southwest
Topic: Working with the News Media Getting Publicity for Your Company
Mitra Miller, Consultant and Strategist, Sphairo
Topic: Product Marketing: Creating, Packaging, & Positioning Technology Products Your Customers Love
Teri Dahlbeck, President and Co-Founder, GotMarketing.com, Inc.
Topic: Market Research Tools How to be a Marketing Know-It-All
Pat Piech, Regional Marketing Manager, IKON Office
Robyn Tinsley, Co-Founder, 828 Communications
Topic: Branding - It's About Your Company's Promise, Not It's Logo
Stacy Davidson, T3
To Be or Not to Be Š a Free Agent, That Is
Should you or shouldn't you? Have you just been given the "heave-ho" by your current employer, or do you think that's a possibility? Thinking about becoming a free agent? Join Nancy to determine if you have the personality, skillsets, and the staying power to make it as a consultant. We'll also discuss resources to help you get started, create "to do" lists and generally play devil's advocate for your ideas.
Featured Speaker: Nancy Humpries, President, Entrepreneurial Support Services
Professional Development Track
Building Retirement Security
Far East Room
Learn more about your financial choices by attending this workshop. This individualized, hands-on seminar will focus on the financial, physical and emotional aspects of retirement. The seminar is a workshop, which allows each participant to answer questions such as:
Learn how to build and preserve your nest egg.
- Why is saving for retirement important?
- How much do I need to save?
- How can I define my retirement needs?
- At what age will I be able to retire?
Co-Presenter: Tricia Jones, Registered Representative, Principal Financial Group
Making Sense Out of Today's Compensation Packages
Co-Presenter: Denise Kimmel, Registered Representative, Principal Financial Group
There is more to compensation than salary alone and understanding compensation packages can be daunting. Today your compensation may be made up of your salary, bonuses, stock options and other long-term incentives and benefits that don't have a monetary value. In this session, Stephen and Missie will help you demystify today's compensation options and demonstrate how to negotiate the best compensation package possible.
Co-presenter: Stephen H. Sherman, Partner Compensation and Benefits, Patton Boggs
Co-presenter: Missie Pustejovsky, PHR, Raytheon
Leading in a Virtual Setting What Does it Take?
Moving from a traditional office environment to a virtual one takes more than just getting rid of the office computer, desk and office supplies! Many of the managers of tomorrow will need new skills and attitudes to manage their business and projects without the team "in sight." We will discuss some of the project management skill sets, as well as the leadership traits, necessary to manage virtual workers effectively.
Featured Speaker: Sharon H. Pinebrook, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Training and Development Systems, Inc.
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