Women Leaders in OPEX and Business Transformation Focus Day - 08/29/2019

9:30 am - 10:00 am Registration and Morning Refreshments

10:00 am - 10:40 am Leading to change, and change starts with you!

Julie Zimmer - Chief Operating Officer, Embroker
  • When you’re leading people, you have to look to yourself – a personal journey
  • Traits important to achieving success in leadership and inspiring others
  • Being self-aware and continually learning
  • Creating energy and a clear vision for yourself and those in your team
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Julie Zimmer

Chief Operating Officer
Embroker

10:40 am - 11:10 am Discussion Group A: Achieving work-life balance - exploring and overcoming the challenges
Christy Hartner - Senior Vice President, Commerce Bank
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Christy Hartner

Senior Vice President
Commerce Bank

Mari Weymouth

VP Enterprise Business Planning & Execution Excellence
CPS Energy

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Eileen Boster

Assistant Vice President
Commerce Bank

11:10 am - 11:40 am Networking Break

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Christy Hartner

Senior Vice President
Commerce Bank

Mari Weymouth

VP Enterprise Business Planning & Execution Excellence
CPS Energy

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Eileen Boster

Assistant Vice President
Commerce Bank

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch - Featuring Informal Luncheon Discussion Group hosted by GoLeanSixSigma.com

Elisabeth Swan - Managing Partner, GoLeanSixSigma.com
Tracy O'Rourke - Managing Partner, GoLeanSixSigma.com
Informal Luncheon Discussion Group:

Advocating for Ourselves: Increasing Women’s Voice in Operational Excellence
Come join us for a lunchtime discussion about how to showcase what we bring to the table. Women are amazing contributors, but we are the often last people to mention our success. We solve big operational issues and build strong problem-solving cultures wherever we go but gender norms often dictate that we remain unsung heroes. How do we get the word out without feeling like we're crossing the line into pushy hucksters? How can we work together to make sure our talents are known and put to good use? Stop in and share your thoughts with us over lunch, meet some new colleagues and consider our collective "voice.”
 
Hosted by GoLeanSixSigma.com
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Elisabeth Swan

Managing Partner
GoLeanSixSigma.com

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Tracy O'Rourke

Managing Partner
GoLeanSixSigma.com

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Afternoon Keynote: A case study: Our approach to creating a developing a diverse OPEX team at CPS Energy

Mari Weymouth - VP Enterprise Business Planning & Execution Excellence, CPS Energy

Mari Weymouth

VP Enterprise Business Planning & Execution Excellence
CPS Energy

  • Creating a recruitment strategy for your team that encourages diversity and embraces T-shaped skills
  • What does it mean to create an inclusive culture, and how can it benefit your business?
  • Influencing organizational strategy: understanding the impact on the bottom line
  • The importance of diversity & equity for an engaged team
  • What can leaders do to help promote these principles?
  • How can leaders encourage team member participation?
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Jennifer Hurst

Global Performance Excellence Leader
Nielsen

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Linda Manns

Manager, Resource Operations and Regulatory
CareSource

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Sally Toister

Senior Director, Operational Excellence, US & Canada
Marriott Hotels

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Kristine Jarema

Director, Global Project Excellence
Colorcon

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Afternoon wrap up

3:10 pm - 3:10 pm Close of Women in Leadership