Presented by NIPSCO
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa – Michigan City, IN
8:00AM – 5:00PM
The Professional Women’s Conference hosted by Lakeshore Public Media is an exhilarating and educational event with 350 professional and influential women representing diverse industries from Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland.
Lakeshore Public Media presents high level breakout sessions with nationally acclaimed speakers. Attendees benefit from professional development and fantastic networking opportunities. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder 98% of last year’s attendees said they will attend again…AND bring a friend!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – SANDRA S. YAMATE
ADDRESSING THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF GENDER AND RACE
Diversity and inclusion are increasingly becoming subjects for discussion in professional settings. Large corporations and businesses are hiring Chief Diversity Officers and Directors of Diversity while they create diversity committees and Employee Resource Groups (“ERGs”) and affinity networks predicated on various aspects of diversity. But too often there is a tendency to think and speak about gender and race as if they were mutually exclusive, leaving women of color in some sort of limbo. Typically, women of color have either chosen to direct their energies toward their racial/ ethnic diversity or developed new initiatives focused on the intersection of gender and race to the exclusion of white women and men of color. While there is a certain logic to it, does everyone suffer from the loss of potential synergies, learning opportunities, and friendships? Join us for a critical conversation about the intersection of gender and race for professional women.
HUMILITY IS OVERRATED AND OTHER HARD-WON INSIGHTS FROM THE “UNSTOPPABLE WOMAN”
Long gone are the days of taking the back seat and hoping someone else sees your value. In this session, you’ll plunge deep into how to thoughtfully claim your rightful place in the driver’s seat of your own life. Through techniques grounded in grit and emotional intelligence, you’ll take the first steps away from downplaying your strengths and begin to unapologetically own your gifts…all while simultaneously supporting others to step up and showcase theirs.
A PROVEN ROADMAP: LINKEDIN FOR PERSONAL BRANDING
Power up your personal brand and network with the world’s premier professional networking site. It’s time to rethink how you use LinkedIn to position your brand, share thought leadership, and build a meaningful network. In this session, you’ll learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile and experience — as well as strategically use LinkedIn’s newest content sharing and publishing options — to demonstrate your expertise and solidify your unique value to employers, potential clients, and business partners.
THE MAGIC OF ENGAGEMENT: STRATEGIES FOR ATTRACTING & ENJOYING MORE MEANINGFUL AND REWARDING CONVERSATIONS AND CONNECTIONS
Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, you can attract, spark, enjoy, and benefit from meaningful, memorable conversations. Yet, there is a secret to having valuable exchanges — more than just putting your smart device away, moving past shyness or anxiety, or even exercising your “gift of gab.” In this session, you’ll learn fresh strategies for pinpointing the conversations you want (or need) to have, attracting or creating them, enjoying and expanding them, and leveraging them for mutual value and enrichment.
REIGNclass® “NO WEAK LINKS”
“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” It’s a cliché, yet so true. In fact, in the space of our human relationships (our partnerships, our teams, our families), the weak link can destroy. “Weakness,” however, is a state of mind. In this interactive and conscious-raising “vibe” session Dawn calls a REIGNclass®, be guided to get (and keep) your strongest mindset and own that you are greatness walking; indeed, it’s hardwired into your very DNA. Let’s grow!
Registration – Spark Marketing | VIP Reception – Lubeznick Center for the Arts | Breakfast – Strack & Van Til | Media – The Times Media Company
WHY should your company sponsor the Professional Women’s Conference?
As a sponsor, you’ll enjoy an exclusive opportunity to promote your company’s products and services to a highly targeted audience – and connect with some of our region’s leading women.
You Support Professional Development and Advancement for ALL Women
You BELIEVE in the POWER of Networking for business development
You will Reach Professional Women in a Variety of Industries