WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
9:00 AM CST – 9:15 AM CSTSymposium Welcome from ASQ’s Leading Women
9:15 AM CST – 10:30 AM CST
Panel 1: From Surviving to Thriving: Aligning Purpose, Passion, and Service
Discussions will focus on meaningful ways to create a mentoring network (formally or informally) and establishing work-life integration in today’s evolving employment landscape.
10:45 AM CST - 12:00 PM CST
Panel 2: Identifying Innate Leadership Attributes in Women
Recognizing leadership—and following those who exhibit its key traits—can lead to a more diverse and inclusive work culture. Attendees will examine what it means to be a trailblazer, and how to integrate key traits into one’s own personal strategic planning.
12:15 PM CST – 1:00 PM CSTKeynote: On the Edge: The Art of High-impact Leadership
Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today's rigorously competitive business environments.
1:15 PM CST – 2:30 PM CSTPanel 3: Addressing Obstacles in Career Growth
Empowerment can come from many sources: Confidence, an appetite for risk-taking risks, knowing when to say ‘no’, and recognizing unconscious/implicit gender bias in the workplace. Conversations centered around this focus will support the cultivation of an authentic sense of self.
2:45 PM CST - 3:30 PM CSTNetworking Salons
Mingle virtually with your colleagues in dedicated discussion rooms. Choose the topic – or topics – that interest you most, and share perspectives with peers and discover new connections and concepts. Moderators are on hand to guide the discussion in an interactive, welcoming environment.
Salon topics include:
3:30 PM CST – 4:00 PM CSTClosing session: Guided Meditation and Intentions
The Symposium closes with a focus on calmness and clarity through a series of guided relaxation and mindfulness exercises.