Women’s Leadership Forum Schedule

8:00am: Registration Opens

9:00 am: Opening Remarks from Carla C. Smith, President of the Junior League of Atlanta in Boardroom

9:05am: Opening Remarks from morning MC Don Riddell, host of World Sport on CNN International in Boardroom

9:20 am – 10:00 am: Morning Keynote: Robbin Jorgensen, Founder of Women Igniting Change in Boardroom

10:30 am – 11:20 am: Morning Breakout Sessions #1

  • United Way Poverty Simulation (a double session lasting through 12:15pm) in Grassy Ridge Room
  • Fundamentals: Securing Financial Freedom in Blue Ridge Room
  • How to Make Space for Women in Appalachian Room
  • How to Leverage Your Network Stone Mt. Room

11:40 am – 12:15 pm: Morning Breakout Sessions #2

  • Developing Your Executive Presence in Appalachian Room
  • Turning Your Side Hussle Into Your Full Time Job in Stone Mt. Room
  • Managing Up for Impact in Blue Ridge Room

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch & Panel moderated by Shon Gables of CBS46 in the Boardroom

Speakers: Jenny Levison – CEO of Souper Jenny, Yolanda Owens – Founder of Iwi Fresh and Lynn Lilly – Founder of Craft Box Girls.

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions #1

  • Closing the Confidence Gap in Blue Ridge Room
  • Becoming a Better Advocate for your Passions in Stone Mt. Room
  • Unpacking Vulnerable Leadership in Grassy Ridge Room
  • Balancing Your Health and Your Life in Appalachian Room

2:40 pm – 3:20 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions #2

  • Aligning Your Finances to Your Values in Blue Ridge Room
  • Curating Your Digital Presence in Grassy Ridge Room
  • Introduction to Design Thinking in Stone Mt. Room
  • Mindfulness for Your Mental Strength in Appalachian Room

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions #3

  • Negotiating Your Value in Blue Ridge Room
  • Work/Life Harmony for Mothers in Stone Mt. Room
  • Empowering Men to Elevate Women in Grassy Ridge Room
  • Planting the Seed: What you can do to empower the next generation of female leadership in Appalachian Room

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Speaker: Dr. DeRetta Rhodes, Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Atlanta Braves in Boardroom

5:00 pm: Happy Hour & Networking