Professional Women’s Conference

Description

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind conference to connect with fellow female CPAs interested in enhancing their professional development and networking with their peers. While networking is a large component of this conference, participants will also build proficiencies in areas such as mentoring, broad-based business skills, and more. 

Objective

Attendees will build proficiencies in areas such as mentoring and broad-based business skills, as well as have an opportunity to network with female colleagues.

Highlights

* Emotional Intelligence * Corporate Culture

Who Should Attend

Women who are interested in enhancing their professional development and networking with their peers

Required Knowledge

None

Advanced Prep

None

Event Speaker(s)

Sharon Justice ( East Carolina University, Greenville, NC ), Ms. Tara Lynn Foster ( Tara Lynn Foster, LLC, Charlotte, NC ), Jason Goldberg ( MEometry, Morrisville, NC ), Ms. E.L. Betsy Smith ( E.L. Smith Consulting, Cary, NC ), Mrs. Julie Marie Ayers, CPA ( LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC, Matthews, NC ), Ms. Molly Barker ( The Red Boot Coalition, Charlotte, NC ), Mrs. Serbrina Cammerato ( The Siegfried Group, Charlotte, NC ), Ms. DarLinda Finch ( SCORE, Greensboro, NC ), Mr. F. Daniel Lyons ( SCORE, Greensboro, NC ), Ms. Victoria A. Martin, CPA, CSEP, CGMA ( Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, PA, Hickory, NC ), Mrs. Joanne Marie Phillips, CPA, CGMA ( Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, NC ), Marcey Rader ( Work Well, Play More® Institute, Raleigh, NC ), Sharon E. Reed ( Davidson, NC ), Melissa Sawyer ( Inspire CIO Leadership Network, Waxhaw, NC ), Ms. Kari Lynne Saylor, CPA ( The Siegfried Group, Cornelius, NC ),

Additional Event Information

Accommodations
Grandover Resort & Conference Center
336-294-1800

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Discounted Reservation Cut-off Date: September 20, 2017
Room Rate: $179 Single/Double

Onsite Information
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 7:15–8:00 am. Sessions begin at 8:00 am.

Download Your Materials Before You Arrive Onsite!
Conference materials will be distributed electronically to registrants 3 days in advance of the program. You may download your materials to a laptop, tablet, or e-reader, or print them. It’s up to you how you choose to view the materials. Printed materials will not be available on site. Downloading in advance is recommended.


Sessions

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (8:05 am–9:10 am ET)

General #1: Climbing Out of the Girl Box
Ms. Molly Barker ( The Red Boot Coalition, Charlotte, NC ),

As the founder of Girls on the Run International and now the Red Boot Way, Molly Barker has had the good fortune to experience truly pivotal moments in the lives of many, many people. She is also the single mom to two extremely creative and independent kids. This coupled with the unexpected prominence that comes with founding two successful non-profits has taken her on one heckuva messy, fun, scary, up-and-down, and all-over-the-place professional and personal roller coaster ride!
 
Molly is a gifted story teller who appreciates the wisdom that can be found in the ordinary moments of our lives. She has called this “experiential wisdom” or “living wisdom.”
 

Join Molly, as she shares what she calls “Wisdom Stories.” Most are simple, some are funny, and some are sure to make you “feel deeply,” but tucked in between the words rests something richer and more meaningful than the words themselves…nuggets of wisdom…for you to uncover and integrate into your life. Molly will also engage you in conversation throughout her presentation so come prepared to speak, laugh, shout, and participate!

Field of Study: Personal Development

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (9:25 am–10:25 am ET)

General #2: Emotional Intelligence—The Key to Success for Women in the Workforce
Ms. E.L. Betsy Smith ( E.L. Smith Consulting, Cary, NC ),

“IQ may get you into college, but EQ will help you manage the stress and emotions when facing finals exams.” -Daniel Goleman
 

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in a positive way to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and diffuse conflict. People with high Emotional Intelligence recognize their emotional state and the emotional states of others. This understanding of emotions helps to relate better to other people, form healthier relationships, achieve greater success at work, and lead a more fulfilling life. Emotional Intelligence can help in networking, negotiating, developing your professional development plan, and understanding and surviving the corporate culture. In this highly interactive presentation, participants will learn the four attributes of Emotional Intelligence, their EQ ability, and how to build Emotional Intelligence skills.

Field of Study: Communications & Marketing

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (10:40 am–11:55 am ET)

1A: Positivity, Perspective, & the Stories We Tell Ourselves & Others
Sharon E. Reed ( Davidson, NC ),

“They” say that it matters less what happens to us than how we respond, and while we may agree in theory, how many of us adopt this practice in our everyday lives? How many of us are mindful of our mindset and the influence the stories we tell ourselves and others have upon our lives and careers?
 

Drawing from her own learnings and experience, Sharon shares how positivity, practicing the art of (re)framing our perspective, and eliminating our negative narratives can lead to more a more productive, inspiring life.  

Field of Study: Personal Development

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (10:40 am–11:55 am ET)

1B: Venus vs. Mars? Are All the Women Really From One Planet?
Sharon Justice ( East Carolina University, Greenville, NC ),

Are there really differences in the ways men and women communicate? We’ve heard the Venus and Mars explanations, but is that really a given? In this workshop, we will explore communication styles and how each style impacts relationships. Whatever you think about gender and communication, you can be assured of exploring your style, uncovering some truths about gender, and gathering a few tips to better communicate—no matter the situation, the audience, or the planet! Attend this session to identify your personal communication style, explore myths and truths about gender differences in communication, and develop strategies to more effectively communicate across styles and gender.

Field of Study: Communications & Marketing

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (11:55 am–12:55 pm ET)

Additional Guest Registration for Women to Watch Awards Luncheon

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (12:55 pm–1:45 pm ET)

2A: Networking Know How—Practical Tips to Help You Conquer the Room
Ms. Tara Lynn Foster ( Tara Lynn Foster, LLC, Charlotte, NC ),

A dynamic and vibrant network is one of the keys to a successful career. You know you need to build a network, but you dread going to the networking “event.” Strange room, new people, and cold conversations can all be intimidating, affect your confidence, and impact how people see your personal brand.  
 
Whether you consider yourself shy or a natural at meeting new people, you may not be making the most out of your networking events. There are five key concepts anyone can adopt to feel more confident and maximize contacts in any business or social setting.
 

Participants will learn how to “re-frame” networking and look forward to your next event; tactics for working the room that will improve your confidence, desire to be there, and results afterward; and effective techniques that work from the coffee shop to the board room.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (12:55 pm–1:45 pm ET)

2B: Energy Escalators—Health Behaviors to Amp Up Performance
Marcey Rader ( Work Well, Play More® Institute, Raleigh, NC ),

Do you need an energy boost? Power up your productivity, creativity, and health by learning simple ways to improve performance, power, and alertness. Attendees will learn to remove counterfeit energy and improve decision-making, and eliminate glute amnesia while increasing productivity, creativity, and collaboration.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (2:00 pm–2:50 pm ET)

3A: Negotiate Like a Boss—Enter Your Next Compensation Conversation With Confidence
Ms. Tara Lynn Foster ( Tara Lynn Foster, LLC, Charlotte, NC ),

Do you want to ask for that raise or promotion but are hesitating? Have you felt uncomfortable during a job search before and felt like you undersold yourself? Want to feel more confident about asking for what you deserve?
 

This is an interactive session that invites you to think about salary negotiation in a new way. We will discuss the gender pay gap and its personal effects, a different way to think about pay conversations, and how you can prepare in advance with research and conversation scenarios. Participants will learn the two biggest impacts to salary disparity, how you damage the comp conversation and how to keep it from happening again, and how to prepare for the ask.

Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (2:00 pm–2:50 pm ET)

3B: Why Corporate Culture Matters—A Panel Discussion
Mrs. Julie Marie Ayers, CPA ( LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC, Matthews, NC ), Ms. Victoria A. Martin, CPA, CSEP, CGMA ( Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, PA, Hickory, NC ), Mrs. Joanne Marie Phillips, CPA, CGMA ( Red Hat Inc., Raleigh, NC ), Melissa Sawyer ( Inspire CIO Leadership Network, Waxhaw, NC ),

Corporate culture makes a difference in companies’ performance, according to at 2015 Duke University Fuqua School of Business study of more than 1,400 CEOs and CFOs. More than 90% said that corporate culture was important at their firm and that improving corporate culture would improve their company’s value. More than 50% said that corporate culture influences productivity, creativity, profitability, firm value, and growth rates. However, only 15% said their firm’s corporate culture was where it needed to be. Can culture be changed? Definitely. Come to hear this interactive panel discuss the importance of corporate culture in the workplace. Specifically, it will address the following critical topics: * What is corporate culture?  * Why does culture matter? * Who is responsible for creating a positive culture? * What is diversity’s impact on culture? * How can a culture be changed?

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (3:00 pm–3:50 pm ET)

4A: Business Plans & Growth Plans—Find the Path to Success
Ms. DarLinda Finch ( SCORE, Greensboro, NC ), Mr. F. Daniel Lyons ( SCORE, Greensboro, NC ),

Are you an entrepreneur, solopreneur, or a woman wanting to strike out on your own? Do you already have a small business and want to grow it for even greater success, taking your business to the next level? If the answer to these questions are a resounding “yes,” then this session is ideal for you. Attend this session with seasoned entrepreneurs from SCORE to learn how to develop your own business and/or growth plan. Using small business operations principles, they will show you how to increase sales and appropriately manage your business, while continuing to maintain client relations and high-quality customer service.  

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (3:00 pm–3:50 pm ET)

4B: The Not-So-Serious Life—How to Be High-Performing Without all the Stress!
Jason Goldberg ( MEometry, Morrisville, NC ),

Is it possible to be high-performing, have an UBER-successful career, and live a life of happiness and fulfillment without all of the stress, struggle, and seriousness?
 
Can you even fathom what it would feel like to no longer be a prisoner of fear, overwhelm, or being beat down by the little “baby assassin” who lives in your head and tries to limit your success?
 

Do you wish I would stop asking questions that I obviously can’t hear even if you actually respond?

 
Well the answers are “YES, I HOPE SO” (but if not, don’t worry) and “Okay fine, no need to yell!”
 

By the end of this absurdly fun and transformational training, you will: * Know how to overcome the biggest lie ever SOLD about success and how to USE life instead of being used BY it * Have access to powerful distinctions and simple tools to shift you out of heavy thoughts or feelings * Learn how to do your absolute BEST work in the world from a place of flow and ease

Field of Study: Personal Development

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (4:05 pm–5:00 pm ET)

General #3: Your Personal Anthem—How to Fascinate in a Highly Distracted World
Mrs. Serbrina Cammerato ( The Siegfried Group, Charlotte, NC ), Ms. Kari Lynne Saylor, CPA ( The Siegfried Group, Cornelius, NC ),

Adult attention spans have been dropping…fast. A recent study by Microsoft found that the average adult attention span had fallen to 8 seconds, down from 12 seconds in 2000, and now below that of a goldfish.  In today’s highly distracted world, it is more important than ever to be fascinating. Through learning about the ways that YOU fascinate, you can improve your personal brand, your productivity, and find a way to bring value like you have never experienced before.
 

During this session, participants will: * Understand the Fascination System and why fascination is important * Learn the seven languages of fascination * Learn what your primary and secondary advantages mean on your personalized fascination personality profile * Learn how to optimize your team’s advantages * Build your own anthem.

Field of Study: Personal Development


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Event Vendor:NCACPA
Field of Study:Business Management & Organization, Communications & Marketing, Personal Development, Personnel/Human Resources, Various
Level: Update

Event Type:Conference
Event Code:PRW17


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Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate expires October 5, 2017

Registration Early Bird Regular
NCACPA Member $250.00 $300.00
Non-Member $350.00 $400.00
Other CPA State Society Member $250.00 $300.00