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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

* Women in the Profession: Past, Present, & Future * Embracing the Future: Where Do We Go From Here?

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)

Ms. Deborah Dixon Lambert, CPA, CPCU, FLMI ( Johnson Lambert LLP, Pinehurst, NC ), Ms. Martha Jo Marshall, CPA ( Asheville, NC ), Ms. Donna Stegall Taylor, CPA ( Fulfillment Coaching & Consulting, LLC, Davidson, NC ), Ms. Amy Vetter ( The B3 Method Institute, West Chester, OH ), Dr. Joynicole Martinez ( The Alchemist Agency, Charlotte, NC ), Ms. Sarah Elliott, CPA, PCC ( Intend2Lead, Austin, TX ), Ms. Angela Hosking, MSA, MSN ( Her One Tribe, LLC, Waxhaw, NC ), Dena Jansen, CPA ( Dena Speaks, Buda, TX ), Ms. Kim Meninger ( Executive Career Success, Groton, MA ), Ms. Deborah Shannon ( Deborah Shannon Coaching, Hickory, NC ), Mrs. April C Simpkins, PHR ( HRS&S Consulting, LLC, Charlotte, NC ), Ms. Stephanie Melish ( CC: Stephanie, LLC, ), Ms. Victoria A. Martin, CPA, CSEP, CGMA ( Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, PA, Conover, NC ), Ms. Kari Lynne Saylor, CPA ( The Siegfried Group, LLP, Charlotte, NC ), Ms. Beth Ann Wood, CPA ( NC Office of the State Auditor, Raleigh, NC ),

Additional Event Information

Accommodations
Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
704-527-9650

Discounted Reservation Cut-off Date: October 13, 2019
Room Rate: $109+ Single/Double

Click here to book your room in NCACPA's room block.

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019 (5:00 pm–7:00 pm ET)

Optional 1: Kendra-Gives-Back Event

Shop for a cause! Stop by the Kendra Scott store in SouthPark Mall in Charlotte on November 3 between 5:00–7:00 pm for a fundraising event to benefit the NC CPA Foundation. Complimentary rosé and treats will be provided and 20% of proceeds from sold merchandise will be given to the Foundation. Socialize and network with your peers while contributing to a good cause! (Registration is optional, but mandatory if you wish to attend).

Monday, November 4, 2019 (8:05 am–9:10 am ET)

General #1: Women in the Profession: Past, Present, & Future
Ms. Deborah Dixon Lambert, CPA, CPCU, FLMI ( Johnson Lambert LLP, Pinehurst, NC ), Ms. Martha Jo Marshall, CPA ( Asheville, NC ), Ms. Donna Stegall Taylor, CPA ( Fulfillment Coaching & Consulting, LLC, Davidson, NC ),

*Sponsored by Vaco
 
Join us for an interactive panel with NCACPA’s past female chairs as they celebrate the past, discuss the changes they’ve seen in the profession over the years, and look toward the future.
 

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (9:00 am–5:00 pm ET)

Optional 2: Professional Headshot

Need an updated NCACPA Connect or LinkedIn profile photo? IWP Photography & Video will be offering free professional headshots for attendees the day of the conference. Pre-registration for (Opt2) Professional Headshot is required to secure your spot on November 4th between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Monday, November 4, 2019 (9:25 am–10:25 am ET)

1A: Wonder Woman Doesn't Ask for Permission, Why Should You?
Ms. Angela Hosking, MSA, MSN ( Her One Tribe, LLC, Waxhaw, NC ),

Seeking permission gives away a woman’s power to disrupt and innovate. In many cultures, including our own, women are socialized to please people around them and vilified if they go against the grain. The underlying message in this practice is that everyone knows more than we do and other people should have power over our lives. This session will explore the concepts of favoring first-mover advantage over external validation, how to let your mission outweigh potential instincts to people please, and tactics to help you tap into your internal instinct, critical thinking, and confidence to overcome potential paralysis in solving problems and finding disruptive solutions.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (9:25 am–10:25 am ET)

1B: Show Up & C.A.R.E.: Empowering People Who Power Your Mission
Dena Jansen, CPA ( Dena Speaks, Buda, TX ),

The CPA profession and the women leading it are crucial to the success of our business communities. But we can’t forget that the people working inside the walls of these organizations are mission critical. Research confirms that personal, professional growth, and development—for employees of all ages, ranks, roles, and responsibilities—are essential to increasing employee engagement. Join Dena as she shares how to create a growth-mindset culture where employees feel more empowered!

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (10:35 am–11:50 am ET)

2A: Cultivate Your Own Dream Team: Unlock the Hidden Potential in Others
Ms. Sarah Elliott, CPA, PCC ( Intend2Lead, Austin, TX ),

*Sponsored by Inted2Lead
 
We will explore how to unleash the hidden potential of those you work with to cultivate your very own dream team! During this session, Sarah will: 1) Explore the differences between coaching, mentoring, and sponsoring; 2) Share a coaching process you can use in the moment to help others become more resourceful and successful; 3) Give you an opportunity to practice coaching each other!
 

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (10:35 am–11:50 am ET)

2B: Becoming an Ask Kisser: Questions Sell
Ms. Stephanie Melish ( CC: Stephanie, LLC, ),

Asking the right questions is one of the most powerful things you can do on your journey to success. Ask these questions at the right time and, well, you’ll be unstoppable. It’s so simple, so why aren’t more people embracing the art of ask kissing? Fear of rejection. This signature keynote will teach you how to overcome this fear, identify the questions that will guide you to your goals, pinpoint the right time to ask questions, and embrace the four components of being an ask kisser:

* Asking open-ended questions
* Being prepared before you ask
* Asking what others aren’t asking or what they’re afraid to ask
* Asking for the yes, whether the yes is business or another commitment

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (12:55 pm–1:45 pm ET)

3A: Driving Your Own Career Success
Ms. Kim Meninger ( Executive Career Success, Groton, MA ),

*Sponsored by LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC

In our fast-paced, overstimulated world, it’s difficult to be purposeful and intentional about how we manage our careers. When we are not intentional, however, we rely on others to guide our careers, which may not align with our own values and goals. We may also have unrealistic expectations of the support others will provide. While supportive managers and mentors are valuable resources to maximize our success, we must empower ourselves to drive our own careers. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to:

* Clarify your strengths, values, and career direction
* Leverage your strengths and expertise to lead from where you are
* Develop a clear and actionable career plan
* Build influential relationships that can help you achieve your goals
* Advocate for yourself in preparation for new opportunities

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (12:55 pm–1:45 pm ET)

3B: Habits Make the Woman
Ms. Sarah Elliott, CPA, PCC ( Intend2Lead, Austin, TX ),

 *Sponsored by Intend2Lead
 
Are there things you want to change in your life or at your organization? What’s stopping you? Most of us don’t realize how much our ingrained habits rule our lives, actions, and results. In this session you will learn:

1) Intentional habits that drive women’s success and fulfillment
2) How the conscious and subconscious minds interact to shape our behaviors and mindsets
3) The habit loop, including how to consciously break bad habits and create new, better habits

You will leave this session with your own personal habit-change plan to help you create the changes you yearn to make.

 

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (2:00 pm–2:50 pm ET)

4A: Finding Balance: Fitting Fitness & Health into Your Busy Life
Dr. Joynicole Martinez ( The Alchemist Agency, Charlotte, NC ),

This session will bring real-life examples, transparent discussion, humor, and planning to demystify balance and help professional women incorporate self care and health objectives into their busy daily lives.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (2:00 pm–2:50 pm ET)

4B: What to Do if You Don't Know What to Do
Ms. Deborah Shannon ( Deborah Shannon Coaching, Hickory, NC ),

The working world of professionals is moving faster every day. The length of stay in a job or career is getting shorter. Career decisions are required more frequently and change is exponential. These conditions can make for a volatile and confusing career landscape. Navigating an individual career path these days can be challenging for even the most confident career professionals. And at some point, most of us will experience not knowing what to do next or a feeling of being stuck. This workshop will provide insights on how these sticking points in a career can arise and tools for dealing with so many overwhelming and confusing choices. Participants will learn that what gets you where you are will not take you where you want to go and how to determine what to do next. The importance of clarity, purpose, commitment, and choice will be examined and explored. Participants will gain the tools to know “what to do when you don’t know what to do.” It’s a formula for getting unstuck and moving forward.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (3:00 pm–3:50 pm ET)

5A: Managing Life, Work, & Community Involvement
Mrs. April C Simpkins, PHR ( HRS&S Consulting, LLC, Charlotte, NC ),

*Sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
 
Work, kids, marriage, commitments, hobbies, volunteer positions, “me time” and the list goes on. As women we are forced to “keep all of the balls in the air” because we often live our lives with the added pressure of proving our equality in male dominated arenas. Oftentimes, we as women instinctively put ourselves behind everyone else happiness and goals, and as a result our health suffers, our sleep suffers, and our brains are exhausted and over worked.
 
During this presentation, attendees will receive practical instruction on developing systems and processes that bring harmony and balance to a few key areas of your life. Be prepared to take notes, laugh out loud and leave with at least a few things that you can do to help make things manageable.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (3:00 pm–3:50 pm ET)

5B: Creating Your Own Personal Board of Directors: Ideas for Spurring Successful Business Growth and Fulfillment
Ms. Victoria A. Martin, CPA, CSEP, CGMA ( Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, PA, Conover, NC ), Ms. Kari Lynne Saylor, CPA ( The Siegfried Group, LLP, Charlotte, NC ), Ms. Beth Ann Wood, CPA ( NC Office of the State Auditor, Raleigh, NC ),

 *Sponsored by Cherry Bekaert LLP
 
This session will help you determine what objectives you would like to accomplish on your own board and the qualities of members you would like to have serve.  
 
When creating a board of directors, it is imperative that you look for diversity, strengths that complement and encourage others, and establish a safe environment for honesty and trust.  
 
Members must feel as though they can openly express their reservations regarding certain topics and render a healthy discussion with skepticism, integrity, and thoughtfulness. The group should not be inclined to withhold their questioning of ideas that may or may not work. Real growth comes from stretching goals and a healthy dose of cross-questioning or contrarian viewpoints, without accusatory overtones.  
 
Attend this session to learn other strategies to ensure your board is always self-perpetuating new ideas and growth for the future.

Field of Study: Personal Development

Monday, November 4, 2019 (4:05 pm–5:00 pm ET)

General #2: Disconnect to Connect: Tap Into the Power Within You to Design the Life You Desire
Ms. Amy Vetter ( The B3 Method Institute, West Chester, OH ),

*Sponsored by Deloitte

Have you found yourself receiving similar feedback:
• In each job you have?
• With each boss you report to?
• With friends?  
• Those you love?

When we’re unhappy with an outcome, it’s human nature to blame the outside world for the circumstances we are in. Rarely do we step back and take time to reflect on ourselves and explore the reasons why certain patterns show up in our lives. This is often because this internal work can feel intimidating. Yet when we gain the courage to review how our past has created our internal stories and how it affects the present moment, we can start living our lives with a clean slate. This allows us to break the cycle of patterns that create unwanted outcomes in our lives or inadvertently teaching these habits to the next generation of people we care about it.  

With time and dedication, you can disconnect from your daily pressures and gain perspective on the patterns that hold you back at work and in your personal life. Gain the tools to improve how you communicate with the people around you and better connect to the power within you to design the life you desire.

In this session, you will:
* Learn how internal stories, patterns, and habits can affect us from childhood to adulthood, impact the people around us, and future generations;
* Understand how the ego develops, influences our lives, and impacts how we interact with others;
* Discover steps to change your mindset to overcome negativity and replace it with gratitude;
* Overcome loneliness by learning to create communities of support that help you break down barriers to feel happier and more fulfilled in life and work; and
* Emerge from being a victim to a victor by breaking the patterns that hold you back, taking responsibility, and coming into self-awareness.”

Field of Study: Personal Development


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Field of Study:Personal Development, Various
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Event Type:Conference
Event Code:CONPRW19


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Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate expires October 21, 2019

Registration Early Bird Regular
NCACPA Member $260.00 $310.00
Non-Member $360.00 $410.00
Women to Watch Award Nominee N/A $200.00
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