Breakout Session Speakers - Each speaker will lead a breakout during each session. Choose the two breakout speakers who will be most inspirational to you.

Show Up and Move Up - Presented Meghan Lundeen, Caterpillar, Inc.

 About the Presenter

 Breakout Session Summary

If you are not actively negotiating your own career, you might be behind. This doesn’t just mean negotiating salary - it’s about understanding succession planning and proactively positioning yourself to compete for your next two or three jobs. Learn strategies to drive your own career development and put yourself ahead of the competition for the job you really want! 

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History - Presented by Becky Rossman, Neighborhood House

About the Presenter

Becky Rossman has been the President/CEO at Neighborhood House since April 1, 2013.  Prior to coming to Neighborhood House, Becky was the Forensic Interviewer and Executive Director for the Knox County Child Advocacy Center.  

Since 2012, Becky has presented on vicarious trauma at local and statewide levels and on Board Development at a national level. Becky holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, and a certificate in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Becky was a mechanic in the Army Reserve, and was activated after 9/11.  Becky lives in Washington with her children, Kerrick and Skyler.  Becky received the 25 Women in Leadership Award and 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2014.

 Breakout Session Summary

There isn’t a single path to get to the glass ceiling. Following the rules won’t shatter it once you get there. This session will help you find your voice, share your brand and empower you to be relentless on your quest for success.


Show Up, Be Bold, Be Authentic - Presented by Dina Emser, Emser International Inc.

 About the Presenter 

Dina Emser is the author of Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and a leadership coach. Over the last 18 years, Dina has served thousands of professionals through her trainings, individual coaching and coaching groups. A former principal of an Adlerian elementary/middle school, Dina was certified as a Lead Trainer with Positive Discipline in 1999, and as a Professional Coach in 2000. She has worked on four continents, with schools and companies who wish to expand their leadership.

Dina believes in a strengths-based approach, and knows from experience that people naturally contribute more and serve more effectively when they are encouraged. She is a contributing author of Roadmap to Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. In 2009 she wrote her first solo book, Trusting the Fortune Within.

Dina resides in the Midwest with her husband, sculptor Bob Emser. She is the mother of two young adults, and a new grandmother.

 Breakout Session Summary

What does showing up look like for you? Each leader has her own distinctive personality and strengths. What if you could be bold, and still represent yourself authentically. Come to learn six strategies for being sure the message you are sending is yours!


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