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2020 Gulf Coast Women in Leadership Symposium

2020 Gulf Coast

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Creating a League of Your Own: Women in Action"

2019 RECAP

November 05, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Offered Virtually*
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Theme
Creating a League of Your Own: Women in Action
More Information

#RespectOurLeague

Title Sponsors

AIGCenterPoint Energy

Sponsored By

Burnett SpecialistsQuanta ServicesToppins Law FirmWestlake Chemical

The focus of this annual event is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today's issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status. You will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link 1 day prior to the event. Please make sure you check your spam folder.


Panelists

Carol Hess
Carol
Hess
Founder & CEO / Former Vice President
CHess Executive Insights, LLC / HP
Carol Hess
Carol Hess
Founder & CEO / Former Vice President
CHess Executive Insights, LLC / HP

Carol Hess is the founder and CEO of CHess Executive Insights LLC., a company committed to advising and sharing insights from the perspective of a fortune 100 executive to emerging companies and groups that are looking to grow their infrastructure, drive equality, build talent, and expand globally. A seasoned executive with over 3 decades of industry experience at HP Inc., Carol has held numerous Vice President positions where she was responsible for $23B P&L. She has built and led teams in Cradle-to-Grave Product Management, Business Operations & Execution, R&D, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG). Carol has developed an international perspective, specifically in the US, Europe, and the emerging markets of China and India. As a European expat, she spent four years in Munich Germany. As an experienced corporate board member, Carol is on the Audit Committee and HR, Compensation and Governance Committee of Wi2Wi, Inc., a vertically integrated, global manufacturer of Wireless Connectivity Solutions on the Canadian Stock Exchanges (CVE:YTY). She provides guidance on Business Strategy, Global Marketing, and Crisis/Risk Management. She supports the Chairman of the Board to drive decisions that create tangible shareholder value. In the non-profit area, Carol is on the Board of Directors for The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), an economic development organization serving the Houston area to drive regional economic prosperity. Carol is a member of “Women on the Board” and “Executive Women’s Partnership”. She is engaged in Covid-19 Crisis Management response and Work-from-Home initiatives. After Hurricane Harvey, Carol joined the relief efforts by organizing and donating laptops for FEMA application completion and family connections. Carol is actively involved in The Texas Diversity Council Board of Directors and promotes diversity and inclusion through council guidance, education, public speaking, networking, and mentoring. With a passion for public speaking, Carol is often a keynote speaker at events, industry panels and seminars. She thrives on sparking meaningful dialogue and leaving audiences with new ideas and the motivation to enact change. Carol regularly shares career advice as an Executive Coach/Mentor. Speaking examples: - Greater Houston Partnership “Rise to the Top” Speaker - March 2020 - National Diversity Council Conference, Panel Speaker - Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2020 - Ingram Micro Summit, Keynote Speaker – 2016 - Shi International Corporation Expo, Keynote Speaker – 2016 - HP, Inc. Strategic Presenter (i.e. Annual Conference Emcee; Hundreds of customer, partner, and press engagements) - through tenure at HP Inc./Compaq Carol is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Women Corporate Directors (WCD), 2020 Women on Boards, and HimForHer. Carol holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing and Management Information Systems (MIS) from The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts in General Business from Michigan State University. Beyond her profession, you can find Carol spending time with family, giving back, wine tasting, traveling both internationally and domestically, paddle boarding, and driving her Tesla.

Monica Hwang
Monica
Hwang
Partner, Corporate, Finance and Investments
King & Spalding
Monica Hwang
Monica Hwang
Partner, Corporate, Finance and Investments
King & Spalding

Dianne Ralston
Dianne
Ralston
Vice President Work Stations Project Management
TechnipFMC
Dianne Ralston
Dianne Ralston
Vice President Work Stations Project Management
TechnipFMC

Yvonne Romero da Silva
Yvonne
Romero da Silva
Vice President for Enrollment
Rice University
Yvonne Romero da Silva
Yvonne Romero da Silva
Vice President for Enrollment
Rice University


Moderator

Eliza Horn
Eliza
Horn
Manager, National Diversity and Inclusion Communications
Deloitte
Eliza Horn
Eliza Horn
Manager, National Diversity and Inclusion Communications
Deloitte


Agenda

9:00-9:20a Welcome & Introduction of Panelists
9:20-10:20a Panelist Topics & Discussion
10:20-10:35a Q&A Session I
10:35-10:50a Break
10:50-11:30a Panelist Topics & Discussion Cont.
11:30-11:45a Q&A Session II
11:45-12:00p Closing Remarks & Recognition of Sponsors

 


 

Don’t miss your chance to attend, register today!

$3 Transaction Fee Will Be Added

 
For more information, please contact Kelsea Haught at [email protected].


 

Sponsorship Opportunities




Virtual — Donor Level $1,200

  • 30-second-2 minute commercial to be played during the event
  • Corporate logo on all pre-event and event promotional material listed
  • Corporate logo on the welcome screen before the event and during breaks
  • Recognition on the event website as a sponsor
  • 10 registrations for the virtual event

Video Requirements

  • Provide a Vimeo/YouTube/Non-password protected link to the video at least 2 weeks prior to the event day
  • Must not exceed 2 minutes
  • Preferred if commercial is linked to D&I inclusion efforts, but not required
  • Must be approved by the NDC event organizer; commercials that are deemed inappropriate or un-inclusive in any way will not be used during the program

Commercial — Donor Level $600

  • 30-second-2 minute commercial to be played during the event

Video Requirements

  • Provide a Vimeo/YouTube/Non-password protected link to the video at least 2 weeks prior to the event day
  • Must not exceed 2 minutes
  • Preferred if commercial is linked to D&I inclusion efforts, but not required
  • Must be approved by the NDC event organizer; commercials that are deemed inappropriate or un-inclusive in any way will not be used during the program

Individual Registration — Donor Level $49

  • Event registration for a single attendee


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