Making Our Mark:
"Women Leading Change Around the Globe"
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Charlotte Convention Center
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*Includes 1 ticket to the Southern Women's Show
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Connie is Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility at Northern Trust, Chicago, National Board President of the Girl Scouts USA and Vision 2020 Leadership Circle Member.
In her role at Northern Trust she is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for Northern Trust and the development of goals, policies, and programs appropriate to the brand and business unit strategies. In addition, Ms. Lindsey provides oversight and leadership to the firm's response to environmental matters as well as social issues within the marketplace, workplace, and the community.
Debra Plousha Moore
Debra is Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President at Carolinas HealthCare System.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Debra directs the human resources division of Carolinas HealthCare System. Her office oversees recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee relations and employee health, serving more than 48,000 full-time and part-time employees system-wide.
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Joan Bradley Wages
President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Women's History Museum in Washington, DC.
As President and CEO of the National Women's History Museum, Joan leads the NWHM which is dedicated to educating the general public about the diverse historic contributions of women and raising awareness about the critical need for a national women's history museum in our nation's capital.
Breakout Sessions include the opportunity for dialogue and feature:
- Men Who Get It: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives
- Vision 2020: Achieving Women's Equity Across 50 States
- Women Leading Change at Home and Around the Globe
- "Gender Lens Investing": Benefiting Women and Girls
Thanks To Our Sponsors
On April 7th, WIE Mentees, Mentors and friends of WIE celebrated the success of the 2013-2014 Mentoring Across Difference Program at Johnson C Smith University. This year's program contained the largest group of mentees since the program's inception in 2010 and contained mentees from JCSU, CPCC and UNCC. The list of mentee-Mentor pairings can be seen by CLICKING HERE. WIE wishes to thank Paige Chesser, Gwen Thoma and their team of mentors for a successful program.
Photos by Kathy Lazo Iraheta (JCSU Student '14)
The highlight of the luncheon was the Keynote by former JCSU mentee Nicole Jenkins from our 2010-2011 Class and now Casualty Claims Special with Nationwide Insurance. Her address was so capivating thaat we have included the full text here.
Planning for Success, Preparing for the Future
Good afternoon everyone. It is an honor and a privilege to be your keynote speaker at the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange celebration luncheon. Whenever I get a chance to stand before my mentors, the community and my peers, it is an invitation that I truly appreciate and do not take for granted. First giving honor to God, my source, my teacher, who travels and directs me throughout the twists and turns of this journey called life. To the leaders, the decision makers, the movers and shakers of the Women Inter-Cultural Exchange Program, thank you for your continuous leadership and your commitment to creating better lives and opportunities for women all over this country. To our sponsors, we welcome you, we thank you and we appreciate your support and contributions to this program. To the students, staff and educators of the GREAT Johnson C. Smith University, and to our beloved president Dr. Ronald Carter, your vision for the institution continues to manifest into extraordinary excellence.READ MORE -->
Thank you to those of you who joined us last week at the annual WIE Mentoring Across Difference Celebration Luncheon at Johnson C. Smith University. We had a magnificent turn out and I know that all of the participants enjoyed the delicious lunch and the day's events - it was stirring to hear from the Mentees who are participating in the program and learn about the profound impact this program has on their lives.
As you may know, I am an enormous supporter of the Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange and this mentoring program, and am proud of the fact that Fifth Third Bank is a financial sponsor. I know that this is the beginning of an extended relationship between me and WIE's mentoring program.
I am asking each of you today to consider mentoring a young woman through this program next year.
The Mentoring Across Difference Program not only helps shape the lives of young women, but adds enrichment to the lives of the mentors! As a mentor, you will provide these exceptional young women access to your wealth of experience in the workforce and wisdom gathered throughout your life around a wide variety of topics-from the importance of education to how to navigate the working environment-all while perpetuating the mission of WIE, building trust across race and culture.
If you cannot participate as a mentor, I ask you to support the program financially, either as an individual member or as a corporate sponsor. This program makes a difference-the more young ladies' lives we can touch-the greater the impact.
I thank you once again for your belief in this program that builds trust across race and culture in Charlotte and North Carolina!
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Senior Vice President, CRA Officer &
Manager of Community Development
Fifth Third Bank
Last month, the Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange officially became one of the newest Regional Allies to Vision 2020. Regional Allies are associations and professional organizations that endorse Vision 2020's mission and agree to participate in the Campaign for Equality.
As a Regional Ally, WIE will receive invitations to Vision 2020 National Congresses and meetings; will be recognized in Vision 2020 promotional materials, including annual feature in Vision 2020's social media and a permanent link on the Vision2020 website to our website; the opportunity to participate in the Vision 2020 Blog, "Equality in Sight," and have our work featured on the Vision 2020 website and social media pages; and the opportunity to connect with the National Delegates and collaborate with other Vision 2020 National Allies.
What a great way to showcase the wonderful work of WIE! For more information and to see all National and Regional Allies visit www.drexel.edu/vision2020/who/partners/.
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