Women's Summit - Agenda

8:30 a.m.    
Registration and Continental Breakfast with Sponsors

9:00 a.m.    
Ashli Watts, President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber 

Presenting Sponsor Comments
Kimberly Halbauer, Regional President, Kentucky, Fifth Third Bank 

9:10 a.m.
A Conversation with Elizabeth McCall 
Elizabeth McCall, Master Distiller, Woodford Reserve 
Interviewer: Renee Shaw, Director of Public Affairs and Moderator, Kentucky Educational Television (KET)

10:15 a.m.    
Women in Business
Kristen Byrd, Regional President, PNC Bank
Toa Green, Owner/Operator, Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream 
LaJuana Wilcher, Partner, English Lucas Priest & Owsley LLP 
Moderator: Beth Davisson, Senior Vice President, Foundation, Kentucky Chamber

11:00 a.m. 
Unleashing Your Professional Confidence: Overcoming Perfectionism to Lead with Excellence
Vitale Buford Hardin, President & CEO, Vitale & Company

Perfection is one of the most pervasive challenges facing women leaders – in fact, 92 percent of people struggle with some form of perfectionism. We too often believe that if we achieve perfection, we will also achieve happiness and success – this belief is holding us back. Symptoms of perfectionism include unrealistic expectations, fear of failure, procrastination, control, people-pleasing, self-criticism, conflict avoidance, feeling stuck, imposter syndrome, indecision, and anxiety. These symptoms are hindering your leaders and your workplace – 86 percent of leaders believe their work is impacted by these perfectionist expectations. In this keynote, you will learn how to take your energy toward perfectionism and turn it to success. You will learn about the two types of perfectionism, how perfectionism patterns impact your leadership abilities, and the bold moves to take to break free from it. You will leave feeling more empowered than ever before and will have the tools to help lead with excellence and build your confidence.

12:00 p.m.
Luncheon sponsored by Nucor
Ashli Watts, President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber

12:35 p.m.
Presentation of the Woman in Leadership Award
Presenter: Ashli Watts, President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber
Award Recipient: Alice Houston Founder/Owner, HJI Supply Chain Solutions
Interviewer: Condrad Daniels, President, HJI Supply Chains Solutions

1:30 p.m. 
A Conversation with Britney Ruby Miller 
Britney Ruby Miller, CEO, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment 
Interviewer: Candace McGraw, CEO, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport / CVG

2:15 p.m. 
Professional Development Could Fix the Broken Rung on the Ladder to Your Success
Annie Likins, Chief People Officer, Bamboo Health and Appriss
Shane Shaps, Professional Big Mouth, Big Voice Social
Moderator: Cynthia Knapek, President & CEO, Leadership Louisville Center

When women are represented in leadership roles, it leads to greater success. Study after study shows that women make more inclusive policy decisions that are good for families. Women rank higher in EQ measures that lead to employee retention. One recent study even demonstrated that women lead companies are simply more profitable! But despite these findings, the data also shows that even though men and women enter the workforce in equal numbers, women are disproportionately represented in leadership roles. So, how do we fix this broken rung on the ladder to success? An intentional focus on professional development opportunities for women could be the key.  However, not all professional development opportunities are created equal. Learn about a best practice that combines skill development with a peer learning network and mentorship to help women break those glass ceilings.

3:00 p.m.
Closing Comments 
Ashli Watts, President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber

Networking Reception with Sponsors

4:00 p.m.
4th Annual Women’s Summit Concludes