Saturday, March 3, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.


Continental breakfast provided

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.


Sherry Marcus Leventhal (L ’77), Vice Chair, Board of Tulane
Michael A. Fitts, President, Tulane University

8:40 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

Lisa Perez Jackson (E ’83)
Vice President, Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Gender Issues in the Workplace
Tania Tetlow (NC ’92), Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Tulane University, Felder- Fayard Professor of Law

Herstories of Resilience
• Dr. Mary Lupo (NC ’76, M ’80, R ’84), Owner and Dermatologist, Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology, LLC
• NancyKay Wessman (PHTM ’89), Owner, WessComm, LLC
• Kali Jones (L ’96, PHTM ’96), Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State
Moderator: Felicia Kleinpeter (NC ’87), Co-Founder, Imagine Recovery New Orleans

Becoming the Boss: Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories
• Jayda Batchelder (PHTM ’09), Founding Executive Director, Education Open Doors, Inc.
• Joyce Delery (NC ’84), Realtor, Engel & Völkers New Orleans
• Haley Burns (LA ’15), Founder and Executive Director, Fund 17
Moderator: Collin Ferguson (B ’04), Co-founder and CEO, Where Y’Art/

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

Opportunity to network with participants and speakers

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Top Leaders Share Stories of Triumph
• Teri Marconi (NC ’85), Sector Vice President & General Manager Navigation & Maritime Systems Division, Electronic Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Retired)
• Lorna Donatone (B ’80), CEO Geographic Regions and Region Chair North America, Sodexo
• Millie Bradley (NC ’73, B ’75), General Auditor, Exxon Mobil Corporation (Retired), Board Member – United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas
Moderator: Smydge Perry (L ’02), Founder and CEO, HABERDAShe

Adapting to Changes in Your Industry
• Sara Barnard (NC ’91), Vice President of Sales and Marketing, The Advocate
• Dean Suri Duitch, Ph.D., Dean, School of Professional Advancement
Moderator: Deirdre Danahar (SW ’93, PHTM ’94), Owner, InMotion Consulting and Coaching, LLC

Failing Forward: Shifting the Mindset
• Tara Lang, Success Coach, Office of Undergraduate Retention & Student Success, Newcomb-Tulane College, Tulane University
• Shaina Spector (SE ’10), Assistant Director and Senior Academic Advisor, Tulane University
• Melissa Berry (NC ’90), Assistant Dean for Student & Career Services, University of Washington
Moderator: Alyana Samai (PHTM ’15), Stroke Program Coordinator, West Jefferson Medical Center

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

Network with fellow participants over a buffet lunch (Sponsored by Elizabeth Clark)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Artistic Expressions of Resiliency
• Francesca (Frahn) Koerner (NC ’78), Visual Artist
• Jacqueline Bishop (G ’82), Visual Artist
Moderator: Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Director, Newcomb Art Museum

2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Purpose Matters
Tenaya Wallace (NC ’96), Purveyor of Purposeful Work, Tenaya Speaks

3:20 - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Network with fellow participants following the conference