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2019 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Founder & CEO
Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, a global platform enabling women through information access, economic opportunity, and education. A coder, she developed the first version of Mogul, which now reaches millions of women from over 196 countries and 30,470 cities worldwide. Headquartered in NYC, Mogul was named one of the 100 Most Exciting Startups by Business Insider, Best Website for Finding Top Talent by Inc. Magazine, Top Website for Marketing Your Company Online by Forbes, and has been honored by City of Fort Worth, City of New York, and City of Paris.
Tiffany was named one of Forbes "30 Under 30" in Media, Business Insider "30 Most Important Women Under 30" in
Technology, ELLE Magazine "30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World," Good Housekeeping "Awesome
Women Award" Winner, "Alice Paul Equality Award" Honoree, Cadillac "IVY Innovator" Award Winner, SmartCEO
Magazine "Smart CEO Award" Winner, "Innovation & Inclusion Award" Winner for Social Entrepreneurship, NY
Business Journal "Woman of Influence" Winner, Tribeca Film Festival "Innovation Award" Fellow, and SE "Top 100
Tiffany is a Judge on the TLC TV show "Girl Starter," produced by Al Roker, and Co-Host of the show "Positive Pushback" from the Producer of The View. She speaks on a quarterly basis at the United Nations to present gender policy recommendations, as well as MSNBC, Bloomberg, Viacom, Microsoft, AOL, Prudential, SXSW, Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School, Scripps Research Institute, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Panama & Dubai.
Previously Director of Business Development at CBS, Tiffany handled strategic initiatives and partnerships for more than 150 digital properties for CBS TV stations and radio stations across 29 US markets. For her contributions, she received the 2013 CBS Digital Media "All-Star" Award. She has also worked with HBO, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.
An award-winning film producer, Tiffany also co-produced the hit feature film GIRLFRIEND (Toronto '10; Gotham Film
Audience Award Winner), CHILD 31 (Warsaw '12; endorsed by Celine Dion, Annie Lennox, and former UK Prime
Minister Gordon Brown), HERMIT (Provincetown '13; Accolade Award Winner), TWENTY FIVE (Independent Series
Awards Nominee '14), FUNNY BUNNY (SXSW '15), AWOL (Tribeca '16), and CONVERSATIONS IN LA (Emmy '18).
She also oversaw the theatrical release of ARCADIA (Berlin '12; Berlin Crystal Bear Award Winner, starring Oscar
nominee John Hawkes).
Tiffany additionally served as Head of Marketing for the Beijing International Screenwriting Competition, launched with the Beijing government. Hailed by James Cameron, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Governor Deval Patrick as a new model of "cross-cultural collaboration between China and the US," Tiffany led the initiative to be featured in over 400+ US and Chinese media outlets, including the New York Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Beijing TV, Bloomberg, and Yahoo.
Tiffany served on the Board of Directors for No Limits Media, Board of Trustees for Provincetown Film Society, the
Interactive & Technology Committee for WNET New York Public Media, and the Business Committee for the New York
City Ballet for the past 6 years. Tiffany is also an Advisor to YCombinator startup BuzzStarter.
She is author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book YOU ARE A MOGUL and GIRL MOGUL. She is also co-author of the book From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap: A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members (published by CRC Press). She is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School.
Participants may choose to follow a specific track or select workshops within any track.
2019 CONFERENCE PRESENTERS
KNOW YOUR WORTH: IN THE WORKPLACE
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND BUILDING ON YOUR STRENGTHS
PRESENTED BY: AMY WILLIAMS
This session will cover what Emotional Intelligence is and why it is a key indicator for success. We will discuss the importance of not only being aware of your EI, but also the value of actively working to increase it. We will review tools on how to increase your EI, as well as how it supports your ability to effectively manage relationships.
We will also highlight the value of knowing and leveraging your personal strengths - Once you know them, it’s how you are utilizing them! We’ll dive into how working in your strengths builds your self-confidence and unlocks your natural potential which leads to growth, transformation and to being the best you can be.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Experienced Corporate Social Responsibility Leader who is skilled at developing strategies that align with the business while building the company’s brand and reputation with key stakeholders including customers, community and civic leaders, and employees. Amy's specialties include: Coaching/consultation, influencing, communication, change management, facilitation, branding/identity, talent management, learning & development, issues management, problem solving, project management, strategic thinking, collaboration.
WHAT WE ALL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WOMEN
PRESENTED BY: RET. COL. BRENDA DIETZMAN
We will discuss research studies and our own personal experiences that uncover and explain the challenges women face in the workplace. Along the way, we will:
Discover unconscious actions and beliefs that hold women back
Examine the strengths women bring to the workplace
Find out how women can better grow and thrive professionally
Together, we will gain solutions and practical steps to strengthen ourselves, co-workers and our organizations, promoting success as a diversified workforce.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Ret. Col. Brenda Dietzman is a passionate speaker who has over 28 years of law enforcement experience. She has presented at numerous national, state and local events for both private and public sector organizations. She is a consummate student, which is evident in her engaging and evidenced-based presentations. She enjoys traveling, photography, yoga, running, and reading. She is married and has three very adorable rescue dogs.
KNOW YOUR WORTH: IN THE COMMUNITY
BORN FOR MORE
PRESENTED BY: PORTIA PORTUGAL
MYTH: “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life." You feel like you’re constantly battling doing the most good OR being the bo$$ babe you’ve always dreamed of. You want to make an impact on your community, but you also want to make a living and maintain your sanity. During Born for More, you’ll work through a few exercises that’ll help you determine where your true values lie and leave you with ideas of ways to connect in your community to further causes that mean the most to you.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Portia Portugal is a Wichita transplant of 5 years. This community quickly became her home and one she was passionate about improving through her work as the Executive Director of Dress for Success Wichita. After nearly 5 years there, she moved positions and now serves as the Manager of Donor Services for the Wichita Community Foundation. Through her work with both organizations, she has connected with people throughout Wichita’s social sector and learned of the many challenges this community faces.
She has been recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 and by the Wichita Urban Professionals as an Urban Professional of the Year. Her community involvement has included co-leader of Lean In Wichita Kansas, Junior League membership, a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, WeKan committee member, Global Leadership Summit Inclusion Team member, Wichita Urban Professionals, and W (formerly YPW).
When she’s not attending various community events, committee meetings, or working, she loves to hang out with her husband, Joey, and their three fur babies, traveling, hot yoga, knitting, and finding new shows to watch on Netflix.
FOCUS ON COMMUNITY
PRESENTED BY: CANDACE "CANDY" GIBSON
In a time of great division, how can we find points of commonality? When our differences seem overwhelming, how can we choose unity? In this workshop we will look at 5 principles of unity that the Resister ICT team uses to build community and highlight diversity.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Candy Gibson has lived in Wichita since 2013. In 2017 she and Kaitlyn Brown co-founded Resister ICT to promote the awesome women of Wichita and encourage more women to vote. She is the Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at World Impact, a national nonprofit, and resides in the Fairmount neighborhood. Oh, and she loves coffee, art, biblical feminism and Veronica Mars.
KNOW YOUR PERSONAL WORTH
TRANSFORM OR RESHAPE YOUR CAREER THROUGH SMART GROW!
PRESENTED BY: JENNIFER MCDONALD
Are you looking for a promotion within your current organization or industry? Are you looking to make a complete career pivot? Are you dissatisfied with your current position but unsure of what to do next? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this session on creating SMART GROW goals is for you. In 2014, Jennifer McDonald decided that she wanted to transition her career from Human Resources to Winemaking. Three years later, she launched her first vintage of wine for sale in the commercial market. Five years later, she is opening the first urban winery in downtown Wichita. Goal setting played a major role in Jennifer's career pivot and goal setting can help you reach any objective that you set for yourself.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jennifer McDonald is a successful entrepreneur, human resources and recruiting professional who has spent the last 12 years developing and leading strategic initiatives for some of Wichita’s largest employers. She has leveraged her business acumen and leadership skills from the corporate world into the wine industry. She has spent the past five years turning her passion for wine and her love of the unique ability wine has to bring people together into a vision of expanding both depth and diversity in Wichita’s urban scene.
Jennifer is the Founder, CEO and Winemaker at Jenny Dawn Cellars. Jenny Dawn Cellars has six wines that can be purchased online and at local wine retailers. The company is excited to open the first urban winery located at Union Station in September 2019 where eleven wines will be featured on their wine list. Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Agribusiness from Kansas State University and has taken winemaking courses through UC Davis. She is an award-winning winemaker, wine connoisseur and studying to become a Certified Sommelier.
She is married to her husband Matthew and has two children, Desmond (13) and Emma (11).
THE DAYS ARE LONG BUT THE YEARS ARE SHORT
PRESENTED BY: SUZANNE PEREZ TOBIAS
Two things to know about that ever-elusive work/life balance: 1) There's no "right" way; and 2) Every day offers a new chance to figure it out. Suzanne borrows from her favorite writers, poets, friends and family members to offer a little advice and a lot of encouragement to women who do too much. (That's all of us, right?)
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Suzanne Perez Tobias writes editorials and opinion columns for The Wichita Eagle, where she has worked as a journalist for nearly 30 years. She grew up in North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University, where she earned a bachelor's in English and an unofficial minor in Waffle House hashbrowns ("scattered, covered and capped"). She and her husband, Randy, have two children -- Hannah, 21, and Jack, 19.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE PRESENTER
Back by popular demand!
A trailblazer of the Women’s movement in Wichita, Myrne has led the way as the inaugural Chair of the Wichita Commission on the Status of Women, managed congressional campaigns, has written nationally syndicated columns focused on women’s issues, and was hired as the first Executive Director of University Communications at Wichita State University. A graduate of Southwestern College, with a degree in speech and dramatics, Myrne has written and appeared in reader’s theater shows centered on women’s topics, and productions with Wichita Community Theater and has taught Women’s Studies and other subjects at Wichita State University. Her award-winning poetry has been published in anthologies and magazines, and she’s compiled and edited books, including “Radiating Like a Stone: Wichita Women and the 1970s Feminist Movement.” She’s received many honors including the Women in Communication Matrix Award, WSU Plaza of Heroines, and most recently the National Organization for Women’s “She Makes a Difference” Award in 2018.