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grow. resolve. inspire. thrive.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
RETREAT
GROW.
RESOLVE.
INSPIRE.
THRIVE.
Central Indiana
Women’s
Business Center
www.dcgindy.com
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2015
THE ALEXANDER
SPEAKERS
ANGELA CAIN
NIKKI LEWALLEN
AMANDA PARKER
KIM LEDGER
LIN DUNN
KAY WHITAKER
MICHELLE FREED
DR. LISA HARRIS
VERONIKA SCOTT
PEGGY NOE STEVENS
Angela Cain is a communications, media relations
and public relations professional. She was a 30year broadcast journalist who wrote and produced
thousands of stories, with stints that included work
as Community Affairs Director at WTHR-TV, an
NBC affiliate in Indianapolis. Angela entered a new
career field in 2015, joining the Indianapolis Airport
Authority as the Director of Public Affairs.
As president and owner, Amanda Parker is
responsible for leading the strategic focus of
Collective Alternative, a leading advertising,
marketing and public relations firm. As a resourceful
and visionary business leader, Amanda leads her
talented team in the planning and executing of
cohesive marketing strategies to position every client
as a leader and trusted name in their respective
industries.
The fourth head coach in Indiana Fever history, Lin
Dunn was inducted into the Women’s Basketball
Hall of Fame on June 14, 2014, during what was
her final season on the sidelines. Dunn is the
winningest coach in franchise history, boasting a
seven year record of 135-103 with the 2012
WNBA championship as her finest accomplishment
in a distinguished 44-year coaching career.
Michelle Freed was born and raised in a tiny
town in northwest Oklahoma, which provided the
perfect material for her endless and sometimes
inappropriate running commentaries about social
conundrums and human flaws.
Veronika Scott is a social entrepreneur and CEO/
founder of The Empowerment Plan. Based in
Detroit, this non-profit humanitarian organization
works to address homelessness by creating jobs
for those who want them and providing coats for
those who need them. By age 23, Scott had already
received various awards, including the JFK New
Frontier Award (2012).
FIRESIDE CHATS
JENNY WOLFGRAM
As Vice President for Commercial Education at
Roche Diagnostics, Jenny Wolfgram is responsible
for leading a highly skilled and dynamic learning
and development organization focused on providing
a world class training experience.
Nikki Lewallen is the executive director
of Rainmakers and a passionate public
speaker, facilitator and business development
specialist. Nikki has been an integral part of
the explosive growth of Rainmakers over the
past eight years, seeing membership triple and
market expansion from Indianapolis throughout
the Midwest.
Kim Ledger delivers a deep and sophisticated
understanding of how the economic
environment impacts the management of
wealth to her clients and shaping investment
solutions to help them meet their goals. She
works closely with individuals and families,
including retirees, business owners, executives
and professionals.
Kay Whitaker is a founder and managing
director of One Torch Fund, investing in
early stage companies with a “gender lens”.
This approach serves as a “viewfinder” for
identifying opportunities to increase ROI
by having a woman on the senior executive
team with a meaningful equity stake in the
company.
Dedicating her career to improving health care
for vulnerable and underserved populations,
Lisa E. Harris, M.D., has practiced medicine
for 30 years at nationally recognized Eskenazi
Health. Today, Dr. Harris serves as Eskenazi
Health’s chief executive officer (CEO), leading
one of America’s largest essential health care
systems.
As a trained and certified protocol, image and
public speaking consultant, Peggy Noe Stevens
uses a customized approach to establishing
the authentic image architecture of both
people and place. She is the world’s first
female Master Bourbon Taster and can trace
her lineage back to some of the great bourbon
making families in Kentucky.
JAYCIE PHELPS
Jaycie Phelps was a member of the
Magnificent Seven, the 1996 Olympic team
that won gold in women’s gymnastics. She
now owns Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center,
a gymnastics, cheerleading, baseball, and
softball sports complex in the Indianapolis
area which opened in 2010.
MONICA POINDEXTER
JULIE RUSSELL DILTS
Julie Russell Dilts serves as Senior Counsel
for Roche Diagnostics Corporation. As a key
commercial lawyer, she helps her clients
market and sell Roche products while reducing
business risks and ensuring compliance with
complex healthcare laws.
Monica Poindexter is responsible for
leading the Diversity & Inclusion Center of
Excellence that provides consulting, strategy
development, workforce educational offerings
and compliance management at Genentech, a
Member of the Roche Group.
PANELISTS
PATTY PROSSER
Patty Prosser has over 30 years experience in
assisting organizations in solving a variety of human
resource issues created by ongoing organizational
change. She has assisted a broad base of client
companies, both locally and nationally in growing,
developing, retaining and transitioning their human
resource assets. She is currently Managing Partner at
Career Consultants-OI Partners.
MARY BOELKE
Mary Boelke is Managing Partner for Deloitte in
Indianapolis. She is responsible for strategic
management and operational execution of the
Deloitte Indianapolis practice. Additionally, Mary has
over 25 years of experience providing a broad range
of tax consultation services.
ANGIE HICKS
Angie Hicks, CMO of Angie’s List as well as
co-founder, earned her MBA from Harvard
Business School and a bachelor’s degree in
economics from DePauw University, which
named her a 2007 Distinguished Alumni for
Management and Entrepreneurship. She won
the Indiana Commission for Women Torchbearer
Award in March 2009 for entrepreneurial
accomplishments.
MOIRA CARLSTEDT
Moira Carlstedt has served as President of the
Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
since February 1998. She works within a
community culture grounded in public-private
partnerships, which enables her to utilize her
extensive leadership and work experience in the
private, government, and nonprofit sectors to
pursue the INHP mission.
DR. KATHLEEN SPEARS
JEAN RICHCREEK
Jean Richcreek has been Senior Vice President
and Chief Administrative Officer for Citizens
Energy Group since 2000. In this role, Jean has
had responsibility for corporate support service
functions at the company including human resources,
information technology, marketing, customer service,
environmental stewardship, supply chain and quality
systems.
LISA SCHLEHUBER
Lisa Schlehuber serves as CEO of Elements Financial,
a $1 billion credit union based locally and serving
members nationally and even globally, since 2005.
She has navigated the company through multiple
transformations including a strategic decision in
2008 to partner with companies beyond Eli Lilly and
Company and a rebranding in 2015.
ALISON MARTIN-BOOKS
Alison Martin-Books is the Founder, President
and CEO for Mentoring Women’s Network, an
organization for professional women whose mission
is to help women achieve their goals. She launched
the Mentoring Women’s Network and the virtual
mentoring program.
As President and CEO of the Madame
Walker Theatre Center, Dr. Kathleen Spears
oversees the long-term sustainability of the
organization. Spears is primarily responsible
for strategic planning and execution, mission
delivery, community engagement and resource
development.
TERRIE DANIEL
Terrie Daniel, a long time advocate for minority,
women and veteran-owned business enterprises,
assists these businesses by creating a level
playing field, providing educational resources
and tools to aid in growth and development.
Her advocacy has led her to her current role as
Deputy Commissioner of the Indiana Department
of Administration Division of Supplier Diversity.
MARIA QUINTANA
During her 35 years with JPMorgan Chase,
Maria Quintana has held a variety of leadership
positions. Her primary focus during the past 14
years has been government, not-for-profit, and
healthcare business. She has served on many
boards during her career and in 2014 received
the NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
MYRA SELBY
LINDA KIRBY
Linda Kirby is the founding CEO of Leadership
Indianapolis. Leadership Indianapolis was formed in
2013 when the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership
Series and Lacy Leadership Association united to
create a new community leadership organization.
She is focused on strategically, intentionally and
continually building a pipeline of diverse community
leaders.
JEAN WOJTOWICZ
Jean Wojtowicz founded Cambridge Capital
Management Corp. in 1983 and currently serves
as its President. Cambridge is a manager of nontraditional sources of capital for businesses and
has provided more than $527 million to over 1,370
Indiana businesses.
Myra Selby, former associate justice of the
Indiana Supreme Court, has a broad-based
practice with a focus in the areas of corporate
internal investigations, appellate practice,
compliance counseling, complex litigation, risk
management, strategic and other legal advice,
based upon an understanding of the related
business objectives, across various industry
sectors at Ice Miller.
PAM DOWNS
Pam Downs is a Partner in Deloitte’s multistate
tax practice, specializing in CIP Industry and
Income/Franchise Taxes. In addition, she is
Deloitte’s Managing Partner for the Tax Women’s
Initiative, which promotes opportunities for
female tax professionals and executives both
within the firm as well as in the marketplace.
#WIBRETREAT
INDY CHAMBER
@INDYCHAMBER
AGENDA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26
8:00 - 9:00 AM Check In
GROW
9:00 - 10:00 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION A - How to Tell Your Story so that People will Listen // Angela Cain, Indianapois Airport Authority
Communications is a crucial tool to reaching your audience. Are you communicating effectively?
BREAKOUT SESSION B - How to Stand Out in a Digital World // Amanda Parker, Collective Alternative
We are truly living in a digital age. Learn how to make your online presence as unique as you are.
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Wellness Fair and Fireside Chats in the Foyer // Jenny Wolfgram and Julie Russell Dilts, Roche Diagnostics
11:30 AM - 12:55 PM
Keynote Lunch
Introduction: Michael Huber, Indy Chamber
Introduction: Jaycie Phelps, USA Gymnastics
Keynote Speaker: Hall of Fame Coach Lin Dunn
RESOLVE
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Break
1:30 - 2:30 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION A - Leaning in Without Tipping Over // Michelle Freed, Writer
Sometimes a little comic relief is just what we need. Join Michelle Freed for a humorous look at societal issues.
BREAKOUT SESSION B - Starting a Business that Makes a Social Impact // Veronika Scott, The Empowerment Plan
Being socially conscious is more than just donation. Learn how Veronika Scott took an empowered idea and created a movement.
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Break
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Connecting, Not Collecting // Nikki Lewallen, Rainmakers International
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wine, Beer and Spirits Tastings
OVERNIGHTS ONLY
6:10-8:30 PM
Dinner Groups // Meet in Lobby for Departure
9:00 - 10:30 PM
After Dinner Drinks and Desserts // Small Group Chats // Ralston Board Room
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
7:00 - 7:45 AM
Zumba - Gallery
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Financial Wellness // Kim Ledger, Keybank
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break and Fireside Chat // Monica Poindexter, Roche Diagnostics
INSPIRE
10:30 - 11:30 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION A - Headwinds: What We’ve Navigated and Learned // Panel Discussion
Moderator- Julie Grice, Indy Chamber
Mary Boelke, Deloitte
Jean Richcreek, Citizens Energy
Lisa Schlehuber, Elements Financial
BREAKOUT SESSION B - The New “Feminist”-- Women Supporting and Helping Each Other
Kay Whitaker, One Torch Fund
Moderator- Patty Prosser, OI Career Consultants
11:30 - NOON
Break
NOON- 1:30 PM
Keynote Lunch: Dr. Lisa Harris, Eskenazi Health
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Break
THRIVE
2:00 - 3:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION A - 20 by 2020: How to get on a Corporate Board Panel Discussion
Moderator- Alison Martin-Books, Mentoring Women’s Network
Linda Kirby, Leadership Indianapolis
Angie Hicks, Angie’s List
Moira Carlstedt, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP)
Jean Wojtowicz, Cambridge Capital Management Corp.
BREAKOUT SESSION B - Women and Diversity: The New Trailblazers Panel Discussion
Moderator- Dr. Kathleen Spears, Madame Walker Theatre Center
Terrie Daniel, IDOA Division of Supplier Diversity
Maria Quintana, JPMorgan Chase
Myra Selby, Ice Miller
Pam Downs, Deloitte
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Workplace Bullies: The Cost of Bad Behavior // Peggy Noe Stevens

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