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Date & Time: June 6th | 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Colwell Center (Formerly the Columbus Center), 701 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
That's why “In Your Element” is the theme of our 2023 Women Spanning the Globe conference, to be held June 6th in Baltimore and virtually. This event, in its 16th year, is always a sellout.
Being in your element often happens when there is a connection to the natural world. So, our conference will be built around four natural elements – fire, water, air, and earth. There will, for example, be discussions related to being powerful (fire), intentional (air), empathetic (water), and healthy (Earth). All the speakers will focus on the challenges and opportunities in the business world that are unique to women.
Women lead differently. Their humanity, creativity, and prioritization of community is the difference the world sorely needs. Yet too many women downplay their natural leadership abilities, how they decide to show up, and where they allow themselves to shine. Faida Fuller will share how she has embraced her natural leadership abilities and, in doing so, empowers others to do the same. Through her leadership, Fuller has increased Vital Voices' capacity to invest in women who improve the world and bring their daring visions to life.
Faida Fuller - Chief Operating Officer, Vital Voices
Women have a lot of power at the voting booth, in the marketplace, in their roles as mothers, and beyond. How can we bring this power to the workplace, where many women feel their male counterparts exclude them from conversations or make more money for the same job? If this question is not answered, the historical trend of women leaving their jobs ("The Great Breakup") or unhappily staying put because they cannot afford to leave ("quiet quitting") will continue.
Associate Vice President, Member Groups
United Way of Central Maryland
Future of Work & Life Expert
Founder & CEO
COCO B. Productions
VP, Global Supply Chain & Logistics
McCormick and Company, Inc
Have you ever been chastised for speaking up at work, even though your boss encouraged you to speak up more often? Have you been told to be both an assertive and empathetic leader, but not too much of either? And do some of your coworkers think of you as either competent or personable, but never both? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have been “double binded.” Hear success stories from dynamic women who, against all odds, have intentionally broken the double bind by remaining authentic and true to themselves.
Trial Attorney & Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
WeWork Whistleblower, Executive Director of Coaching Programs
Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Business Development (MSBD)
Reaching Equitable Standards (RES) Consulting
President, Electro Optical Sector
A key ingredient to success is being empathetic. Leaders with this trait are more likely to be able to solve problems and drive growth and innovation. But empathetic women often are undervalued or dismissed in male-dominated work environments. Come hear what several women have done on their own and in alignment with their male counterparts to foster a culture of empathy that benefits all genders.
Senior Director of Supply Chain & Innovation
McCormick and Company, Inc
The Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential
President & CEO
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Being physically and mentally healthy is essential to living a productive and fulfilling life at home and work. What health issues should women, in particular, be mindful of preventing and treating? Hear examples of what people, including employers, are doing to address the unique health and wellness issues women face.
Founder/Owner/Chief Medical Officer
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Chief Quality Officer
Health Care for the Homeless
Director of Behavioral Health Education and Development Administrative Director of Substance Use Services
University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Health Harford Memorial Hospital
The Healthy | Reader’s Digest #1 New York Times bestselling ghostwriter
This 15-minute practice is a beginner-friendly sequence of movement and breath aimed at minimizing chronic tension and pain, especially in the neck, shoulders, and low back. It's a great sequence to practice anywhere at any time. You will finish this session feeling more easeful and balanced. Your instructor will provide you with a written worksheet to remember what you have learned.
Meet award-wining feminist documentary filmmaker, author, and Johns Hopkins University Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Media Studies Bernadette Wegenstein. In a lunch hour special breakout session, host Imbie Tamba and Bernadette Wegenstein will share filmmaker commentary alongside a viewing of select film clips from her feminist storytelling journeys around the globe.
Faculty Director, Marketing and Communications
Baltimore School for the Arts
Professor of Media Studies & Documentary Filmmaker
Johns Hopkins University
Women have traditionally been told just to accept bad things when they happen. But what if women stop doing this? Christine Michel Carter will discuss what it means for women to be more intentional with their careers, pay attention to their health, step into their power, and show empathy for one another. Women will leave this session with an understanding of how this new form - rooted in their elements - provokes continuous self-exploration and self-inspiration.
Christine Michel Carter - Best Selling Author of "Mom AF" and "Can Mommy go to Work?"
The annual Women Spanning the Globe conference hosted by WTCI is a chance to learn from and network with hundreds of emerging and existing women leaders from the Mid-Atlantic region.
The voices at the conference are diverse and expansive. Since the event's inception in 2005, speaker lineups have included marketing and banking executives, engineers, technology and human resources experts, journalists, and humanitarians. And while these women are spread across industries, they often experience the same professional challenges.
Sponsorship starts at $3,000 and includes tickets to the event. Contact Senior Director of Programs and Series Kristin Lewis to inquire about sponsorships.
The 2022 Women Spanning the Globe conference was themed "Here. We. Grow." It served as a powerful backdrop for women leaders to gather and discuss the collective and individual progress and challenges in their professional journey. The event was held on June 14th at the American Visionary Art Museum.
Each conference participant was able to explore new pathways so they can continue to grow. And they did not have to go it alone — they were joined by hundreds of other like-minded women.
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