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Women's Leadership Conference (WIW15)
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LCPA’s Women’s Leadership Conference brings together a dynamic selection of speakers and topics to help you reach your personal and professional goals. Come network and share best practices with women from all areas and industries. Learn how to rise up the corporate ladder while staying grounded in what matters most to you. Enjoy the inspiring female leaders honored through AICPA & LCPA’s Women to Watch Award.

1/9/2015
When: 1/9/2015
8:00 am until 4:30 pm
Where: Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70810
Presenter: Various


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If you’re expected to do it all, why can’t you expect to have it all? LCPA’s Women’s Leadership Conference brings together a dynamic selection of speakers and topics to help you reach your personal and professional goals. Come network and share best practices with women from all areas and industries. Learn how to rise up the corporate ladder while staying grounded in what matters most to you. Enjoy the inspiring female leaders honored through AICPA & LCPA’s Women to Watch Award program and leave uplifted and ready to shine.

 Rita Benson LeBlanc

Maura Donahue

Dima Ghawi

AGENDA:

7:30 – 8:00 am     Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 – 8:30 am

Women in the CPA Profession: Trends in the Retention and Advancement of Women Leaders

Kristine L. Caratan, CPA, CGMA • Executive Lecturer – San Francisco State University • San Francisco, CA, & Member of AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee Champions Task Force

 

8:30 – 9:20 am

Legislative Preview: What Can We Expect Out of the 2015 Session?

Julie Stokes, CPA • LA Representative, District 79 • Kenner, LA

 

9:20 – 9:40 am     Break

 

9:40 – 10:40 am

Difficult Conversations: From Problem to Progress
Dr. Mkay Bonner • Licensed Industrial Organizational Psychologist and Owner, Bonner Solutions & Services • West Monroe, LA

 

10:40 am—12:00 pm

Women of Influence: Trailblazers Panel
Rita Benson LeBlanc • New Orleans Saints Owner/Vice Chairman • New Orleans, LA
Maura Donahue • President of DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc and first female chair, US Chamber of Commerce • Mandeville, LA
Lizette Terral • Regional President, JP Morgan Chase • New Orleans, LA
Moderator: Julie Stokes, CPA • LA Representative, District 79 • Kenner, LA

 

12:00 – 1:15 pm

Women to Watch Awards Luncheon

(Registration for luncheon-only attendees opens at 11:30 am)

 

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Coaching Your Team: Who? Why? How?

Karen Johnson, CPA, CGMA, MBA • Brian Tracy Certified Business Coach - FocalPoint Coaching • Benton, LA

 

2:15 – 2:35 pm Break

 

2:35 – 3:35 pm

How to Win the War for Talent

John Grubbs • Author, Surviving the Talent Exodus • Longview, TX

 

3:35 – 4:35 pm

Breaking Glass: Unleash Your Leadership Potential

Dima Ghawi, MBA • Manager of Talent Development, IBM • Baton Rouge, LA

See Dima's presentation at TEDxLSU 

Hotel Information 

Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Rate: $139
Cut-off Date: Dec. 29
Group Code: Society of Louisiana CPAs

Conference Registration Fees (includes continental breakfast and lunch):

 

Members

CPA Non-Members

Early Bird (through 1/2)

$276

$376

Standard (after 1/2)

$326

$426

  

Women to Watch Awards Luncheon
Included in conference registration or may be purchased separately.

 
 Luncheon Sponsor
LCPA and its Women’s Initiatives Committee, in partnership with the AICPA's Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee, are hosting our 2nd annual Women to Watch Awards. The winners – selected in two categories, Emerging Leaders and Established Leaders – will be honored during lunch at the 2015 Women's Leadership Conference and all are welcome to attend.


 

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