2018 Women's Leadership Conference

The Women's Leadership Conference (WLC) is a one-day conference that will write HERStory by recognizing the contribution of phenomenal women leaders and their affect on regional business growth as well as inspire all attendees to better and more effective leadership. 

Some of the most highly regarded female 'movers and shakers' in DC, Maryland and Virginia are on the lineup. These keynote speakers and panelists will focus on leading women to greatness, motivating and inspiring multi-generational teams, mentorship, championship, work/life balance, succeeding in male-dominated fields, among other pertinent topics.

Attendees will also have the opportunity, in a small group fashion, to discuss best practices of women leaders, 'what would you do?' scenarios, and current large-scale issues facing women. Further, the WLC is an amazing opportunity for networking among some of the area's best and brightest professionals from not only government contracting, but also, commercial, non-profit, and academia.

This conference is for anyone who wishes to learn more about how to be a better leader, how to engender greatness among your team, and simply, how to be the best female professional you can be.

2018 Women's Leadership Conference

March 8, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton
5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045

For more information about the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference, check out the conference website at www.howardchamberWLC.com.


7:30am - 8:00am -- Registration & Breakfast I Visit Exhibit Hall

8:00am - 8:10am -- Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:10am - 9:00am -- Morning Keynote: Laura Gamble, Regional President, PNC Bank

9:00am - 10:05am -- Energizing and Motivating Women: Mentoring & Championing
  Margaret B. Davis, President & CEO, Maryland Hall  
  Sharon Pinder, CEO/President, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
  Holly Shook, Executive Director, CUPs Coffeehouse & Project I CAN
  Moderator: Lisa Anderson, CPA, Strategic Advisor & Virtual CFO, Anavo
  Transformation Solutions

10:05am - 10:20am -- Break I Visit Exhibit Hall

10:20am - 11:25am -- Leading Multi-Generational Teams to Success and Life Balance
   Lisa Cines, CPA, CGMA, Director of Business Development, Radius
   Kate Hetherington, Ed.D., President, Howard Community College
   Elizabeth Kromm, Ph.D., VP of Population Health, Howard County General Hospital
   Moderator: Nicole Mitchell, Partner, Aronson, LLC

11:25am - 12:05pm -- Lunch I Small Group Discussion
    Facilitator: Dina Bell Nance, Founder, Training by Design Inc.

12:05pm - 1:10pm -- Succeeding and Soaring in Male Dominated Fields
  Susan Brown, Laboratory Ombudsman, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
                                  Sallie Sweeney, Principal Cyber Solutions Architect, GDIT
  Debra Cruz, Managing Partner, Levin & Gann Law
  Moderator: Kim Watters, Fearless Leader, GovRealm 

1:10pm - 1:25pm -- Break I Meet & Greet with Maryland's First Lady Yumi Hogan

1:25pm - 2:30pm -- Rising to and Inspiring from the Top
Major General Linda Singh, Maryland National Guard
Jane Campbell, Director of Washington Office for Advocacy, National Development Council,
Former First Female Mayor of Cleveland
Moderator: Anna Fleeman Elhini, Founder I Managing Director, Creatrix Inc.

2:30pm - 3:20pm -- Afternoon Keynote: Laurie Moe Buckhout, Colonel (Ret.) US Army, President/CEO Corvus

3:20pm - 3:30pm -- Closing Remarks & Prize Giveaways