Women's Business Leadership Conference
March 13, 2024 | Cox Business Convention Center, Tulsa
We invite women in business to come together to hear from speakers who are known locally and nationally for their entrepreneurial success, women’s health knowledge and business development skills. Be Bold was chosen as the theme because we want participants to leave the conference feeling equipped to boldly step out feeling confident, empowered and supported. Presented in partnership with the Oklahoma International Women’s Forum.
Time Session and Speaker 8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast 9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions - Dr. Alexis Washington, moderator, Oklahoma State University and Mary Frates, president, Oklahoma International Women's Forum 9:15 a.m.
The POWER of being BOLD: Unlock your POTENTIAL - Dr. Tabatha Carr, founder and CEO, Good Girl Chocolate
- Evaluate personal barriers to boldness such as self-doubt and fear, and develop individual
strategies to overcome these obstacles in pursuit of personal and professional growth
- Assess the impact of embracing boldness on personal and professional endeavors by
analyzing real-life examples highlighting the transformative power of bold decision-making
- Develop an action-oriented mindset towards embracing boldness by creating a personalized
roadmap for implementing bold decisions in daily life.
9:55 a.m. Q&A for Dr. Carr's session 10:05 a.m. Five-minute break 10:10 a.m.
Workforce in Oklahoma - Dr. Abbey Davis, director, Center for the Future of Work and assistant professor of practice at Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
United WE's National Entrepreneur Childcare project and Data - Wendy Doyle, president and CEO at United We
Women’s Entrepreneurship - Dr. Victoria Yates, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
- Explore the current workforce trends and childcare research within Oklahoma
- Analyze the presented data to understand the current state of Oklahoma involving females within the workplace and childcare
- Develop a framework and create strategies to promote a better workforce and support childcare within the state
10:40 a.m. Q&A for Research Panel 10:50 a.m. 10-minute break 11 a.m.
Purpose Driven Leadership - Adela Valdez MD, MBA associate dean of CME and Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
- Participants will be able to delineate and define the four fundamental principles
that constitute purpose-driven leadership
- Participants will demonstrate the ability to analyze and relate purpose-driven leadership concepts to practical organizational situations
- Evaluate personal or organizational leadership approaches to identify areas for integrating
11:55 a.m. Lunch 1 p.m.
Nuts about Success - Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry, president, My Husband's Nuts, Inc.
- Identify key strategies in establishing a successful business by brainstorming at
least three pivotal decisions or actions during an entrepreneurial journey
- Formulate a personalized entrepreneurial strategy or action plan, outline specific
steps and objectives to pursue individual business aspirations
- Evaluate the role of support networks and interpersonal relationships in your life
to establish a successful business and outline the significance of networking and
Education = Empowerment - Karilyn Van Oosten, vice president of strategic business development, Unitek Learning
- Analyze the role of education in personal and community empowerment and illustrate the impact of education on individual and societal growth
- Develop a framework or action plan for promoting education-based empowerment initiatives within local communities or organizations
- Evaluate the significance of community involvement and mentorship in fostering leadership and empowermen
2:20 p.m. Q&A for Jennifer and Karilyn sessions 2:35 p.m. 15-minute Break 2:50 p.m.
#SuccessWithoutApology: Women Succeed Differently - Rachael Melot, vice president of business development, Sovereign Bank and author of The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology
- Improve negotiation skills for appropriate earning and recognition
- Understand the importance of building and promoting a professional brand
- Explore effective strategies to self promote without apology
- Identify societal norms and personal barriers leading women to apologize for success, and propose strategies to positively reframe success narratives
- Improve appreciation for unique cultural backgrounds for effective problem-solving, innovation and company success
Q&A for Rachael's session
3:40 p.m. Drawings and Dismissed
- Evaluate personal barriers to boldness such as self-doubt and fear, and develop individual strategies to overcome these obstacles in pursuit of personal and professional growth
Future of Work Innovator
Tracey L. Wills
Office of the President, Oklahoma State University
- Oklahoma International Women's Forum Members
Tricia L. Everest
Ann Felton Gilliland
Patty Hampgton Roloff
The Honorable Yvonne Kauger
Mary Frances Michaelis
Mary Ellen Ternes
Carol Wilkinson Troy
- Program PoliciesReview the CFW program policies. All programs presented by the Center for the Future of Work are subject to these policies.
CEU and CPEThe program content is appropriate for business professionals of all levels. For CPE purposes, the knowledge level of the course is "basic." There is no prerequisite education/experience or advance preparation required for participating in the program. Instructional delivery method—Group Live Based: Experts share their knowledge with participants through live presentations with question and answer opportunities available to participants.CEU and CPE credits available.
Participants can earn up to 6.1 credit hours of personal development of CPE and .55 credit hours of CEU credits. Please see the agenda with credit breakdowns. Participants are required to attend and participate in complete session to receive credits. The Center for Future of Work, Oklahoma State University, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.1 hour = 0.1 CEU Credit