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ISM's 3rd Annual Women Executive Supply Management Summit - Agenda

February 10-11, 2011
Boca Raton, Florida

The Women Executive Summit officially kicks-off, Thursday, February 10, 2011 but everyone is invited to arrive early and attend the program beginning Wednesday, February 9, 2011. The Student Case competition for the Black Executive Supply Management Summit begins on Wednesday followed by the Executive Roundtable Networking Session with a reception and dinner to follow.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Student Case Competition, Session CC, All Summit Participants (optional), Office Depot
Are you looking for up-and-coming supply professionals? Future leaders in supply management bring new ideas to the table. Student teams present their case work as they compete for scholarships. A.T. Kearney has developed and provided case studies relating to the Summit's theme of "Transition and Transformation." This event is sponsored by the Black Executive Supply Management Summit. Attendees from the Hispanic Supply Management Summit and Women Executive Summit are invited to attend.
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Executive Roundtable Speed Networking, All Summit Participants (optional), Office Depot
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception, All Summit Participants (optional), Embassy Suites
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner, All Summit Participants (optional), Embassy Suites

Thursday, February 10, 2011

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Opening, Welcome
Welcome to the Summit. Winners of the Case Competition will be announced during this time.
Sponsored by Office Depot.
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Session E-1
What's Ahead in the Economy?
Speaker TBA
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Session E-2
Supply Chain Expectations from the CEO

Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Director, A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership (CSSL) at ISM and ISM Professor of Supply Management, Thunderbird, the Garvin Graduate School of International Management
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Session W-1
Stages of Transition & Transformation
From childhood to the sunset years, women are constantly going through transitions and transformation. During this presentation, explore seven stages and what each stage means to our individual journey as individuals, as workers, as bosses and as women.

Jill Bossi, C.P.M.
Chief Procurement Officer, Supply Chain & Real Estate Management
American Red Cross National Headquarters
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Session W-2
Leadership and Career Progress
Knowing how to lead is vital to success in your career. Learn what it takes to develop and use effective leadership abilities on your way to that top job. As any chief procurement officer will tell you, the bigger the job, the more leadership skills are needed to accomplish your goals. Learn about key leadership characteristics as described by top CPOs and gain an understanding of some specific goals designed to unleash your leadership development.

Lara Nichols
Senior Director
Tyco International
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Speed Networking
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reception followed by dinner, All Summit Participants (optional)

Friday, February 11, 2011

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Session W-3
Strategic Impact: A Supply Executive's Top Ten List
Sharing experiences from her supply executive roles across many companies and industries, our speaker discusses the top ten areas of focus to think about if you want to make a strategic impact to your business or organization. Look for examples that are applicable to global and domestic supply chains across manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses.

Judy Baranowski
AlixPartners LLP
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Session W-4
Work/Life Balance
This session focuses on how to successfully balance work with your personal life. This is a challenge for many executives, male and female alike, especially when raising a family while working full time. The challenge is an old one, but here are some tips on how to achieve a good balance. What worked for me may or may not work for you — but take the ideas you like and pitch the ones that you don't. Either way, we'll discuss how to integrate, not separate, your work and personal life; how your strategy can change as your family situation changes; and how modern technology has given us even more flexibility to be successful.

Jan Meier
Executive Director, Global Strategic Sourcing
Amgen, Inc.
The program concludes at 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 11, 2011.

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