Deeper Dive Session- High Heels & Hard Hats: Women in FM

A panel of ​experts from around the world will address topics facing women in FM from a global perspective.

Whether you're beginning your career full of bold new ideas or you're looking for fresh challenges, this session is for you (yes, men too)! Leave feeling inspired, motivated and confident. Learn More »


Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Schedule At-A-Glance
Convention Center, Room 207

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Time Description Speaker(s)
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Introduction
How will the four hours unfold – it will be fast and energized; how to get the most out of it, become a ‘surprise’ speaker at HH&HH --- participate!
Meredith Thatcher
1:05 pm - 1:55 pm Panel Discussion
Join us for a panel of women from around the world as we take the topics facing women in FM to a global perspective.
Meredith Thatcher
Jean Burnett (Canada)
Renuka Rajagopal (India)
Kati Barklund (Sweden)
1:55 pm - 2:00 pm 'Surprise' Speaker
Become a ‘surprise’ speaker at HH&HH – Question is: "What is the worst advice you've ever been given?"
Participants voluntarily provide business card if they are willing
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Round table – World Café
Assign discussion topics, some in the form of questions and/or scenarios, to each table leader, the table leaders move, not the participants, this will keep the need for introductions to a minimum and enable a deeper dive on the topics.
Tyrel Melville
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break  
3:15 pm - 3:55 pm 'Ted' Talks
What does success look like as a female FMer?
Tyrel Melville
Lynn Baez
Mary Gauer
3:55 pm - 4:00 pm 'Surprise' Speaker
Become a ‘surprise’ speaker at HH&HH - Question is: what is the most valuable advice you could give a fellow colleague?
Participants voluntarily provide business card if they are willing
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm 'How to' build your confidence
Short presentation and discussion on building confidence
Becky Spohn
Meredith Thatcher
4:20 pm - 4:45 pm Role Play – Negotiating Salary
Conduct role-play between executive and FMer
Pete Winters
Lesley Groff, CFM
Mary Redmond
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Accountability and Wrap Up
Identify 1 or 2 things that you are going to do when you get home/back to work. Summary of what was heard to day – themes, A-ha moments, take-aways
Eileen McMorrow
Meredith Thatcher

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