Blank Rome Women’s Summit | Agenda
2019 Women's Leadership Summit
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Thursday, September 19

Event Location
2:00 p.m. Registration begins Hotel lobby or satellite registration, Waterside Foyer, 2nd floor
3:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks and Summit Commencement   Waterside I, 2nd floor
Update on WLS 2017 and WLS 2018 Pilot Programs Waterside I, 2nd floor
3:15 p.m. Keynote Address: “Owning Your Ambition”
  • Bonnie Marcus, award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, Forbes columnist, and published author
Waterside I, 2nd floor
4:30 p.m. “Kick Some Glass”: A Lively Panel Discussion with Experts on Elevating Women to Boards
  • Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire (Founder, Women on Boards 2020)
  • Cheryl Calhoun (Managing Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC)
  • Denielle Pemberton-Heard (Managing Director and General Counsel, DiversifiedSearch)
  • Leslie Ireland (Board Member, Citigroup, Inc., and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis)
  • Stacy Phillips, Partner, Blank Rome (Moderator)
Waterside I, 2nd floor
5:35 p.m. Adjournment (reconvening for cocktails at 6 p.m.)
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Networking, and CEO’s Welcome
  • Grant Palmer, Managing Partner & CEO, Blank Rome
Algonquian Room, 12th floor
7:30 p.m. Dinner Algonquian Room, 12th floor
8:45 p.m.- midnight “Club BR”: Entertainment & Dessert 12 Stories Bar, InterContinental

Friday, September 20

Event Location
7:00-8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast Waterside 2 and 3, 2nd floor
8:00 a.m. Welcome

Unveiling of new Blank Rome podcast: “Seriously Driven”
  • Marilyn Chinitz, Partner
Waterside I, 2nd floor
8:10 a.m. Design Thinking Workshop
  • Tasneem Khokha, Managing Director, GrowthPlay
  • Holly Barocio, Principal Consultant, GrowthPlay
Waterside I, 2nd floor
10:50 a.m. Innovation Tournament Waterside 2 and 3, 2nd floor
12:00 p.m. Lunch Potomac Hall
12:30 p.m. Innovation Tournament Finals Waterside I, 2nd floor
1:10 p.m. Voting and Awards Waterside 1, 2nd floor
1:30 p.m. Keynote Conversation
  • Betty W. Liu, Executive Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, former Bloomberg television anchor, and best-selling author
  • Sophia Lee, Blank Rome Partner and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Waterside I, 2nd floor
2:30 p.m. Summit Concludes Waterside I, 2nd floor