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Future-Proofing Your Career 2020: Women and Negotiations

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Join business leaders and professionals from RVA for a special knowledge share and networking event exclusively for women. Relax, connect, and share your ideas - or lack thereof - with negotiating!

Monday, March 9, 2020
3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center

Hosted by The Richmond MBA and The Virginia Council of CEOs

3:30 p.m.  Registration

Doors open and roundtable assignments are distributed. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your roundtable peers before the program begins promptly at 4:00 p.m.!

4:00 p.m.  Keynote Speaker

Courtney Moates Paulk, President of Hirschler

4:30 p.m.  Peer Roundtables

All attendees will participate in prearranged peer roundtables, facilitated by regional female CEOs and business leaders. Roundtable sessions are a perfect forum to test new ideas, solve problems, and learn from others who share your experiences.

Roundtables are diverse, representing a range of professions and experience levels. Roundtable members often connect authentically, resulting in new relationships that last beyond the day. 

6:30 p.m.  Happy Hour

Gather with all of the powerful women participating in this inspiring program over cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Relax, connect, and share your ideas to take on the future! 

There is nothing to prepare - simply come ready to engage, share, and learn from others. But if you just can't help yourself, here are links to several articles about women and negotiations you may find of interest:
Negotiations - HBR, Women Ask for Raises as Often as Men, but Are Less Likely to Get Them, How Women Can Get What They Want in a Negotiation, Why Women Must Ask (The Right Way): Negotiation Advice from Stanford’s Margaret A. Neale, The Barriers Women Negotiators Face, and Women at Work – HBR Podcasts.

Keynote Speaker


Courtney Moates Paulk

Roundtable Facilitators

Kathryn Alferio
President/CEO, The Cultural Arts Center

Jennifer Boyden
CEO, Heart Havens, Inc.

Stacy Brinkley
President/CEO, The Doorways

Karen Elliott
Member, Eckert Seamans

Connie Hom
Owner, Buckingham Greenery

Jenni Kirby
Owner, Crossroads Art Center

Melissa Laughon
Catch Your Limit

Ryann Lofchie, GB'07
CEO, The Frontier Project

Jennifer Perrow
Executive Coach, JRP Leadership Coaching

Michele Rhudy
CEO & President, Rhudy and Co

Lisa Schaffner
Director of Marketing & PR, UNOS

Roundtable Co-facilitators

Kendall Burgess
Mortgage Compliance Consultant, Truist

Robyn Zacharias
CEO, Yebo

Meghan Boyle, GB'18
Director of Operations, DaVita Kidney Care

Maria Cavagnaro, GB'19
Senior Analyst, Owens & Minor

Sherida Davis-Bryan, GB'16
Consultant, Center for Public Policy at VCU Wilder School

Natasha Knight, GB'20
Senior Scientist II, Altria

Sanya Taylor, GB'18
Account Project Manager, circle S studio

Siri Wiggins, GB'13
Manager, WestRock Company