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Future-Proofing Your Career 2019: The Importance of Mentoring

Join business leaders and professionals from RVA for a special knowledge share and networking event exclusively for women. Relax, connect, and share your ideas about mentoring!

Thursday, March 7, 2019
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

Linda Schreiner is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Management at Markel Corporation. 

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.

There’s nothing to prepare. Just come ready to engage, share, and learn from others in this safe and confidential environment. Roundtables will be 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 to help you slay the discussion:
The Best Mentors Think Like Michelangelo, How to Mentor Someone Who Doesn't Know What Their Career Goals Should Be, What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew, and How to Be a Great Mentor.

Keynote Speaker


Linda Schreiner
Senior Vice President Strategic Management
Markel Corporation

Roundtable Facilitators

Melissa Ball
Owner, Ball Office Products

Jennifer Boyden
CEO, Heart Havens, Inc.

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

Roxanne Brown
CEO & Founder, The Change Decision

Stephanie Ford
Director, Warren Whitney

Connie Hom
Owner, Buckingham Greenery

Danessa Knaupp
Founder and CEO, Avenue 8

Natasha Knight
Associate Manager/Sr. Scientist II, Altria Client Services

Melissa Laughon
Catch Your Limit

Arlene Lee
CEO/Principal, R.E. Lee Company

Ryann Lofchie, GB'07
CEO, The Frontier Project

Michele Rhudy
CEO & President, Rhudy & Co

Lisa Shaffner
PR & Marketing Director, UNOS

Julia Simo
Senior Construction Engineer, Virginia Department of Transportation

Julianne Akins Smith
Executive Director, Wintergreen Performing Arts

Katrina Van Huss
CEO, Turnkey

Abigail Whorley
Religion & Philosophy Department Chair, St. Catherine's School

Stephanie Winebrenner
Select Account Manager, Cisco Systems