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YWCA Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit 2014

May 5, 2014 @ 9:00 am – May 5, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Carr-Gottstein / Atwood Center
Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
This is a private / invitation only event.
Tamiah Liebersbach

Creating a vision of economic equality for Alaskan women.

9:00 am to 10:00 am – Registration and Networking Coffee

10:00 am to 10:30 am – Opening Remarks

  • Carrie Lindow (Partner, Chemtrack & YWCA Alaska Board President)
  • Hilary Morgan (CEO, YWCA)

Overview of YWCA Alaska’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Center

  • Tamiah Liebersbach

10:30 am to 12:00 pm – Workshop Break-Out Sessions

  • The Art of Negotiation
    • Lea Souliotis (Planning & Performance Manager, BP)
    • Tonja Woelber (Attorney)
    • Moderator: Renea Saade (Attorney/Partner, Stoel Rives LLP)
  • A Future in the Last Frontier—Encouraging young women to build a career in Alaska.
    • Dr. Tracy Stewart (Academic Dean, Alaska Pacific University)
    • Amy Miller (Region Director-Finance, Providence Health & Services Alaska)
    • Moderator: Allison Fong (Region Manager Strategic Planning, Providence Health & Services Alaska)
  • Women in Management—Opportunities to close the pay gap.
    • Judith Crotty (Community Development Manager, West Region, Wells Fargo)
    • Gail Schubert (President and CEO, Bering Straits Native Corporation)
    • Melanie Baca Osborne (General Counsel, Chugach Alaska Corporation)
    • Moderator: Betsy Haines (Oil Movement director, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm – Networking Lunch
Keynote Address

  • Karen Hagedorn (Alaska Production Manager, ExxonMobil)

1:45 pm to 2:30 pm – Panel Discussion

  • Enhancing the position of women in Alaska’s economy of male- dominated industries.
  • Panelists:
    • Karen Hagedorn (Alaska Production Manager, ExxonMobil)
    • Sophie Minich (President and CEO, CIRI)
    • Caroline Schultz (Economist, Representing CommissionerBlumer, State of Alaska Department of Labor)
    • Susan Humphrey-Barnett (Chief of Area Operations,Providence Health & Services Alaska)
    • Samantha Shepard (Special Projects Manager, BP Alaska)
    • Deborah Kelly (Journeyman Lineman, Municipal Light &Power)
  • Moderator: Carrie Lindow (Partner, Chemtrack)

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm – Coffee Break

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Plenary Session

  • Women’s Economic Advocacy—A vision for Alaska.
  • Panelists:
    • Elvi Gray-Jackson (Assembly Member)
    • Caroline Schultz (Economist, State of Alaska Department ofLabor)
    • Senator Lesil McGuire (Senate District K)
    • Moderator: Hilary Morgan (CEO, YWCA Alaska)

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