When Women Lead

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join Bead Industries CEO and event host Jill Mayer March 20 at CBIA’s annual women’s leadership summit, as we showcase how women are transforming Connecticut’s business landscape and economy.

KeyBank and Key4Women are proud to sponsor When Women Lead—KeyBank business banking sales leader Allison Standish-Plimpton opens the event with remarks about Key4Women’s support for the financial progress and empowerment of businesswomen through advocacy, connections, and financial guidance.

Department of Social Services commissioner Andrea Barton Reeves, Robinson+Cole’s Rhonda Tobin, and SunLife’s Tammi Wortham share their perspectives and experiences navigating and standing out in today’s workplace.

Women’s Business Development Council founder and CEO Fran Pastore explores strategies for fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment with Indelible Impressions Consulting’s Yvonne Alston, Philip Morris International’s Marian Salzman, and Torrington Savings Bank’s Lesa Vanotti.

And Bigelow Tea CEO Cindi Bigelow talks about her professional and personal journey with Key4Women’s Rachael Sampson.

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to engage with fellow Connecticut business leaders!

AGENDA

7:30 am | Networking Breakfast

8:30 am | Opening Remarks

  • Jill Mayer, CEO, Bead Industries
  • Allison Standish Plimpton, Business Banking Sales Leader, Key Bank

8:45 am | Stepping Up, Standing Out: Navigating Today’s Workplace

  • Moderator: Jennifer Morgan, Partner, Murtha Cullina
  • Andrea Barton Reeves, Commissioner, Department of Social Services
  • Rhonda Tobin, Managing Partner, Robinson+Cole
  • Tammi Wortham, SVP, Human Resources, SunLife

9:30 am | Networking Break

9:45 am | Retaining Women in the Workforce

  • Moderator: Fran Pastore, Founder & CEO, Women’s Business Development Council 
  • Yvonne Alston, Chief Culture Architect, CEO & Founder, Indelible Impressions Consulting, LLC
  • Marian Salzman, SVP, Corporate Citizenship, Philip Morris International
  • Lesa Vanotti, President & CEO, Torrington Savings Bank

10:30 am | Networking Break

10:45 am | Work/Life Balance: The Holistic Approach 

  • Instructor: Michele Klimczak, MA, LMSW, Assistant Vice President of Training and Grant Management, The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice

11 am | Cindi Bigelow: A Professional Life

  • Bigelow Tea CEO Cindi Bigelow talks with Key4Women’s Rachael Sampson

11:45 am | Adjourn

DATE

Wed, Mar 20, 2024
8:30am – 11:45am

LOCATION

Aqua Turf Club

556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT 06479

COST

$115-$175

OUR SPONSORS

When Women Lead is produced by CBIA in collaboration with the Women's Business Development Council and made possible through the generous support of KeyBank with additional support from Murtha Cullina, Connstep, Connecticut Education Association, NDC Commercial Construction, Delta Dental, Kamco Supply Corp of New England, Sun Life U.S, and The Connection.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact CBIA's Stacey Vendetta (860.244.1930)

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