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South San Francisco Conference Center | CPE 7.00 (Non-technical)
Join CalCPA Education Foundation and other exceptional women in northern California for this highly popular conference. Year-after-year, this event sells out because attendees walk way empowered, motivated and equipped with information to help propel their careers. This year, in the spirit of innovation, our speakers will deliver topics that redefine success with unique perspectives. Be a part of the next generation of revolutionary change and leadership that thrives.
The networking luncheon features our annual Women to Watch Awards which recognizes outstanding women for their inspiring contributions to the profession and their communities.
8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome with Chrislynn Freed, CPA (Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Southern California) and Jodie Rolih, CPA/CFF (Hemming Morse LLP)
9:00 a.m. The Credibility Code with Cara Hale Alter (SpeechSkills, LLC)
9:50 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Celebrating Successful Women in the Industry Panel with Chrislynn Freed, CPA, Moderator (Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Southern California), Kim Ondreck Carim (San Francisco Ballet), Somya Chauhan, CPA (Google Inc.), and Deborah Messemer, CPA (KPMG LLP)
11:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Dirty Little Secrets with Eva Nitta (Ernst & Young, LLP), Deborah Perry Piscione, and Patti Cotton,MA, MAOD, PCC (Cotton Group LLC), Coco Brown (The Athena Alliance), and Nancy E. Sheppard (Women2Boards)
Gamifying Success with Rebecca Pomering (Moss Adams LLP) and Jana Wright, CPA (Moss Adams LLP)
12:05 p.m. Break
12:15 p.m. Lunch/Women to Watch Awards
1:35 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. Pursuing Equity for California's Women with Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (District 19, State Capitol)
2:35 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
They Just Don’t Understand: How to Read and Respond to Any Audience with Deborah Shames (Eloqui)
Selling is Not a Swear Word with Ann Marie Houghtailing (Ann Marie Houghtailing, Inc.)
3:35 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Creating a Supportive Network with Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA (Xero Inc.)
4:35 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Mentor, Sponsor, Coach: How to Identify, Cultivate, and Use These Strategic Partnerships Effectively to Help You Reach the Top with Patti Cotton, MA, MAOD, PCC (Cotton Group LLC)
5:35 p.m. Adjourn