HeR Success is a new program that focuses on elevating women’s leadership and communication skills in Human Resources. Attend dynamic workshops and keynote sessions that address the challenges and opportunities women experience in the workplace and enjoy networking with other professionals.

The program will take place at noon on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 after the conclusion of the San Diego Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference.

Register by March 1, 2019 to attend this program for just $350. The fee includes lunch. 


Opening Keynote: Strategies for Getting a Seat at the Table and Making it Count

Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dr. Shirley Davis, SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.

One of the most common frustrations and questions asked by professionals is the proverbial “How do I get a seat at the table?” This is not a new question; it’s an ongoing conversation that’s been occurring for decades. More and more professionals report that they want to be recognized as valuable contributors in important business decisions, gain the credibility and visibility that their counterparts experience (often with less effort), and have access to opportunities. Likewise, they want to be acknowledged for their knowledge, skills, ideas, and rewarded for their performance and impact on the business goals. Unfortunately, when the global workforce demographics have shifted significantly over the past 20 years, too many women still experience microaggressions, being overlooked, marginalized, and undervalued, and still do not have a seat at the table. In this presentation, Dr. Shirley Davis will identify the key skills and behaviors and at least 12 proven strategies and techniques that will enable professionals to not just “earn a seat” at the senior leadership table but how to sustain their level of influence and impact in their organizations. Participants can begin implementing these practical tips immediately back on the job.

Break Out 1: Developing Your Leadership Style

Wednesday, March 27, 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Lynne Ellis, Spang & Company

What is your leadership style? No matter where you are in an organization, understanding your leadership style, including your strengths and weaknesses, will aid you in your growth as a leader. In this session, discover your leadership style and learn some of the key areas to focus on for stellar results.

Break Out 2: Career Oxygen: Five Leadership Moves that Set You Up for Negotiation Success

Wednesday, March 27, 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Lisa Gates, She Negotiates

Whether you’re in a job interview or performance review, at a networking event or trying to build your internal influence, how do you breathe life into your story so that it leads to what you want and deserve in your career? This workshop takes a deep dive into your “value story” and the five key elements of your Leadership Operating System that set you up for successful problem solving and value creating conversations.

Break Out 3: Seize The Power—Stop The Sabotage

Wednesday, March 27, 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm
Jill A. Kopanis, Shazaam Communications

Forty-six percent of the workforce is comprised of females, yet only 19% occupy the C-Suite. It’s time to get out of the playground and into the boardroom. In this high energy, insightful session, you will discover four key components that will help you climb the corporate ladder, including 1) understanding gender communication differences and how women unintentionally miscommunicate in business conversations, 2) uncovering how we sabotage rather than support each other climbing the rungs of the ladder, 3) discovering the grade school playground theory and how we can break that mold, and 4) how to ‘seize the power’ of the C-Suite.

Break Out 4: Getting Past No: Negotiation Strategies for Women Who Mean Business

Wednesday, March 27, 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm
Lisa Gates, She Negotiates

Your ability to successfully advocate for yourself routinely drives your professional advancement and compensation and also contributes to your self-worth and confidence. Mastering effective strategies to negotiating for yourself can make the difference in taking your career to the next level and getting your next promotion. In this workshop, you’ll dive right into the heart of the at-the-table process and learn practical, highly tactical skills that you can begin implementing immediately.

Closing Keynote: Successful Businesses Embrace and Support Strong Smart Women—Let’s Do this Together!

Wednesday, March 27, 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Marybeth Gray, Trion

This “power-briefing” session reviews the challenges women face in the workplace and how we can help each other and build our network of women executives. Learn how to utilize relationships for mentorship and networking and how to develop an effective mentorship program at your workplace.