Breakout Sessions

New this year: Attendees will not register for sessions ahead of time. Sessions are a first-come, first-serve basis. Please identify a backup session for each timeframe in case your first choice is full.  

Tuesday, 6 November - 9:15 - 10:15 AM  

Be Yourself: How Authentic Leadership Drives Exceptional Results
Mike Figliuolo, founder and managing director, thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Gender Bias in the Workplace: Real Solutions for Sticky Situations
Karen Hough, founder and CEO, ImprovEdge

Inclusive Leadership: Stepping Up, Reaching Out
Carol Wells, senior director, commercial training and development, Genentech and Tiffany Hester, director, diversity and inclusion, Genentech

Speak to be Heard: The Principles of Presence, Why It Matters, and How the Rules are Wrong
Chiara Motley, lead executive coach, GK Training and Communications

Tuesday, 6 November - 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Starting Strong: Nailing the First 100 Days in Your New Leadership Role
Karen Friedman, chief improvement officer, Karen Friedman Enterprises

Who's Your Champion? 
W. Brad Johnson, PhD, professor of psychology, department of leadership, ethics and law, United States Naval Academy

AI/ML Casebook: How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Are Transforming Healthcare
DeAnna Steiger, PhD, senior manager, business performance, Amgen Inc., Heidi Dohse, senior program manager for healthcare and life sciences, Google Cloud, Disha Patel, information technology leader, Amgen Inc. and Mary Gerhard, account executive, Google Cloud

Find Your Mojo and Leverage Your Superpowers
Denice Torres, founder and CEO, The Ignited Company