Women's Leadership Forum 

Building an Engaged and Healthy Future
March 1–3, 2023 | Charlotte, NC

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2023 Women's Leadership Forum Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is subject to change. 

Wednesday, March 1 | UNC Charlotte Campus

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Career Coaching Sessions – Coaching sessions are only available to registered attendees. If you did not sign up and would like to participate, please check at the SACUBO registration desk. Coaching sessions are generously supported by Koya Partners.
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Registration at UNC Charlotte Cone Centernsportation to TIAA from UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Cenr
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Networking Dinner Reception – Get to know your fellow attendees during this event.
UNC Charlotte Cone Center

Thursday, March 2 | TIAA Campus 

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
7:30 am - 8:30 am Bus Transportation to TIAA (Buses will pick up guests at the Marriott and Hilton)
7:45 am - 8:45 am  Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

  • Debbie M. WalkerVice President for Business Affairs, Midlands Technical College
9:00 am - 10:00 am

A Conversation with Kourtney Gibson on the Challenges and Opportunities for Women Leaders

  • Kourtney Gibson, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Institutional Client Officer, TIAA
  • Undria StallingSenior Vice President of Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Morehouse College (Moderator)
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:30 am Life is a Negotiation
  • Danielle Corrigan, Marketing Program Champion, Auburn University
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Leadership Panel Discussion: The Role of Financial Wellness in Building a Healthy Workforce
  • Molly McCormack, Managing Director Client Relationships, TIAA
  • Shelly Eweka, Senior Director Advice and Financial Planning, TIAA
  • Maria Khader, Managing Director Enterprise Higher-Ed Relationships, TIAA
  • Anne Ollen, Managing Director, TIAA
  • Yogini Biswas, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, TIAA (Moderator)
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch & TIAA Campus Tours –
Take a tour of TIAA’s premier Charlotte campus and see the post-pandemic enhancements they have made to meet the overall wellness needs of their employees. 
This tour will focus on both the enhancements made to the facilities as well as to its Cybersecurity Operations Center, which will provide a look into what TIAA does to safeguard its institutional and individual clients.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Taking the Next Step
  • Beth Schaefer, Managing Director, Executive Search, Higher Education and Non-Profit, Koya Partners
  • Laurie Casteen, Senior Associate, Koya Partners
  • Graciela Dufour, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Stetson University
  • Jamie Loftin, Assistant Vice Provost for Distance Education Administration, University of Arkansas (Moderator)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Living Life Without Limb–its!

  • Merlyna Valentine, Consultant and Author, Merlyna Valentine Consulting LLC
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Reception
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bus Transportation to UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and Hilton Charlotte University Place – Dinner and Shopping on Your Own


Friday, March 3 | TIAA Campus 

7:30 am - 8:15 am Bus Transportation to TIAA 
7:45 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome Remarks

  • Sarah Cody, Managing Director – Research, Texas Tech University
8:45 am - 10:00 am Having Your Seat at the Table
  • Mary Alice Boyd, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Latrelle McAllister, Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Human Resources Officer, Johnston C. Smith University
  • Dr. Mary Holloway, Vice President for Student Development Services, Midlands Technical College
  • Alexandra Byrnes, Director, Wells Fargo (Moderator)
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leading with Wellness in Mind

  • Dr. Sonyia RichardsonAssistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Women and Words: Finding your Voice and Your Leadership Language

  • Dr. Roslyn Clark ArtisPresident, Benedict College
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Meeting Reflections and Wrap Up

  • Debbie M. WalkerVice President for Business Affairs, Midlands Technical College
12:30 pm Bus Transportation to UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and Hilton Charlotte University Place