We regret to inform you that this conference has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Women in Business Calendar
2015 Women in Business Conference - Cancelled February 27th, 2015
We regret to inform you that this conference has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Women Professionals - Balancing Life June 8th, 2016
You are invited to join us at the first Women of Faith Networking and Mentoring event sponsored by the BYU Management Society and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Our goal is to connect women professionals with students and recent graduates and provide help and mentoring for careers.
This event will be held at Noah's Event Venue in Lindon on June 8th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Event Topic: "Challenges and Lessons Learned While Balancing Family, Church, and Career." Through networking, speakers, and discussions, we will learn and share experiences. Come prepared to meet accomplished professionals, ask questions, and leave informed and motivated. Seating will be assigning based on professional interests and expertise. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Registration is limited, so make sure you claim your spot soon!..
Susan Madsen - Webinar for Women Professionals June 30th, 2016
Join us for this webinar specifically for women professionals at all stages of their career. Whether you are a student, stay-at-home mother, or seasoned professional, this is for you.
Speaker: Dr. Susan R. Madsen, Professor Leadership and Ethics, UVU
Topic: "Challenges and Opportunities for Women to Advance their Careers"
Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. Susan has been heavily involved for over a decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders, as well as studying many aspects of women and leadership more broadly. In the past few years, Dr. Madsen released seven briefs through the Utah Women Leadership Project, which she founded, on Utah women and leadership in all sectors and settings. Overall, Susan has authored or edited five books and has published well over 100 articles, chapters, and reports. She presents often in local, national, and international settings. She has presented in NGO sessions at the United Nations and has presented is such places as the New York Times, the Argentina Parliament Palace, the House of Commons in England, and in a host of countries around the world.
In addition to a host of awards and recognitions, Susan has most recently been recognized as 2016 “Distinguished Woman of the Year” by the Wasatch Chapter of AAUW, a 2016 honoree of the Sundance Film Festival Utah Women’s Leadership Celebration, and the 2014 “Women and Leadership Scholar of the Year” for the International Leadership Association. She has also worked since 2009 on the Utah Women and Education Initiative for the state of Utah to figure out how to get more Utah women to graduate from college. Dr. Madsen received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in human resource development.
Susan and her husband have four young adult children, and she enjoys raquetball, soccer, snowshoeing, golf and hiking. She is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
Webinar - Andrea Moss on "Finding Balance" January 19th, 2017
Do you have questions and concerns about your personal work/life balance? Are you wondering just how to set your boundaries? How flexible you can be? Finding a company culture that fits? Building a strong support network?
Andrea Moss, President of Comenity Capital Bank, will share the insights she has learned in over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. Come learn about her personal journey and the important lessons her experience has taught her.
This webinar is sponsored by the BYU Management Society and is part of a webinar series by women for women.
About the Presenter
Prior to joining Comenity Capital Bank as President, Andrea Moss was Executive Vice President of Zions Bank where she was responsible for Bank Operations, Incentive Compensation and Risk Management. Prior to Zions Bank, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Centurion Bank where she led an organization of 200+ with assets over $50 billion. Other positions with American Express have included Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Manager of Financial Administration.
Active in the community, Andrea currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Intermountain Health Care Central Region and on the Board of Camp Kostopulos and on the National Advisory Council at Brigham Young University. She has previously been a board member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Bankers Association, the ABA Government Relations Council Administrative Committee, Ballet West Company, and Utah Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association.
In 2011 she was recognized by the American Banker Association as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. In 2014 she was selected by the Utah Business Magazine as one of the “30 Women to Watch in Business”.
Andrea received a bachelor’s degree of accounting from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is married to Mike Moss and they have five children...
Jeanette Bennett Webinar "Creating Women: How to Turn your Skill Set into Business Opportunities" February 16th, 2017
Jeanette Bennett will share her story of forming a publishing company in a basement apartment with big dreams and a little bank account. Find out how she used her education, her network and her role as mother to turn herself into an entrepreneur nearly two decades ago. Also, learn how she works side by side with her husband AND likes it!
Jeanette Bennett is founder and editor-in-chief at Bennett Communications, where she primarily focuses her pen on Utah Valley Magazine, BusinessQ, Utah Valley Bride Magazine and Prosper Magazine. Jeanette earned a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism from BYU. She has moderated gubernatorial debates and numerous business panels and has been featured on HuffPost Live as well as Utah-based television programs. She leads a staff of 15 writers, designers and sales reps from her Orem, Utah, office. Jeanette is active in promoting faith, family and motherhood at the United Nations.
Jeanette has a love/hate relationship with deadlines, half marathons and the stock market — and she has a love/love relationship with glossy pages, watching her kids play sports and enjoying Utah's canyons. Jeanette serves as a Stake Young Women President and considers herself a cheerleader for young women. She and her husband, Matt, are both native Idahoans and are raising their publishing company as well as their five children together — including their first missionary who is serving in Mexico...
A Webinar Panel Discussion on "Planning for Flexibility" March 13th, 2017
The only thing certain in a woman's life is uncertainty. With education, marriage, missions, careers, children, finances, disabilities, divorce, death, often Plan A becomes Plan B or even Plan G or Z. Planning for the unknown involves planning for flexibility. Michelle and Stephanie will share the stories of the twists in their own lives as they discuss how being flexible and adaptable means preparing for and keeping the door open to as many opportunities as possible while pursuing a chosen path with purpose.
Most of Michelle Linford’s life has not turned out as she anticipated. She decided not to serve a mission, but God had other plans (Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission, 1991-1993). She hoped she’s get married and be a mom, but didn’t expect that she’d graduate with two degrees (B.S. in Psychology and an MBA), move across the country, and start a career before she found her husband. She definitely didn’t plan on having three children in three years, and could never have imagined that her life story would include 14 years (and counting) of undiagnosed chronic illness. Michelle always knew she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and has been delighted at varied opportunities that have come through the years, fulfilling her desire to keep an active network and resume. (The story of how her current role as non-profit director came to be is one she’ll save for the webinar.) Michelle has always been passionate about exploring the unique tensions LDS women face when making decisions about education and careers. She is excited about this discussion about flexibility and faith.
Stephanie Probst is a part-time Senior Financial Analyst in dental practice mergers and acquisitions. She graduated with her MBA from the Marriott School of Management as a Hawes Scholar when she was 22. Stephanie stayed at home while having children but felt impressed it was time to prepare to return to the workforce after her youngest was born. She spent 3 years networking and volunteering, including helping to put on the first Women in Business Conference at BYU and starting the Women in Business group in her local BYU Management Society chapter, before landing her "dream job" that enabled her to work part-time, primarily from home, as a finance professional. Stephanie has four sons and a daughter, and is heavily involved in scouting, serving as the Boy Scout Committee Chair in her ward and the Cub Scout Day Camp Director for her district. She is married to a brilliant Biochemist she met at BYU, and they enjoy training for races together...
Webinar - "3 Signs Your Conversations Are Building Relationships That Work" by Caroline Welty and Mala Grewal April 20th, 2017
Sometimes our working relationships feel aligned and productive, yet other times feel disconnected and ineffective. Learn how to identify, build, and lead relationships that work for you, rather than against you, one conversation at a time.
Come hear from the experts: Mala Grewal and Caroline Welty
Mala Grewal is a successful executive coach, facilitator, consultant, speaker and author who can help connect us all to our highest potential in a measurable way. Her work with global companies, including Visa, Nestle, Exxon, Apple and IBM, has resulted in authentic engagement and cultures delivering on key business results year over year. Mala currently facilitates to leadership teams with General Assembly, Franklin Covey and InsideOut Development. She has worked on change initiatives with the United States Navy, as a regional vice president at Partners in Leadership, and as founder and CEO of Talent Catalyst, a career performance consultancy committed to connecting Millennials to their highest performance in a measurable way. She has an MA in organizational behavior from the University of San Diego and a BA in communications marketing from BYU.
Caroline Welty is a talent network cultivator, having placed candidates in entry to senior level positions at the financial industries leading firms, namely JP Morgan and Citibank, for ten years. Her combined experience on the trading floor and as a Human Resource Business Partner offer her a unique vantage point when connecting talent from calling to market fit. She is a negotiation and people strategy wizard, successfully acquiring and retaining top talent around the globe. Currently, Caroline is the President of Talent Catalyst. During her graduate studies, Caroline worked abroad in India at a non-profit organization where she was able to solidify a relationship with the top micro finance organization. Caroline was actively involved in the financial literacy and health care education program for local women. Caroline was born in New York City and grew up in Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee. She enjoys adventure travel and is an avid skier, marathon runner, and cyclist. She has an MA in organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a BS in finance from BYU-Idaho...
This webinar is presented by Cydni Tetro and Sara Jones, co-founders of the Women Tech Council, a non-profit trade association in Utah for women in tech with more than 10,000 members.
Cydni Tetro is president of the Women Tech Council. She works with the world's largest brands, retailers and technology companies to deliver innovative technology products, drive execution, and build high performing teams. She has worked with hundreds of companies including Disney, Microsoft, Marvel, Star Wars, Facebook, MLB, MLS, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, NFL, Disney Stores, Target, Walmart and Toys R Us. Cydni holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's in computer science from Brigham Young University.
Sara Jones is VP operations of Women Tech Council. She brings almost 20 years of experience leading growth strategy, strategic partnerships, legal strategy, and fundraising/commercialization. Sara was CEO of ApplicantPro, VP Strategic Development at Patent Law Works, and head of business development at School Improvement Network. She was also a shareholder and partner at Workman Nydegger law firm where she practiced patent law for almost ten years. Sara graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University law school and holds a B.S. in chemical engineering, with honors, from the University of Utah...
WIB Webinar - "T I M E : You've Got It!" June 22nd, 2017
Angel Zimmerman will present Time Management Tips for all with special glimpses into running a small law firm and being your own boss.
About the Speaker
Angel Zimmerman is the Managing Partner of Zimmerman & Zimmerman, P.A. and practices law with her husband and staff. She is currently the Women in Law Section Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. She is also active on many other boards and commissions, including VP of strategic partnering with the National Conference of Women Bar Associations, and chair of the Chamber of Commerce, GoTopeka women’s initiative.
Angel is author of the time management chapter in the book Her Story: Lessons in Success from Lawyers Who Live It, published by the American Bar Association. This book was described as a powerful and uplifting compilation of personal essays about achieving success while juggling career advancement and the curveballs of life, and doing so with strength and grace.
Angel is a 2006 graduate of the Washburn School of Law in Topeka. She is the super proud mother of four kids (ages 17, 18, 20, 22) who are each other’s best friends and now seek opportunities to travel together and be together...
Webinar -- "The Spouse's Role: Supporting Each Other's Professional Goals" by Crystalee & Ryan Beck July 18th, 2017
There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to family and career. It's up to each husband and wife partnership to determine the best way to support each other's professional dreams. Come hear from Ryan and Crystalee Beck on five principles they follow in supporting each other’s professional aspirations while raising two toddlers and starting two businesses.
Ryan Beck, MRED grew up with examples of women who have been pioneers in their industries, such as his mother and sister. After a serving an LDS mission in Nashville, Tennessee, he landed on the professional track that fit his interests best: construction and real estate. He earned a bachelor's degree in the Construction Management program at Weber State University and then completed the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program at the University of Utah.He remodeled his family's first home and now works as a Project Engineer at Bonneville Builders in Salt Lake City. In his free time, Ryan enjoys ultimate frisbee games, Utah's outdoor scene, and making his two toddlers giggle.
Mama Bear of two cute cubs, Crystalee Beck, MPC has worked as a flight attendant, award-winning marketer, published researcher, and adjunct professor. She's now a happy mamapreneur. Crystalee earned a degree in communication from BYU. Years later, the semester she had her first baby, she graduated from the Master of Professional Communication program at Weber State University. After working for a global sales and marketing company, where she wrote for brands like Microsoft, HP, and Sony, she decided rather than climb a complicated corporate ladder, she would create her own.She started a communication consulting company in February 2016 and her team of talented writers help remarkable people and organizations tell their story. Passing it forward, she co-founded The Mama Ladder™ International in 2017 to help women thrive at the intersection of mamahood and entrepreneurship. Crystalee feels alive running mountain trails and exploring new places...
As an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University, Kristina had her strategy students complete a written strategic analysis and plan for their life. As part of this analysis, they were to employ some of the strategic tools they learned in the Business Strategy 498 course to determine their personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for reaching their goals in life and to identify the external forces that could help or hinder their progress.
In this webinar, Kristina will share how her students were taught to create their own Personal Diamond Analysis by asking themselves the following questions:
1) What are my driving values (moral, personal, professional)?
2) What resources (assets) and capabilities (processes or skills) do I possess?
3) What unique and value creating activities result from those resources and capabilities?
4) What ways do you believe your Personal Diamond Analysis needs to change in order for you to build, deepen, and sustain your personal competitive advantage?
5) What needs to change for you to more fully articulate and implement your strategy?
The goal of this analysis was to develop a clear action plan to help her students attain and sustain the strategic goals that matter to them the most. In order for her students to receive full credit for the assignment, their paper had to include a strategic plan with a mission statement, their objectives in life, a statement of values, strategic imperatives for success, and a summary for the role the gospel of Jesus Christ and his commandments would play in helping them achieve their goals.
Kristina Narvaez is owner of ERM Strategies, LLC which is an Enterprise Risk Management research and consulting firm that focuses on identifying, assessing, and analyzing the root causes of various types of risks that could impact the successful outcome of an organization's strategic plans. She does this by working with the C-Suite and Board of Directors to develop risk controls and a risk monitoring system to better manage those types of risks.
She graduated from the University of Utah in Environmental Risk Management and received her MBA from Westminster College. She is a two time Spencer Education Scholar from Risk and Insurance Management Society and has taught strategy as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University and as an adjunct professor at UCLA Extension teaching an Enterprise Risk Management course called "Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Risk Management Program in Your Organization." She is also currently an adjunct professor at the University of Utah.