2024 Conference Agenda Overview

Schedule of events for the 2024 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference.

Theme: Believe In You

Thursday, April 18th, 2024
Time Event

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Dinner & Keynote Speaker 

Angela Shakur, Executive ALDI, Inc & Entrepreneur  

Friday, April 19th, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Morning Keynote Speakers

Liz Murray, Inspirational Speaker & Best-Selling Author 


10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Mastering Your Emotions: Emotional intelligence (EI) can have profound impacts on one’s personal and professional development. Join us in empowering one another with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and leverage emotions in our personal and professional spheres.
  • From Setbacks to Success: Setbacks are an unavoidable occurrence in our lives. No matter the magnitude, it can be difficult to pick yourself back up. During this session, learn how to overcome obstacles that life throws at you and turn them into success. 
  • Balance Your Life, Balance Your Future: Striving to perform well in the workplace is a goal set by everyone, but what about striving to set aside time for yourself? Join us as we discuss strategies and practices to help individuals achieve harmonious integration of their professional and personal lives.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Self-Care Session: “A Recipe for Savory Neurochemical Soup”

Dr. Kathy Maxwell, Certified Health Education Specialist and former health care provider

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Johnna Hayward, Head of Strategy & Partnership Marketing, New York Liberty (WNBA)

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Inclusive Excellence and Championing Change: Diversity in the workforce brings together individuals of different genders, beliefs, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and educations. Understanding and respecting one another’s differences can have huge impacts on collaborating well to get the best job done.  
  • The Compass of Career Choices: Whether you’re a college student at the beginning of your career or a professional already deep in your career, navigating the next steps needed to advance your career can be confusing and daunting. In this session, learn how to effectively steer your career in a direction that aligns with your goals and aspirations. 
  • Building Your Virtual Brand: With our world experiencing drastic technological advancements in the last decades and the internet developing into what it is today, utilizing this online network has become a normalized component of our daily lives. Join us in our discussions on advice for building a strong and compelling online presence that aligns with personal and professional goals.
3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Door Prize Baskets