2019 Conference Agenda Overview

Schedule of events for the 2019 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference.

Reinventing Yourself

Thursday, April 11,2019
Time Event

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.




Fireside Chat



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


Networking Dinner & Keynote



Friday, April 12,2019
Time Event
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast - Sponsored by

Ballroom, The Nittany Lion Inn

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction


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

Morning Keynote



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

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Tap Into Your Grit (Mixed): We can all relate to experience that have not gone as planned, whether it be an obstacle getting in our way or our entire trajectory shifting. How can we tap into our grit to fuel us through these times?                                                                                                     
  • Raise the Bar  (Professionals): We often rank ourselves as "Above Average" or "Below Average" and strive to be above this "bar.) But, what if we focused on raising the collective average of our peers, or our organization? How can we empower one another to be better while striving, ourselves, to be better 
  • Guard Your Energy: (Mixed): Do you ever think of people or experiences as bringing you positive or negative energy? It is important to be cognizant of where you are investing your energy and what energy that is giving you in return. How can we manage our work and relationships to ensure that we are fueling rather than draining ourselves?
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PWPW Talks -

  • Communicate with Confidence: How you act and how you communicate, can matter more than the words you say. Be in control of the signals you're sending. Hear from our panel their insights and strategies on how to build your confidence.


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch and Keynote - Sponsored by

TBD, PwC, Global New Business & Innovation Leader for the PwC network


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Do You Agree to These Terms and Conditions? (Mixed): It is likely that everyone has clicked that "I agree" checkbox at least once in their life. But what happens when you do? Do you understand the meaning of "T&C apply"? Your digital footprint is constantly expanding and can include data about the most private facets of your life. How can you protect your privacy.
  • Deloitte Business Chemistry (Professionals): Expressly designed for use in a business context, Deloitte's Business Chemistry draws on the latest analytics technologies to reveal four scientifically based patterns of behavior. The system is designed to provide insights about individuals and teams based on observable traits and behaviors. During this session, you will learn how to hunch your own type, how to hunch someone else's type, and strategies for adapting to other people's style.
  • Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable (Student): No one enjoys feeling uncomfortable but a small amount of discomfort can be beneficial in terms of personal development.  Learn from our panel how being uncomfortable can improve your performance, imagination and professional growth. How can you challenge yourself to get out of the comfort zone? 

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closing & Raffle Basket Drawings


Dress Code

Recommended dress for Thursday's dinner is business casual and for Friday's conference is business professional.