2023 Conference Agenda Overview

Schedule of events for the 2023 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference.

Grow Your Vision: Celebrating 15 years

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Time Event

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


Dinner & Keynote

Rachel Pell, '00 Marketing, Vice President for Strategic Communications, Penn State University

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

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

Morning Keynote Speaker

Lindsay Peoples, Editor-in-Chief, The Cut Former Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue


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

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Honor & Integrity:  We will discuss the importance of acting with honor & integrity. How can we succeed using only fair, honest, and ethical methods. These qualities can help improve overall productivity and achieve more success as a team.

  • Calmfidence:  Confidence is the fuel that drives us. How can we communicate calmly and confidently, regardless of the circumstances?  

  • Navigating Conflict: With the rise of remote work, it is easier to hide from conflict. Effectively addressing conflict and identifying a solution is more important than ever.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat - Kelly Neway, Senior Manager, US Corporate Development | Deloitte LLP

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


1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote

Asia Grant, '17 Marketing, Founder and Creative Director of Redoux 

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Finding Your Voice:  Let's talk about the importance of advocating for ourselves in the workplace. What can we do to get our ideas across, and achievements recognized?
  • Career Navigation: The Importance of Performance, Image, & Exposure: Do you ever wonder why some careers unfold effortlessly while others remain stagnant. Regardless of where you are in your career trajectory, understanding what influences your success might be a little surprising…& daunting.

    Join Johnson & Johnson as you learn about how to strategically elevate your professional brand through the lens of performance, image, & exposure. You’ll leave with practical applications & next steps that will help you pivot career aspirations into career realities!”

  • Responsible AI: Building a disruptive program in a fast-paced environment:  We all know by now that Artificial Intelligence has changed and will continue to change the world as we know it. Whether it's influence from our devices, disruption across industries, to changes in the infrastructures that we depend on, AI is all around us. When writing this session description, Open AI has recently released Chat GPT, a generative AI model that has spurred much attention around the globe. Undoubtedly, by the time we hold this session in April, there will be numerous new topics that come to surface on how AI is reshaping our world. These technologies bring great opportunities, but also great risks. How can we appropriately govern AI, and ensure its responsible development, in such a fast-paced environment? Join Emma Pirchalski and Dr. Michelle Darnell as they speak about Responsible AI, and building a governance program that keeps pace with technology.
3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Donation Basket Drawing