Speakers List

Featured Speakers:

“Show Me the Money: Negotiating for Success”

Scott Allen

Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management

Boler College of Business

John Carroll University


“Developing a Global Mindset”

Nicole Barile


NB Intercultural


“Digital Everything: Forever and All to See”

Catherine Bosley

Keynote Speaker

Inspiration, Insight, Empowerment


“Gritty Leadership: Growing Grit in Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization”

Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

Associate Dean for Admission and
Clinical Professor of Law



“Financial Planning for Women”

Nan Cohen

Founder and CEO

Creekside Financial Advisors, LLC

CSU Class of '95, MBA, Business Administration


“The Power of Your Own Story”

Jessica Colombi

Executive Director, Career Services

Cleveland State University

CSU Class of '14, MA, Psychology


“Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusivity”

Evie DuVernay

Director of Look Up to Cleveland

Cleveland Leadership Center

CSU Class of '10, MA, Psychology


“Power! And Politics! And Negotiation! Oh, My!”

Susan Freimark

Senior Associate Director

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, CWRU


“Being Sponsor-Ready: Breaking the Over-Mentored and Under-Sponsored State”

Vickie Gallagher Coleman

Professor, Management

Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University

CSU Class of '99, MA, Psychology


Sarah DiGioia

Assistant Director—Global Process Benchmarking

Ernst and Young
CSU Class of '09, MA, Psychology


“Who Cares? The Quest for Kindness in Leadership”

Lisa Goich

Keynote Speaker

Author, Blogger, Radio Talk Show Host, Former Stand-up Comedian


“Making Time: Ideas for Success and Happiness”

Carole Heyward

Clinical Professor of Law

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

C|M|Law Class of ‘93, JD, Law


“RUN-HIDE-FIGHT/ALICE Training: Responding to Active Shooter Situations”

Toni Jones

CSU Police Department


“More than Good Work: How to Advance as a Latinx Woman in the Workplace”

Marcia Moreno

President and Founder

AmMore Consulting LLC

CSU Class of '07, MA, Communication
Theory & Methodology


“The Ripple Effect: Know Your Value”

Lee Ann O’Brien

Chief Marketing Officer

The McGregor Foundation


Celebrating Women & INPSIRE Awards


“Leading 21st Century Teams”

Toni Paoletta

Assistant College Lecturer

Monte Ahuja College of Business

Cleveland State University

CSU Class of '08, MA, Adult Learning & Development


“Writing Your Story; Learning How to Overcome Adversity While Breaking the Glass Ceilings”

Pamela Phillips

Assistant Professor of Finance
and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Notre Dame College

Gold Star Family



Gratitude Strategies to Boost Your Business and Lift Your Life.

Lisa Ryan


CSU Class of '98, MBA, Business Administration


“Emotionally Intelligent Leadership”

Marcy Shankman

Leadership Coach & Strategist, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Principal, MLS Consulting, LLC


“Something’s Got to Give: Work/Life Choices:
Reality and the (Un)realistic Drive to be Everything to Everyone”

Maria Spangler (Moderator)

Director, Community Engagement

The Sherwin-Williams Company

CSU Class of '06, MPA Public Administration

C|M|Law Class of '06, JD Law 


Liz Gillmore

Chief Human Resource Officer

Benesch Law


“The Role of Women in Global Legal Order”

Milena Sterio

Charles R. Emrick Jr., Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law and LLM Programs Director



“What Does Leadership Look Like to You?”

Melody J. Stewart


Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals

C|M|Law Class of '88, JD, Law


"Actions Speak Louder Than Words: How Nonverbals Impact Your Personal Brand"

Lisa Zone

Managing Director

Dix & Eaton

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