Schedule and Details

2019 IUPUI Women's Conference Schedule
8 – 8:30 a.m.Check-in on the 4th Floor of the Campus Center
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.Welcome from Chancellor Nasser Paydar
8:40 – 9:30 a.m.

Leadership Panel

Panelists: Janice Blum, Camy Broeker, Karen Dace, Tamara Davis, Kathy Johnson
Facilitator: Amy Warner

9:30 – 9:45 am.Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

(See session descriptions and titles below. See this page for more information about our speakers).

10:45 – 11 a.m.Break
11 a.m. – Noon

Breakout Session 2

(See session descriptions and titles below. See this page for more information about our speakers).

Noon – 12:45 p.m.Lunch and Networking
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.Closing Plenary Session with Ellen Kossek
Managing Work-Life Boundaries in the Digital Age
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.Concluding Remarks

Breakout Sessions

Speakers: Amanda Bonilla, Charmayne "Charli" Champion-Shaw, Kim White-Mills

This session will provide participants with an opportunity to understand their role in creating inclusive environments for women of color in the workplace. Participants will hear from three diverse individuals, share their experiences, and walk away with a resource list to further one's education and understanding of the information discussed in the session.

Speaker: Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber

How do we promote our work without feeling like we are bragging? Or, why shouldn't we brag? We tend to believe that if we just do good work, we will get recognized. Not necessarily! In this session, we will learn why and how we put forth ourselves, make our work known, and get the credit that not only is deserved but needed for promotion as well as career advancement.

Speaker: Juletta Toliver

What are the benefits of employee engagement for employees and the organization, and why does this matter? This presentation will outline those benefits and will distinguish the difference between employee engagement and employee satisfaction.

Speakers: Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow, Kim Saxton

Most of us would like to be a little grittier to achieve our goals but cultivating the passion and perseverance to bounce back from adversity and failure is a skill we're rarely taught. In this workshop you'll learn: Why is GRIT important? What are the five characteristics of GRIT? Strategies to increase your GRIT to work through adversity, challenge, and failure.

Speaker: Julie Lash

Do you feel like you never have enough time? Do you often feel overwhelmed? In this session you will go through a process to identify your priorities and clarify your values. You will also learn your self-care strategies to help you manage work and your life beyond work.

Speakers: Margie Ferguson, Gina Sánchez Gibau

Navigating a career in academia can be daunting. In this session, we acknowledge and address the particular challenges faced by women, and especially women of color, as they work to strive and succeed through the life cycle of an academic career.

Speakers: Anne Mitchell, Sherry Coleman, Taylor Dooley, Christine Garrison, Shelly Snider, AC Stokes

This session is a panel discussion that includes multiple LGBTQ+ identified women at IUPUI. The panel will have the opportunity to discuss experiences at work as an LGBTQ+ identified woman, what they have done to find mentors and resources, as well as the strengths of IUPUI as an employer and where improvements can be made with respect to campus climate.

Speaker: Mary Dankoski

There is a modicum of truth to the adage, "it's all who you know." More accurately, it's who you know, who those people know, and who knows you. Attend this session to learn how networks relate to professional success and strategies to enhance your social capital through building your network.

Speakers: Julie Welch, Etta Ward, Tara Hobson

To succeed in a career, one needs the requisite expertise, skill sets, and 'social capital.' Social capital includes relationships that provide support, information, and access to resources. Mentoring and other developmental relationships provide 'social capital' and help women advance in the workplace. Our speakers will share their experiences with establishing mentoring programs and the value of effective mentorship.

Speakers: Emily Walvoord & Megan Palmer

Work-life balance is becoming an increasingly more popular topic of discussion by employers, employees, and job applicants alike. During this session, we will discuss the concept of work-life balance, how it can be damaging to one’s personal and professional life, and consider alternative approaches to thinking about these issues that includes reflective practice and experimentation.  

Plenary Speaker: Ellen Kossek

How can you effectively balance your career with your personal life, especially today when technology has erased the boundaries between our public and private lives? Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, will discuss the different types of boundary management styles she has discovered in her research and how your style impacts your life. You will have the opportunity to diagnose your style, understand its advantages and costs, and consider strategies to increase your boundary control. Kossek will also discuss how leaders and organizations can foster healthy and inclusive boundary management environments.

Preparing for this Session
In preparation for the plenary session, Dr. Ellen Kossek has made available a short survey to determine your work-life boundary management style. This information will enhance your understanding of her presentation. It is free and only takes a few minutes. Please complete it prior to your attendance. This website provides further information and the link to the survey.

Menopause Exhibit & Book Sale

Throughout the conference, attendees were able to enjoy the art exhibit, "Hot Flashes? Cool!" created by Janet S. Carpenter, as well as a book sale of published works by this year's speakers and other recommended titles.