Simmons.edu

Program Schedule

March 23, 2021

9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Headshot photo of Joyce Kulhawik

Headshot photo of Susan MacKenty Brady

Joyce Kulhawik, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
Susan MacKenty Brady, CEO, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

9:15 AM

Inspiring Authenticity: Live Your Story, Discover Your Leadership

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Tiffany Dufu, Founder and Author

9:45 AM

Inspiring Resilience: Achieving Dreams Against All Odds

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Tererai Trent, Author and Educator

10:30 AM

Business Panel: Unpacking Authenticity at Work

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MODERATOR: Kerry Seitz, Vice President, Women’s Leadership
Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

11:00 AM

Networking and Virtual Booths


11:15 AM

Fireside Chat on Resilience: Disrupt Yourself

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Lynn Perry Wooten, President, Simmons University
Whitney Johnson, Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Executive Coach

12:00 PM

Business Panel: Unpacking Resilience at Work

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MODERATOR: Elisa van Dam, Vice President, Allyship and Inclusion
Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

12:40 PM

Networking and Virtual Booths


1:00 PM

Helen G. Drinan Visionary Leader Award


1:15 PM

Inspiring Resilience: The Power of Compassion

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Jenna Bush Hager, Co-host of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna

1:30 PM

A Conversation about Resilience & Authenticity: Why Not Me?

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Headshot photo of Jenna Bush Hager

Mindy Kaling, Writer, producer, and actor
MODERATOR: Jenna Bush Hager, Co-host of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna

2:15 PM

Program End



April Signature Sessions

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April 6, 12PM – 1PM EST

Leading Bravely Through Change and Uncertainty

Margie Warrell, Best-Selling Author, Founder Global Courage, Women’s Leadership Advocate

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April 13, 12PM – 1PM EST

Resilience and Self-Care for High-Performing Leaders

Dr. Neha Sangwan, Physician, Communication Expert & Author, Talk Rx

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April 20, 12PM – 1PM EST

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth, NYTimes Best-Seller Author, TED Speaker, CEO Character Lab

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April 27, 12PM – 1PM EST

Bossing Up

Ally Love, Founder & CEO of Love Squad, Peloton Instructor, and Host of Brooklyn Nets