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8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.m.

Welcome / Fireside Chat with Jim Lowry

Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

10:15 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Change Makers Panel

Disruptive DNA: High Impact Change Makers

Change agents come in different shapes and sizes. This panel will examine how leaders have facilitated high impact change in their respective industries.

11:15 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.


12:15 P.M. - 1:00 P.m.


1:10 P.m. - 1:35 P.m.

Keynote Address with Mike Wilbon

Columnist / Co-Host - P'TI, ESPN

1:45 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Breakout Sessions

How to: Manage Stress

Stress can damper productivity and effectiveness. Delve into minimizing stress and use it as an advantage.

How to: Pitch

Whether pitching yourself or an idea, this session will prepare you for maximum impact when persuading and influencing.

How to: Launch a Venture

Determine your superpower that can spur an entrepreneurial venture that aligns purpose, passion, and hobby

How to: Integrate Work and Life

Explore techniques on how to flourish in your personal relationships while maintaining professional excellence.

3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.M.

Closing with Patrick Walsh

VP of Marketing - North America, Foot Locker

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 P.M.

Networking Reception


Alumni Resources

Coaching Sessions

Sign up for free 30 minute one on one coaching appointments with Career Coach Jill Fahlgren.

Global Hub Tour

Explore the beautiful new facility through a guided tour.

Alumni Lounge

Need a break between sessions? Enjoy refreshments in our alumni lounge.

Networking Reception

Meet other alumni and catch up with old friends during our alumni networking reception.

Speakers / Moderators

Jim Lowry

Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Mike Wilbon NU'80

Columnist / Co-Host - PTI, ESPN

Sidney Dillard '90

Head of Corporate Investment Banking, Loop Capital

Sadira E. Furlow

MO - North America Nutrition, PepsiCo

Ann Carter

P - Global Purchasing & Supplier Mgmt., Baxter

Patrick Walsh '04

VP of Marketing - North America, Foot Locker

Michael J. Bender '88

President / CEO, EyeMart Express, LLC

Dorri McWhorter '09

EO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Darryl Cobb '00

Partner, Charter School Growth Fund

Khalia Braswell

Founder / Executive Director, INTech Camp for Girls

Deen King-Smith

Sr. Prod. Manager - Search & AI, Microsoft

Nancy Douyon

X Lead, Int'l Research, Uber