WORKSHOPS + PANELS

Expand your knowledge with workshops and panels during breakout sessions.

1. Empowering Women to Lead

More and more women are managing businesses and organizations these days. Even better techniques will encourage women to lead sooner and with greater capacity at work and in their communities. Hear from local and global female change-makers who are shaping the landscape of leadership in the U.S. and beyond.

Maria Mutamiri

Moderator
Sales Executive, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


Dr. Catherine Opere

Professor, Creighton University


Claudia Korbler

Knowledge Management Specialist, World Bank Group & Co-Founder, Voice of Change


Dr. Nicoline Ambe

Speaker, Educator and #1 Best-Selling Author



2. LinkedIn: Gateway for Professional Enrichment

You’re probably already featured on LinkedIn. But are you using all their services? A wealth of outreach is immediately available. Learn some tips and tricks to broaden your scope.

3. Ethical Leadership: Leveraging Your Values to Make Change

Forming and following an ethics philosophy will guide you through difficult decisions. Dr. Beverly Kracher, executive director of the innovative Business Ethics Alliance, will review the whys and benefits of projecting strong values.
 

Dr. Beverly Kracher

Executive Director and CEO of the Business Ethics Alliance



4. Black Business Starlight

As we struggle and grow, it’s important to see success. Draw inspiration here. We’ll review challenges and successes from black entrepreneurs. Superheroes.

Rachel Fox

Moderator
Owner, Catapult Consulting Solutions & Founder, You Go Girl


Dell Gines

Senior Community Development Advisor, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


Marc Nda

President, Dignity Care Group



5. Leading Across Different Cultures

The United States was created and continues to be a nation of diversity. Live and work better with people from many cultural backgrounds. Take advantage of rich, varied circumstances while strengthening your communication and understanding.

Shonna Dorsey

Moderator
Senior IT Consultant, Mutual of Omaha Insurance


Sailu Timbu

Director, Diversity and Recruiting, Hyvee - Inc.


Maya Saenz

Morning News Anchor, KMTV 3 News


Christopher Whitt, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Creighton University



6. Startups & Entrepreneurs Resources for Success

People are standing by to help you! This panel will focus on business community resources for entrepreneurs and business owners. Representatives from SCORE, Nebraska Business Development Center, and Nebraska Enterprise Fund will review their free services and answer questions.

Deborah Dogba

Moderator
Lead Consultant & Founder, Business Seals Consulting Firm LLC


Blake Martin

Certified Franchise Executive & Owner of FranNet of the Heartland


Aretha Boex

Lead Center Director, Nebraska Business Development Center


Jim Reiff

Executive Director of the Nebraska Enterprise Fund