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Women's Council Event Keynote Speakers

2022

Mary Abbajay

Mary Abbajay 

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  • Affiliation: Author of Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss, speaker, consultant and trainer
  • Website: https://www.careerstonegroup.com/
  • Spoke at: 2022 ELFA Women's Leadership Forum
  • Session Title: Managing Up—Working Successfully With Any Type of Boss
  • Session Description
  • Spoke at: Women’s Council Session at 2021 ELFA Annual Convention
  • Session Title: The New Leadership Playbook: How to Ignite Performance at Every Level
  • Session Description: In today’s uncertain world, leaders face many challenges. Creating and maintaining a culture of high engagement and high performance has never been more important, and frankly, more difficult. In this engaging, high energy, interactive session sponsored by the ELFA Women’s Council, workplace expert and best-selling author Mary Abbajay will explore key skills, strategies and tools that leaders at all levels can utilize immediately to create the conditions for superior performance. Rooted in research and neuropsychology, this session will unveil a new playbook for how leaders think about, approach and execute leadership activities. All Convention attendees are invited to participate.

Elise R. Holtzman, JD, PCC

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  • Affiliation: Certified Executive Coach, Speaker & Workshop Leader
  • Website: https://thelawyersedge.com/
  • Spoke at: 2022 ELFA Women's Leadership Forum
  • Session Titles:
    • Imperfect, Impactful Leadership™
    • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There—How to Land and Succeed in Your Next Role
  • Session Descriptions


Neonu Jewell, JD, MBA, MDiv.

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2021

Kelly Accetta

Kelly Accetta

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Shannon Cassidy

Shannon Cassidy 

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Deborah Reuben, CLFP

Deborah Reuben, CLFP

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2020

Grace Killelea

Grace Killelea

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  • Affiliation: CEO, The GKC Group
  • Website: http://www.gracekillelea.com/
  • Spoke at: Women’s Council Session at 2020 ELFA Business LIVE!
  • Session Title: Where Confidence & Resilience Intersect: Facing and Overcoming Personal and Professional Challenges - 'Plan G'
  • Session Description: All of us come face-to-face with challenges and events that are beyond our control. How we respond to these situations can be the difference between surviving and thriving. Leadership expert, best-selling author and executive coach Grace Killelea has a unique ability to cut through the rhetoric and resonate deeply by sharing the keys to face and overcome crushing change and deep stress. Understanding that we each have an opportunity to move from resistance to resilience, to thrive after challenges and to learn to use failure as an opportunity to "spring forward" with strength and purpose is at the core of success.

2019

Rochelle Carrington

Rochelle Carrington

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  • Affiliation: President & CEO, Bulletproof Management Inc.
  • Spoke at: 2019 ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Session Title: Live Your Legacy: The Power of Personal Branding
  • Session Description

Tanya Menon

Tanya Menon

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  • Affiliation: Professor, Fisher College
  • Website: https://fisher.osu.edu/people/menon.53
  • Spoke at: Women’s Council Session at 2019 ELFA Annual Convention
  • Session Title: Hiring the Best... Putting Your Gut to the Test
  • Session Description: Hiring the wrong person can cost you, according to one estimate, 13 times the employee’s salary, and that’s just a bare minimum. Hiring is one of the most important and costly decisions that we make at work, so let’s put your hiring process to the test. This interactive session will consider the twin problems of hiring: widening your pool, and then picking the right fish. We will explore the systematic patterns of errors people make in judging candidates and identify specific tools to help you isolate valid diagnostic cues that truly predict performance. You will walk away with the tools needed to make better, faster and smarter hiring decisions.
  • Spoke at: 2018 ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Session Title: Persuasion: Communications That Move People
  • Session Description
  • Spoke at: 2019 ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Session Title: Identify Your Negotiation Superpowers
  • Session Description

2018

Dr. Terry Boyer

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  • Affiliation: Founding Director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University
  • Spoke at: 2018 ELFA Women's Leadership Forum
  • Session #1 Title: Building a Smart Network: Connections that Work to
  • Session #2 Title: Walking the Line: Gender, Communication and the Double-Bind
  • Session Descriptions

Robbie Samuels

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2017

Caroline Turner

Caroline Turner

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  • Affiliation: DifferenceWORKS
  • Website: https://difference-works.com/
  • Spoke at: Women’s Council session at 2017 ELFA Annual Convention
  • Session Title: Better Leaders, Better Results: Striking a Balance in Individuals, Teams and Organizations
  • Session Description: There is a term for having a "balance" of people from different backgrounds and perspectives in a group—"diversity.” Compelling research shows that diverse teams make better decisions and diverse companies have greater financial success. Many leaders know this, but don't know how to create an organization that effectively uses differences—or  how to sustain a work environment where more individuals can do their best work. This session will crack the code on how to leverage difference at the level of team and organization.