2018 Conference Program


Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Salem College Student Center 

Private, invitation only event.

Reception commences at 5:30 pm where all guest speakers, local professionals, and conference committee members are able to network and enjoy an evening showcasing the rich history and talent of Salem College and the greater Winston-Salem area. Heavy hors d'oeuvres to be served.


Friday, November 16, 2018

8:00-8:30 am


Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:45 am


Welcome and logistics overview


Sandra J. Doran, President Salem Academy and College


8:45–9:45 am


Opening Session


Regina Lawless, Sr. Director of Talent Management
and Talent Development, Flextronics International, Ltd.



10:00-11:30 am


Break-Out Session I


Value Proposition- What do you bring to the table? 


#Me too and You


Understanding the Value of Your Network



11:45 am –1:30 pm

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by The Porch Kitchen and Cantina Catering

Adrian Harrold Wood, PhD., Researcher, and Author of Tales of An Educated Debutante


1:45 – 3:00 pm


Break-Out Session II


Developing Your Prominence in the Workplace


What do you do when your ecosystem isn't working?

Catrina Thompson, Chief of Police, WS Police Department 


Strategies for Developing Your Network within Your Personal Ecosystem



3:00 – 3:15 pm


Closing Remarks and Raffle