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***Virtual event platform is now live! Please click here to register.***

Friday, October 23
9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Come to our 19th annual Women in Business Summit, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, because you are passionate about being the best possible leader you can be.

You want to better understand our times through the eyes and words of others—and be inspired by some of the greatest female leaders in North Texas.

You want to learn how they have coped, sustained their vision, and managed their professional lives while continuing to make their mark during one of the most trying times of our lifetime.

You want to be ready for the new normal.

Together, through our collective diversity and shared experiences, we will be better prepared to be the change-makers that can transform our workplaces—and our personal lives.



Duck-In, Duck-Out Format: Build your day to suit your schedule and priorities

  • 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Sponsor Booths open 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 9:30-10 a.m. Virtual Speed Networking – Bring your own coffee (tea or mimosa) and meet fellow participants in a speed-networking one-on-one format.
  • 10-10:45 a.m. Keynote presentation by Martina McIsaac, Region Head and CEO, Hilti North America (Includes welcome from Local Profile and our presenting sponsor: Baylor Scott & White Health)
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m. Leading in Challenging Times: Managing Stress & Anxiety – With Kenleigh McMinn, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Baylor Scott & White Medical Psychology Consultants. A lively Q&A moderated by Rebecca Silvestri, VP of Sales & Marketing at Local Profile.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. 86,400 Seconds Each Day – Live a Life By Design – Featuring: Dallas-based, success coach, motivational speaker, author, lawyer and entrepreneur, Michelle May O’Neil, will help you create a purposeful and meaningful future
  • 12:10-1 p.m.* Virtual Speed Networking – Meet fellow participants in a speed-networking one-on-one format.
  • 12:10-1 p.m.* Camera-Ready: In a Virtual World – Featuring Gia Goodrich, award-winning fashion, beauty & editorial photographer. Plus moderated Q&A for audience questions.
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.* Change: Reinvention, Risks & Rewards  – Entrepreneurial stories & lessons learned along the way in a lively Q&A session (audience questions encouraged). Featuring:
    • TiWanna Kenney, BAS Consultant & Principal Auctioneer, Astounding Auctions
    • Irum Rashid-Jones, COO, Electrician on Call
    • Atali Samuel, Founder, Black and White Studio
  • 1:40-2:20 p.m.* Philanthropy: Women Advancing Women – Featuring Roslyn Dawson Thompson, CEO of Texas Women’s Foundation and Cordelia Tallous, Executive Director of Step Up
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.* State of Events: New Realities & Engagement Redefined – Moderated panel discussion (audience questions encouraged), featuring:
    • Patty Daniels Phelps, VP, ACCESS Texas
    • Terri Liebler, SVP of Strategy and Sales, Media and Sponsorship, Live Nation Entertainment
    • Heather Chapman, Senior Business Development Director, Freeman Company
    • Emily Zawisza, Director Corporate Sales & Performer, Four Day Weekend
    • Moderator: Beverly Anderson, Director of Events & Catering, Hilton Anatole Hotel
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Women, Diversity and Inclusion – *Session sponsored by TOYOTA*
    • Moderated panel discussion (audience questions encouraged), featuring:
    • Guwan Jones, Chief Diversity Officer at Baylor Scott & White Health
    • Maria Lensing, SVP and CTO, Engineering, Infrastructure and Operations at McKesson
    • Dawna Hubert, President, North Texas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA)
    • TiWanna Kenney, BAS Consultant & Principal Auctioneer, Astounding Auctions
    • Moderator: Leigh Ober, Global Chief Talent Officer, Javelin & RAPP – Omnicom
  • 4:00 p.m. Closing Address with Sandra Phillips-Rogers – Sandra Phillips-Rogers, Chief Diversity Officer, Group Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Toyota North America
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Virtual Speed Networking – Shake up a margarita, pop open a bottle of champagne or crack open a beer and meet your fellow attendees during this last round of one-on-one speed networking.

*Schedule subject to change.*
*Overlap in session timing is not a mistake, this is the only way we could fit in all the incredible content we have 🙂 Whatever you miss will be available to you via video after the fact.



Local Profile’s 19th annual Women in Business summit is presented by Baylor Scott & White Health and sponsored by O’Neil Wysocki Family Law, HILTI and TOYOTA.

Supporter sponsors include: Valliance Bank, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion, Sandi Mitchell with Apex Catalyst Group, Texas Woman’s University – Center for Women Entrepreneurs and IBERIABANK/FIRST HORIZON.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Rebecca Silvestri at rebecca@localprofile.com or 469.781.9886