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Power Your Potential is a half-day women's leadership conference that celebrates National Women's Month. The event invites area businesswomen to gain insights from their peers and engage in educational activities geared at helping women succeed. Learn more about the events by visiting Power Your Potential webpage

March 3, 2017 - Featuring Keynote Speaker Jane M. Elliott

Saunders College of Business welcomed Jane M. Elliott, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of at Global Payments, to the eighth annual Power Your Potential Women's Conference. 

Jane Elliott's keynote presentation, "What's in the BHAG," discussed her career and setting career goals. She stated, "You have to be a little uncomfortable. Get out of your comfort zone. Really work on whatever you are trying to achieve." 

View her keynote presentation online. 

There was also two educational presentations from Dr. Dena Phillips and Samantha Tassone, which was then followed by a panel about resiliency in your career. 

March 4, 2016 - Featuring Keynote Speaker Sarah Personette

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Saunders College of Business hosted the seventh annual Power Your Potential Women's Conference. This conference provided women an outlet to discuss challenges and opportunities in becoming an effective leader. 

Sarah Personette, VP of global business marketing at Facebook, headlined the conference.  Her keynote presentation was on the changing dynamics of leadership and communications. She offered some key advice, "Check your ego at the door and concentrate on working as a team to deliver results." Personette also encouraged women to speak up. "It might be uncomfortable at first, you may feel like you want to play it safe by keeping quiet, but just do it. It's the only way we can achieve gender parity in the workplace." Read more about Sarah's career and her leadership at Facebook or view her keynote presentation online.

The event also included a panel discussion, "Leading Change Outside the Lines." This discussion showed women how to think outside the box, while building employee support for their ideas. Following the panel discussion, two educational sessions focused on providing women guidance in "Success: Creative Destruction" and "Navigating Complexity."

March 13, 2015 - Featuring Keynote Speaker Kathleen Buse

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The sixth annual Power Your Potential Conference provided women an opportunity to discuss firsthand the challenges women face and how to become more effective leaders.

The conference featured a panel discussion and educational presentations targeted at empowering women to succeed in the workplace. The keynote speaker was Kathleen Buse, founder and CEO of Advancing Women in STEM. She presented on "Recognizing and Overcoming 2nd Generation Gender Bias." This presentation, which is available online for viewing, commented on the impact of women as leaders and how to overcome the generational gender biases women may face in the workplace. Other presenters included Jennifer Green-Wilson on "Assertiveness & Passion," Sandy Parker on "Leading in a Male World" and a panel on company culture.

Attendees, including prominent Rochester-area businesswomen, gained insights on how to build their organization and enhance their career.