Game Changer Session: The Power of Influence and the Art of Diplomacy

Presenters: Hattie Hill; Fritzi Woods
Monday August 13, 3:15 – 4:30 pm
Hashtag: #asae12 LH9
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What is the State of your industry as it relates to talent development? We often talk about this topic, but what are we doing to pay it forward? In this session, two women CEO’s will share extensive research and will identify leadership trends, derailers and barriers that may hinder success both individually and organizationally. As a result, they will share insights regarding the importance of mentoring, advocating and sponsoring others. Find out why The power of influence and the art of diplomacy is important as you grow in your career and elevate others.  Hear lessons learned and proven strategies that have made these two CEOs successful. During this session, they will spend time incorporating derailers in the conversation, while sharing research and personal stories on how it is imperative, especially for executives, to be aware of those opportunities to actively address them. In addition, barriers will be discussed in detail in an effort to raise awareness of the roadblocks that individuals face at the workplace. Is your company barrier-friendly? Learn how leaders should educate themselves and others regarding key barriers in an effort to work towards an organizational culture that breaks down obstacles and find solutions to address them. At the end of this session, you will be equipped with research based competencies and behaviors associated for both male and female leaders and will be aware of how to support individuals who are at different stages in their career. Hattie Hill, CEO of Hattie Hill Enterprises, Inc., is an international consultant and is regularly quoted in local and national publications such as The Wall Street Journal and USA Today on matters concerning human relations in Corporate America. She works with large and medium size companies to address issues of leadership, diversity and inclusion. Hattie is also Chairman of the Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors and serves on numerous Boards. Fritzi Woods, President and CEO of Women’s Foodservice Forum, is recognized for strategic vision and turn around solutions, financial acumen and risk management. Her expertise has led to multiple honors including recognition as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Fritzi was selected by Financial Times Publication as one of the Top 100 prepared board candidates in the Agenda Diversity 100 guide, published September 2010. She is Executive Chairman of PrimeSource FoodService Equipment, Inc., a member of the National Restaurant Association and Jamba Inc. Board of Director’s, to name a few.
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