ALPFA 2011 Annual Convention - Women of ALPFA Workshops

Tuesday - August 9, 2011

9am-10:15am Sequoia F-H, Grand Californian Hotel Strategies for Breaking Down Real or Perceived Barriers to Achieving Career Goals
Join JPMorgan Chase senior female executives as they share perspectives on how they’ve progressed through leadership roles and the strategies they’ve employed, including:
• Tapping into emotional intelligence, to overcome real or perceived barriers to achieving career goals. 
Leslie Lassiter, Managing Director and Market Manager for Southern California Private Wealth Management; Maria L. Garcia, First Vice President. District Manager-Los Angeles Retail Banking; Mara Talan, Executive Director, TSS Latin America Client Manager
9am-10:15am  Sequoia A-C, Grand Californian Hotel Gender & Negotiation
Understanding how gender dynamics operate in the workplace is critical--particularly in today's competitive market.
While negotiating is a skill that takes practice, it is also a mindset that influences how we interact with the world.
• Explore gender dynamics in negotiation
• Broaden the definition of negotiation        
• Discuss success strategies
Niloufar Molavi, Market Managing Partner, PwC 
10:30am-11:45am Sequoia F-H,  Grand Californian Hotel Guess who is the CEO of your own career?

To provide attendees with first hand experiences of leading women professionals on how to manage, career, life and everything in between.
• The course will discuss the change from the ladder to the lattice organization and the opportunities it represents for each of us.
• Participants will learn how to think about career management and what it means to be the CEO of your own career.
• Our panelists of leading women professionals will provide attendees with insight and practical experiences and how they have
navigated their career and achieved success.

Venisa L. Ibarra, CPA, Partner Audit Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Elvia Novak, Director in Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services group; Kristen Sanchez, CPA, Deloitte partner, Markets & Offerings
10:30am-11:45am  Sequoia A-C, Grand Californian Hotel Art of Self Promotion
In today's competitive environment, effective self-promotion is essential to career acceleration for professionals at all levels. While many studies have linked effective self-promotion to professional growth, they have also found that women are generally less comfortable voicing their accomplishments and highlighting their value-add within an organization. During this session, participants will:
• Learn about the important of authentic self-promotion;
• Hear strategies for developing strategic relationships;
• Gain tips for communicating their achievements and skills to stakeholders, colleagues and clients.

Sonnia Shields, VP, Global Leadership and Diversity, Goldman, Sachs & Co. ; Irma Alvarez, Global Leadership and Diversity, Goldman, Sachs & Co.