7th Annual Conference

Gustavus Women in Leadership

7th GWIL Conference

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis

Conference Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.     Check-in and registration
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.     Welcome and opening remarks
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.    Keynote:  The Gut Factor, Kyle Gibson, Founding Executive Producer and Managing Editor of Women in the World, ABC News Producer

10:10 - 11:00 a.m.  Breakout session #1 *Snacks provided outside Larson Hall
11:10 - 12:00 p.m.  Breakout session #2
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Social Hour *Check out the photo booth and gratitude booth

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.    Lunch and Networking
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.    Keynote:  From Perfection to Vulnerability: Overcoming Conflict Through Resiliency,  Jennifer Myster 'P17, President of Allina Health Buffalo Hospital 
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.      Closing remarks

GWIL Conference Directors:   Lydia Kennedy '17, Katey Nelson '17 and Tessa Semerad '17.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kyle Gibson, Founding Executive Producer, Women in the World Summit 

“The Gut Factor”

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KEYNOTE

Jennifer Myster P’17, President, Allina Health Buffalo Hospital

“From Perfection to Vulnerability: Overcoming Conflict Through Resiliency”

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BREAKOUT 1

Debbie McGarity ‘91, Lead, Civic Action Messaging & Multilateral Health Initiatives, Sanofi

"Navigating non-traditional partnerships to gain consensus and deliver results"

- "Through civic and political action initiatives and grassroots leadership, Debbie works to set strategy, elevate and disseminate ongoing issues education for internal and external constituents to positively impact the company, the biopharmaceutical industry, patients and innovation."

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BREAKOUT 2

Jodie Swee, Millennial Engagement Consultant, XYZ University

“Understanding and Overcoming Generational Differences”

Jodie Swee is an expert on youth culture and has a passion for bridging the gap between generations. She has been speaking on national stages for over 15 years to teenagers and young adults with the goal of helping them understand themselves and the world around them.

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BREAKOUT PANEL 1

“Design What Works For You: Stories of Work-Life Integration”

Panelists:

  • Allie Vogt Newman ‘96, Human Resources Director, General Mills Convenience & Foodservice

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  • Amy Abercrombie ‘95, Vice President, Assistant Controller, Bluestem Brands, Inc.

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  • Kara Buckner ‘97, Marketing Strategist and Entrepreneur

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BREAKOUT PANEL 2

“Three Unique Perspectives of Ethical Decision Making: a Pastor, an Academic, and a CEO”

Panelists:

  • Janet Karvonen-Montgomery, Master of Divinity, Luther Seminary & Owner, Karvonen Montgomery Basketball (est.1987)

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  • Kathryn Tunheim, CEO & Principal, Tunheim Partners, Inc.

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  • Kathy Lund Dean, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Leadership & Ethics, Gustavus Adolphus College

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