Leadership Development


Leadership and the New Professional

Session Time: 3:30 pm

Moderator:  n/a

Room: PH 1011

You are in your first job out of ASU.  You have the least seniority, experience, and credibility.  How do you engage in leadership?  This session will give students the opportunity to consider the transition to a new company and how to successfully assert themselves and develop their capacity to lead.



 Jim Street Appalachian State University 

Women in Leadership

Session Time: 1:00 pm

Moderator: Dawn Medlin

Room: PH 1012

What is it like to be a women in the corporate business world? What does it take to be a strong leader and influence others? Find out valued attributes of women in the workplace, the effects of the gendered nature of organizations, and how to find a balance to have it all. Join us for an interactive panel discussion about how to leverage your leadership skills and opportunities to make the most of your career.



Jessica Diaz

Red Classic

Julienne Cronin  Sherwin Williams
Sabrina Tull Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Melissa Hill Eastman Chemical Company


Money, Analytics and Values: Women in Finance, Banking and Insurance

Session Time: 12:30 pm

Moderator: Lori Medders/ Brandy Hopkins

Room: PH 1020

Join us for an interactive panel discussion with women in Finance, Banking, and Insurance, where panelists will address, "Why does the world need more women in financial services?" "What is the competitive environment for the women who are there?" Hear from women working in financial services how their personal paths led to success and how they have handled road blocks along the way. Learn about strategic career moves as well as what their work is like on a daily basis. Interact and network with leaders in their respective fields and gain their advice for landing the career you want.



 Melissa Miller Bank of America 
 Kimberly Lawrence Fifth Third Bank 
 Lori Alala Broome & Associates 
 Danielle Wade Jackson & Sumner 


How to Handle Criticism and Make it Work for You

Session Time: 9:30 am

Moderator: n/a

Room: PH 1011

Feedback is a gift, even when it comes in the form of constructive criticism. Receiving criticism with poise does not come naturally for most of us. Learning to accept constructive feedback and recognize it as an opportunity for growth can set you apart and drive your professional and personal development.



 Emily Wilson  Appalachian State University