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Women's Leadership Conference

The PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) has played a pivotal role in challenging professional women who share common vision to achieve greater success. Career-driven conference is designed for female promotional products leaders and innovators.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/27/2023

    If you're in a diverse team, you know employee differences can cause miscommunication, lower trust, and hurt productivity. . . It doesn't have to be this way! The people you work with may be from a different generation, different culture, different race, different gender, or just a different philosophy toward work and life in general, but you need to work together toward a common goal. How to Work With and Lead People Not Like You explains how to dial down the differences, smooth out the friction, and play upon each other's strengths to become more effective, more productive, and less stressed. The keys are to find the common ground and identify hidden conflicts that are hurting productivity.

    If you're in a diverse team, you know employee differences can cause miscommunication, lower trust, and hurt productivity. . . It doesn't have to be this way! The people you work with may be from a different generation, different culture, different race, different gender, or just a different philosophy toward work and life in general, but you need to work together toward a common goal. How to Work With and Lead People Not Like You explains how to dial down the differences, smooth out the friction, and play upon each other's strengths to become more effective, more productive, and less stressed. The keys are to find the common ground and identify hidden conflicts that are hurting productivity.

    Kelly McDonald (Moderator)

    Author and Speaker

    McDonald Marketing

    Kelly McDonald is considered one of the nation’s top experts in leadership, workplace culture, marketing, customer experience and trends.  She was named one of the “10 Most Booked Speakers in the US” and ranked #1 on the list of “25 Hot Speakers” by Successful Meetings Magazine.  Kelly is also the author of four bestselling books.
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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/27/2023

    Hear a panel of experts discuss the gold standard in corporate marketing.  This conversation will share important and up-to-date information, providing the key takeaways that will allow you to present your best digital marketing brand.

    Hear a panel of experts discuss the gold standard in corporate marketing.  This conversation will share important and up-to-date information, providing the key takeaways that will allow you to present your best digital marketing brand. 

    Amelia Madl (Moderator)

    Vice President of Sales

    PromoCorner

    Amelia Madl is the Vice President of Sales at PromoCorner and she has been in the industry since 2012. Amelia hosts several industry shows including The Rundown, A. Madl's Closet, and PromoAM. Amelia also serves on her Regional board and has volunteered for several PPAI committees over the years.

    Sarah Unruh, MAS (Moderator)

    Chief Rainmaker

    Sock 101

     Sarah Unruh, MAS, is the Chief Rainmaker at Sock101. She is a former educator who joined the promotional product industry in 2008.  Sarah currently serves on the Promotional Product Association Southwest (PPAS) Board and is an active member of CHIEF. 

    Taylor Borst (Moderator)

    Director of Marketing, Events and Public Relations

    American Solutions for Business

    Taylor Borst is the Director of Marketing, Events & Public Relations for American Solutions for Business. Joining the print and promo industry in 2015, she specializes in social media, promotional products, and supplier relations. Taylor is the 2023 President of UMAPP, Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, featured #3 on PPAI’s 2023 #Online18 and was a 2019 PPB Rising Star.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/27/2023

    When it comes to finance, there are no unimportant questions or answers you should already know. Whether your knowledge of finance is beginning, intermediate or advanced, the panel will provide beneficial information. Bring your finance questions and you will have the opportunity to turn them in prior to the session.

    When it comes to finance, there are no unimportant questions or answers you should already know. Whether your knowledge of finance is beginning, intermediate or advanced, the panel will provide beneficial information. Bring your finance questions and you will have the opportunity to turn them in prior to the session.  

    Erin Reilly (Moderator)

    CEO

    Pop! Promos

    Erin Reilly is the CEO of Pop! Promos, a full-service branded merchandise supplier, featuring a product line of full-color and Pantone matched products.  

    Co-founded with her best friend turned business partner Sterling Wilson while in college in 2012, Reilly and Wilson quickly grew their business from selling sunglasses from their dorm rooms to one of the industry’s leading rapid importers. The company employs over 125 team members between their offices in Philadelphia, Manila, New Delhi, and Shanghai.  

    Pop! Promos has been voted Philadelphia’s #1 fastest-growing company and earned spot #135 on the INC 500 list. With numerous industry awards including ASI’s Supplier Entrepreneurs of the Year, Peernet Creative Supplier of the Year, Nadel Creative Supplier of the Year, ASI & PPB’s Best Places to Work, PPAI’s Fastest Growing Supplier, and PPAI’S Silver Pyramid Award, Pop! Promos continues to push the boundaries of the promotional product industry, serving its clients to the highest standards by living its motto every day: Custom Made Simple™. 

    Reilly holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in International Studies and History and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in American History.

    Brittany David, MAS (Moderator)

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Snugz

    Brittany David, MAS is the Chief Revenue Officer at Snugz USA, collaborating with the sales, marketing, and product development teams. She is an 18 year veteran of the promotional products industry and has been with SnugZ for thirteen years.

    Jamie Watson, MAS, CPA (Moderator)

    Chief Operating Officer

    Certified Marketing Consultants

    Jamie Watson, MAS, CPA is the Chief Operating Officer at Certified Marketing Consultants, a firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the promotional products industry.  She has been involved in financial consulting within the promotional products industry for 17 years.  Jamie has also filled several leadership and service roles within the industry including past WLC chair, Leadership Advisory Committee and Marketing and Research member. 

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/27/2023

    Mentors, champions, and those who they helped to guide will discuss their relationships, how they all benefited and grew from their connections, and the difference between each. Learn how you can become a mentor and champion or find someone to help advise you.

    Mentors, champions, and those who they helped to guide will discuss their relationships, how they all benefited and grew from their connections, and the difference between each. Learn how you can become a mentor and champion or find someone to help advise you. 

    Kate Alavez (Moderator)

    COO

    PromoShop, Inc.


    Kate Alavez is the chief operating officer at PromoShop, Inc. where she is responsible for people operations, human resources, and logistics. On a mission to reimagine the relationship between employees and employers, she is focused on creating outside‐the‐box solutions to business challenges and creating synergies between team members as a means to a happier workplace. Before taking on her role as COO, Kate worked as the director of human resources and operations, gaining experience in infrastructure build and employment law. Kate has been a strong supporter of community efforts and has served on boards for the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), the Foundation Board (a 501c‐3 benefiting students of specialty advertising industry members), and The El Segundo Nursery School Group. Her passion for service and leadership began to bloom in her undergraduate years at Loyola Marymount University. She studied English while at LMU and worked on The Loyolan as well as served in leadership roles for Sigma Tau Delta and Kappa Alpha Theta.

    Dawn Olds, MAS (Moderator)

    Immediate Past Board Chair

    HALO

    Dawn Olds, MAS, has been in management for over 20 years, spanning three focus areas: accounting, information technology and general operations. She has developed and managed project integration plans for dozens of successful acquisitions. Olds has been the executive sponsor for several Lean Six Sigma projects. Her career highlights also include mentoring and developing dozens of professionals within the Halo organization and promoting them. In addition to the development of people, Olds dedicates time to volunteering for Junior Achievement, is a mentor for a high school entrepreneur program, and is a member of the Women’s Professional Network, She holds a bachelor’s in information systems and an associate degree in accounting. 

    Johanna Gottlieb (Moderator)

    Vice President of Sales

    HALO

    Johanna Gottlieb is the Vice President of Sales for HALO.  She began her industry career 16 years ago at Axis, where she was an Associate Account Manager.  Jo was named to Advertising Specialty Institute’s “Hot List” in 2017.  She has been an active volunteer for both, PromoKitchen in 2019 and PPAI’s DEI Taskforce.  She is also a frequent speaker, presenting topics regarding best business practices and diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

    Kara Keister (Moderator)

    Board Member and Co-Owner

    Social Good Promotions

    Kara Keister started her promotional professional career 12 years ago in distributor sales.  She is now the Co-Owner of Social Good Promotions, which received the PPAI Silver Pyramid Award in the Social Responsibility Program and Digital Self-Promotion categories.  Kara has served as a volunteer on regional industry boards in an executive capacity and was named to the PPAI Rising Star list in 2021.  
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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/27/2023

    This session can transform our relationships and how we communicate with each other. Contrary to what many believe makes for a good negotiator, namely, being aggressive and unemotional, author and educator Mori Taheripour challenges this conventional wisdom and offers a radically different perspective.

    This session can transform our relationships and how we communicate with each other. Contrary to what many believe makes for a good negotiator, namely, being aggressive and unemotional, author and educator Mori Taheripour challenges this conventional wisdom and offers a radically different perspective.

    Mori Taheripour (Moderator)

    Faculty, The Wharton School

    MT Global Strategies

    Mori Taheripour is a globally recognized negotiation expert, an award-winning faculty member at the Wharton School, a highly sought-after speaker, and the author of Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly.  With over 20 years of experience in negotiations, DE&I and sports business, Mori's impressive roster of clients includes Fortune 100 companies, major sports leagues, leading charitable institutions, and government agencies.

    Ellen Tucker (Moderator)

    Vice President, Expositions and Revenue

    PPAI

    Ellen Tucker, CAE, MAS. Ellen is the vice president, expositions and revenue at PPAI, where she is responsible for driving the non-dues revenue for the association and leading the development, operations and execution of the PPAI Expo. 

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/26/2023

    If you are a woman professional who has ever felt afraid of failing, this presentation is for you.  Join us on a journey through the life of a successful woman entrepreneur who has faced her fears and come out on top. We will explore the different types of fears associated with failure, such as anticipatory anxiety, shame, and rejection, and offer strategies for building resilience and achieving your goals. Learn how to analyze potential outcomes, think positively, and have a contingency plan in place to face your fears head-on. Most importantly, this presentation will inspire you to see failure as a stepping-stone to success and help you overcome any obstacles standing in your way. Don't let fear hold you back any longer; join us and take the first step toward achieving your dreams.

    If you are a woman professional who has ever felt afraid of failing, this presentation is for you.  Join us on a journey through the life of a successful woman entrepreneur who has faced her fears and come out on top. We will explore the different types of fears associated with failure, such as anticipatory anxiety, shame, and rejection, and offer strategies for building resilience and achieving your goals. Learn how to analyze potential outcomes, think positively, and have a contingency plan in place to face your fears head-on. Most importantly, this presentation will inspire you to see failure as a stepping-stone to success and help you overcome any obstacles standing in your way. Don't let fear hold you back any longer; join us and take the first step toward achieving your dreams.

    Jaime Nolan (Moderator)

    CEO and President

    National Speakers Association

    Jaime Nolan serves as the CEO/President of the National Speakers Association, and also chairs two Chief Executive groups, and one Key Executive group for Vistage International.  Jaime founded IntrinXec Management Inc., a leading association management company and served as its CEO until she sold the company at the end of 2018.  Jaime has served as Executive Director and CEO to over a dozen different associations, her company was named in the Top 100 Best Places to work by the Minnesota Business Magazine for six consecutive years, and she was included in the magazine’s Real Power 50 list.
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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/26/2023

    PPAI conducts in-depth research into the top topics in the promotional products industry.  Hear the up-to-date research findings regarding today’s competitive marketplace, strategies, strategic marketing tools and consumer studies

    PPAI conducts in-depth research into the top topics in the promotional products industry.  Hear the up-to-date research findings regarding today’s competitive marketplace, strategies, strategic marketing tools and consumer studies

    Josh Ellis (Moderator)

    Publisher and Editor-In-Chief

    PPAI

    Josh Ellis joined PPAI in 2021.  As Publisher and Editor in Chief, Josh oversees PPAI Magazine, the newsletters PPAI Newslink and PromoPro Daily, as well as editorial content across the Association’s digital footprint.     

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/26/2023

    This panel discussion will examine trends, expectations and the reality of corporate social responsibility. Increasingly buyers are committed to aligning their businesses with products that elevate their social and sustainable priorities. This session will outline practical steps you can implement in your business regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your journey or far down the path.

    This panel discussion will examine trends, expectations and the reality of corporate social responsibility. Increasingly buyers are committed to aligning their businesses with products that elevate their social and sustainable priorities. This session will outline practical steps you can implement in your business regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your journey or far down the path.

    Anne Stone, CAE, MAS (Moderator)

    Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement

    PPAI

    Anne Stone, CAE is the director of advocacy and member engagement at PPAI, responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, which includes taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Stone also oversees the Association's product responsibility programs, including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit, a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Advisory Council and the Product Responsibility Advisory Group.

    Cheron Coleman (Moderator)

    Vice President Product Development & Global Supply

    Alphabroder

    Cheron Coleman has been in the promotional products industry for more than 20 years, and she is the Vice President of Product Development & Global Supply at alphabroder, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of soft-goods and hard-goods.  She leads the soft-goods team responsible for global sourcing, corporate compliance, production management, quality assurance and control, and international logistics for the Private Brand soft-good enterprise.

    Megan Spire (Moderator)

    Vice President of Sales

    Bella + Canvas

     Megan Spire is the Vice President of Sales for BELLA&CANVAS.  She is responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and execution across multiple teams, which includes Sales, Planning & Analytics, Sales Operations, and Customer Success.  Megan has been in the promotional products industry for 11 years, and in 2022, she was ranked #21 on Counselor’s Power 50 list. 

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/26/2023

    Companies all over the world are finding ways to measure your satisfaction with their goods and services… And, if they are doing it right, they are taking action to improve their operations in response to your feedback.  This has become a hot topic, especially in the promotional products industry.  Please join Laura Turner from alphabroder as she maps the customer journey from concept to delivery and share how their companies are listening to their customers, measuring their satisfaction, and improving their experience along the way.  It will be an engaging session that will leave you with some simple ways to start measuring customer experience in your organization.

    Companies all over the world are finding ways to measure your satisfaction with their goods and services… And, if they are doing it right, they are taking action to improve their operations in response to your feedback.  This has become a hot topic, especially in the promotional products industry.  Please join Laura Turner from alphabroder as she maps the customer journey from concept to delivery and share how their companies are listening to their customers, measuring their satisfaction, and improving their experience along the way.  It will be an engaging session that will leave you with some simple ways to start measuring customer experience in your organization.  

    Laura Turner (Moderator)

    Vice President, Customer Experience

    alphabroder Prime Line

    Laura Turner loves people and has a driving desire to understand their behavior.  Throughout her career she’s been working to understand customer behavior, and she has researched and interacted with consumers and customers at many points along their purchase journeys.  She’s now thrilled to be leveraging all her experience to date in leading alphabroder’s CX initiatives.  
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/26/2023

    After years of uncertainty, people from all industries and walks of life are feeling tired, disillusioned and burnt out. They want a better way to succeed and stay at peak performance without the constant hustle and grind that ultimately leads them to burn out. Helping people and organizations escape burnout is Erin’s mission with every keynote. Her five practical and easy-to-implement mindset shifts coupled with her unique and inspiring message lead to real, measurable outcomes for audiences.

    After years of uncertainty, people from all industries and walks of life are feeling tired, disillusioned and burnt out. They want a better way to succeed and stay at peak performance without the constant hustle and grind that ultimately leads them to burn out. Helping people and organizations escape burnout is Erin’s mission with every keynote. Her five practical and easy-to-implement mindset shifts coupled with her unique and inspiring message lead to real, measurable outcomes for audiences.

    Erin Stafford (Moderator)

    Keynote Speaker and Author

    Erin Stafford is a marketing guru, burnout survivor, hyper-growth business leader and social psychologist. From working with the world's highest achievers throughout her 20+ year international career, and being a Type A poster child herself, Erin has seen firsthand how Type A personalities and constant over-achievement are coveted in the world of business, yet can lead to debilitating burnout.  Erin shares the mindset shifts leaders must make to move from exhaustion and burnout to peak performance and thriving again, both at work and in life.  
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