Ebonie Jackson, CPA

Ebonie Jackson, CPA
CFO & Director, Administrative Services
Lucas County Children Services

Jennifer Yaross

Jennifer Yaross, CPA

Kelli Bernstein

Kelli Bernstein, CPA
Vice President
Meaden & Moore

Kim Zavislak

Kim Zavislak, CPA
Office Managing Partner



Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA, MBA
Founder & CEO
Kaiser Consulting

Mary Kim Elkins

Mary Kim Elkins, CPA, JD
Senior Vice President, Taxes

Michal Marcus

Michal Marcus
Executive Director
HFLA of Northeast Ohio

Rachel Wojtkun

Rachel Wojtkun, CPA
Audit Senior Manager
Grant Thornton LLP



Liza Mundy
New York Times bestselling author
Code Girls

Gloria Riviera, ABC News Correspondent

Gloria Riviera
ABC News Correspondent
Podcast Host

Maria Strom

Dr. Maria Strom, PhD
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company


Dr. Mary Hogue, PhD
Kent State University
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

Dr. Anita Vangelisti, PhD

Dr. Anita Vangelisti, PhD
University of Texas at Austin

Carolyn Stephenson

Carolyn "CiCi" Stephenson
Nutrition Nerd 
Pn-1 Coach & Certified Hormone Specialist


John Lowe

John Lowe
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Karim Ali
Karim Ali
Partner in Charge of Professional Personnel & Chief Diversity Officer
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Craig Marshall, CPA
Craig Marshall, CPA
Assurance Partner & Central Region Independence Consultant

Scott Wiley

Scott Wiley, CAE
President & CEO
The Ohio Society of CPAs


Women, Wealth & Wellness Virtual Conference Agenda 2022

Join hundreds of your peers and hear from inspirational leaders across multiple industries as we embrace our power to overcome setbacks, break boundaries, and build the lives and careers we want!

  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.: Women in the Workplace - Liza Mundy
    Hear the story of the 10,000 female WWII code breakers whose work saved countless lives and shortened a global war. Learn from these groundbreaking women how to ensure your workplace contributions are recognized.
  • 9:15 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.: Invisible Force: Overlap of Gender/Status - Dr. Mary Hogue, PhD
    Explore unconscious bias and its impact on women's careers. Discover how to develop strong communication skills and cultivate your own leader identity.
  • 10:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.: Women in the Workforce - Dr. Maria Strom, PhD
    Analyze McKinsey & Company's study of women in corporate America and assess the toll the pandemic has taken on women's career trajectory. Examine strategies for charting your future in the workplace.
  • 11:00 a.m. to Noon: Sticks and Stones: Why Words Hurt & What to Do About It - Dr. Anita Vangelisti, PhD
    Delve into the impact that hurtful conversations can have on your personal and professional life and develop strategies for overcoming the effects.
  • Noon to 12:30 p.m. - LUNCH
  • 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Power of Change Honoree Recognition
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Power of Change - John Lowe; Craig Marshall, CPA; Karim Ali; and Scott Wiley, CAE
    Hear from male leaders in the business community who make it a priority to provide allyship to women. Assess how men's roles in mentoring and sponsoring women has impacted their organizations and beyond.
  • 1:50 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.: Health is Our Greatest Wealth - Carolyn "Cici" Stephenson
    Identify the common signs of hormone imbalance and how that affects our overall health. Develop a blueprint for nurturing your physical and mental health to ensure optimum success.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: No One is Coming to Save Us - Gloria Riviera
    Examine the U.S. childcare crisis and its effect on families and corporate America. Engage in a discussion of how we can work collaboratively to develop solutions.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Networking Reception
    Join us for a fun and engaging virtual networking reception where you can connect with like-minded peers to discuss top takeaways from the day's sessions.

    Sponsorship Info

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    2021 Program Guide

    Want to see what last year's program was all about? Check out our 2021 program guide.



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