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Schedule

Schedule

See below for a complete schedule of conference events, all of which will take place at the Purdue Memorial Union unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Schedule

Schedule

See below for a complete schedule of conference events. All times are Eastern. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

6–10PM

Preconference Special Event: Networking Gathering

Please join the Purdue Women’s Network at the Boiler Up Bar. Registration has closed for this event.

MONDAY, June 17

9–10AM

Registration

Light grab-and-go breakfast items available

10–10:15AM

Welcome Remarks

Jillian Henry, Vice President of Engagement at the Purdue for Life Foundation

10:15–10:45AM

Fireside Chat

Kathleen St. Jean and Jillian Henry

10:45–11AM

Break

11AM–NOON

Keynote

Cara Putman // Discovering the Value in Your Story

NOON–1:30PM

Lunch

1:30–2:30PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Lisa Hanson // Embrace Life’s Opportunities
  • Giovanna Krozel // Grit, Grateful, and Golden
  • Vickie Maris // Moving From Employee to Full-Time Entrepreneur
  • Janessa Rhoades // Taming the Burnout Beast: Seven Strategies to Catapult Professional and Personal Success
  • Cassandra Salazar // Shaping the Future: Latina Women as Change Agents

2:30–2:45PM

Break

Nourishment hub open

2:45–3:45PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Lexie Appleby // Born to Sparkle: You Are Glitterally Amazing
  • Karen Mellen // Exploring Personal Interactive Styles
  • Jeannie Rapstad // Take Your Power Back
  • Karil Sommers // Restore With Yoga Nidra
  • Shanita Starks // Get Anchored: Saying Yes to Yourself

3:45–4PM

Break

Nourishment hub open

4–5PM

Keynote

Leanna Chroman // Recycle Pain to a Purpose

5PM

Social Hour

TUESDAY, June 18

7–7:45AM

Morning Mindfulness: A Yoga Nidra Session

Karil Sommers

7:30–9AM

Breakfast

9:15–10:15AM

Breakout Sessions

  • Meg Duke // Balancing Act: Navigating the Intersection of Business Success and Mental Well-Being for Women
  • Mary Farucci // Former Journalist Takes on the World of Supply Chain Management
  • Jody Sunna // Gaining a Seat at the Table: How to Harness Your Influence
  • Sophia Toh // Mastering the G.A.M.E. of Life: Strategies for Personal and Professional Success
  • Victoria Trabosh // Not Difficult, Determined

10:15–10:30AM

Break

Nourishment hub open

10:30–11:30AM

Keynote

Kelly Hiller // Decision-Centric Leadership: Shaping a Culture of Trust and Respect

11:30AM–1PM

Lunch

1–2PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Annalise Dum and Christina Piper // Leading With Purpose: Influencing Positive, Impactful Change Through Design and Sustainability
  • Julie Gordon // Remaining True: A Mission of Emotion, Innovation, and Determination
  • Shelley Johnson // The Cost of Clutter
  • Sabrina Wilson // Developing Your Personal Board of Directors
  • Rochelle and Sara Zou // Embracing Diversity: Blending Asian and American Cultures

2–2:15PM

Break

Nourishment hub open

2:15–3:15PM

Keynote

Julie Thornton // How to Get Unstuck in Life and at Work

3:15–3:30PM

Closing Remarks

Jillian Henry

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Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.