where.

Hybrid

On-Site – The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead

At Home – LIVE Streaming

When.

March 14-16, 2023

Thank You Past Sponsors & Community Partners

do you know her?

Iconic. Presence. Power.

Today’s women leaders are Game Changers. They take charge of their careers and take charge of their futures. These women have made their mark in business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do. Giving recognition to these deserving women will inspire future generations. The award, Career Mastered: Women’s Leadership in Action, celebrates history by taking a look inside of successful women’s careers, to enhance the process of women inspiring and encouraging one another. Women who have mastered their careers reveal exceptional stories and provide an expansive vision about women’s success.

A Business Diversity Summit of Talent and Leadership

Join us for Career Mastered 9th year of celebrating the power of women.  The 2023 Leadership Diversity Summit & Awards is an event not just for women, but for everyone who wants to champion the advancement of women.

A can’t-miss event filled with inspiration, education, and celebration. As an attendee, you will strengthen your leadership skills, build a sense of empowerment, and expand your network at this premier gathering. You’ll be inspired and gain invaluable knowledge that can positively influence you and your organization to benefit you throughout your professional journey.

Featuring prominent keynote presentations by distinguished alumni honorees, thought leaders, firebrands, and executives, this immersive event is sure to motivate you no matter what industry you’re in or where you are on your career path.

The Career Mastered Leadership Diversity Summit & Awards is a transformative experience designed to inspire action. In the on-site or Live stream (hybrid) interactive two- and one-half days, you can gain the inspiration and skills to aspire higher and learn ways to advance your growth as a leader.

ICONIC SPEAKER AND HONOREE LINE-UP

Presenting some of the distinguished thought leaders, firebrands, and executives who will be speaking and/ or honored at this event. Note: Speakers Could Change Due To Covid -19.

Tati

Tati Amare

Emmy Award Winning Host, Live in the D
WDIV 4 – NBC Affiliate

Lisa wicker project

Jacinda Jacobs

Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio, and TV Host

Amber

Amber Cabral

Inclusion Consultant Author & Speaker

Lisa wicker project (5)

Cortney Hicks

News Anchor/Host
FOX SOUL

Lisa wicker project (1)

Molly Grantham

News Anchor and Investigative Reporter
WBTV – CBS Affiliate

Lisa wicker project (3)

Dr. Sabrina Jackson

Founder, Keynote Speaker, Master Trainer, TV/Radio Personality, Life Coach
Essential Colors

Lisa wicker project (11)

ERICA BOLDEN

Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Engagement
Mercedes-Benz USA

Nesha

Nesha Pai

Author & Founder
Pai CPA, PLLC.

wykesha

Wykeeta Peel

Corporate Vice President
Head of African American & Women’s Market
New York Life Insurance Company

gary

Gary Dent

Managing Partner
Devine Talent Management, LLC

Jody Trierweiler, Personal Trainer, Speaker

Jody Trierweiler

TV Host, Fitness Expert, Trainer, Mom, Jesus Freak
Jody’s Fit Life

Denise

Denise Brooks Williams

SVP & CEO
North Market
Henry Ford Health System

MarkLee-mid

Mark Lee

President & CEO
The LEE Group (TLG), MI LLC

Carmen

Carmen Hughes

Founder and CEO
Edelweise Consulting

Simon

SIMON BOAG

Venture Capital Executive
CTO, Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. (KCAC)

Monica

Monica Hammond

Vice President, Business Government Customer Operations
Verizon

Melissa

Melissa Blount-Garner

Vice President | Community Affairs Director
Fifth Third Bank

Cindy

Cindy Burrell

Founder & CEO
Diversity in Boardrooms

Gail

Gail Perry-Mason

Financial Advisor
Co-author of “Girl, Make Your Money Grow.”
Public Speaker, and Founder Money Matters for Youth.

Lisa wicker project (2)

Tonya Rivens

Radio and Television Personality
Philanthropist

JadaGM-new2020

Jada Grandy Mock

SVP, Chief Corporate Community Economic Development Officer
Fifth Third Bank

Scarlett

Scarlette Whyte

Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy
CNN – Warner Brothers

Kim

Kim Boudreau Smith

Founder & CEO
Her Bold Voice

Lisa wicker project (5)

Natalie J. Brown

Director, Corporate Citizenship
Ally Financial

Lisa wicker project (11)

Byna Elliott

Managing Director
Head of Advancing Black Pathways
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

And many more…

PREPARE TO Engage!

PREPARE TO Engage!

You will strengthen your leadership skills, build a sense of empowerment, engage with key resources, and expand your network at this premier gathering.

You’ll be inspired to engage and gain invaluable knowledge that can positively influence you and your organization to benefit you throughout your professional journey

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Oct 1 – Dec 30th

Speakers Featured In

2023 Event Timeline 

March 14-16th 

Don’t Miss Out on the PINK CARPET Excitement

Tuesday

March 14th

Opening Day

1:00 pm EST

  • Pre-Conference

    • Atlanta Excursion Tour
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

6:00 pm EST

  • Pre-Conference

    • A White Party Opening Reception
      … wear your bling sneakers

8:00 pm EST

  • Pre-Conference

    • Network with a Twist

March 15th & 16th 

Livestream

  • Pre-Conference

    • Only select sessions will be livestreamed from our in-person venue through our Summit portal

Wednesday

March 15TH

8:00 AM

Iconic. Presence. Power. Day

  • Pre-Conference

    • Command Your Day
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • Opening General Session
    • Keynote Address
    • Inside Career Success Live Talk Show
    • Engagement Experience Center include supplier diversity, venture capitalist, , bankers, career sourcing (on-site and virtual by appointment)
    • ICONIC. PRESENCE. POWER. Leadership Development Tracks
    • Coaches: Careers, Business Start-up, Image/Style, Wellness. Professional Photo Center (on-Site only by appointment)
      Career Mastered Lounge

6:00 pm  EST

  • Pre-Conference

    • Career Mastered Signature Pink Gallery Reception including hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

7:00 pm  – Midnight EST

  • Pre-Conference

    • Career Mastered Women’s History Leadership Awards™️ & Silent Auction
      Girl’s Night Out Party

THURSDAY 

March 16TH

8:30PM EST

  • Pre-Conference

  • IMPACT DAY

      • Command Your Day
      • Continental Breakfast
      • Woman to Woman Business Roundtable Talks
      • Immersive Panel Session

  • Pre-Conference

  • 12PM/Noon EST

      • Career Mastered Signature Luncheon
      • IMPACT 50 Diversity Awards
      • Keynote Address
      • Immersive Panel Session

  • Pre-Conference

  • 4:30PM EST

      • Closing Remarks

Friday, March 17th

Shatter the Limits

  • Pre-Conference

    • In-person VIP Masterclass with Dr. Lisa Wicker – Friday, March 17th. 8:00 – Noon (1/2 day) – $999.

.View the Detailed Agenda for the Summit & Awards 2023

Featuring Immersive Sessions & Keynotes Like

Stand Strong: Resilience, Persistence, Purpose

C-Suite Women You Should Know and Why

The Entrepreneur Woman: She's not your Competition. She is proof that it can be done

Manifest the Power & Career You Want

Standing and Speaking Your Truth

Mastering the Art of Successful Salary Negotiation

Always Deliver: Tools to help you increase your power & worth

Mental Wellness: The Struggle is Real

And so much more!

DON’T MISS THE CAREER MASTERED CAFE LOUNGE AND THE ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE APPOINTMENT CENTER

Why should I attend?

Continued leadership Development opportunities with high powered women leaders in more than 20 industries and disciplines.

Networking with firebrands, thought-leadership women who have demonstrated abilities to lead

Attend seminars that will advance and enhance your career

Network with corporate partners and organizations looking for talent

Expand your peer-to-peer network

Dialogue and discuss important issues to women in the marketplace

Learn more about Career Mastered Women's Leadership Network and Excel Village STEM-FAB Girls Programs

TESTIMONIALS

What they are saying…

Iconic. Presence. Power.

Convince Your Company’s Leadership

Send a Delegation

Send your Women’s Affinity/Employee Resource Group (ERG) or a delegation of high potential women to Career Mastered 2023 Leadership Diversity Summit and Leadership Awards. The Advancing Women’s Leadership seminar discussions and speakers are a great return on your investment.

 

Research shows that companies in the U.S. spend an average $4.5 billion on training and development programs to accelerate employee engagement, innovation and long-term company growth. At Career Mastered 2023 Women’s Leadership Business Diversity Summit, we believe both the company and employees reap the benefits, including increased job satisfaction levels, internal promotion opportunities and better retention. It takes great leaders to recognize and support women’s leadership advancement and development. We encourage you to attend and to identify other employees to attend the 2023 Career Mastered Summit & Leadership Awards.

Identify The Right Employees

Let us help you identify the right employees to increase the return on investment for your corporation.

 

Career Mastered women leaders are game-changers who take charge of their careers and who work to support other women while giving back to the next generation of youth. These women are in the arena each and every day making a difference to lead compelling careers. These women represent diversity and inclusion across industry and disciplines and are or have the potential to be leading entrepreneur disrupters or the corporate leaders of companies driving the business mission forward. They have or aspire to demonstrate the Career Mastered attributes of Iconic. Presence. Power. They are lifters of others and have risen or have the potential to rise as game-changing leaders. They work to use their capacity to the fullest.

 

Identify:

  • At least 1 senior leader who has the ability to drive change influence leadership behaviors to champion womens career advancement.
  • A member across every major department in your organization (i.e. Engineering HR, Marketing, Finance, IT, Operations, Manufacturing etc.)
  • A mix of diverse women across various levels of the organization.

 

Entrepreneurial Delegation
Bring your team and contact another female Entrepreneur and invite her to bring her team. Come together as a delegation of Entrepreneurs who support and empower each other.

 

Professional Organization Delegation
Assemble a delegation of your professional organizations’ members and or leaders to attend (i.e. women’s leadership associations, MBA, Real Estate Associations, Executive leadership associations)

Why you should Attend

Why You Should Attend

Continued leadership Development opportunities with high powered women leaders in more than 20 industries and disciplines. 

 

”Its a powerful time to be a woman! Todays women leaders are Game Changers. They take charge of their careers and take charge of their futures. These women have made their mark in business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do. Giving recognition to these deserving women will inspire future generations. — Dr. Lisa Lindsay Wicker

 

This is a time to remember the perseverance and courage women have shown in pursuit of equality. Progress has been slow. This slow progress is why we must encourage more women to become leader whether in government, media, higher education, technology, sports, or the arts and continue the fight for women’s advancement. 

 

Benefits:

  • Networking with firebrands, thought-leadership women who have demonstrated abilities to lead
  • Attend seminars that will advance and enhance your career
  • Network with corporate partners and organizations looking for talent
  • Expand your peer-to-peer network
  • Dialogue and discuss important issues to women in the marketplace
  • Learn more about Career Mastered Women’s Leadership Network and Excel Village STEM-FAB Girls Programs

Partnering with Career Mastered

Who should Partner with Career Mastered Women’s Leadership in Action?

  • Companies that value diversity and the inclusion of women leaders.
  • Companies who would like to reach professional women to promote their brand, product, or corporate initiative.
  • Companies that support womens economic growth.
  • Companies that want to reach global markets through the power of the Career Mastered Womens Collaborative Leadership Networks (CMWLN).
  • Companies that support communities where they serve and do business.
  • Companies that get it!
  • Companies that want to experience the Career Mastered brand of events while propelling their brands.

VENUE

The Whitley Hotel

 

3434 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Reduced Room Rates For In-person Attendees

MEET THE ORGANIZATION’S FOUNDER,

DR. LISA LINDSAY WICKER

is an internationally recognized thought leader, human resources and career strategist.  A former Fortune 50 Executive, she is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, wife, mother and friend.With her dynamic approach to life and her signature style, she connects people across the world and finds her mission to be that of helping others to get the most out of their work lives and companies to create value.

Dr. Wicker has earned the reputation as a sought-after expert in the field of HR, change management, learning, and career development.  She was voted “Ace Recruiter” and “One of the Most Successful Businesswomen in Detroit” by The Detroit News. A 2017 Lace Award Nominee, she has been dubbed a “trailblazer” by the Michigan Chronicle, recognized as one of Charlotte’s Top 50 Most Influential, “America’s Top 100 Executives” by UPTOWN Professional Magazine, and Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top Executives in Diversity.”

She is the founder of Linwick & Associates, LLC, a human resources firm with Offices in Detroit and Charlotte. She also founded the Premier Career Mastered Women’s History Leadership in Action Awards and Diversity Business Summit, which has made advancing women’s leadership actionable. Each year, the event connects women’s empowerment champions. Honorees and speakers have included retired Astronaut Joan Higginbotham, U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams, U.S. Congresswoman, Brenda Lawrence, Former Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Bank of America’s Chief Global Operations and Technology Officer Cathy Bessant, Hornets/Spectrum Entertainment’s Donna Julian, CIAA Commissioner Jacqui McWilliams, NBC/MSNBC Rashida Jones, Renown Cancer Surgeon Lisa Newman, Chief Marketing Officer Ally Financial Andrea Brimmer, Former WXYZ Anchor Diana Lewis, Former Chairman and CEO Weight Watchers Florine Mark.

She publishes Career Mastered Magazine, leads Career Mastered “I Am Her’ Campus Tours and Career Mastered Women’s Leadership Global Network with the goal of connecting 5 Millon women by 2025. Additionally, she founded Excel Village Youth STEM-FAB (c) Mentoring Programs to pave the way for the next generation of girls.

VIP Private Sight-Seeing Tour Experience

Tuesday, March 14th
1:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Upgrade Cost: $100

An immersive sight-seeing city bus tour excursion , thoughtfully designed to bridge old school landmarks with new school hotspots & events.

Enjoy the “Atlanta experience”, which includes a glass of champagne, lunch, an overload of culture, history, street art, food, and social media obsessions in and around the Metro Atlanta area. Exploring destinations such as the
Madam C. J. Walker, The World of Coca Cola, HBCU district, Dr. Martin Luther King House, Ponce City Market & even Tyler Perry Movie Studios. Get ready to hop on & hop to take photos while enjoying the experience. Wear your sneakers!

Shatter
the Limits

Friday, March 17th
8:00 – Noon (1/2 day)

Join Dr. Lisa Wicker for an in-person VIP Masterclass.

In this inspiring Master Class, award-winning, sought-after thought leader, internationally recognized Career Strategist and human resources expert, Dr. Lisa Wicker, will show you how to move from concept to realization of your wildest dreams.

Upgrade Cost: $999

This Summit is for High Achieving Women Leaders and Business Executives.

Prepare to Engage and be Inspired by our extraordinary lineup of executives and leaders.  You will be compelled to set your goals and take action for business growth and career growth in 2023 and beyond!

Join the conversation to celebrate the achievement of women with other female professionals.  Join us on-site or LIVESTREAM to engage with some of today’s most successful business influencers and corporate business leaders.

You can be at the center of it all by registering now.

Here’s Why This Summit Is For You…

You value diversity and the inclusion of women leaders.

You want to invest in yourself.

You believe in the power of networking and career growth.

You want to connect with some of today's most successful business influencers.

You want to gain access to corporate and entrepreneur movers and shakers.

You want to gain access to key resources.

You want to celebrate the achievement of women with other female professionals.

You want to hear speakers and leaders who can share their expertise.

You want to reach global markets through the power of the Career Mastered Women’s Collaborative Leadership Networks (CMWLN).

Career Mastered Virtual Summit

Want to attend this Dynamic event in-person?

Open to VIP ticket holders only.

Limited number available.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Oct 1 – Dec 30th

ONLY $799!

OVER $1,997 IN VALUE

Two and a half full days of in-person learning and networking

Entrance to ALL Sessions and Networking during the Event

Participate in round table discussion

Swag bag

A copy of the Spring Issue of Career Mastered Magazine

Discounted Room Rates at The Whitley Hotel Luxury Collection in Atlanta Buckhead

Opportunity to receive in person 1:1 key resources and connections with venture capitalists and supply diversity.

Access to the Career Mastered Boutique

Receive a special autographed copy of Dr. Lisa Wicker's new book

Attend a live episode of Inside Career Success Show

Opportunity to win a seat in the live in-person Shatter the Limits Masterclass with Dr. Lisa Wicker.

Want to attend the virtual live stream?

Access to selected sessions of the Summit

Access to sponsors, partners, and vendors during the Talent Meets Marketplace Engagement Exhibit Center

Opportunity to view the Awards

Opportunity to hear select panel discussions and keynote addresses

Opportunity to win prizes - Leader Networking Board

Access to Virtual Photo booth

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Oct 1 – Dec 30th

ONLY $199.99!

Would you rather engage in the Summit In-Person? Click here.

AS AN IN-PERSON TICKET HOLDER,

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE EXCEL VILLAGE CHARITY SILENT AUCTION

Excel Village provides mentoring and scholarships to girls in grades 5th-12th.  We work with schools to create winning and exciting futures in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Finance, Arts and Business (STEM-FAB) careers.

Thank You Title Sponsor

Thank You Presenting Sponsors

Thank You Gold Sponsors

Thank You Bronze Sponsors

Thank You Women’s Association Sponsor

Thank You Past Sponsors & Community Partners

Press Registration

To ensure fairness and accessibility for media who wish to attend Career Mastered Summit & Awards, we have implemented some changes to the media registration procedures. Please contact Dominique Burkes at 866-601-4441 or you may email us at info@careermastered.com for further information.

What’s Next…

Register. Sponsor. Join.

LET’S CONNECT

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Become a Sponsor:

For Sponsorship Inquiries and Career Mastered Partnerships, please call 866-601-4441.

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