On-Site – The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead
March 14-16, 2023
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.
2023 Leadership in Action Honorees
2023 Diversity IMPACT 50 Honorees
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 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.
Presenting some of the distinguished thought leaders, firebrands, and executives who will be speaking and/ or honored at this event. Note: Speakers May Change Due to Covid -19.
President, Multicultural Advertising
Allen Media Group
Founder & CEO
Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio, and TV Host
News Anchor and Investigative Reporter
WBTV – CBS Affiliate
Award-Winning Former Anchor WWL-TV, Contributor, TODAY with Hoda & Jenna & Founder
Life’s About Change
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Worldwide Amazon Stores
Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & People Analytics
Author & Founder
Pai CPA, PLLC.
Corporate Vice President
Head of African American & Women’s Market
New York Life Insurance Company
TV Host, Founder & CEO
SVP & CEO
Henry Ford Health
SVP, ESG, Chief DEI Officer
Walgreen Boot Alliance
Executive Vice President
Chief People, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena
Managing Partner, IncWell LLc
Regional Marketing Manager
Vice President | Community Affairs Director
Fifth Third Bank
Founder & CEO
Diversity in Boardrooms
Co-author of “Girl, Make Your Money Grow.”
Public Speaker, and Founder Money Matters for Youth.
Radio and Television Personality
Head of Advancing Black Pathways
JP Morgan Chase
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy
CNN – Warner Brothers
Chief Human Resources Officer
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Sr. Director, Corporate Citizenship
Head of Supplier Diversity
The Hartford Insurance Co.
Black Information Network
SVP Chief Inclusion Equity, Diversity, Sustainability Officer
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
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
Why should I attend?
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
Iconic. Presence. Power.
“It’s a powerful time to be a woman! 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.”
“Thank you, Dr. Wicker. Your book, Capacity was the catalyst that helped me move to the next level of my career and go into my business fulltime. The Career Mastered Summit provided the door to a seat in Walgreen’s Retail Cohort Program and JP Morgan’s B3 Elevation Program. Thank you for the opportunity to network with amazing leaders.”
"Thank you, Dr. Wicker, for the remarkable work that you are doing to empower and support brilliant women. What an amazing event that gets bigger each year.”
"Career Mastered awards ceremony is one of the most professional and elegant events presented. I appreciate and value Dr. Wicker's heart to serve, hands to give back and head to see and share her gifts. What an honor to be among the women celebrated."
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.
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.
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
Continued leadership Development opportunities with high powered women leaders in more than 20 industries and disciplines.
”It’s a powerful time to be a woman! 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.“ — 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.
Who should Partner with Career Mastered Women’s Leadership in Action?
MEET THE ORGANIZATION’S FOUNDER,
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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).
Limited number available.
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
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.
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
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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Linwick & Associates, LLC is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.