Calendar

Jun23

Women in Leadership Seminar featuring Kim Bearden, Co-Founder of the Ron Clark Academy

“Creating a Climate and Culture for Success” featuring Kim Bearden, Co-Founder of the Ron Clark Academy and the 2016 Leadership Character Award recipient in Education. “Never make a promise to a child that you can’t keep” is Kim’s motto and it characterizes her 30+ years as an educator and especially her work at the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy. Kim has received the Disney American Teacher Award and the Milken Award for Excellence in Education and through her training of other teachers; she’s touched the lives of over 10M students around the globe. A sought-after speaker, an author, and “Momma Bear” to her students, Kim is also a mother to 3 African sons. Personally and professionally, Kim is an inspiration to all she meets.

Commerce Club - Atlanta, 191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Jun 23, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am

Jul21

Women in Leadership Seminar

“Career and Leadership Insights: From Planes to Paper & Packaging” featuring Shan Cooper, Chief Transformation Officer - WestRock. She also leads the company’s procurement, logistics, IT and recycling operations. Previously, Shan served as Vice President /General Manager of Lockheed Aeronautics Co. Her many honors include Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Most Respected Business Leader” in 2015 and a “Most Influential Georgian” from 2012-2016. Additionally, she received a Pioneer Award from U.S. Black Engineer & IT Magazine in 2013. Shan serves on the executive board of the Metro ATL Chamber, the BD of Councilors of The Carter Center, Emory’s BD of Trustees and the Woodruff Arts Center. She holds an Emory MBA & is a graduate of Rutgers Executive HR Master’s Program.

Commerce Club - Atlanta, 191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Jul 21, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am

Aug25

Women in Leadership Seminar featuring Ginger Martin, President and CEO at American National Bank

“What Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Can Teach You” featuring Ginger Martin, President & CEO at American National Bank – Oakland Park, FL. Climbing to raise awareness and funds for human trafficking victims, Ginger’s team collectively raised over $800,000 in 2015. In 2016 she climbed the Grand Teton Mountains. As a business and community leader, she’s been recognized many times, including a 2015 Laureate by Jr. Achievement Hall of Fame, a Profiles in Leadership honoree, and an “Influential Business Woman” by South Florida Business Journal. A member of JA’s Circle of Wise Women, she also serves on the BD of Taylor’s Closet and The Executives’ Assoc. of Ft. Lauderdale. Ginger is a CPA, holds an MBA, and is a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer and coach.

Commerce Club - Atlanta, 191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Aug 25, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am

Sep22

Women in Leadership Seminar featuring Allison Bolch Moran, CEO of Racetrac

“Learning and Leading in a Family Business” featuring Allison Bolch Moran, CEO of Racetrac. Joining her family’s 80+ year old business in 1994, Allison has worked in many roles including operations, VP of HR, and SVP. She succeeded her father as CEO in Jan. 2013. Along with three of her siblings, she’s leading the transition to the next generation. Among her Board roles are Herschend Family Enterprises, The Westminster Schools, Rhodes College, and the Association for Convenience Retailing. In 2013 Allison was honored as the “Top Woman in Convenience” and in 2016, Southeastern Executive of the Year. She received a BA degree in Psychology from Denison University and is a Kellogg Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Commerce Club - Atlanta, 191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Sep 22, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am

Oct27

Women in Leadership Seminar featuring Christine Hurtsellers, CEO - Voya Investment Managment

“Teamwork, Strategic Thinking and a Love of People: Key Lessons in My Leadership Journey” featuring Christine Hurtsellers, CEO – Voya Investment Management, a segment of Voya Financial, Inc. She assumed her current role in Sept. ‘16, and previously, was head of Structured Finance. Christine is on the Pomona Capital BD, a member of the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Council, and was named one of Money Management Executive’s “top women in asset management” in 2014. Professionally she leads by the core values of stewardship and service with a focus on culture and employees. Personally Christine’s passionate about helping the weak and oppressed, especially the world’s children. Serving on UNICEF’s Southeast board and the BD of Councilors of The Carter Center, her key issues are mental health and global women’s rights in emerging countries.

Commerce Club - Atlanta, 191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Oct 27, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am

Nov17

Women in Leadership Seminar featuring Rita Sheffey, PhD, JD, Assistant Dean Emory University School of Law

“Public Service Inspired by Chemistry, Law and Theology” featuring Rita A. Sheffey, PhD, JD, Assistant Dean for Public Service at the Emory University School of Law. Prior to Jan. ’15, Rita practiced law with Hunton & Williams for 27 years. A 2016 "Inspiritor nominee" for Turknett's Leadership Character Award, Rita is both a distinguished lawyer and highly respected community leader. In 2015, she received the prestigious Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award from GSU; was a Womenetics POW! Hall of Fame honoree in 2012; served as president of the ATL Bar Association, and ATL Legal Aid Society; currently serves on the National Conf. of Bar Presidents Executive Council and the American Bar Assoc. Standing Committee on the American Judicial System.

Commerce Club - Atlanta, 191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Nov 17, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am

Dec15

Women in Leadership Seminar featuring Cathy Callaway Adams, EVP & COO, FHLBank Atlanta

“A Multifaceted Life: Banking, Education, Music and Philanthropy” featuring Cathy Callaway Adams, EVP & Chief Operations Officer, FHLBank Atlanta. Since she joined the bank in 1986, Cathy’s responsibilities have steadily increased and include IT strategies, cyber and physical security, HR, shareholder financial operations, and much more. She serves on Mercer University’s BD of Trustees and executive committee and chairs the advisory council of Mercer’s Center for Leadership and Ethics. She’s also board chair for The ATL Opera and on the board of the ATL Baroque Orchestra. As a professional musician, Cathy has accompanied The Georgia Festival Chorus since 1995. She’s a member of the International Women’s Forum; the Downtown Rotary; and holds an MBA from Georgia State University.

Commerce Club - Atlanta, 191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Dec 15, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am