Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference • New Orleans

02/27/2019 - 02/28/2019
The Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference is devoted to supporting women in the automotive industry. The community is comprised of auto care professionals dedicated to providing opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care industry. Register today and join us in sparking positive change at the Winter Leadership Conference!
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Agenda

  • 26 February
  • 27 February
  • 28 February

Informal Welcome Happy Hour

06:00 PM 09:00 PM

Registration Opens

09:00 AM 01:00 PM

Drop In Volunteer Event - Living Kits for the Homeless

09:00 AM 12:30 PM

NetWork Volunteers

Lunch

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Welcome & Women in Auto Care Updates

01:00 PM 01:45 PM

Tammy Tecklenburg

Maintain Your Sanity and Avoid Burnout When the “Stuff” Hits the Fan

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Leila Gowland

Women of the Year Award Spotlight: Dawn Zieren

02:45 PM 03:05 PM

Coffee Break

03:05 PM 03:35 PM

The Next Generation: Women in Auto Care Scholarship Update

03:35 PM 03:45 PM

Industry Update

03:45 PM 04:15 PM

AC Angela Chiang

Women of Year Spotlight

04:15 PM 04:30 PM

The Power of Service

04:30 PM 04:45 PM

NetWork Volunteers

Closing Remarks

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

Tammy Tecklenburg

Party with a Purpose

06:00 PM 08:30 PM

Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

[BREAKOUT] The Unexpected Advantage: Strategies to Increase Influence That Work for Women (and Everyone)

08:00 AM 09:30 AM

Leila Gowland

[BREAKOUT] Breakout Session

08:00 AM 09:30 AM

Coffee Break - Committee Champion Fair

09:30 AM 10:15 AM

[BREAKOUT] Folding Time

10:15 AM 11:45 AM

Neen James

[BREAKOUT] Breakout Session

10:15 AM 11:45 AM

Lunch

11:45 AM 01:15 PM

Mentoring Updates

01:15 PM 01:30 PM

Attention Pays

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Neen James

Women of the Year Spotlight: Nicole Huard

02:30 PM 02:45 PM

Networking Break

02:45 PM 03:15 PM

General Session

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

57 Chevy Montage - All Female Build

04:15 PM 04:45 PM

Conference Closing Remarks

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

Tammy Tecklenburg

Conference Close Happy Hour

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

Speakers

Leila Gowland

Speaker • Writer• Optimist
Lelia started her company because women kept coming to her for support in professional negotiations and career decision-making.
Now a sought-after speaker and writer on workplace dynamics for women, Lelia has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as GE and Expedia.com as well as professional associations across the country.
Clients often remark that Lelia’s characteristic levity enlivens even the most challenging topics. A recent event participant noted, “Lelia’s energy, confidence, and approachable personality instills optimism and courage in her clients. I left feeling much more confident about the prospect of achieving gender equity in the workforce."
www.gowlandllc.com

27 February

28 February

Neen James

Author & Leadership Expert
Neen James is leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life. She has a strong background in learning and development and managing teams at various organizations, making her the perfect fit to share implementable strategies that help professional avoid distractions, stop interruptions, prioritize daily objectives and say 'no' to requests that steal time and focus from real goals and priorities.

Neen is the author of nine books including Folding Time™ and her most recent, Attention Pays™. She has been consistently named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Pfizer, BMW, and the FBI, among others. She earned her MBA from Southern Cross University and the Certified Speaking Professional designation from National Speakers Association. She has also received numerous awards as a professional speaker, is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global, and is a member of the prestigious League of Heroic Public Speakers.

28 February

28 February

Bea Wray

Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur
https://www.beawray.com/

Bea Wray has dazzled audiences for 20 years speaking about entrepreneurship, leadership, and women in business. She is the author of What Harvard Taught Me But My Kids Made Me Learn (coming in 2019) and Co-Founder of the Millennial Women Network empowering and mentoring women in 24 countries. She has launched several high-tech and non-tech companies. One exit which afforded Bea 6 years off on a resort bridgeless island where she dedicated her time to raising her three children. Bea serves as a founder, mentor, investor, and board member to several companies. She has also served as the Executive Director of the entrepreneurial non-profit The Creative Coast and was the Chair of the ForbesBooks Entrepreneurship Practice Group. She holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University. She is blessed with three incredible children.

Tammy Tecklenburg

Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing Operations
Spectrum Brands
Chair of the Women in Auto Care, and leader in the Automotive Aftermarket known for building teams that build high performing brands and companies. Change agent who has actively engaged in two start-up companies and eight M&A transactions across two families of iconic brands. Current functional responsibilities include Category Management, Omni-Channel Marketing, Customer Service, Sales Operations, Demand Planning, Displays, Events and In-House Creative with an emphasis on retail relations, strategy and service.

Serves the Auto Care industry as President, Women in Auto Care, a global community focused on connecting, empowering and mentoring women. Recognized for making a significant impact to the development of the next generation of leaders with the 2015 “Auto Care Woman of the Year” and 2018 Ratchet & Wrench “All Star” industry awards.

27 February

27 February

28 February

AC

Angela Chiang

Director of International Affairs
Auto Care Association

27 February

NetWork Volunteers

www.networkvolunteers.org
NetWork Volunteers
NetWork Volunteers' mission is to create meaningful volunteer experiences that build investment in, commitment to, and capacity of the Greater New Orleans area and its community organizations.

NetWork Volunteers has worked with over 14,000 volunteers from all over New Orleans and the world. These volunteers have dedicated more than 70,000 hours of service to over 85 different non-profits, with a local philanthropic impact of almost $1.8 million.

27 February

27 February

Networking

Informal Welcome Happy Hour

06:00 PM 09:00 PM Palm Garden

If you get in on Tuesday - Please join us for an informal happy hour. Meet some of your peers before the conference or say hello to old friends. 

Registration Opens

09:00 AM 01:00 PM Gallery

Come check in, pick up your badge, and get the lay of the land! Auto Care staff can answer any questions you have and help you get settled in.
Networking

Drop In Volunteer Event - Living Kits for the Homeless

09:00 AM 12:30 PM Gallery

Help to provide basic services and resources to New Orleans homeless citizens through shelters/organizations. We will have space designated to drop in and help us assemble living kits for the homeless. These “living kits” consist of a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, snack, water and drawstring bag. 
Come assemble one or several! Any time you can offer is more than appreciated. This is a great way to give back to our host city, make some new friends, and kick off the conference helping others!
This is an optional event, you can come at anytime and leave at anytime.

Speakers

Networking

Lunch

11:30 AM 12:30 PM LMNO

After you have settled in, please join us for lunch followed by the conference kick-off. Lunch will be held in the main conference room. We look forward to meeting you, or seeing you again and kicking off another great event.

Welcome & Women in Auto Care Updates

01:00 PM 01:45 PM Esplanade

Women in Auto Care Chair,Tammy Tecklenburg will kick off the conference with her welcome and some exciting updates about the Women in Auto Care group. The Women in Auto Care have accomplished a LOT in 2018, and have big plans for 2019. Tammy will review accomplishments, goals, and what it all means for YOU.

Speakers

Maintain Your Sanity and Avoid Burnout When the “Stuff” Hits the Fan

01:45 PM 02:45 PM Esplanade Ballroom

You can manage each aspect of your work and the “stuff” that will inevitably hit the fan, but how do you manage the stress that this causes in a sustainable way? Part strategy session, part group therapy, this keynote will help participants develop strategies to bounce back quickly and limit stress and burnout.

In this session, participants will:
  • Define stress and burnout in their lives, identifying personal triggers and symptoms
  • Explore the research on positive psychology in a fun and accessible format
  • Develop personalized strategies to manage stress and avoid burnout

Speakers

Women of the Year Award Spotlight: Dawn Zieren

02:45 PM 03:05 PM Esplanade Ballroom

Networking

Coffee Break

03:05 PM 03:35 PM

Recharge and network before more exciting sessions this afternoon.

The Next Generation: Women in Auto Care Scholarship Update

03:35 PM 03:45 PM

Industry Update

03:45 PM 04:15 PM

Speakers

Women of Year Spotlight

04:15 PM 04:30 PM

The Power of Service

04:30 PM 04:45 PM

Speakers

Closing Remarks

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

Speakers

Networking

Party with a Purpose

06:00 PM 08:30 PM

Party with a Purpose, an evening fundraiser benefiting the Women in Auto Care scholarship program. Get ready for Travel themed Bingo!!!

Last year’s Party with a Purpose fundraising event was huge success raising over $5,000 toward our scholarship program! To continue to support and grow the scholarship program aiding young women seeking careers in the auto care industry, we are throwing another Party with a Purpose! This winter’s fundraiser event is “Travel themed Bingo.” Our bingo events are loads of fun AND a great way to raise scholarship money and network. We aim to play 10-15 rounds of bingo yielding 10-15 winners of prizes ranging from $100-$500.
Networking

Breakfast

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Join us first thing to fuel up on breakfast and coffee in preparation for a day of existing speakers and sessions. 

[BREAKOUT] The Unexpected Advantage: Strategies to Increase Influence That Work for Women (and Everyone)

08:00 AM 09:30 AM

Too often women are told they're bad at self-advocacy. Lelia Gowland has a different take on that! Research shows the way women are socialized often makes them uniquely equipped to be successful at self-advocacy and influence by using skills like empathy, listening, and collaboration.

In this session, participants will:
  • Explore the current landscape for women in the workplace
  • Develop strategies that are effective for women to increase their influence and help avoid gender bias
  • Build confidence to increase their influence in ways that feel authentic

Speakers

[BREAKOUT] Breakout Session

08:00 AM 09:30 AM

Networking

Coffee Break - Committee Champion Fair

09:30 AM 10:15 AM

This coffee break provides an opportunity to recharge, network, AND explore ways you can interact and support the Women in Auto Care group, goals and initiatives through volunteer efforts throughout the year. Women in Auto Care committee members will spread out and discuss opportunities they have and support they need throughout the year to accomplish some great programs. If you want to work with some amazing women in the industry and get further exposure and experience, please stay tuned for more information.

[BREAKOUT] Folding Time

10:15 AM 11:45 AM

As leaders we are constantly being asked to do more with less. So we focus on being more "productive" and trying to get twice as much done in half the time. But no matter how productive we get, our calendars are triple-booked and our inboxes are overflowing.

The goal isn't to get the most work done. It's to get the most important work done, efficiently and effectively. To do that, we need to not only manage our time, but focus our attention, and leverage our energy.

In this session, you will learn:
  • How to choose your most strategic time window based on your personal productivity style
  • Understand how to identify and eliminate distractions and "attention killers"
  • How The 15-Minute Rule can help you increase your sense of control and move all your projects forward
  • How to "make time in time" and turn unproductive windows into magical moments

Speakers

[BREAKOUT] Breakout Session

10:15 AM 11:45 AM

Networking

Lunch

11:45 AM 01:15 PM

We will re-group for lunch on day two. Continue conversations with new friends and take a moment to digest all the fun and information to-date.

Mentoring Updates

01:15 PM 01:30 PM

Attention Pays

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

People often see attention as a transaction, something to trade, but it's much more than that. Neen has identified that people pay attention at three different levels; personal, professional, and global, and she's designed a powerful methodology that makes it easy to leverage all three. Join speaker, author, and Aussie, Neen James, and discover what makes attention valuable and why paying attention in very specific ways drives profitability, productivity and accountability.

In this session, you will learn:
  • Why we get attention wrong (and how to get it right)
  • The three types of attention, Personal, Professional and Global and how to master each
  • Strategies to design work and personal environments for optimal attention and focus
  • How to turn your technology and devices from frustrating distractions to powerful levers
  • A simple framework to get your team aligned, focused and executing faster than ever

Speakers

Women of the Year Spotlight: Nicole Huard

02:30 PM 02:45 PM

Networking

Networking Break

02:45 PM 03:15 PM

Recharge for the last portion of the conference!

General Session

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

57 Chevy Montage - All Female Build

04:15 PM 04:45 PM

Conference Closing Remarks

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

Speakers

Networking

Conference Close Happy Hour

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

If you don't have to rush to the airport, join us for a closing cocktail and our final goodbyes. We appreciate you joining us and hope to see you again at the next conference!