Olivet College
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Registration and Informal Networking

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Welcome & Instructions

9:45 – 10:05 a.m.

Event Kickoff Speaker: Pioneering the Future
Margaret Dimond, Ph.D.
President and CEO
McLaren Oakland Hospital

10:05 – 10:30 a.m.

Session I: Speed Networking
Each student will have the opportunity to network with four different women leaders.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2OC Alumnae Panel
Yvonne Caamal Canul ’73
Mona Hinamanu ’17
Cassie McDonald Ross ’13
Genise Shelton ’99
Facilitator: Sheri Jones, WLNS Channel 6 News Anchor

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Informal Networking
Welcome from Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.
Music by the Olivet College Gospel Choir

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 3: Interactive Communication Skill Session

Being a part of the solution: disputes resolutions and diffusing
Presenters: Sheri Jones and Karen Preston

Effective communication for equal pay for equal work and promotion
Presenters: Kay Kossen and Judge Denise Hood

Pre- and post-interview communication
Presenters: Tiffany Dowling and Tricia Foster

Establishing Boundaries
Understanding and establishing professional boundaries. What is and isn’t appropriate.
Presenters: Kelly Rossman McKinney and Paula D. Cunningham

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Keynote Address
Martha Mayhood Mertz

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Leadership Certificate
OC ATHENA International Women’s Leadership Program participants

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Final Remarks
OC ATHENA International Women’s Leadership Program participants

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Informal Networking