Plano Profile presents our 15th Annual Women in Business event

Plano Profile, Women in Business_2016

Plano Profile invites local businesswomen to our 15th Annual Women in Business event, Friday, September 30, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at NOAH’S Event Venue, 5280 Town Square Drive in Plano.

Women in Business celebrates incredible, savvy leaders in the Collin County community. To commemorate this 15-year milestone, we are expanding the event from a luncheon to a business seminar and networking opportunity, providing our dynamic, local leaders with insights and tools for professional growth and success.

Engage in ample networking opportunities with top female leaders and enjoy a seated lunch catered by Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts, followed by a panelist discussion and a keynote speaker, ending the seminar with cocktails.

Julia Wada, a Toyota executive, is this year’s keynote speaker and panelists include Cheryl “Action” Jackson, the founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry, and Connie Rogers of Wells Fargo who will speak on the topic of “Communication, Collaboration and Community” and how these three core values contribute to the success of women in the workplace.

Although this event is aimed at women, men are invited too for the first time ever.

Keynote Speaker: Julia Wada

Julia Wada, Toyota Financial ServicesGroup Vice President, Human Resources and Business Technology Solutions,
Toyota Financial Services

With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in management, Julia Wada is a prime example of a woman succeeding in male-dominated fields and highly demanding roles.

Starting her career as a program manager and engineer for Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc., Julia joined Toyota in 1991 with Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) as part of the Graduate Management Associate program.

Over the next two decades, she climbed the corporate ladder, excelling in numerous leadership roles. In her current role at Toyota Financial Services, Julia’s responsibilities span effective workforce, workplace and technology development. She also oversees the Real Estate and Operational Excellence teams and serves on the Management Committee. She reports directly to Mike Groff, president and CEO.

It is with this expertise and passion that Julia will address our Plano Profile Women in Business.

Expert Panel

Cheryl “Action” Jackson
Founder, Minnie’s Food Pantry

Cheryl “Action” Jackson is an award-winning philanthropist and the founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry, a nationally acclaimed food pantry in Plano that feeds over 300 people any given day. She has inspired people around the country, raised awareness about hunger in Plano and created a wide network of donors, delivery systems and training programs to equip those she feeds, setting a new standard for food pantries nationwide.

Connie Rogers
Regional Manager Investment/Fiduciary Services Southwest, Wells Fargo

Connie Rogers is the regional investment/fiduciary services manager for the Dallas and Fort Worth markets of Wells Fargo Private Bank. Connie is responsible for overseeing the comprehensive financial products and services that The Private Bank offers to high-net-worth clients, including access to customized lending, investment management, fiduciary services and financial planning through Wells Fargo Private Bank and brokerage services through Wells Fargo Advisers.

Stacey Sullivan
Senior Manager of External Communications, FedEx Office

Stacey Sullivan serves as senior manager of External Communications for FedEx Office. She develops communications programs designed to create positive recognition of the company’s vision, values and business strategies. She oversees public relations, social media, crisis communications and corporate social responsibility. Previously, Stacey led communications at every touchpoint during At Home’s recent IPO and throughout their 2014 nationwide rebrand from Garden Ridge to At Home. During her 17-year year PR career, she has received Silver Spur and Bronze Quill awards for her work.

Event Schedule

Friday, September 30, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet

12:30-2:30 p.m.: Lunch

  • Welcome Comments
  • Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • Coffee & Conversation

2:30-3 p.m.: Keynote Speaker / Q&A

3-4 p.m.: Cocktails & Conversation


Women in Business is proudly sponsored by:

Women in Business is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo The Private Bank, The Medical Center of Plano / MedicalCity Frisco

Women in Business is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo The Private Bank, The Medical Center of Plano / MedicalCity Frisco as well as:

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Space is limited. Click here to reserve space now, or contact us at 972.769.7272, [email protected]

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