Sunday Afternoon Learning Opps

Strategies for Leaning in: Advancing Women in Leadership Roles 2.0

  • Sunday, July 14
  • 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Austin Conv Center
  • Level 4, 18AB
  • SK


Susan Scroggins

Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

Kelli Shomaker

Vice President for Business & Finance/CFO

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

Melissa Smith

Managing Director, Head of Specialized Industries

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

New York, New York

Susan VanGilder


Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

Media, Pennsylvania


Back by popular demand, this session will continue the discussion on advancing women in leadership. In addition to learning about the preparation and interview experiences of recently hired chief financial officers (CFOs), you’ll hear an executive recruiter discuss how the responsibilities of a CFO are changing and how to prepare for the next level in your own career. Join the panelists for a conversation that explores how women in college and university leadership are advancing their careers and how you can apply this learning to your own professional development.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the changing responsibilities and skill sets required of a chief financial officer
  • Gain insights about the recruiting and interview process for a chief financial officer position
  • Gather ideas, tips, and strategies for advancing in your career