LEADERS: Don’t Miss Out on eXXec 2019!

eXXec 2019 is the kind of learning experience that changes a leader’s career trajectory. Learn more about SWE’s eXXec program and what attendees will gain from the experience. Registration ends May 23, 2019.

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WHO is eXXec for?

eXXec 2019 is designed for mid- and senior-level executives who want greater influence and authority. By providing a comprehensive holistic approach, eXXec attendees will develop new skills and strategies to achieve personal leadership goals, as well as organizational goals.

WHY should I attend eXXec?what's Included with eXXec registration

  1. Learn from global executive subject-matter experts — Gain new skills and strategies from the top leaders in the industry that you can apply immediately. (Read more about our keynote speakers below!)
  2. Meet a new network of executives — eXXec provides you with a network of peer mentors you can go to for support during and after the program.
  3. eXXec is a hands-on experience — Engage in team projects using your own real-world experiences and learn from women from a variety of organizations and functions.
  4. Measure your own abilities — eXXec gives you access to three assessments that analyze your personality, core values and personal interests and show how those traits can be used to strengthen your career and achieve your leadership goals.
  5. The opportunities continue even after the event — Continue to grow your skills and network with a 60-minute virtual executive coaching session and an invitation to SWE Executive Luncheon at WE19 in Anaheim, California.

WHEN & WHERE does eXXec take place?

Sunday, June 23–Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Renaissance Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado.

HOW can I learn more and register for eXXec?

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Meet the eXXec 2019 keynote speakers:


headshot of Jo MillerModerator, Jo Miller

Jo Miller is CEO of Be Leaderly. Jo is dedicated to helping women around the world advance into positions of leadership and influence—especially in male-dominated industries, such as technology, finance, and energy. Through her keynotes, workshops, and webinars, Jo shares the steps women can take to succeed. Globally, she delivers more than 70 presentations—often return engagements—each year to audiences of up to 1,200 women. Jo has spoken at women’s leadership conferences, professional associations, and to women’s networks for hundreds of organizations across the globe. Jo has partnered with SWE to deliver leadership and professional development programs since 2006.

Jo is co-author of the original research report, Out of the Comfort Zone: How women and men size up stretch assignments — and why leaders should care. Her first book will be published by McGraw Hill Professional in 2019.


Leading People, Dr. Mabel Miguel headshot of Mabel Miguel

Identifying and recognizing high-performance practices to motivate and achieve goals in diverse settings.

Mabel Miguel teaches courses in leadership and management at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where she serves as director of the Global Business Center. She shares her global expertise and experiences by infusing leadership lessons that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries into the leadership and management courses she teaches in MBA and UNC Executive Development programs.

Dr. Miguel has developed and taught leadership skill courses for such organizations as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, ExxonMobil, Sony Ericsson, Caterpillar, CEMEX, Eastman Chemical and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


headshot of Rebecca GhanadanLeading Self, Rebecca Ghanadan, Ph.D.

Identifying how to actively leverage strengths, manage professional development, and obtain support for innovative ideas and strategies.

Rebecca Ghanadan has more than 20 years of experience working in management and change, focusing on organizational effectiveness from a leadership and learning perspective. As a scientist, social scientist, consultant, and coach, Rebecca has leveraged her experience in working with clients ranging from high technology, engineering, science management, and research organizations to higher education and values-based businesses.

Rebecca is highly skilled in empowering leaders to realize their full potential. She has a track record of peer-reviewed publications in scenarios and technological change including Science, and has worked with international teams from energy, technology, and international development organizations. Her experience spans the U.S., Africa, Northeast Asia, and Europe, as well as virtual work in Latin America and the Middle East.


Leading Change, Rose Hollisterheadshot of Rose Hollister

Developing new insights into situations and learning to question conventional approaches and encourage new ideas and innovation.

Rose Hollister is a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, a published author and a professor.  As a consultant, she specializes in partnering with leaders to accelerate results, increase effectiveness and meet emerging business challenges.  Her facilitation, coaching and consulting work focuses on business performance, leadership and team development, culture and change management. With industry experience in CPG, hospitality, healthcare, retail, real estate, banking, pharmaceuticals and energy, Rose has facilitated and coached leaders in over a dozen countries including the U.S., China, UK, France, Germany, and Hong Kong.

Prior to founding Hollister Associates, Rose directed the Leadership Institute for McDonald’s. The Institute provided innovative development for the top 1600 global leaders in over 100 countries. In this role, Rose had oversight for Culture, Onboarding, Leadership, Team Development and Executive Coaching. At Equity Office, Rose served as the Vice-President of Organizational Learning and Development where she led Leadership and Change. Rose teaches Global Change and Global Leadership for Northwestern University.

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