LEADERS: Don’t Miss Out on eXXec 2020!

eXXec 2020 is the kind of learning experience that changes a leader’s career trajectory. Learn more about SWE’s intimate eXXec program and what attendees will gain from the experience. Registration ends May 26, 2020.
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Learn to Lead Better at eXXec 2020

eXXec 2020 is the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) Executive Leadership Program, created to deliver actionable high-performance strategies for mid- and senior-level executives. The objective of SWE’s Executive Leadership Program is to provide a holistic approach to leadership development for women executives in engineering in which they have the support and resources to execute their leadership vision in active learning environments.

eXXec 2020 post-it noteReasons to Attend eXXec 2020

  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. With our limited capacity of around 20 attendees, you are sure to forge authentic connections with those around you.
  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 WE20 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

What to Expect From eXXec

eXXec offers a variety of activities and learning experiences with a small group of women executives. Here are a few of the planned activities for eXXec 2020:

  • Mix-and-mingle reception and meals
  • Morning wellness yoga
  • Hands-on D&I activities (including SWE’s Inclusion Solutions card deck)
  • Learning sessions on Leading Self, Leading People, and Leading Change — read more about our session leaders below!
  • Non-stop learning and networking opportunities

See the full agenda for eXXec 2020.

Join Us in Chicago, June 22–25, 2020

The three-day, interactive eXXec program will take place at the Hotel EMC2 in Chicago, Illinois, June 22–25, 2020.

Learn More and Register for eXXec 2020

Registration closes May 26, 2020! Don’t miss out on this career-changing event. Register today!

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2019 eXXec attendees

See more pictures from the 2019 eXXec program!

Meet the eXXec 2020 keynote speakers:

Moderator, Jo Miller

headshot of Jo MillerJo 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 MiguelIdentifying 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.


Leading Self, Rebecca Ghanadan, Ph.D.

headshot of Rebecca GhanadanIdentifying 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 Hollister

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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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