The Alan Meder Empowerment Series: Carol Seymour
Hosted by: CFA Women's Network
Relationships are the basis for leadership success. Carol Seymour knows better than anyone the importance of building strong relationships inside and outside of your company. Earlier in her career, she missed an opportunity to become her company’s CEO because she had not been intentional in building the right relationships.
Whether you need to build critical relationships inside your company at more senior levels or are positioning yourself to shine so you can be sponsored, Carol’s real-life stories provide the insights into how to build trusted relationships to increase your leadership impact.
This is the fourth event of our four-part Alan Meder Empowerment Series. The series is intended to support career development and the advancement of women in the investment management profession. Read more about the previous events of the series Taking Control of Your Career and Tips and Tricks for Negotiating for Yourself on the CFA Society Chicago blog! Attendance at previous Empowerment Series events not required to attend.
Members - $45 or FREE with function ticket
Student Members - $20
Nonmembers - $65
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)
CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine & soda
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Registration & Networking
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm: Program
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm: Informal Networking
*Please note distribution of presentation slides is at the discretion of the speaker and may not be available for this event
Hosted by: CFA Women's Network
Carol Seymour is a sought after business leader and catalyst for growth. As an executive advisor to businesses and executives around the globe, she has a passion for helping leaders perform at maximum potential in their professions and lives. She founded Signature Leaders in 2013 at the request of a dozen global heads of HR and now runs multiple leadership-focused offerings. Programs FOR women, not about women. The premier Signature Program – for senior female executives, is a unique development initiative and peer network with only 120 candidates per year. Today, more than 900 global executives in the Fortune 1000 are part of Signature. Signature Leaders partners with more than 100 market-leading companies for their selective investments including Cargill, Eastman, ADP, Ahold Delhaize, Ingersoll Rand, Cardinal Health, Merck, Coca Cola European Partners, UPS, Southern Company, UPS, AT&T and Maersk.
Prior to starting Signature Leaders, she was a managing director of G100, a private CEO network for 200 CEOs globally. Over the past decade, Seymour has interviewed more than 1000 C-Suite executives for their leadership insights. She has orchestrated executive discussions among some of the world’s most acclaimed leaders and CEOs. Several of her highlighted interviews include Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat/Chrysler just two days after Chrysler paid off its government debt, and Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto and CEO of the Year. She has also facilitated discussions with Condoleezza Rice, Greg Norman, Fred Smith, Paul Azinger, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others, extracting high impact ideas for executives to action in their own organizations.
Seymour has a successful track record as a senior executive in large cap companies, startups, and private-equity backed organizations. She has led critical transformations, product/service innovations, and fast-track turn-arounds. Chief marketing and commercial roles at Accenture, Spherion, MeadWestvaco, and DBM led her to build World50, the world’s premier senior executive networking organization. She launched six C-suite private memberships as she grew World50.
Seymour’s book, Wisdom Warriors: Women with the Courage to be True to Themselves covers more than 200 stories and lessons of leadership AND life from amazing, accomplished executives. The book is being used by companies, coaches and executives to catalyze organizations to share stories. Seymour also authored a custom version of the book for Cargill and CEO Dave MacLennan and for Ahold Delhaize and CEO Dick Boer. Seymour is also a top-rated speaker, spending most of her speaking time with women’s forums, industry conferences, and client leadership forums. She is a founding member of Paradigm for Parity and uses Signature Leaders to do her part to address the gender gap in executive levels. “Two through You”, an on-line resource, was recently launched to help companies build their formal sponsorship programs.
*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, June 5th.
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.
CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.
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