Executive Women’s Day 2015 - State and Federal Communications

August 19, 2015  •  

Executive Women’s Day 2015


On August 4th, members of State and Federal Communications made their way to the Firestone Country Club to attend Executive Women’s Day. Presented by Astellas Pharma, Inc., the event took place during the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. It brought together women in executive positions from companies and organizations all over Northeast Ohio, including Morgan Stanley, FirstMerit Bank, and the Greater Akron Chamber.

Starting off with a welcome from Vanessa Letera, a Senior Sales Representative from Astellas, Letera urged the audience to remember to make time for themselves and their own health. After the welcome, a panel discussion commenced, moderated by Lee Jordan, an anchor at ABC Cleveland affiliate Newsnet5. The panelists consisted of Patricia DePompei, President of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital; Jo Seymour, Vice President of The Seymour Group at Morgan Stanley; and Sarah Flannery, Partner at Thompson Hine. The topics discussed ranged from career challenges to handling and deciding priorities on the path toward success.

Keynote speaker, Carey Lohrenz, spoke about how she was able to translate lessons she learned as a naval aviator into the workplace. Being in charge of a team of pilots taught Lohrenz about teamwork. “The single most important component to a team’s success is knowing your purpose,” said Lohrenz.

At the conclusion of her presentation, attendees were invited to go on a behind-the-scenes tour or to a networking session.  Participants were also given the opportunity to try out their golf game on the first hole in the course.

Thank you to Astellas and the PGA TOUR for the opportunity to attend this event.

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