We are happy to announce the 2015 keynote speaker!
JJ DiGeronimo, The Purposeful Woman
Doors open at 7:30am for registration. Come early to visit the business exhibits!
The room block will be released on September 23, so be sure to reserve your room early.
JJ DiGeronimo shares Leadership Strategies for Professional Women. She is the president of Purposeful Woman and Tech Savvy Women, organizations that connect, empower & celebrate women.
JJ is a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine and an award-winning author of the highly sought-after books for professional women, “The Working Woman’s GPS,” and “Before You Say Yes” (e-book). She also co-authored, “The Confident Woman, Tapping into Your Inner Power.”
Before starting Purposeful Woman, JJ had a twenty-year career in high tech, advancing into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies including VMware and Inktomi. She began her career designing datacenter infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995.
Through her speaking engagements and keynote addresses, workshops, videos and webinars, JJ delivers effective leadership strategies to advance professional women. She also guides and advises corporations on how to more effectively empower and promote professional women to achieve the numerous benefits of though diversity.
JJ is a regular guest on TV and radio shows and has been featured in numerous publications including Working Mother Magazine, Fox Business, Woman’s Magazine, SHRM, Woman’s Day Magazine, The Glass Hammer, the Grindstone, ITWorld, Forbes, Career-Intelligence and Rescue a CEO. She has shared her insights and discoveries with many corporations and women’s organizations including CISCO, Symantec, Sears Holding Company, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology), WITI, YWCA, Timken, VMware, Bad Girl Ventures, and Dress for Success.
She’s received the Innovation Award from the Small Business Network, been named one of the Top 25 People in Technology in “Inside Business Cleveland” and was awarded the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for her book.
JJ lives with her husband & two children in Cleveland, Ohio.
Leadership Strategies for Professional Women Seeking Purposeful Results: www.PurposefulWoman.com
Leadership Videos for Professional Women: http://www.youtube.com/jjdigeronimo
Facilitated by Dr Priscilla Romkema, a panel of successful entrepreneurs will share their business experiences from startup, to corporate ladder positions, to business ownership.
DR. PRISCILLA ROMKEMA
Dean of BHSU College of Business & Natural Sciences
Priscilla was born and raised in Spearfish, SD where she earned her undergraduate degree at BHSU. She went on to the University of Wyoming for her Ph.D. in education and taught at various universities following that. Priscilla is currently a member of the Zonta Club of Spearfish, the Spearfish Area Community Foundation, National Association for Business Teach Education (NABTE), and the National Business Education Association Executive Board.
More information on the panelists coming soon!
One lucky attendee will be the winner of the grand prize donated by The Lodge at Deadwood!!!
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Friday, July 3, 2015