EMPOWER HOUR

Virtual Women in Business Leadership Panel

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Exploring the Unique Challenges & Opportunities of Women in Leadership

Virtual Panel | Thursday, May 13th | Watch Recording

Flex Technology Group is proud to host this Women in Leadership Panel.

The discussion will bring together six inspiring women to share their experiences and provide advice to the next generation of leaders. Meet the Speakers

Join us as we dive further into the stories behind these incredible women and examine the impact that leadership roles can have on the people who hold them.

Key Discussion Topics:

  • Advice to Your Younger Self
  • Meaningful & Constructive Feedback
  • Handling Setbacks
  • Stepping in and Out of the Workforce
  • Building High-Performing Teams
  • Being the Only Woman in the Room
  • Work-Life Harmony & Family Balance
  • How the Pandemic has Impacted Leadership Styles
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Recorded Thursday, May 13th

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MEET THE PANEL

Incredible Women in Leadership

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Ayesha Boyd

Ayesha Boyd

Groupon

Head of Global IT Support Services

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Stef Caldwell

Stef Caldwell

Narrative Science

Senior Business Development Manager

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Trina Gizel

Trina Gizel

ECHO Incorporated

VP of Information Technology, CIO

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Whitney Lane

Whitney Lane

Watercrest Senior Living Group

Senior Vice President of Operations

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Esmerelda Lee

Esmerelda Lee

Century Park

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

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Kendall Pouland

Kendall Pouland

Tellepsen

Director of Tech & Innovation

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Ayesha Boyd

Groupon

Head of Global IT Support Services

Ayesha A. Boyd serves as the Head of Global IT Support Services at Groupon, leading a Global team of professionals to design, maintain and operate helpdesk solutions. Prior to Groupon, Ayesha worked as a VP, IT Service Solutions Manager at Societe Generale.

She attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a B.A. in English and Computer Applications and attended Depaul University earning a M.S. in Information Systems. Ayesha currently serves on the NAF Advisory Board for Washington High School of Information Technology. She was a past member of the Notre Dame Alumni Board and is currently a member of the Notre Dame Monogram Club.

Ayesha is a native of South Carolina and resides in Forest Park where she is active in her community through her local running group (Best Foot Forward) and is an advocate to helping to end homelessness by serving as a volunteer with Housing Forward.

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Stef Caldwell

Narrative Science

Senior Business Development Manager

Stef Caldwell is the author of ManifestHer & founder of PM School. By day: She leads global commercial sales for Chicago-based AI company, Narrative Science. By night: She is a passionate storyteller, mentor & investor. After-hours: You can find her connecting with women entrepreneurs over a glass of wine, catching standup comedy with her hubby, on long walks with her besties and/or furbaby, or curled up on the couch watching a great movie or reading a nonfiction book.

 

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Trina Gizel

ECHO Incorporated

Vice President Information Technology, CIO

Despite a 25+ year career in technology, Trina describes herself as a people & business leader first and foremost. After many years working as an independent systems/network engineer and running her own consulting firm, Trina pivoted to global IT leadership positions in high tech, manufacturing and software organizations, managing technology teams of 10-200. As CIO/VP of IT with ECHO Incorporated, she’s expanded her impact and purview to include multi-level supply chain, including distributors, dealers and big box customer channels. She embraces what technology can do strategically for a business and continues to be an energetic change agent for ECHO. Trina has successfully leveraged numerous mentors to build her career and seeks to counsel others to pay it forward.

 

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Whitney Lane

Watercrest Senior Living Group

Senior Vice President of Operations

Whitney Lane is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Watercrest Senior Living. In her role with Watercrest, she oversees operations, clinical services, memory care, programming, and recruitment. Whitney is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and a Master of Science degree in Social Work. She started working in the senior living industry as a regional nurse in 2005 and has continued to work in long term care ever since. She started with Watercrest Senior Living in 2018 as the Vice President of Clinical Operations and was promoted to the Senior Vice President of Operations role in 2019. Whitney is passionate about seniors, servant leadership, mentorship, and believes in bringing excellence to everything that you do.

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Esmerelda Lee

Century Park

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Esmerelda is a graduate from Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences/pre-med emphasis, and she earned her master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She started her career with Life Care Centers of America and then transitioned to Century Park Associates. Esmerelda later joined Enlivant where she led regional teams across the country. As the Chief Operating Officer for Century Park Associates, Esmerelda has led the team through the COVID-19 pandemic while driving vision, creating culture, and developing innovative strategies to leverage the company’s growth.

Women in Leadership Live Panel – Cara Babachicos – South Shore Health

Kendall Pouland

Tellepsen

Director of Technology & Innovation

Kendall Pouland is the Director of Tech & Innovation for Tellepsen, one of the largest general contractors in the greater Houston, Texas area. After about 10 years as a Construction Project Manager, Kendall began to focus on continuous improvement of both people and processes in the organization. She works with all departments to help evaluate processes and related technology and implement improvements.

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