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 Highlights from the 2015 Conference

At the 2015 Launch Pad for Women Senior Leaders conference held in April, Fortune Magazine's Pattie Sellers interviewed Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty, on "How the Fortune 50 Most Powerful Women Navigate to the C-Suite." Breakout session topics included "Embracing Risk as a Career Catalyst" and "Networked Leadership." Participants had an opportunity to share their expertise, while cultivating and inspiring each other - the next generation of women leaders in Chicago.


Plenary Session

Profile: How the Fortune 50 Most Powerful Women Navigate to the C-Suite

Pattie Sellers


In an interview with one of Fortune's Top People in Business, Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty, Pattie explored Mary's unique and varied path to the top of the C-suite. Featured speakers: Pattie Sellers, Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune Magazine and Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty. 



Breakout Sessions

Embracing Risk as a Career Catalyst 

Julie Coffman

Risk taking is considered a must-have key to success in business. It’s linked to confidence, quality decision-making, power, leadership and more. Regardless of your role or function in your organization, you need to manage your confidence in order to entertain risk as a career catalyst. Featured speakers: Julie Coffman, Partner at Bain & Company, Therese Fauerbach, President, CEO & Founding Principal of The Northridge Group, Inc. and Maria Green, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Illinois Tool Works.


Networked Leadership

Julie Howard

Networked leadership is not just about developing relationships and networking, it is about truly understanding how decisions are made, who makes those decisions, and the intricate interdependencies that exist among key decision makers. Featured speakers: Julie Howard, Chairman and CEO of Navigant Consulting Inc., Vicki Escarra, Global CEO of Opportunity International, Tonise Paul, President & CEO of Energy BBDO, Juliette Pryor, EVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of US Foods and Beth Reese, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of AGL Resources.