Women In Leadership

Creating and Pursuing Pathways for Promotion

Friday, October 21, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio

Co-presented by Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo

Registration Information Coming Soon!


Keynote Presenter:

Bonnie Marcus, Certified Executive Coach, Speaker, Writer and Self-Promotion Expert


Author, The Politics of Promotion:  How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

Award winning entrepreneur and Forbes and Business Insider contributing writer, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., has real conversations for real women about real situations in the workplace today. As the President of Women’s Success Coaching, she assists professional women to successfully position and promote themselves to advance their careers. Her latest book, The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead (Wiley, 2015), provides a road map for women to navigate the complexities of their workplace to get the promotion they deserve.

With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Her extensive business background includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies in the healthcare and software industries.  She has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies. 
Marcus started her corporate career at an entry level position and worked her way up to the top of a national company by using her savvy promotion and relational skills. Her passion is to help other women learn to be sensitive to the culture of their organization, embrace the politics and actively and intentionally move their careers forward with a strategic plan.
Forbes.com honored Women’s Success Coaching three years in a row as one of the Top 100 Websites for Professional Women stating, “Women’s Success Coaching weighs on the many building blocks of empowering women in business, from assertive communication to self promotion to sensitivity training.” In 2015, Global Gurus honored Marcus as one of the World’s Top 30 Coaches.
In addition to Forbes and Business Insider, Marcus has been published in Entrepreneur, Women in HR, Daily Worth, Reader’s Digest, Intercontinental Finance, Careers in Government, Diversity MBA, Upstart Business Journal, Washington Business Journal, and CIO Magazine. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Fortune, Psychology Today, Levo League, Huffington Post, Working Mums, Jobs and Career Magazine, and more.
She received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University. She is an ICF certified executive coach.


8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:45 – 9:25 a.m. Opportunities and Obstacles of a University President

BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D., and University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber, Ph.D., share opportunities and obstacles faced throughout their career journeys. Christine Brennan, USA Today, will serve as moderator.

9:40 - 10:30 a.m.:  Breakout Session One

Track One – Identifying Pathways to Promotion

Christine Brennan, USA Today writer and author of several books, including "The Best Seat in the House"

Track Two – Creating and Supporting Pathways to Promotion 

Andrew Faas, speaker and author of "The Bully’s Trap"

10:45 - 11:35 a.m.  Breakout Session Two 

Track One – Identifying Pathways to Promotion 

Sam Horn, The Intrigue Expert and author of numerous books including "Got Your Attention?  How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone"

Track Two – Creating and Supporting Pathways to Promotion

Panel of female business leaders from the region will share how they forged paths within their organizations and how their organizations created and supported pathways for women. Moderated by Christine Seiler, BGSU College of Business faculty member. 

  • Dana Ullom-Vucelich, chief human resources and ethics officer, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services
  • Sheri Caldwell, human resource director, The Grain Group, The Andersons
  • Meg Ressner, principal, Meg Ressner and Associates, LLC
  • Paula Russell, vice president of human resources, Composite Solutions Business, Owens Corning
11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking and Book Sale

Network in themed areas where participants can select the topic they would like to discuss. Note: authors will be available to autograph book purchases.

12:15  – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1  – 2 p.m. Keynote Presentation

Bonnie Marcus, certified executive coach, speaker, writer, self-promotion expert and author of "The Politics of Promotion:  How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead" 

2:10 – 2:30 p.m. Bonnie Marcus Book Signing