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6th Annual

April 12, 2007

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Keynote Speakers


Carol Walker
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Zions Bank

SMART WOMEN, SMART MONEY - 10 Strategies for your Financial Success

Carol Walker is a vice president in Zions Bank Marketing & Public Relations Department. Walker previously worked as the executive director for the Utah Commission for Women and Families. Prior to that position, she was a public relations/marketing coordinator for the IHC Celebration of Health Foundation. Walker was the direc­tor and producer of First Night Provo for eight years. She co-hosts a radio/internet show 2-3 times a month on grapevine radio, and is involved in the community. Walker served as a board member of the National Association of Commission for Women and has served on numerous boards.

Felisha K. Scott
CEO, President & Founder; Healing Club, Inc. and DAFE, Inc.

Dare to Dream…Embrace the Possibilities

In 1995, Felisha founded Healing Club, an online support community for survivors of abuse (domestic violence). She wanted to incorporate her love for technology and passion for helping others into creating a place where people could “Heal & Rebuild.” Healing Club, Inc. is currently the largest online support community of its kind, with more than 10 million members across the globe. Healing Club has inspired Felisha to create other businesses that make a difference such as DAFE, Inc. (Directory Advertising & Fabulous E-commerce), an online advertising company with a focus on enhancing the way information is found on the web.

Tania S. Bliss
Senior Manager, Business Development; XanGo, LLC

Pursue a Career Like you Mean It

Tania S. Bliss is the senior manager of business development at XanGo, LLC, the fastest growing international company in Utah. Prior to XanGo, Tania was with a billion-dollar direct-sales company for seven years. With a BA in Broadcast Communications, she worked as an on-air television news reporter and weekend anchor for three years. A highly motivated marketing professional with skills in live presentation, training, skin care/cosmetic branding, and multi-media production; she is a dynamic

Lisa Early
Region Vice President, Pacific Northwest (PacNW); Frito-Lay

Frito-Lay/PepsiCo’s Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Lisa Early is currently responsible for the PacNW Region of Frito-Lay as the region vice president of sales. Her previous assignment was vice president for the emerging and convenience business of Frito-Lay. Prior to that role, she was the general manager of Frito-Lay Hawaii, a national account manager for the Winn-Dixie account, and held multiple zone sales leader positions. Before joining Frito-Lay, Lisa spent seven years with IBM. Her college degrees include a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MSM in business, both from Georgia Tech.

Margo Gray
President, Horizon Engineering Services Co

Walking in Two Worlds

As president for Horizon Engineering Services Co., Margo consults American Indian Tribes on transportation planning, gaming/casino developments, project management, research for environmental assessments, scheduling, master planning from conceptual to final design, bidding and negotiation. Also, she provides coordination between the tribe/owner and design team. Margo is a third generation entrepreneur. She is the recipient of numerous state and national awards.

Karen Gunn
Division Chair, Business and Employer Outreach Education Services
Salt Lake Community College

What Women Need to Know About Leadership

Karen Gunn has over thirty-years’ experience as an educator, corporate manager, and entrepreneur. Throughout her career, she has developed a passion to improve economic opportunities for women and to be an advocate for celebrating women’s contributions to the world of business. She has actively participated in mentoring programs for young women managers; and as a faculty member in the business schools at Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah, she has participated in programs which foster entrepreneurship for young women.

Shauna Wright Sloan
Founder, Kid-to-Kid

Keys to Business Success

Shauna developed and opened the first Kid-to-Kid children’s resale store in Sandy, Utah in 1992 with the intent of growing the business through franchising. The first franchise opened in Provo in 1994. Eight years later, she sold a master franchise license for Portugal and Spain. Kid-to-Kid has grown to over 60 stores in 17 states and in Europe. Shauna is the mother of six outstanding children and juggles a growing business, a growing family, and many community activities. Her passions include music, scuba diving, and international travel.

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