Speaker Session Title Session Description
Ross Bernstein, Ross Bernstein Speaking The Champion's Code Ross' program is all about the DNA of what makes champions in sports so unique and how that relates to business. It’s based on a series of books he wrote in which he was able to interview more than 1,000 professional athletes and coaches that all had one thing in common — they were all members of championship teams. In his research he concluded that the same metrics and characteristics that were common among champions in sports, were also common among peak performers in business. There are reasons certain teams win consistently, whereas others don't... and Ross explains why. It's based largely on the "Good to Great" concept of how the best companies are able to separate themselves from the rest of the pack through servant leadership, by creating a culture of excellence, by developing deeper relationships, and by giving extraordinary customer service. This session is sponsored by Cornell-Dubilier Electronics.
Monica Highfill, Women in Electronics Mentorship 101: The Facts, Data and Benefits of Mentoring

We’ve all been in a situation where we could use professional guidance at one time or another. Unfortunately, not as many of us have mentors or have been a mentor as one would think. Over 97% of people that have a mentor say its beneficial, however only 37% of employees actually have one. A mentee and mentor relationship is beneficial in multiple ways, both personally and professionally. Studies show that mentees are 5 times more likely to be promoted than those without mentors, and mentors are promoted 6 times more likely than those without a mentee. Join us to learn more about mentorship and how it can benefit you and your career. Monica Highfill, WE Executive Director and also known for her prior position as Vice President- Sales, Americas for KEMET/YAGEO, will educate us on the value of
mentorship, the different types of mentoring and how we all can play a role in mentoring others in our industry. Learn how mentorship can improve retention and
promotions and increase your company’s bottom line.

Dean Kamen, DEKA Research & Development Corporation, FIRST® How to Get Involved to Recruit & Retain Future Employees & Customers Dean Kamen will discuss how FIRST is the future for your workforce; ways to support your employees in mentorships, support FIRST teams and events, and using FIRST to hire and retain the best talent. This session is sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics and TE Connectivity.
Steve McClatchy, Alleer Training & Consulting Decide: Personal Leadership Your life is a product of your decisions. Your criteria for making decisions are at the very core of your effectiveness. Great decision-making habits can yield a lifetime of success and achievements while poor ones can keep you stressed, frustrated, and out of balance. Consistently improving your life and achieving your goals is not easy. The problem is that goals mean improvement, and improvement means change, and change is not always welcome. Just as a business must never stop learning, improving, and innovating to lead in the marketplace, as individuals we are faced with this same challenge. If you are interested in learning a decision-making system that can help you achieve more, overcome obstacles, and help you embrace the change that comes with improvement, this is a “don’t miss” presentation. This session is sponsored by the TTI Family of Specialists.