Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Kelley Earnhardt Miller
General Manager at JR Motorsports & author of Drive: 9 Lessons To Win In Business and In Life, co-written with Beth Clark.
The daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, Earnhardt Miller graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1995 with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in production and operations management. Earnhardt worked at Action Performance before moving to JR Motorsports in 2001. Her racing brother became one of the sport’s most publicized figures and Earnhardt Miller began expanding her brother’s business portfolio, landing corporate deals that would intensify his reach as both a racer and businessman.In 2007 Earnhardt Miller was the recipient of the Top 25 Women in Business Achievement Award by Charlotte Business Journal. In December 2009, Earnhardt Miller was listed as the third-most powerful woman in NASCAR by ESPN.com columnist Ryan McGee. In February 2010, Earnhardt Miller was named Opportunity Award winner by Lyn St. James’ Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation for her part in bringing Danica Patrick to NASCAR. Her most recent accolade came in 2015, as she was named one of Sports Business Journal’s Game Changers/Women in Sports Business for her impact on the motorsports industry. Earnhardt Miller is on the Board of Directors for The Dale Jr. Foundation, BRANDT, and Children’s Hope Alliance and also serves as Chairwoman of the Board and Directors of Blueharbor Bank.
Kelly shares lessons from her recent book Drive, growing up in the world of NASCAR, and what she has learned the hard way about being a successful business leader and about winning in life. Her journey of transformation is what empowered her to run the family business in an entirely different way than she had previously and to lead people not only with her head but also with her heart.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Author of Open Says Me: THE System That Can Open Any and All Opportunities In Your Career
Professional networking expert and author Carlos Davis has seen networking defined in numerous ways. Is it passing out business cards? Is it use of social media? Is it ‘all about the numbers’? Is it just for extroverts? With numerous years of professional networking coaching, professional speaking, working in the corporate environment, and real life business experience, his view is radically different. He shares that networking is less about your needs and more about the needs of others.
Get ready to move, be energized, and be empowered with the mindset, tools, and strategies of professional networking and community building to create and sustain opportunities for yourself and those around you!
Thursday, September 17, 2020 / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coretha Rushing, SHRM-SCP
Rushing has been recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the most powerful women in corporate America. Most recently, she served as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Equifax, Inc., a $3 billion information, data/analytics, and technology credit
reporting company with more than 11,000 employees in 24 countries. She had global responsibilities for all aspects of human capital, as well as the Equifax Foundation. Prior to that assignment, Rushing served as Senior Vice President
and CHRO for The Coca Cola Company. In previous roles at Pizza Hut (formerly a PepsiCo brand), IBM, and R.H. Macy’s, she held a number of HR roles with increasing scope and responsibilities. She is currently a Board Member for
2U, a public educational technology company, and serves on its Compensation and Organization Committee. She has been an active member of SHRM since 1998, member of its national Board of Directors since 2012 and she served as SHRM
Board Chair from 2017 to 2018. A native of Chesapeake, Va., Rushing earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Psychology from East Carolina University and holds a Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) in Human Resources and Counseling
from George Washington University. She is currently based in Atlanta, Ga.
Veteran HR leader, Strategist and Executive Coach with more than 25 years of experience
2020 has been a year with unprecedented impact to our workplaces. Join Coretha as she candidly discusses the many challenges and opportunities for HR professionals as they employ empathetic leadership skills through ambiguous times to work effectively with employees and business leaders alike.