"Conversation" events are held in an elegant, intimate, living-room setting and are limited in attendance, in order to encourage an open dialogue and a lively exchange of ideas and information. Each event provides multiple opportunities for the participants to interact and concludes with a hosted reception. Past "Conversation" guests include: The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Ret.); Shirley Weis, Chief Administrative Officer of Mayo Clinic worldwide; Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair of Ernst & Young; Deb Henretta, Group President, Global Beauty, Procter & Gamble; Dr. Eleanor "Connie" Mariano, first female Commander of the White House Medical Unit and Physician to three sitting U.S. Presidents; and a host of outstanding senior executives from Arizona.




Thursday, June 15, 2017

An Evening of Conversation

"Powerful Women, Powerful Voices"


General Counsel & V.P., Honeywell Aerospace
Named to her current role in 2005, Harriet oversees a staff of 280 legal, contracts and international trade compliance professionals in 11 countries and 37 locations. She has focused the function on partnering for growth, thought leadership and enterprise risk management. Before joining Honeywell in 2000, she was a Partner in the D.C. law firm of Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White. She has been recognized as one of Diversity Journal's 2014 Women Worth Watching, featured on the cover of Republic Media's 2014 Who's Who in Business and recognized as one of the 2015 Most Influential Women in Business by the Arizona Business Magazine. Most recently, she launched the Honeywell Aero Women's Council with membership now over 1100, with 13 global chapters. Harriet earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and graduated summa cum laude from Miami University with a bachelor's degree in economics.   
Senior Vice President of Global Fraud Risk Management, American Express 
Maureen began her career at American Express in operations and during her 25-year tenure has held a variety of positions of increased responsibility. In her current role, she has global oversight for end-to-end Fraud Risk Management and leads a multidisciplinary team of global professionals for enabling profitable business growth and world class customer care via the development and deployment of industry leading fraud capabilities. Maureen is a staunch advocate for the advancement and success of women in technology and leadership; and was the founding executive sponsor of the American Express Phoenix Chapter of the Executive Women's Interest Network. She is also passionate about bettering the lives of women and their children and is a current board member and chair of the governance committee for the Arizona Foundation for Women. Maureen graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
Principal & President, Allegra Marketing & Print
Eileen consistently looks for ways to create impact and actively works on behalf of individuals, clients and communities, locally and globally. Founded in 1982, Allegra's services include marketing strategy, branding, strategic variable data direct marketing and other communications products and services. As a certified professional coach, Eileen helps her clients to live and lead more authentic, joyful and purposeful lives. A longtime Arizona community leader, Eileen's consistent leadership work includes the Boards of The Arizona Humane Society, Planned Parenthood, Homeward Bound, YMCA, the Greater Phoenix Chamber and the Scottsdale Area Chamber. She is a recipient of the ATHENA Award, the Golden Heart of Business Award and the Scottsdale Chamber's Legacy Award. Eileen has a Global Leadership Certificate from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Business, Marketing and Economics degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


Our Conversation events are special experiences. The warm living-room setting, the wine and hors d'oeuvres and the comfortable conversational approach create an environment where the "speaker" remarks are thoughtful and candid, the attendees are able to participate in an open dialogue with the speakers and there are ample opportunities for real interaction and relationship-building with fellow participants.

At the upcoming event, our roundtable of leaders will share:

  • Their Paths to Leadership and their Perspectives on Leadership, including what has proven most effective in achieving personal and organizational success.
  • Defining Moments in their Careers -- obstacles faced, risks taken, successes and failures, sacrifices and compromises made.
  • Leaving A Legacy -- how they empower others to break through their fears, pursue their passion and become extraordinary leaders in their own right.

Please join us for an evening of information, inspiration and camaraderie.

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort
5700 East McDonald Drive; Paradise Valley, Arizona

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Registration & Cocktails
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Conversation Program
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception & Casual Conversation

$75 Registration
Seating is Limited. Reservations accepted on a first-received basis.
Please click here for a Registration Form.

If you have questions, please contact us online or by phone at 602-861-9350.


Powerful Women
Powerful Voices

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Sanctuary Resort

4:00 - 4:30 PM
Registration & Cocktails

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Conversation Program

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Hosted Reception

Register Now!