Who’s Leading the 2020 WINnovation Workshops

The four workshop leaders for the professional development portion of WINnovation bring a diverse mix of expertise and experience.
by Ayn-Monique Klahre, Cady Smith & Emily Clemente

A critical component of WALTER’s WINnovation is the professional development opportunities offered in our workshops. Because WINnovation is virtual in 2020, guests have the opportunity to attend all workshops because they are spread out throughout the day of the event (September 18) and include a bonus pre-event workshop on August 26 to get the conversation started. Click here for more information about who’s speaking at WINnovation and how to get tickets, and read on to learn more about the WINnovation workshops and the women who are leading them.

August 26, 12-1pm: EXPERIENCE DESIGN
Conducted by Danielle Galmore, Founder of Questa Consulting

Join Danielle Galmore, a Certified Experience Economy Expert, as she leads you through a workshop on designing a customer experience using the five senses as a framework. In this workshop you will generate ideas for your (real or fictional) business as you learn the principles and rational on why delivering an experience can help your company be more profitable and endear your customers to your brand. Danielle will provide actual examples of how she used the framework to build, iterate and deliver on a customer centric experience for an award-winning offsite meeting and training business she built in Chicago.

A pioneer for innovation and a catalyst for change with an entrepreneurial mindset, Danielle Galmore has worked as an intrapreneur, consultant and certified Experience Economy Expert. Her experience in aligning people, process and technology brings clarity and transformation to strategic initiatives. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Galmore has continued her education with specialized training such as a concentrated course in leading high impact teams at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management; a two year global leadership development program with Steelcase; Global Effectiveness and Culture Building and Leading Distributed Teams with Wilson Learning; and Design Thinking with IDEO and Steelcase.


Conducted by Dr. Mary Hemphill, Founder of The Limitless Leader

In order to leverage our leadership in this new COVID climate, one must understand how to future-proof their perspectives, develop a system for facing and overcoming common leadership di- versions and implement equity-focused strategies into their leadership strategies. In order to lever- age 21st century leaders to create 22nd century impact, participants will define + develop a deeper sense of their individual impact in a new pandemic culture. Individuals will learn the importance of practicing conscious consumerism, add tools for empathetic leadership to their strategic toolboxes and ultimately will being the journey of positioning themselves for post-pandemic success.

With over 15 years of professional experience, Dr. Mary Hemphill of The Limitless Leader understands the importance of fusing education, empowerment and leadership together as she works with learning and working communities and speaks to audiences across the country. She holds a PhD in Leadership Studies, she has led, coached and impacted close to 25,000 individuals around the world on transformational and innovative strategy, self-empowerment and leadership. She is North Carolina’s first state director of Computer Science & Technology Education and the author of the author of The One-Minute Meeting: Creating Student Stakeholders in Schools.

Conducted by Deborah J. Oronzio, SCORE Counselor and Mentor

In this workshop guests will learn exercises to use as a precursor to business positioning and brand- ing. Competitive analysis will be used to assess of the strengths and weaknesses of current and potential competitors and provide both an offensive and defensive strategic context to identify opportunities and threats. SWOT analysis will help identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to business competition or project planning. It is intended to specify the objectives of the business venture or project and identify the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving those objectives.

Oronzio helps people explore the next phases of their career. Her mission is to help professionals achieve not only success but also experience satisfaction and significance in their careers. After a long corporate career in marketing and customer support, she served as Director of Entrepreneurship and Business/Marketing Instructor at Wake Tech Community College.  In addition to her private practice, she is a Senior Career Management Consultant at Right Management, a global leader in talent and career management within ManpowerGroup and has served as a SCORE volunteer business mentor and presenter since 2010.

Conducted by Wendy Artis, Senior Small Business Banker for Bank of America

Learn about Bank of America’s high-touch, high-tech strategy, and how they continue to stay connected with clients and present them with solutions best fit to meet their needs. Hear about the tools and capabilities Bank of America provides to ensure a simple, efficient and secure way to man- age daily finances, wherever you are. Whether you are a business or an individual, our purpose is to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection and provide local access to expertise to focus on your ever-changing life and business priorities.

Artis is a self-motivated team player with many years of banking experience. She currently holds the position of Senior Small Business Banker at Bank of America, has been on several councils and bank improvement initiatives, and is also a 2019 and 2020 Pinnacle Club Banker, in addition to being a member of various BofA employee networks, the Hispanic\Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement, Black Professional Group and LEAD for Women Leadership.


Conducted by Brooke Markevicius, founder of Allobee

Did you know that an average of 40% of business owners’ time is spent on non-revenue generating activities? This doesn’t have to be the case! Technology allows automation, growth and the ability to scale, no matter your business size. In this workshop, Markevicius will share tips and actionable ways to take your business to the next level by utilizing technology. Tech has allowed her to grow multiple businesses and now support businesses around the world at Allobee. 

Brooke Markevicius started her career in nonprofit management and then discovered a love of all things technology and decided to get a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. She worked in operations for Postmates, but after becoming a mother, decided to work in freelance web development and IT project management before co-founding a co-working space for moms in Tacoma, WA, The Pod Works. That led to Markevicius’ current project, Allobee, a platform to connect women to freelance projects. Today, Allobee is an agile, all encompassing business team solution. Markevicius has a Bachelors in History & Education from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Computer Information Systems from Boston University.