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Dec. 4 - Women's Leadership Network (The Fawcett Center)

It takes a commitment from women and men to ensure their organizations are diverse and inclusive, with an eye on growth and success for everyone. Both are welcome to join this networking and professional development event, featuring:

The Personal, The Professional, and the Ideal Worker
Tracy Dumas, assistant professor, Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

Busy days at work and a busy life at home often means the line between the two becomes blurred – or nonexistent. Is it possible, then, for the two to coexist or is it better to rebuild the wall between our lives at work and home?

Tracy Dumas, an assistant professor of management and human resources at Fisher College of Business, draws on years of research in the field – including her own – to explore this critical question many working professionals face. In this session, she’ll share what this work-life boundary challenge means for us as individuals and as managers of others. Ultimately, Dumas’ insights will bright new clarity to how we all can excel in our work and still engage meaningfully outside of it.

A Conversation with Mary Navarro
Senior EVP, Retail & Business Banking Director, Huntington Bancshares Inc.

Mary Navarro is one of the highest-ranking executives at Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares, leading 6,000 colleagues and the bank’s branch delivery network of more than 750 branches as Senior Executive Vice President, Retail and Business Banking Director. Since joining Huntington in 2002, she’s also been the driving force behind a number of customer-friendly innovations, gaining national recognition: She has been selected for American Banker’s prestigious “25 Most Powerful Woean in Banking” ranking for seven years. She also has remained involved with many Central Ohio community organizations including Pelotonia, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Otterbein University, to name a few. 

In this session, Navarro will share leadership insights from her nearly 40 years in business – begun as a bank teller in high school – and how she’s overcome challenges that ultimately have helped her get to where she is today.


  • 9 a.m.: Check-in opens / Continental breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m.: Welcome / Ice-Breaker Activity: 'The Marshmallow Tower'
  • 10:30 a.m.: Morning Keynote - The Professional, The Personal, and the Ideal Worker, Tracy Dumas, asst. prof., Management and Human Resources, Fisher COB
  • 11:30 a.m.: Networking lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.: Afternoon Keynote, A Conversation with Mary Navarro, Senior EVP, Retail & Business Banking Director, Huntington Bank
  • 1:30 p.m.: Program concludes


Mark your calendar...

The following COE events are scheduled with more details to come, though dates are subject to change. Check back on our events page or look for an e-mail invite closer to the event.

  • Feb. 12, 2016 - Professional Development Meeting
  • April 12-14, 2016 - Leading Through Excellence summit
  • June 3, 2016 - IT Leadership Network forum