An Evening Conference With

Fresh – Actionable – Disruptive

Content From Women Redefining Leadership

About the event

We hope you’ll join us at Zingerman’s GREYLINE in downtown Ann Arbor where our dynamic speakers will discuss their experiences building business and creating careers in the face of gender bias, pay inequality and a “boy’s club” mentality that can rob some of the best and brightest of an opportunity to succeed.

This program positions women who are in leadership or aspiring leaders to propel their opportunities in the workplace by addressing gender bias, pay inequality and overcoming adversity.


These speakers are the aspiring leaders we chose for the event:
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Engelina Jaspers

Author and Speaker former VP of marketing at Flex and HP

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Cindy Schipani

Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration & Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business

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Trey Boynton

Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Duo Security

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Brooke Boyle

Founder & CEO of Engage

(Photo taken by Kate Przygocki)

Ask a question for our fireside chat:

Email: and we will ensure they get answered at the event.

  • 6:30- 7:00PM

    Welcome Session: Passed Appetizers and Drinks

  • 7:00- 7:15PM

    Introduction to the Event

  • 7:15- 7:30PM

    Cindy Schipani: "Making Money Moves" - Practical approaches on narrowing the pay gap.

  • 7:30- 7:45PM

    Trey Boynton: "Know Your Audience" - Approaches to understanding strategic positioning in workplace cultures.

  • 7:45- 8:10PM

    Engelina Jaspers: "How You Show Up" - Strategies and tips for becoming a business-first leader.

  • 8:10- 8:25 PM

    Break: Open bar

  • 8:25- 8:40 PM

    Fireside Chat with Brooke Boyle- Your chance to ask questions!

  • 8:40- 9:00 PM

    Meet and Greet

Why the Women in Leadership | Prove Them Right Campaign was created:

Daysmart Software, headquartered in Ann Arbor, provides powerful software solutions to thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe. More than 85% of our clients are women, and our success depends wholly on their continued success. Which got us to thinking… what more can we do to promote women in leadership?  We started this forum for women to discuss the challenges they face in the hope that we can share strategies to overcome common obstacles.

Who was it created for?
Entrepreneurs who want tools to better position themselves for success as leaders.

Anyone who wants to create progressive communities and businesses where opportunity has no gender requirement.

Anyone who wants to network with fellow women in leadership

Why now?

This is the 64th year of the “Fortune 500” a list of the top US companies, which represent an astounding 2/3 of the total domestic GDP (with $12.8 trillion in revenue). In the United States, women make up more than 50% of the population, but only represent 4.8% of the Fortune 500 CEOs (24 out of these 500 are led by women).


What's included?
Receive a complimentary Women In Leadership bag when you attend the event (learn more about the local artist behind the design below) representing the 24 women CEOs of the Fortune 500.

There will also be the famous Zingerman’s Delicatessen appetizers and an open bar for you to enjoy.
Who was the artist behind the bag design?

For a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Natalie Unseen, visit her Patreon page:


or visit her Society 6 store for prints:


Wendi Strang-Frost is an independent comic artist who lives and works in Michigan with her writer husband. She started working digitally in 2015 because “control+Z is so much nicer than white out. And less messy.” In the past she did artwork for ElfQuest’s WaveDancers, appeared in some independent comic anthologies, drew a few stories for Plastic Farm, and co-created the mini-comic series Johnny Public with Sean Frost.  

While you are out and about with your prove them right campaign tote, you’re going to get this question: “who are those women?”. Take this as an opportunity to point out that these are the only 24 women ceo’s on the Fortune 500’s list of top companies. For the betterment of leadership and society as a whole, how about lets support progress in women leadership to where we can no longer fit them on a this tote.

(note… in the time it took to design, order and make the bags that number went from 24 to 23 due to Indra Nooyi stepping down as Pepsi Co’s CEO)


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