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Women & Hi Tech's Fall Retreat at The French Lick Resort

  • 09/26/2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • 09/27/2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • French Lick Resort, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432

Due to demand, French Lick Resort has added additional capacity for the retreat!

Come network with Women & Hi Tech members and friends as we relax and re-energize at The French Lick Resort (frenchlick.com)! Founded in Indiana, this year marks Women & Hi Tech’s 20th anniversary as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and we have been “Celebrating Our Past and Investing in Our Future” all year! At the Fall Retreat, we will continue the celebration as we host a 1920’s-themed evening to welcome you Thursday to your overnight abode.

Arrive at the reception dressed in your own 1920’s flapper dress or Gatsby/gangster costume, get in the celebratory spirit, and join the fun as we pay tribute to two decades of Women & Hi Tech and the roaring '20s! You won’t want to miss the unique and treasured picture opportunities available at our vintage venue. Prizes for best dressed and other fun surprises will be available!

Friday starts off with activity or personal relaxation time prior to brunch. A powerful and inspiring professional development seminar will then be delivered to attendees by our keynote speaker, Paula pez Reck (see bio below) before your safe return home. 

Pricing for the event:
  • Single occupancy - $320 per person
  • Double occupancy - $220 per person

 Thursday, September 26
  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Optional activities (on your own)
  4:00 pm - Hotel Check-in
  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking Reception (Come dressed for the evening)
  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - 1920's-themed Dinner and Fun on the West Baden Veranda
 Friday, September 27
  8:00 am - 11:00 am - Enjoy the resort activities with New Friends; Hotel check-out by 11:00 am
  11:00 am - 11:30 am - Brunch
  11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Fall Retreat Program Keynote, Finding My Life’s Place: Being a little bit of everything without being here, there or anywhere - by Paula López Reck (See bio below)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Closing remarks and announcements, good-byes, last chance for resort activities.

Due to demand, French Lick Resort has added additional capacity for the retreat, and you can still register to attend this previously sold-out event.  If interested, rooms and registration may be completed by calling French Lick Resort Reservations at 1-888-936-9360 and mention group code 0919WHT. You'll need to designate whether there are one or two attendees per room. If two per room, each must provide the name of the other party when making their reservation.

Program:  Finding My Life’s Place: Being a little bit of everything without being here, there or anywhere -  by Paula López Reck

My life has been defined by being different and often, intentionally trying to go unnoticed. I have lived in two worlds, while striving to find and stay true to my authentic self. Consistently being told that I could be anything, but not too much. I could be in charge, but not too bossy. I could be confident, but not too assertive. I could be American, but not too Spanish.

For decades, I walked a tight rope; stuck between being too much of one thing and not enough of another. While this tightrope has seemingly limited me, the ability to balance, be flexible, to pivot, or completely realign has served me well throughout my STEM career, which has evolved into a marketing and consulting business. Easily able to integrate myself into different situations and understand the nuances within them, while still maintaining an external lens.  Excelling as a “bridge” or a “connector” across teams and team members to better facilitate their communication. Being a fearless leader, a staunch supporter, or a fervent follower, as needed, to meet personal or professional goals or aspirations.

Join me as I share my journey from being a little bit of everything or anywhere to finding my place in life that empowered me to know, accept, and nurture my truly magnificent and imperfect self.

About Paula López Reck:
Paula López Reck is a Principal at Isani Consulting, providing strategic marketing and market research consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. She is passionate about effectively integrating customer insights into every aspect of marketing.

She has over 18 years of experience in brand marketing and market research. Before starting Isani in 2012, Paula worked for Eli Lilly & Company for 10 years where she led large teams in various global and affiliate positions. Drawing from the combined experiences moderating and listening behind the glass as a marketer, Paula brings a unique set of skills to her projects. At Isani, she has led thousands of interviews in English and Spanish across many disease states to support global commercialization of blockbuster medications and orphan status treatments in rare diseases.

Paula began her career as a bench scientist after studying biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and went on to earn her MBA from Indiana University. Throughout her career Paula has also actively mentored others going through a career change or wanting to advance within the marketing discipline. She is a strong believer in maintaining an authentic network of peers which she relies on personally and professionally.

On the personal side, Paula was born in Spain and split her childhood between Madrid and Florida before coming to Indiana for college. Here, she married to Tom and had 2 kids – Isabel (16) and Nicolas (14). Now she lives in the Seattle area and, when not working, you will find her outdoors, either playing in the water, skiing or hiking with her family, friends or loyal dog, Marley.

Paula would love to connect with you at:  paula@isani.com | 425.495.2175 | LinkedIn

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