Globinar Insights on Women and Men in Global Leadership

Date: August 11, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber

Insights on Women and Men in Global Leadership

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We're hosting a globinar led by the team at reesmarx titled "Insights on Women and Men in Global Leadership". This globinar will be covering women and men in the workplace including progress made, and next steps - globally. We intend to be informational on the progress women have made, and we will also hear from strong women and men in business talk about their growth, struggles, lessons and mentors - to grow global success.

We're planning an informational and empowering discussion for leaders of all genders to listen, learn and pull away insights to support additional progress for companies growing globally. In a time of isolation, separation and distancing, we think it's a perfect time for a globinar that unites us along with educating on some things that are often unsaid in the workplace.

Topics we'll cover include...

  • Benefit of having a women’s perspective for global growth
  • Benefit of having women on the Executive team and Board of Directors 
  • Women not asking for enough when taking a new role
  • Women always looking at why they are not fit for roles vs why they are
  • Women worried about how they are perceived by being direct
  • Structural issues such as pay gaps and how to overcome them
  • Women looking at seniority very differently than men
  • Why teamwork can work so well – balance of skills and emotional intelligence 

Join us to learn more!

Zoom in from anywhere on August 11th... at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am US ET / 4pm London


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Christina Tomasco – Managing Partner of Urgenci Atlantic
  • Ericha Hartz – Global Partnership Director at reesmarx
  • Suzy Zeng – CEO & Co-Founder, Z-Choice International
  • Lynn Bamford – President Defense & Power, Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Jeff Olsen – Business Development Professional

00:30 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End

Speaker Bios

Christina Tomasco – Managing Partner of Urgenci Atlantic. Christina earned BS degrees from Pennsylvania State University in Accounting and Human Resource Management while minoring in Economics.  Upon graduation, she began her career with IBM in Connecticut.  Realizing the technology goes hand in hand with business, Christina earned an MBA in MIS from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Christina has applied her skills within fortune 50 companies as well as start-ups showcasing her talents in Accounting, Financial Analysis, Business Management, Software Training, Market Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Management, Process Re-engineering and Teaching.  Her agility and perseverance have contributed to modernizing IT organization’s views on strategic planning, through evaluating efforts from a financial perspective and focusing on delivering results.  While at Lowe’s Companies, Christina was responsible for strategic planning inclusive of process and resources for a $1B annual cap/exp within IT and Digital.  This was achieved through evaluating, measuring and fine- tuning Lowe’s IT’s hiring process to ensure attracting, training and retaining the best talent to deliver on the Lowe’s IT strategy as well as driving process to support program execution and delivery on time, within budget while focusing on maintaining scope and delivering on the customer’s needs. Christina has been instrumental in driving the strategic partnership between Urgenci Atlantic and reesmarx.  The partnership enables reesmarx the opportunity to offer professional services for a period of time or for a specific project without deviating from their core business. Christina resides in Mooresville with her husband Ray and their two English Springer Spaniels, Morgan and Kensi.  Weekends are spent on Lake Norman or on the golf course under the Carolina Blue sky.

Ericha Hartz – Global Partnership Director at reesmarx. Ericha Hartz holds the role of Global Partnership Director for reesmarx. She is responsible for developing Partnerships, Sales, Channel Operations, as well as implementing our direct sales strategy globally. Ericha brings valuable experience and insights to her role. Prior to her promotion she fulfilled the role of Senior Resourcing Partner (Americas) for reesmarx, where she was responsible for researching, managing and delivering global recruitment projects in over 30 countries. In her role as Global Partnership Director, she implements and manages Partner activities, identify new opportunities and define the actions required to bring a new dynamic to our business model. Ericha resides in North Carolina, United States and graduated from the University of East Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Marketing.

Suzy Zeng - CEO & Co-Founder, Z-Choice International and Formal Vice President of Asia Market Development at WhiteWave (Danone). Suzy is a seasoned corporate executive and entrepreneur with extensive experience in global market development, customer connections, and product innovations.  She is a thought leader with diverse experience, dynamic leadership skills, and is known as a motivator, a passionate leader through example and a powerful connector.   
While working in the corporate, Suzy lived in China 3-times as an expat, and helped the establishment of various US businesses in Asia, including PepsiCo, Kraft and Danone. Most recently she was the Vice President of Market Development for WhiteWave (Danone), led its market expansion to key Asia markets, as well as the creation of its China Joint Venture.
She is currently the CEO of Z-Choice International based in Denver, focusing on providing market/business strategy for US-China small-medium size companies. She’s also the president of Chinese American Association for Rocky Mountain Region and a board member of Global Chamber Denver and Colorado Business Women. She is passionate about holistic wellbeing, and is on a mission to help women and families to achieve physical and financial wellbeing.  
Lynn Bamford – President Defense & Power, Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Lynn is a results-driven leader with a proven background across multiple industries. She is able to effectively interface with all levels of an organization to facilitate engagement, best in class processes and decisive strategic plans. Strong people developer and motivator, successful at attracting and retaining key leadership talent. Builds impactful relationships and balances demands of stakeholders, customers and employees. An inspiring leader that thrives on new challenges and personal growth opportunities. She has an extremely successful career and looks forward to sharing some of her thoughts on success as a working women, mother, wife, and business executive.

Jeff Olsen – Business Development Professional. Veteran Sales and Business Development Professional with experience in US Corporate Tax and Global Expansion Arenas. Proven Professional, skilled in Sales, Management, Business Development, Sales Process, and Finance. He is a father of four and was raised by an intelligent and perceptive professional woman in the 70’s and 80’s. He prides himself on witnessing and instigating change and evolution in the workplace.



Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®. Doug is a global entrepreneur dedicated to helping members of Global Chamber® successfully reach new markets across 525 metros - everywhere! He is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore with over 30 years of global business experience in nearly all countries and segments. Doug is also regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and a member of global groups including Arizona District Export Council. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University, and is co-inventor on 5 patents. Doug was born in Mt. Kisco, New York and now is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and Palo Alto, California. Hear the Global Chamber® story here.

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