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July 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come together with other professional women in our community. We are a blend of working professionals, entrepreneurs, women looking for opportunities, and women who simply enjoy being around other empowering women.
Please join us to hear from Katie Simmermon, President of SMARI on Leading.
Running a company as a millennial comes with its own set of challenges. Running a company during transformative times is another set. The road to president was certainly not the easiest of paths and one that takes humility, flexibility, and open-mindedness. Though I have been told many times over that I act older than my age, I must confess this was not an accident. It was born from necessity and a fast-tracked understanding of what it takes to be successful as both, a leader and a manager.
About our Presenter:
Katie Simmermon is President of SMARI, an Indianapolis-based market research firm that specializes in custom consumer research and named Indiana’s #2 Best Place to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 2017.
Katie’s background includes analytics and account management in the research and consulting industry. Katie started at SMARI as an intern and, while not planned, never ended up leaving the company. Eleven years later, Katie has worked to transform a 35-year-old company to meet the challenges of an emerging marketplace powered by multi-generational employees and fast-paced technological changes.
Katie enjoys serving the community and currently supports Ball State as a board member for the MBA program. Katie also supports the community by serving as a Board of Director for the Indianapolis War Memorials Foundation.
But don’t let the professional appearance fool you, Katie is a rancher and lives on a 60-acre cattle ranch that her and her husband personally maintain. This hidden life is a constant adventure ranging from bottle-feeding a calf in stiletto heals on the way out to work to using vacation days to attend a cattle auction somewhere in middle America. The attempt at work-life balance in its truest form!
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
11:30 Lunch Buffet & Networking
11:50 Formal Program Begins
12:40 – 30 second announcements ($5 each) * Limit 1 per person
Promote your Products or Event with a Vendor Booth.
Vendor Booth Sponsorships can be purchased for $50 plus the cost of the luncheon. This includes a 6 foot table, table skirt, and a 30 second feature with our “Roving Reporter”. Vendor Booth Sponsorships are a great way to display your products, meet new customers, or promote an upcoming event. These are available first come first serve and are limited to 6 per luncheon. Simply select the Vendor Booth ticket option during the registration process.