GET INSPIRED 2021 
THE GGW LEAN IN BREAKFAST REIMAGINED 

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTE | SESSION OPTIONS |BREAKOUT SESSION HOSTS | SPONSORS | MERCHANDISE

Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that “it will be okay,” but acknowledging that it is not.
-Sheryl Sandberg

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

 The classic annual GGW Lean In Breakfast Reimagined for the times we’re living through now 
A global virtual networking event featuring women from across times zones and the gaming industry 

800+ Companies • 44 Countries • 5000+ Members • 20+ Lean In Circles

This year’s event will connect women from across the industry with intimate, thoughtful and lively virtual roundtable discussions hosted by some of the gaming industry’s most respected thought leaders. Find practical inspiration and life hacks that will help you face 2021 in a whole new way! 

Registration Fee: $25.00*
*If the registration fee is currently prohibitive to your attendance, please email [email protected]

Breakout Session Options:  

Track A:
1. The Power of Empathy and Gratitude 
2. Childcare Challenges and Solutions
3. Breaking the Burnout Cycle

Track B:
1. How to Pivot Your Career 
2. Promotion and Assuming a New Leadership Role 
3. Mentorship, Career Coaching and Sponsorship

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

Natalie Fikes

Natalie Fikes
Emcee, Leadership Coach & Bestselling Author of “Empowered To Prosper”

Natalie Fikes travels the country speaking on an array of topics which ignite organizations one person at a time through an authentic conversation and unmatched entertainment on-stage. Sharing platforms with some of the world’s biggest inspirational speakers such as Elizabeth Gilbert and Lisa Nichols, Natalie Fikes is a highly sought-after speaker, consultant, #1 Bestselling Author, and The World's Greatest Emcee™.

Named one of “The Best Speakers of Today” by Northstar Meetings Group and Orator of the Year by ACHI Magazine in 2018, Natalie Fikes is a force of positive change on stage. She speaks from a personal place when she coaches her audience to dial into their purpose, be the star of their own show, and produce at their maximum capacity. Natalie Fikes disrupts the corporate speaking category with thought-provoking energy that not only keeps her audience engaged but convicts them to take personal responsibility for the experience they create within themselves and for others.

Natalie evolved from a disgruntled, disengaged employee to a top sales service consultant, trainer, and sales manager through personal development and increasing her relationship capital. Two years later, she became the youngest African American female in management and led a team of the lowest performing consultants in her company to the top of the sales district. In 2015, Natalie Fikes was recognized as one of John Maxwell’s Top 100 Leaders.” Natalie Fikes specializes in relationship development topics which include but are not limited to leadership, motivation, diversity and inclusion, team building, inspiration, corporate wellness, life balance, and employee engagement.

Dates | Times | Registration
Choose between the two registration dates: January 13 OR January 14, 2021.

Option One SOLD OUT

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time Zones: Pacific | Eastern | Greenwich Mean Time: 12:00 pm PT | 3:00 pm ET | 8:00 pm GMT
Duration: Two (2) Hours
Registration Link Option One: WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY FOR THIS SESSION

Option Two • SOLD OUT

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time Zones: Pacific | Eastern | Greenwich Mean Time:  8:00 am PT •11:00 am ET • 4:00 pm GMT
Duration: Two (2) Hours
Registration Link Option Two: WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY FOR THIS SESSION

Details:

How to Participate

Once you have submitted your event registration and are taken the confirmation page, please hit the FINISH button at the bottom of the page. You will be immediately redirected to a Zoom Meeting Registration page. Please fill out the Zoom meeting registration page with the email address with which you regularly use with Zoom (if you do not have a Zoom account, you may register for one for FREE at https://zoom.us - you DO NOT need a paid account). 

The meeting link will be sent to you and you will use it to participate in the break out sessions. We kindly request that you attend with your web camera enabled and audio available so that you may have the full session experience. Also, you will need to have the Zoom App on your computer or mobile device to participate in breakout sessions.

Questions: [email protected]

 BREAKOUT SESSION HOSTS 

Connect with industry leaders in during small group breakout sessions in your chosen topic choice. 

Holly Gagnon Jan Jones Blackhust Virginia McDowell Anika Howard Wendy Hamilton

Holly Gagnon President
HGC Hospitality Gaming Consulting

Jan Jones Blackhurst 
Board Member 
Caesars Entertainment Corp.

 Virginia McDowell
Non Executive Director
GVC Holdings PLC

Anika Howard
VP Brand Marketing + Digital 
Foxwoods Resort Casino

Wendy Hamilton
Chief Human
Resources Officer
Penn National Gaming

 Jacqueline Grace  Eileen Moore Johnson  Sheila Morago  Valerie Spicer  Julie Sola

Jacqueline S. Grace
Senior VP & General Manager
Caesars Entertainment Corporation

 Eileen Moore Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Scientific Games

 Sheila Morago
Executive Director
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association

 Valerie Spicer
Founding Partner
Trilogy Group

 Julie Sola
Senior VP &
General Manager
Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino and Hotel

Ann Hoff

Sue Schneider

Lauren Bates

Anna Massion

Melanie Gross

 Ann Hoff
President and COO  
Bellagio | Park MGM | NoMad

Sue Schneider
VP Growth & Strategy, Americas Sports Betting Community (SBC)

Lauren Bates

Vice President Sales-Western Region
Konami Gaming, Inc.

Anna Massion 
Non Executive Director 
Playtech PLC and AGS PLC

Melanie Gross
Vice President, Online Casino & Sportsbook at Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Kelly Kehn
Co-Founder
All-in Diversity Project
Globlal Relationships Director
SBC

 Sarah McGarr
CEO
Bad Hombre Digital

 Cristina Niculae
CSO
GIG

 Nyreen Llamas
Senior Advisor
RG Advisors Ltd. 

Martina Akerlund
CEO
Triggy

 Karolina Pelc
Strategic Advisor  
Basic Strategy Ltd. 

Shona O'Donnell
Head of Strategic Events
Better Collective

 Britt Boeskov
Chief Experience Officer
Kindred Group

 Annalisa Naidoo
Sales Director Africa 
Betgames.TV

Micky Swindale
Partner  
KPMG Global Gaming Team
COO, KPMG islands Group

 

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