April 13, 2016


8:00 am


12:30 pm


The Central Exchange
1020 Central Street, 
Kansas City, MO 64105

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DAFkc's Personal Brand
Strategic Networking Workshop

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
8:15 AM to 12:30 PM

The Central Exchange
1020 Central Street,
Kansas City, MO 64105

Join Drinks Among Friends in Kansas City on April 13 for a half day workshop focused on helping you build and refine your personal brand and networking strategy to leverage as competitive advantages in your career advancement. Hear from nationally known expert in the space, Sonya Som, as well as branding and legal leaders from the Kansas City community who will offer you insights on best practices, potential derailers, and innovative strategies for your own brand and network development. We will start with a relationship building breakfast and leverage the morning for expert advice and discussion.  

-8:15 – 8:30      Registration
-8:30 – 9:30      Relationship Building Breakfast and Speed Networking
-9:30 – 10:45    The Key Steps to Building Your Personal Brand as a Competitive Advantage in Your Legal Practice and Career Development

An interview with Major, Lindsey & Africa Managing Director Sonya Som by ConAgra Foods Vice President & Chief Counsel and DAF founder Megan Belcher and Global Prairie founder Anne St. Peter.  

-10:45 – 11:00  Relationship Building Break
-11:00 – 12:15  Developing a Strategy for Building Your Network and Leveraging It for Career Advancement        

Moderated by Heather Fine, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, with insights from:
  • Patricia Konopka, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street
  • Melanie McIntyre, Senior Counsel, ConAgra Foods
  • Mira Mdivani, Founder, Mdviani Corporate Immigration Law Firm
  • Rachel Sexton, Vice President, VPR Patient Outreach
  • Diana Toman, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Compass Minerals
-12:15 – 12:30   Closing Remarks and Q&A