The theme for this year's program is "GRIT." In addition to celebrating area professionals who exhibit resilience, this year's program will be highlighted by a keynote from Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow, M.Ed., J.D., an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Management and Business Law at the Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where she teaches negotiations, team dynamics, leadership, and cultural intelligence.
A professor with a zeal for “teaching with a difference” at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, her teaching has been recognized with teaching awards: Schuyler F. Otteson Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award and the MBA Teaching Excellence Award. Charlotte was recognized with a Woman’s Leadership Award by Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Office for Women in 2019.
Nationally recognized for her expertise Charlotte is a highly sought-after consultant, advisor and key-note speaker who educates with a natural, approachable persona on stage and in front of audiences. Charlotte has dedicated much of her career speaking and providing meaningful insights to businesses, non-for-profits, and educational institutions.