$mart Women Make Change!
Friday, October 13, 2017
Noon - 1:30 PM
Florida Blue Conference Center
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
$mart Women Make Change!
The annual $mart Women Make Change! is Junior Achievement's signature event to benefit the JA Girl$ program. JA Girl$ has educated more than 19,000 girls and young women in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship since 2006.
This annual event brings together those in the community whose unwavering support impacts what JA Girl$ and Junior Achievement are able to accomplish now and into the future.
Denise Johnson - Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
Denise C. Johnson is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois. She has responsibility for Resources Industries, which includes three divisions – Innovation and Technology Development, Material Handling & Underground, and Surface Mining & Technology.
Johnson joined Caterpillar in 2011 and initially served as the general manager of Specialty Products within Caterpillar's Reman & Components Division, where she had global responsibility for wear component products and facilities. She previously had a career with General Motors, where she built deep expertise in operations and product management. In 2012, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Johnson vice president of the Diversified Products Division. In 2013, Johnson was named vice president of Integrated Manufacturing Operations, and in 2014, she was named vice president of Material Handling & Underground Division.
Johnson, a native of Portland, Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. She earned dual master's degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1997.
Johnson is a member of numerous outside boards, including National Mining Association, National Association of Manufacturers, The Mosaic Company, MIT Leaders for Global Operations Governing Board, Junior Achievement USA, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Community Advisory Board, and The Center for Prevention of Abuse. Johnson also serves as the executive sponsor of the Caterpillar Women in Leadership initiative.
Sabrina Kinslow, JA Girl$ Program Manager
Available Sponsorships - 2017
Title Sponsor - $25,000
Speaker Sponsor - $20,000
Partner Sponsor - $15,000
Event Sponsor - $10,000
Success Table Sponsor - $7,500
Media Sponsor - $5,000
Inspiration Table Sponsor - $5,000
Impact Table Sponsor - $2,500
Skills Table Sponsor - $1,500
Individual tickets are available for $250.
2017 $mart Women Make Change Sponsors
Inspiration Table Sponsors
Impact Table Sponsors
Skills Table Sponsors
Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund
$mart Women Make Change! is supported by a grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund, est. 2015.
Past Keynote Speakers
2016 Sonia Manzano, "Maria" on Sesame Street & Author
2015 Amy DuBois Barnett, Executive Editor, ESPN and Former Editor-in-Chief of 'Ebony'
2014 Danica Patrick, Coca-Cola Racing Family Member
2013 Christina Norman, Media Executive and Strategic Consultant
2012 Kathleen Murphy, Fidelity Investments
2011 Pam Bondi, Attorney General, State of Florida
2010 Jenna Bush Hager
2009 Alex Sink, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida
JA Girl$ is a Junior Achievement initiative to educate girls and young women in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship. Learn more about JA Girl$.