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Keynote Speaker

Kweilin Ellingrud

Kweilin joined McKinsey & Company in the New York office 22 years ago and has led multiple global transformations, integrating both operations and strategy to empower employees, better deliver for customers, and improve efficiency and effectiveness. Kweilin is the head of the Life Insurance practice in North America and was the first woman to lead the Minneapolis location of McKinsey & Company in 2012.

She was selected as a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, where she has led numerous research efforts including on the Future of Work post COVID-19, the impact of COVID-19 on jobs, and gender equality.

Kweilin has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. She worked at the Center for Women & Enterprise, a nonprofit to help women entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. She is a Board member of @Makers and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Kweilin lives in Hopkins, MN with her husband and three daughters: an 8-year-old and 6-year-old twins.

Panelists

Kweilin Ellingrud

Amber M. Godfrey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Relations Child Development (Pre-Professional) from Oklahoma State University in 2003. She concurrently worked on and then received in 2005, her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English, also from Oklahoma State University, graduating both times with Honors. Following her undergraduate education, Ms. Godfrey earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2008, also graduating with Honors.

Ms. Godfrey has been practicing law for 13 years. Prior to joining WhitbeckBennett, she founded her own private practice in 2016 in Oklahoma City so that she could serve her clients in Cleveland, Oklahoma, and Canadian Counties. She focuses on family law, which includes divorce, child support, custody modifications, Guardian ad Litem, adoption, and guardianships, as well as estate law which includes estate planning, probate.

When not practicing law, Ms. Godfrey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as their three dogs. She is an avid cook and baker; enjoys drawing, painting, and other crafts (including woodworking); and is as content hiking in Colorado as she is curling up with a good book or movie.

Amy Million

Amy Million owns and operates Million Wealth Management, a financial services firm, located in Norman, OK, serving clients across the nation.  Prior to starting her own practice, she was a financial advisor with a large national firm for over 15 years and served in the United States Marine Corps as a quality assurance officer for aviation survival equipment.  Million has a passion for community service and has worked diligently to blend that with her practice.  Currently, Amy serves as Treasurer for Norman Arts Council, board member of Visit Norman, board member/driver for Meals on Wheels of Norman along with serving on the Oklahoma Select Service Board and as Treasurer for the Veterans and Research Education Foundation.  Million is a graduate of OU residing in Norman with her three children, Zander (16), and twins, Kate and Ellie (8).  She reads too much and dreams of van life in her spare time.

Angela Rodriguez

Angela Rodriguez is Director, University Recruiting & Relations at Phillips 66.  She has over 15 years of experience in various Human Resources roles. Prior to moving into her current role in 2020, Angela served as Director, Commercial, Marketing and Lubricants Recruiting.  She moved onto the University Relations team in 2016 and has managed relationships with universities that are key recruitment partners for Phillips 66.  

Rodriguez joined Phillips 66 as Advisor, Health and Welfare in April 2012 and spent her first four years at Phillips 66 focused on the strategy of wellness programs, benefit communications and employee benefits.  Before joining Phillips 66, she was a Health and Welfare benefits consultant at Towers Watson where she led multiple client teams focused on employee benefit programs.      

Originally from Houston, TX, she earned a bachelor’s in Applied Mathematical Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2004. 

Joni Oniel

Joni O'Neil has been a registered nurse for 24 years with experience in the emergency department, outpatient surgery, clinical nursing education and medical surgical nursing.  She completed her Bachelors of Science, Nursing Degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in 1997. O'Neil became a fitness instructor in 2006 which changed the trajectory of her career. She has been a health and wellness educator since 2013, planning and presenting health and wellness programs within the hospital system and throughout the community. She completed the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy in 2020, obtained certification through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation as a Board-Certified Nurse Coach and certification through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches through National Board of Medical Examiners. In her current position with Total Health, she coaches clients with a cancer diagnosis and those who have graduated the cardiac rehab program. In her private practice, Coach Joni O, she coaches individuals and groups who are looking for more in their life. More joy, more satisfaction, success, peace, and hope.

O'Neil believes that life is full of challenge. Knowing who we are deeply is essential. Creating the life, we want is a learned process and a choice. Showing up daily as the person we want to be is powerful. Some circumstances cannot be changed, but our perspective can. Life is short, people matter, and regret is optional!

Sharina Perry

Sharina Perry is a serial entrepreneur with a long history of starting and growing new ventures. She perfected a patent-pending plastic alternative formulated into compounded plant- based resins using crops farmers plant in regular crop rotations.  Utopia PlastixTM helps solve the problem of plastic waste, carbon emissions and promoting agriculture.  Utopia's compounded plant resin allows manufacturers to use their current equipment as they produce the sustainable, alternative plastic products that the world is demanding.  Perry founded Utopia Genetics to distribute products made with Utopia Plastix, as well as Utopia Solutions that makes Utopia PlastixTM.  She says she invented Utopia PlastixTM to create solutions, not problems.

Serita Williams

Sereta Wilson, mother of two grown children, is reaching full stride as an empty nester with tons of time to start multiple projects. The latest and most fun project in her wheel house is the Roar and Peace Project a podcast focusing on women in business. And a political podcast called Four Grown A$& Women of the Apocalypse.

Owner and birther of The Wilson Company, LLC. What started as a single dog boarding facility has now erupted into four businesses and two non-profits. Annie’s Ruff House, Yellow Dog Coffee Company, Cool Beans, Annie’s Rescue Foundation, and Norman Voter Protection Project.

Williams served as Ward 5’s City Council member from July 2017-August 2020 and in her official capacity as the chair of the Business and Community Affairs Board. And served on the Finance Committee, the Ad-Hoc committee on homelessness, the adhoc committee on visitability.

Formerly employed in the telecommunications industry for 16 years, she won the rising leader award in 2007 and served on the board of Oklahoma Women in Cable and Telecommunications. She currently serves as a board member for the arts community’s local theater group Namron Players. She holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma, which wildly started as a degree in aviation.

"My overall hope is to connect women to stories of empowerment, provide business advice for women by a woman who has been down that road, and to discuss policy making as it relates to empowerment of women." - Sereta Wilson

Moderators

Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell is a current MBA candidate at the University of Oklahoma. As a member of the Price College of Business, during her undergraduate experience, Mitchell pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management and a minor in Marketing.

In 2018, Mitchell was chosen to be a part of the JCPenney Leadership Program. This elite program allows high achieving students to develop their leadership skills, achieve personal growth and gain professional development.

In 2021, she was elected President of the Graduate Women in Business Association, Vice President of the Graduate Business Association, selected as a Rainbolt Student Ambassador, and a Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society member.

During her time in the MBA program, Mitchell was also selected to be a Price Scholar, spending the summer of 2021 interning in New York City and taking class at New York University (NYU).

Salma Morales

Salma Morales is a first-generation college graduate from the University of Oklahoma, with her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is a proud alumni of the JCPenney Leadership Program in Price College of Business.

Currently, Morales is a Student Success Advisor at the Oklahoma City Community College. As an OCCC Alumni, she is thrilled to serve in this capacity and help students overcome barriers as they earn their college degree.

Morales serves on various leadership committees, most recently being the Director for the 2021 Miss Fiestas de Las Americas Leadership Development Pageant and Vice-President for the OKC Kappa Delta Chi Alumnae Chapter. She has a passion for community, uplifting others, and eating good food.