Omaha's Premier

Women's Learning and Gathering Event

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Welcome to Professional Women Connect !

Be Inspired by the Powerful Stories of Premier Female Leaders!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

4:00 pm Central

NEW! Virtual Meeting via ZOOM!


Mindy Simon
Chief Global Business and Information Officer

Conagra Brands


September 9, 2020

4:00pm Central

9:00pm GMT

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About Our Featured Guest

Mindy Simon 

Chief Global Business and Information Officer


Conagra Brands

Mindy Simon is Chief Information Officer for Conagra Brands. In this role, Mindy has enterprise responsibility for global business services, information technology, cyber security and leadership in modernizing the enterprise across business processes and technology including digital transformation leveraging capabilities such as advanced analytics, robotics, low/no code automation and modern infrastructure.

Since joining Conagra in 2000, Mindy has held a variety of roles in business transformation, finance, and information technology. Her responsibilities have included analyzing economic indicators and tracking major commodity markets and auditing in finance, and leading business and technology transformation across the organization in support of multiple businesses including consumer brands, private brands, foodservice, flour milling, potato processing, commodity trading, and meat processing. Mindy led global business services, including shared services across sales, supply chain, marketing, ecommerce, finance and R&D prior to becoming CIO. Mindy most recently led the integration of Pinnacle Foods, a $11 billion acquisition including over 40 iconic brands such as Birdseye, Duncan Hines, Wishbone and Garden, and 15 manufacturing plants.

Mindy holds a B.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a M.B.A. from Creighton University. She serves on the Omaha Chamber of Commerce board of directors Executive Committee including Chair of Economic Development, Aksarben Foundation, Nebraska Tech Collaborative Executive Committee, T200 Women CXO’s in Tech, Creighton College of Business board of advisors, and has served on the Girls Inc. of Omaha board of directors. Mindy and her husband Jon enjoy raising their four children and a menagerie of animals outside of Omaha.

Our Mission:

Its quite simple:  Professional Women Connect Global hosts dynamic, one-of-a-kind live and virtual events that feature premier global female leaders and their stories.  Our events receive rave reviews from women of all levels and industries, who are inspired, build social capital and expand their networks. 

Janyne brings nearly three decades of experience coaching leaders and their teams through the hard places, the resistance and conflict that comes with implementing large-and small-scale change, the conflict that comes from role confusion, misaligned goals, unclear processes and unmet expectations. From the C-Suite of the Fortune 100 to the micro-enterprise and non-profit executive, Janyne has helped a multitude of leaders around the world.

Janyne has delivered her message on five continents, including professional development initiatives and graduate programs in Germany, the Philippines, Burma, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. From the executive team through the IS and HR teams and to the plant staff, her holistic approach taps into individual and organizational potential for increased integrity, aligning intent with action to build trust.

Janyne holds a Ph.D. in leadership from Trinity International University, and continued her executive studies at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. Janyne teaches on change leadership in Creighton University's MBA program, as well as teaching the doctoral seminar ‘The person of the Leader” for Tyndale University’s Doctor of Ministry Program.

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