As a multidimensional, multifaceted being, do you struggle with achieving wholeness in your life? How about the idea that you can evolve as a leader at work while also growing in other roles that might include mother, partner, friend, and student of life? Is it possible to strike a balance...
As a multidimensional, multifaceted being, do you struggle with achieving wholeness in your life? How about the idea that you can evolve as a leader at work while also growing in other roles that might include mother, partner, friend, and student of life? Is it possible to strike a balance between professional and personal demands and fully embrace the human experience purposefully and unapologetically?
Light & Wonder’s Connie James (CFO) and Siobhan Lane (CEO of Gaming) believe it’s possible and have lived it. These two leaders will join us to discuss the importance of being explicit about what you want to accomplish — and setting boundaries to get there. Connie and Siobhan understand that the “wholeness concept” keeps women in the workplace longer, freeing them to give to work, family, friends, and community and ultimately live their best, most beautiful lives.
During this chat, you’ll learn:
How staying true to yourself and your goals will bring you fulfillment
The top soft skills women need to advance into leadership roles
The importance of finding a great mentor
Ways connectivity and cultivating relationships can drive results
The role routine check-ins play in wellness
How to be your #1 advocate
And so much more! We’ll talk about challenges that arise and how maintaining human connections and staying intellectually curious will keep you on track.
Meet The Speakers
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary at Light & Wonder
Connie James serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary for Light & Wonder. In this role, Ms. James oversees the Company’s global financial strategy and is responsible for executing financial best practices and maximizing shareholder value. She also oversees the Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Facilities, IT and Procurement functions of the Company.
Ms. James is a seasoned financial executive with nearly 20 years of gaming experience in financial and operational roles and a track record of delivering successful business, cultural and financial transformations. Ms. James joined Light & Wonder in January 2020 and served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s Gaming business unit where she led the business unit through unprecedented disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. James also played a critical role in defining the Company’s strategic vision to become the leading cross-platform global game company.
Prior to joining Light & Wonder, Ms. James served as the Corporate Vice President Finance – Business Operations and Supply Chain at Cargill. Previously, she spent nearly 10 years in a variety of leadership positions at Aristocrat Leisure Limited, including CFO of Global Land Based Gaming and CFO of Americas and Business Operations. During her time with Aristocrat, she was instrumental in driving record growth and evolving the business through social acquisitions. Ms. James also served as a Manager of Risk Services with Deloitte Australia.
Ms. James is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in Accounting from University of Nevada Las Vegas, Honors College. She also completed the Strategic Financial Leadership course at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Gaming at Light & Wonder
Siobhan Lane is a senior global gaming executive with a track record of driving business results through strong strategic and executional alignment, with a focus on building high-performing teams and an engaging culture. Ms. Lane currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaming at Light & Wonder, where she oversees all aspects of the company’s land-based Gaming business, demonstrating an innate desire to bring teams together to do their best work. Prior to being named CEO of Gaming, she served as Light & Wonder’s Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and led the North American region of the Gaming business.
Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Lane has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader by Global Gaming Business, one of the Gaming Industry’s Most Influential Female Leaders and, most recently, was named to the Global Gaming Business 2023 25 People to Watch List. A strong advocate for women in Gaming, Ms. Lane serves as the 2nd Vice President on the Global Gaming Women (GGW) Board of Directors.
Born in Ireland, Ms. Lane graduated with distinction from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business and also completed the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.