8:45am – 9:00am CST

Pre-Event Programming

9:00am – 9:15am CST

Welcome! Event Kick Off

9:15am – 9:45am CST

Inside Southwest’s Corporate Culture

Keynote Speaker: Linda Rutherford, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
  • The importance of a strong company Culture

  • What is Southwest’s secret sauce?

  • Three key strategies to support your Culture

9:45am – 10:05am CST

Audience Q&A

With Linda Rutherford, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer

10:05am – 10:40am CST

Panel: The Future of Culture and the Employee Experience

Whitney Eichinger, Managing Director, Culture & Engagement
Raquel Daniels, Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Laurie Barnett, Managing Director, Communications & Outreach + Responsible for leading Southwest’s COVID-19 response

10:40am – 10:50am CST


10:50am – 11:30am CST

Virtual Campus Tour

  • During the Virtual Tour you will get a behind-the-scenes look around the Southwest Airlines Corporate Campus including some unique areas not featured on the “in person” tour.

11:30am – 12:15pm CST

Panel: The Heart of Southwest – Our People

Elizabeth Bryant, Vice President, Southwest Airlines University
Lindsey Lang, Director, People
Chris Johnson, Vice President, Ground Operations

12:15pm CST 

General Program Concludes; VIPs Break for Lunch

  • VIPs receive a $25 Uber Eats gift card to use for lunch


3:30pm – 5:00pm CST

VIP Experience

  • Optional ticket purchase while supplies last
  • Q&A session with Tom Nealon, President of Southwest Airlines, and Ginger Hardage, former SVP of Culture and Communications, Southwest Airlines

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Southwest® Culture Connection

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