This symposium is NAWMBA’s premier event for empowering and educating female business executives who are looking for their next step or want to learn about how to improve as a leader. This event includes multiple sessions on leadership development for mid-to-upper level managers.
An MBA is not required to attend this event as our mission is to diversify the workforce and help move women into leadership positions. Take a look at the agenda, learn about our speakers, and we hope to see you at the West Region Women’s Leadership Symposium on May 22nd!
|Learn About The Speakers|
Moderated by: Nadia Alhashimi
According to an analysis from Pew Research Center, more than 30 percent of American workers today are Millennials. Generation Z is currently in college and will be hitting the workforce in the next few years. Preparing the next generation of leaders is becoming increasingly critical for the health of any organization. This session will take a first-hand look at empowering the next generation. How do we prepare the next generation? How do we empower them to develop themselves and others?
Participants in this session will:
Are you dreading talking to your boss or direct reports? Leadership effectiveness is highly dependent on your ability to have difficult conversations. In this session, we will review the brain science behind feedback and provide practical tools to help you drive collaboration and increase your leadership effectiveness.
12:45-1:45 Lunch Keynote – Career Confidence: 4 Keys to Career Advancement
Attendees will experience an energized, empowering talk from career advancement expert Suzanne O’Brien on the 4 fundamentals of strategic career management, to help them develop a focused approach to continued professional growth and promotion.
By the end of this session, participants will:
Moderated by: Julie McReynolds
Now is a particularly good time for women to seek seats on boards of directors. All-male boards of retired CEOs are disappearing as shareholders demand diversity, disruptive changes in the marketplace require multiple perspectives, and the natural strengths that many women bring are more valued – and more in demand – than ever before.
Drawing upon her Better Boards Project: The Impact of Women on Boards research, Cate will lead an interactive discussion on what women directors bring to boards, why they are being recruited more than ever before, and what the best roadmap would be for you to strategize your way to a seat at the right table. What steps can you take now to increase your chances of sitting in the boardroom a few years from now?