Women Lead Spokane

What you will learn: 

  • Informative presenters
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Complimentary one-on-one coaching (pre-registration required)
  • Highly interactive and engaging format


Thank you to our speakers, coaches, and to those who attended the Women Lead Spring Conference! 

  • 8- 8:25am          - Continental Breakfast 
  • 8:30- 8:40am     - Welcome
  • 8:40- 8:50am     - Learning - Community Engagement, by YWCA of Spokane      
  • 8:55- 9am          - Opening Remarks - Mayor Nadine Woodward      
  • 9-10am              - Morning Keynote Speaker 
  • 10- 10:15am      - Break #1
  • 10:15am -11:15am   - Interactive Workshops #1 (choose one)
    • Discipline isn't the Answer: Pursuing Your Goals the Easier Way
    •  Integrity Based Leadership
    • They Say Change is Hard, But Does it Have to Be?
    • Crash Course on Communication
    • The Art & Science of Feedback
    • The Heroine's Journey 
    • How to Be Fearless: Learning How to Take Risks 
  • 11:15am -11:45am   - Networking Lunch
  • 11:45am -12:30pm   - Lunch Speaker - Jessica Bonar
  • 12:30pm -12:40pm   - Break #2
  • 12:45pm -1:30pm     - Women of Wisdom Interview - Charitie Ropati
  • 1:30 - 1:45pm           - Break #4



  • 1:45 -2:45pm - Interactive Workshop #2 -Repeat Morning Sessions
  • 2:45 -2:55pm - Break #3
  • 2:55 - 4pm     - Afternoon Keynote Speaker - Amy Nelson    
  • 4 - 4:30pm     - Wrap-Up/Closing Regards
  • 4:40 - 5pm     - Networking Reception 

Featured Speakers and Presenters 

Janice Brown

Janice P. Brown

Morning Keynote
Principal in Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Practice

Jessica Bonar

Jessica Bonar

Professional Trainer and Coach

Charitie Ropati

Charitie Ropati

Women of Wisdom
21 year old Education and Environmental Activist

Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Afternoon Keynote
Co-CEO, The Riveter

Workshop Presenters

Jill Yyashinsky Wortman

Jill Yashinsky-Wortman

Topic: The Answer isn't Outside You: It's Time to Meet Your Inner Mentor
Consultant and Coach

Tiffany Harms

Topic: Integrity-Based Leadership: Harnessing the Powerful Process of Restoring, Repairing, & Preventing Harm through Difficult Conversations
Organizational Development and Leadership Consultant

Camesha Little

Camesha F. Little

Topic: Integrity-Based Leadership: Harnessing the Powerful Process of Restoring, Repairing, & Preventing Harm through Difficult Conversations
National Director and Attorney

Dana Questad

Dr. Dana Questad

Topic: The Art and Science of Feedback
Leadership Scientist and Educator

Meg Demand

Meg Demand

Topic: Crash Course on Communication: Defining the Basics of Great Communication in the Workplace and at Home
Corporate Trainer and Real Estate Business Owner

Rebecca Hoyt

Rebecca Hoyt

Topic: They Say Change is Hard, but Does it Have to Be?
Organizational Development Partner, Gonzaga University


A huge thanks to our sponsors, who make this conference possible. 

AmericanFamily Insurance logo KTEA logo Canopy Credit Union logo City of Spokane logo
Women Lead attendees applaud the 2022 keynote speaker

More Information:

  • When: March 8th, 2023 -  on International Women's Day
  • Where: Spokane-Gonzaga Campus
  • Informational Poster 
  • Scheduled Agenda- (tentative)
  • Cancellations with full refund not allowed after February 27th, but transfer to another attendee is allowed. 
Registration Closes Monday February 27th
or when sold out.