Women Lead Spokane

Women clapping at an event during the 2017 Women in Leadership Conference.

 

Gonzaga University's Women Lead Spokane 2019 Presented by STCU logo 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Hemmingson Center

  • Cost: $165

A conference designed to empower women, personally and professionally.

Women in Leadership Spokane 2018 sponsors: Dorian, Sodexo, KHQ-Q6, and the John J. Hemmingson Center at Gonzaga University

Complimentary Services: Professional portraits, professional coaching, public speaking coaching, LinkedIn guidance, and more!

Join us for interactive presentations, skill-building workshops, and networking opportunities!

CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL! Please email womenlead@gonzaga.edu to be placed on the wait-list.

Note: If you want CE credits for this event, be sure to register under the CE Credit menu option.

Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Check-in

Continental Breakfast provided

8:30 - 9:35 a.m.

Welcome/Opening Remarks

The Year of the Woman: A Closer Look at 2018An Interactive Presentation by Sherri Lynch & Rachelle Strawther, Co-founders of WOMEN LEAD 

Join Sherri and Rachelle as they discuss the pivotal research that emerged in 2018 on the topic of women in the workplace. They will also highlight the significant national and global events that helped dub 2018 the "Year of the Woman."

Sherri Lynch, M.A., is the co-founder of the WOMEN LEAD initiative and Instructor of the Certificate in Women’s Leadership. A seasoned speaker and presenter, she has more than ten years of experience in business development. Outside of her role as the Asst. Director of Leadership Training and Development, Sherri is working towards her doctorate in Leadership Studies with a focus on women’s advancement.

Rachelle Strawther, M.A., Director of Leadership Training and Development, oversees all non-degree leadership programs for individuals and organizations, including WOMEN LEAD, the Certificate in Women's Leadership, the Emerging Leaders Program, the Authentic Leadership Program, Webinars, Assessments, and customized services. A former Gonzaga University Regent and Staff President, she has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on Emotional Intelligence.

 

9:35 - 9:50

Coffee Break

  • Complimentary professional portraits and other services
  • Complimentary LinkedIn guidance
9:50 - 10:55

Workshop Session A

Options include:

  • Failing Forward: Strategies for women to embrace risk and accept failure – Heather Stratford-Geibel
  • Communicating Across Gender Lines 2.0 – Carolyn Cunningham
  • Unlocking Work-Life Integration – Katherine Greenland
  • Females & Feedback: How to empower women through courage and candor - Juanita Roesler
  • Closing the Gap: Strategies to support women in the margins - Erin Jones

Note: Coaching sessions will take place concurrently. Sign-ups will be emailed to registrants at least two weeks in advance.

10:55 -11:10

Break

  • Complimentary professional portraits & other services
  • Complimentary LinkedIn guidance

11:10 - 12:15

 

Workshop Session B

Options include:

  • Failing Forward: Strategies for women to embrace risk and accept failure – Heather Stratford-Geibel
  • Communicating Across Gender Lines 2.0 – Carolyn Cunningham
  • Unlocking Work-Life Integration – Katherine Greenland
  • Females & Feedback: How to empower women through courage and candor - Juanita Roesler
  • Closing the Gap: Strategies to support women in the margins - Erin Jones

Note: Coaching sessions will take place concurrently. Sign-ups will be emailed to registrants at least two weeks in advance.

12:15 - 1:15

Networking Lunch

  • Guest Speaker:Susan Tyler-Babkirk, Program Manager, Transitions
  • Table activity for women in transition
  • Sharing lessons from morning sessions
  • Free time for attendees to get professional portraits and visit vendor tables.
1:15 -2:00

Executive Case Study: Presented by Delores Alexander, VP of Indirect Supply Chain - Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations for the Boeing Company

Listen to Delores as she shares her story and presents a real-life case study that she faced in her career. You'll discuss the situation with others at your table, determine what you would do if you were in the same situation, and then hear from Delores about what actually happened. 

Delores joined the Boeing Company as a college graduate of Gonzaga University. With the exception of a three year departure to AT&T Wireless, she has worked for Boeing in various capacities related to procurement and supply chain. She has had the opportunity to explore many aspects of the procurement field with varied commodities and different procurement strategies in areas of supply chain management, supplier diversity and strategic sourcing. Delores obtained both her Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. In 2018, she was recognized with the Women of Color STEM Managerial Leadership Award.

 

 

2:00 - 2:15

Break

  • Complimentary professional portraits and other services
  • Complimentary LinkedIn guidance
2:15 - 3:00p.m.

Two Options:

1) "What's Next?": A facilitated, interactive exercise to plan your next steps, individually and organizationally - co-facilitated by Mary Miller and Tiffany Van Heel, graduates of Gonzaga University's Certificate in Women's Leadership

2) Rock Your Profile: How to enhance your brand on LinkedIn -  a presentation by Andrew Smith-Garzon with Mid-Market Sales Solutions at LinkedIn Inc. Based in San Francisco, Andrew is a 2007 graduate of Gonzaga University and am alumnus of the Comprehensive Leadership Program.

Note: Coaching sessions will take place concurrently. Sign-ups will be emailed to registrants at least two weeks in advance.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Break

  • Complimentary professional portraits & other services
  • Complimentary LinkedIn guidance
3:15 - 4:10 p.m.

Woman of Wisdom Interview: Teresa Shook, Founder of the Women's March

Teresa Shook is the Founder of the Women’s March, which brought more than 5 million people around the world together to stand in solidarity for women’s rights and a fair, just and inclusive world. She received the “American Spirit Award for Citizen Activism” from the non-profit The Common Good (along with Senator John McCain and Senator John Kerry), the Pen Award and has been recognized by the Hawaii State Legislature and by Maui County Council for her work. She is both a lawyer and an educator, world traveler, writer and adventurer.  She has spent the past 30 years working on social justice issues, representing underserved communities, advocating for women and youth and helping victims of domestic violence. She is the mother of two grown sons who she raised as a single mother and Tutu (grandma)  to four girls. After retiring from law she taught English/Literature and Social Studies overseas in Bali, Guatemala, China, Saipan, and Gabon. Today, she continues her work mentoring women and youth, speaking at various events on social justice issues, doing interviews on podcasts and other social media, and is working on a book.  She resides in Hana, Maui.

4:10 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Networking social

 Conference is FULL! Email womenlead@gonzaga.edu to be placed on wait-list.

To learn more about the Women Lead Spokane 2019 conference, email womenlead@gonzaga.edu or call (509) 313-3579.

 

Guest Speakers

Teresa Shook
Teresa Shook, Founder of the Women’s March
Delores Alexander
Delores Alexander, VP of Indirect Supply Chain - Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations for the Boeing Company
Sherri Lynch and Rachelle Strawthe
Sherri Lynch and Rachelle Strawther, WOMEN LEAD Organizers
Stephanie Vigil
Stephanie Vigil, Anchor, KHQ