YWCA Greater Cleveland

Women's Leadership Conference

11th Annual Women's Leadership Conference, 2016
Tomorrow's Leaders

2015 conference participants told us that they want more from our conference, and we listened! The 2016 conference began at 8:30am and ran throughout the day. Starting with an incredible opening session, the morning included two engaging workshops for participants to choose from, followed by the Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon and two additional afternoon workshops. The day concluded with our popular "Speed Networking" session. 

Interested in sponsorship? Review this sponsorship packet and find the level that's right for you. Check out this flyer about the event for more details.

2016 Conference Workshop Topics


Developing Emotional Intelligence – Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to connect with others using a combination of self-awareness and sensitivity to others’ feelings.
• Higher EQ makes us more effective in life and in business.
• It’s suggested that EQ is a better predictor of success than IQ.
• High EQ helps find common ground amidst significant disagreement.
Develop skills that increase your EQ, helping you to become a more effective leader.  FACILITATOR: ADELE DIMARCO KIOUS

If You Don’t Play, You Can’t Win: Taking Risks for Growth – Many women who are successful in business take on risks from which that other would shy away. There is nothing in a woman’s nurturing that makes her less of a risk-taker. So why don’t we do it? Change the direction of your professional life by becoming an intentional risk taker.  FACILITATOR: RAQUEL EATMON



Dissecting Conflict as an Opportunity – Gwen Moran writes “While some people plow through conflict to get their way, a 2010 study…found that 95% of employees have trouble voicing differences of opinion, which results in a loss of roughly $1,500 per eight-hour workday in lost productivity, doing unnecessary work, and engaging in active avoidance of co-workers.” Learn how to take advantage of conflict situations and turn them into opportunities for advancing an idea or a career. FACILITATOR: AMANDA SHAFFER

Network Thinking: The Mindset of the Future Leader – Networking is among the most powerful marketing tactics to accelerate and sustain success. Learn to:
• Make connections and building powerful relationships.
• Ensure you are meeting the right people to include in your personal network, expanding your range of influence.
• Get the best possible results out of your time and energy spent networking.




Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors



Peace Sponsors


Justice Sponsors
American Greetings Corporation
College Now Greater Cleveland Inc.
CRU Solutions
Ernst & Young
The Lubrizol Corporation

Freedom Sponsors
Fairmount Santrol
Grant Thornton LLP
The Huntington National Bank
Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
PNC Bank
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Reminger Co., LPA
The Sherwin-Williams Company Westfield Insurance

Dignity Sponsors
Advance Ohio
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Cleveland Indians
Cleveland State University
Cliffs Natural Resources
Current, powered by GE
Dealer Tire
Dollar Bank
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Tucker Ellis LLP

Additional Support
Consolidated Solutions
Gries Financial


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