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The 9th annual Women's Leadership Conference: "The Innovative Leader," will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Cleveland Convention Center. This event begins with registration and continental breakfast from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Then experience nationally acclaimed keynote speakers, powerful breakout sessions, book signings, a silent auction, vendor marketplace and a chance to network with hundreds of professional women. The event culminates with a networking reception from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Conference Agenda
about the conference
Find what’s new, what’s better and what’s next at this full-day conference, themed “The Innovative Leader.” An innovative leader translates creative ideas into action. Innovative leadership happens in a culture that encourages efficiency, excellence, vision and achievement.
Whether your career is in the for-profit sector, government or social service, the most successful and effective leaders take calculated risks to push the performance of their people and organizations. This capacity is particularly essential for women leaders as we seek new strategies and approaches for creating an equitable playing field.
Leave with skills that you can put into practice immediately.
* If you, or a guest, need accommodations, please contact Brooke VanDenHaute at 216-881-6878 in advance.
Morning Keynote Address: Michelle McKenna-Doyle
Forever Forward - As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Michelle McKenna-Doyle is the most senior ranking female executive at the NFL. She is responsible for the technology that fuels America's Game. During her inspiring keynote, Michelle will share her career journey, including her personal struggles with career/life balance and how the importance of moving forward- no matter the circumstance- is the key to being an innovative leader in the big league. She will provide a glimpse into the NFL, and explain how moving the game forever forward is a cornerstone of its culture.
Michelle McKenna-Doyle is responsible for the NFL’s technology strategy, shared service delivery and management of the league’s corporate technology activities. Prior to joining the NFL, Ms. McKenna worked in several senior management and information technology positions at various Fortune 500 corporations.
Afternoon Keynote Address: Whitney Johnson
Disrupt Yourself - Disruptive thinking improves the odds of success for products, companies, and even countries, and harnessing this powerful mindset begins with the individual. In this compelling keynote address, Whitney Johnson builds on her Harvard Business Review article Disrupt Yourself®, applying the road-tested theory of disruptive innovation to the individual, providing practical tips along with real-world examples of personal disruption. If you are ready to move you and your organization to the next level, it is time to disrupt the status quo and innovate from the inside.
Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption, and the co-founder the boutique investment firm Rose Park Advisors. She regularly speaks and consults with Fortune 100 Companies. Whitney is the author of the acclaimed Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.
Breakout Speaker I: Ellyn Spragins
A Letters To My Younger Self® workshop brings work-life issues and real-life career hurdles to the surface in a safe environment, using the generation of genuine conversations and emotionally resonant relationships among diverse participants. Ellyn Spragins will speak about the experience of working with more than 100 corporate leaders, celebrities, politicians, performers, authors and other well-known women to create their letters to their younger selves. She then will lead the audience through the process of writing their letters to their younger selves and sharing the letters and lessons with each other.
Ellyn Spragins conducts Letters To My Younger Self® seminars and workshops around the world for corporate women’s leadership programs. She has inspired corporate leaders to share their inner wisdom. She was an award winning journalist and columnist at the New York Times before launching What I Know Now Enterprises, LLC. Her books include What I Know Now About Success, and New York Times bestseller What I Know Now: Letters To My Younger Self®.
Breakout Speaker II: Maureen Metcalf
Today's successful leaders need to optimize their performance at the individual and organizational level within complex environments. They need to innovate the way they lead at the same pace as they innovate their products, services, and processes. This session is based on the Innovative Leadership Fieldbook, which highlights the innovative leadership model. Using this model, participants will walk away with practical skills to enhance their leadership abilities to face complex challenges. Additionally, participants will explore how to apply this model to their broader organization.
Maureen Metcalf, CEO of Metcalf & Associates, Inc., brings 26 years of business experience to support her clients' leadership and organizational transformations. Maureen publishes and speaks regularly on Innovative Leadership, Resilience, and Organizational Transformation. She is the author of the Award Winning Innovative Leadership Workbook Series and the co-author of The Innovative Leadership Fieldbook, winner 2012 International Book Award for Best Business Reference Book. She is a certified coach through the Deep Coaching Institute.
Southern Chicken Salad – fresh berries, spiced pecans and raspberry balsamic grilled chicken with white balsamic vinaigrette
Wild Rice Salad – (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) – Lemon basil white bean relish with roasted tomatoes, spiced hummus and fresh vegetables
YWCA Greater Cleveland Women’s Leadership Conference is Northeast Ohio’s premiere conference for women. This event spotlights national speakers and draws more than 300 attendees every year. By sponsoring this powerful conference, your organization not only demonstrates its commitment to developing women leaders; you are extending the power and reach of the conference to the greater Northeast Ohio community. Please contact Brooke VanDenHaute at email@example.com for more information.
|YWCA thanks its presenting sponsor:
Crain's Cleveland Business
|and supporting sponsors:
The Lubrizol Corporation
Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital
The Cleveland Women’s Journal
Crain’s Cleveland Business
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