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Women's Leadership Conference

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The 9th annual Women's Leadership Conference: "The Innovative Leader," was held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Cleveland Convention Center. This event began with registration and continental breakfast from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.  Then participants experienced 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 culminated with a networking reception from 3:45 to 5 p.m.  Conference Agenda

about the conference

The full-day conference was 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.

Participants left with skills to put into practice immediately.   


Michelle McKenna-Doyle, Senior VP and CIO at NFL
Whitney Johnson, co-founder the boutique investment firm Rose Park Advisors
Ellyn Spragins, Author, Speaker
Maureen Metcalf, CEO of Metcalf & Associates, Inc

Thank you to our sponsors:

YWCA thanks its presenting sponsor:
Media 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
Litigation Management
First American Title


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