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Women's Leadership Conference

The 10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference
Becoming a Transformational Leader

This year we paired the Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon with our signature conference "Becoming a Transformational Leader." More than 200 women joined us as we looked at ways to grow professionally, expand professional networks, increase our capacity to lead, positively impact our respective organizations and most important - leave the conference with skills that can be put to use immediately.

Panel Discussion: Who, What, When, Where and How of Transformational Leadership

The conference began with a panel conversation that supported women leaders in becoming or advancing their skills as transformative leaders. The panel consisted of trailblazers, who are, by their accomplishments and impact on others, transformational leaders. These phenomenal leaders shared experiences, skills and strategies on becoming a transformational leader.

The afternoon was filled with workshops, where participants shared concepts and tools for developing behaviors needed for today'd leadership needs.

Topics included the "Four “I’s” of Transformational Leadership" and "Transformational Leadership: Removing Personal and Organizational Constraints."


  • Divya Sriram, Leadership Coach; Energy Leadership Master Practitioner; Divya Sriram Coaching & Consulting LLC
  • Susan Fee, Professional Clinical Counselor; Author, The Manager's Motivation Handbook; Susan Fee & Associates, Inc.
  • Maia Beatty, transformational leadership coach & Your Guide to a More Powerful YOU. Creator of the Move Into Your Power online program and author of 5 books, including Dance Into Your Power.
  • DeLores Pressley, America's #1 Confidence Strategist and Founder of the Up Woman Network

YWCA thanks its presenting sponsors:



Peace Justice Freedom Dignity
AlcoaCleveland Airport System
Creekside Financial Advisors LLC
CRU Solutions
Cuyahoga Community College
Forest City
The Huntington National Bank
The Lubrizol Corporation
Parker Hannifin Corporation
PolyOne Corporation

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Grant Thornton LLP
Lake Health
Medical Mutual
Molina Healthcare of Ohio
New Community Bible Fellowship
Northeast Ohio Media Group
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
PNC Bank
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Reminger Co., LPA
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Westfield Insurance
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland State University
Dollar Bank
Fairmount Santrol
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Thompson Hine LLP
Tucker Ellis LLP



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