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2010 Conference

Bringing together Chicago's brightest female leaders.

With our third annual Women's Leadership Conference, we brought to you Chicago's brightest female leaders to present on key issues through compelling stories and insightful experiences. Thank you for your participation in this event!

Take a moment to learn more about the 2010 Women's Leadership Conference. You can navigate information by reading speaker bios, viewing pictures of our event, and overviewing the agenda of the day. For the 2010 Women's Leadership Conference, we took your suggestions and built in targeted workshops in the areas you requested. Topics included, learning how to brand yourself, starting a business, maintaining work/life balance, and negotiating your position. In addition, this year we challenged all of you to answer the question, "What is a leader?" We hope that you are now able to answer this question for yourself.



Friday, May 28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, 909 N Michigan Avenue 

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.     Welcome Remarks
9:15 - 10:45 a.m.    Featured Speaker: Trudy Bourgeous, CEO, The Center for Workforce Excellence
                             The Secrets that Every Woman Needs to Know to Become a Phenomenal Woman Leader

11:00 a.m. - noon   Panel: Reflections on Leadership
noon - 1:30 p.m.     Luncheon

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Laura Caldwell, lawyer and novelist, founder and director of the Life After Innocence
Project, and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Graduation Ceremony for Women's Leadership Certificate Students

Concurrent Sessions:

Concurrent Session I
(Choose from two sessions)

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Embracing Risk: An Essential Ingredient for Success

Judy Kaplan, President, Renaissance Communications & Founder/Publisher, Empower Woman Publications

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Finding Your Authentic Self: Personal Branding, Reputation, and Style

Tracy LaLonde, Partner, Akina, Inc.

Concurrent Session II
(Choose from two sessions)

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Work/Life Balance: The New Wake Up Inspired Solution

Marian Baker, Chief Inspiration Offices, Master Certified Coach, Author, Speaker

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Negotiation, Influence, and Success

Rose Ann Pastor, Assistant Dean, School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Or, choose to attend a workshop from 1:45 - 4:30 p.m.

1:45 - 4:30 p.m. Entrepreneur Workshop: Business Planning and Start Up Strategies
  • Legal Considerations and Strategic Planning-Diana Laskaris, Esq. Attorney and Strategic Business Consultant
  • Planning Your Business and Marketing Your Product-Talia Mashiach, Founder and CEO, Eved

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Networking and Wine Reception

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The Westin Michigan Avenue, 909 N Michigan Avenue Chicago is holding a special room rate of $139 for this event. Space is limited. Please call them to reserve a room at this rate: 312.943.7200.


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