Women's Leadership Summit
Do you want to make a difference
Join Briar Cliff's 1930 organization and plan to attend the first-ever Women's Leadership Summit! The Women's Leadership Summit is an empowerment conference for all women who desire to make a difference. The summit will be an engaging event for both female professionals and female students in our community to come together. It will feature empowered speakers and several collaborative break-out sessions on Friday, October 25th at the St. Francis Center. Take the step today to join us in building a community of women who stand united to support our female students.
A 1930 Influencer is a female (or male) who is dedicated to supporting female students at Briar Cliff University. An annual membership fee of $100 helps support scholarship and leadership opportunities for female students. As an Influencer, you also have the opportunity to provide opportunities for our female students through mentorship, networking, internship and additional scholarships. In addition to positively impacting the lives of Briar Cliff female students you will be invited to attend, along with our female students, professional development and leadership opportunities like The 1930 Women’s Leadership Conference.
Non-Influencer: $50 + recommended $100 Donation to join The 1930 Organization for 2019.
Non-Influencers are females or males who are interested in learning more about The 1930 and women’s empowerment initiatives.
Non-Profit Discount: $19.30
Open to all employees of Siouxland non-profits.
More About Our Event
This year's conference speakers were selected in recognition of the 30th anniversary of United Airlines Flight 232 crash landing and Briar Cliff’s contributions to the survivors of that event. The focus of the 1930 Women’s Leadership Conference will be on collaboration, community response during a crisis and lessons of leadership. Our keynote speaker, Sara Nelson, International President Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, is a trailblazer and female change agent in labor movements and served as a leading voice on issues facing women in the workplace.
Discover more about the mission of the 1930 organization and its goals.
Schedule of Events
8:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - Welcome and Opening
9:15 am - Keynote: Community, Courage & Leadership Lessons Learned In Crisis
Presenter: Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO
10:30 am - Break
10:40 am - Breakout Session 1:
Community: Success Strategies for Collaborative Decision Making
Presenter: Leah Glasgo, CEO, Unity Point Health System– Fort Dodge
Courage: Being a Voice for Others
Presenter: Treyla Lee, Recruiter, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Leadership: Navigating Your Path to the Boardroom
Presenter: Annette Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, Ho-Chunk, Inc.
11:30 am - Breakout Session 2:
Community: The 411 on Advancing in Your Career
Presenter: Captain Lisa Claeys, Sioux City Police Department
Courage: From Welfare to Wealth Management: How Resilience Can Lead to Abundance
Presenter: Mary Sterk, CEO and Founder, Sterk Financial Services
Leadership: Honoring Culture While Creating Change
Presenter: Chiara Cournoyer, Director of Social Services, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
12:30 pm - Chitchat, Change & Chocolate; Lunch and Table Discussion
Presenter: Denise Bowyer, Vice President, American Income Life Insurance Company & Secretary, Labor Advisory Board
1:45 pm - Break
2:00 pm - Breakout Session 3:
Community: Give Back and Grow Your Network
Presenter: Lillyan Rodriguez, Catering Sales Manager, Delta Hotels
Courage: Beyond the Yellow Tape
Presenter: Julie Tebbe, and Mary Brandt, The Brandt Agency of Interpreting
Leadership: Challenging the Status Quo
2:45 pm - Break
3:00 pm - Success Path Panel: Their Secrets & Surprises
Facilitated by Mary Guinane, Senior Writer at RKD Group and Owner of The Write Answer
Panel members: Christie Finnegan, Abigail Chihak, Angela Johnson, Trisha Winquist, Verna Welte and Mary Lincoln
4:30 pm - Closing
If you require hotel accommodations to attend this event. Please feel free to use the "Briar Cliff University" room block at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, located at 385 E 4th Street, South Sioux City, NE 68776. Call 402-494-4000 to receive a group rate for either Thursday or Friday evening.