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Women's Leadership Symposium: When We Lead Agenda

Women's Leadership Symposium: When We Lead

March 22 through 24

Program Agenda

Wednesday, March 22

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Keynote Conversation with State Rep. Latyna Humphrey, District 2

12 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
When We Lead Panel Discussion

Leadership is a journey and studies show that in the last four years the proportion of women in senior management roles globally grew 29%. Women leaders help close the wage gap, bring creativity and innovation, and have a positive impact on workplace policies. This expert panel of women leaders and bosses will share their secret sauce of leading authentically. They will also discuss the challenges they have overcome and the helpful strategies they use to lead with intention and grace.

Panelists: Toni Cunningham, Barbara Sykes, J. Averi Frost, Toshia Safford and Tracy Maxwell Heard
Moderator: Yvonne Cherell, CEO OUCAN

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

4 p.m.
All About Me: Empowerment Reception

Participants are invited to spend a casual and relaxing afternoon filled with music, food and creating your personal "All About Me" empowerment toolkit for the year.

Thursday, March 23

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Session I

A: How the Pathways Community HUB Initiative Can Transform Systems: Spreading and Scaling a Model in Ohio with  Dr. Aimee Budnik
B: The View from Both Sides of the Table: Advocate and Target Audiences with Brittany Boulton

12 p.m.
Blue Jean Luncheon

In celebration of Women's Herstory Month, participants are encouraged to join us for a Blue Jean Luncheon celebration. Get ready for a midday break with great food, a 360-degree photo shoot and networking.

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session II

A: The 23 Discoveries of Me with DeAndra Harrison
B: Know the Tools: How to be Intentional with Your Messaging with Kathryn Clausen and Emily Nolan

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session III

A: Breaking Silos for Better Service with Jackie Boehnlein
B: Mentoring: Past, Present & Future with Audrey Taylor

3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Black Girl Rising Panel Discussion

According to the American Psychological Task Force on Resilience and Strength in Black Children and Adolescents, for African American adolescents to develop into individuals actively engaged in optimal personal and collective development, they must be considered "at promise" as opposed to "at risk." This positive change will help them become contributing members of their families, schools, communities and the broader society. Learn from Black Girl Rising's young leaders about how this data impacts their lives and the lives of their peers.

Panelists include Fran Frazier and her guests from Black Girl Rising
Moderator: Brishundra McGrier

5 p.m.
Evening on Your Own

Friday, March 24

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Next Level Panel Discussion

Have you ever questioned your time and place in life? Have you spent time pondering your next move and the necessary steps or actions to move up to the next phase of your life? This collection of women entrepreneurs, community leaders and bosses will share their stories of resiliency and determination as they take us to the Next Level.

Panelists:  Ella Williams, Tiffany Wright, Daphne McKinnie, Monica Womack
Moderator: Yvonne Cherell, CEO OUCAN

11:30 a.m.
Closing Keynote Address: Danielle Sydnor, President/CEO Rise Together Innovation Center

12:30 p.m.