November 21, 2019 | Grand River Center

2019 Dubuque Conference

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The Speakers

Creative sessions from today's top experts

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is a business woman, podcast host, public speaker and philanthropist. Her mission is to inspire, equip and connect individuals and teams to seize opportunities, face challenges, and accelerate impact in their communities and organizations. Through Carly Fiorina Enterprises and Unlocking Potential Foundation, Fiorina and her team strengthen the problem-solving and leadership capacity across America. She is a sought-after speaker and advisor who wants to see people and organizations achieve their highest potential.

Carly was appointed by President Bush and CIA Director Michael Hayden to serve as the Chairman of the External Advisory Board of the CIA after 9/11. In this capacity, she held the highest clearances available to a civilian, and focused her efforts on CIA recruitment policies, information technology capabilities and organizational integration.

In 2015, Carly launched a campaign for President, running as a political outsider. Fiorina is also a best-selling author of three books, including Tough Choices, Rising to the Challenge and her latest release, Find Your Way.

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

A native of Dubuque, IA, Kate Mulgrew moved to New York City at 17 to pursue a career in acting. As an acclaimed fan-favorite actress, her performances span across television, film and stage. Shortly after she moved to New York, she landed her first role in the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hope.

Mulgrew is internationally recognized for her famous portrayal of Captain Janeway, in which she made Star Trek franchise history as the first female captain in a leading role. She starred on Star Trek: Voyager for seven seasons and earned three Saturn Awards and one Satellite Award for her role. She is also well-known for her roles in Mrs. Columbo and currently as Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov in the hit series Orange Is The New Black.  

She is also an author of two memoirs, Born With Teeth and How To Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir. Mulgrew is an active member of the Alzheimer's Association National Advisory Council and the voice of Cleveland's MetroHealth System.

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Best conference I have been to yet. The speakers did a great job of finding ways to make it relatable to everyone and giving us actionable items we can take home with us. I loved that the themes were on professional development, rather than just statistics about women being underrepresented in leadership roles. These are the skills we need to develop to get ahead.

-- 2018 Dubuque Conference Attendee

I learned how to be a negotiator which is very difficult and uncomfortable for me. This conference taught me that I deserve everything that the world has to offer me and how to go for it and take what's mine.

-- 2018 Dubuque Conference Attendee

I learned a lot about negotiating, workplace environments, including how to be more inclusive for women, how splitting my energy can be detrimental to my health and productivity, as well as how my identity can impact my goals and passions.

-- 2018 Dubuque Conference Male Ally Attendee

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