URGENT Central Iowa Conference Update
Knowing that we can not predict what regulations may be in place and/or the comfort level of attendees this fall, Women Lead Change has made the decision to host all fall conferences as completely virtual experiences including the Central Conference on Oct. 28.
Writer, journalist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez is the author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. A leading voice on equality and feminist issues in technology, health and the media, Caroline has also led high-profile campaigns to publicly recognize the contribution of women in British history.
Invisible Women reveals the systematic, and often unconscious bias behind the data and assumptions that construct our everyday life. She reveals a world built for men, from the dangerous presumption that male symptoms of heart attacks also apply to women, to the fact that pianos are built for the male-hand size to crash-test dummies being modeled on the male frame. One of the key areas of examination is the increasing reliance in all areas on algorithms which are usually designed by, and using large amounts of data on, men which affects everything from internet search results to job applications. She uses numerous cases to exemplify how male data has always been treated as the norm, ignoring at least half the population, and reviews the effects of this imbalance on women and society as a whole. Alongside widespread critical acclaim, Invisible Women also won the prestigious Royal Society Science Book prize.
Alongside regular appearances on the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, Caroline has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Washington Post and the New Statesman. She has also featured in the documentary Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes and won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year award.
In her critically acclaimed novels and immensely popular nonfiction, Elizabeth Gilbert expands our understanding of creativity, spirituality, and love. Whatever her subject, whether in fiction or nonfiction, Gilbert writes with “a mix of intelligence, wit, and colloquial exuberance that is close to irresistible” (The New York Times Book Review). Her memoir, Eat Pray Love, exploded onto the scene in 2006. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Eat Pray Love famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce. Translated into more than 30 languages, the book has sold over thirteen million copies for guidance in leading a brave, authentic, and creative lives. In her nonfiction treatise, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, another instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Gilbert unpacks her own generative process and shares her wise, witty insights into the mysteries of curiosity and inspiration. Her newest bestseller is the novel, City of Girls, a “fiercely feminist” (Esquire) story of a young woman coming into her own in the theater world of 1940s New York.
After serving an unprecedented two consecutive terms as USTA Chairman and President, 2015-2018 Katrina M. Adams now serves 2019-2020 as Immediate Past President. Adams was the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest person ever to serve as USTA President.
An accomplished professional player, Adams competed for 12 years on the WTA Tour, winning 20 career doubles titles and reaching the quarterfinals or better in doubles at all four Grand Slam events. In 2015, Adams was elected Vice President of the International Tennis Federation and re-elected in 2019. In 2016, she was appointed as Chairman of the Fed Cup Committee and in 2018, Adams was also named Chairman of the Gender Equality in Tennis Committee. She was named to Adweek magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2016 and 2017, and Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” list in 2017. Also in 2017, Adams was named to Ebony magazine’s “Power 100” list. Since 2005 Adams also has served as the Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, based in New York City.
During her administration, the USTA achieved a number of major milestones, including the opening of the USTA National Campus in Orlando, and the completion of the strategic transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. She also spearheaded an unprecedented outreach effort into underserved communities—with an emphasis on Hispanic communities—in an effort to share the sport of tennis with more people.
Ms. Adams has her maiden book, Own The Arena...Getting Ahead, Making A Difference and Succeeding As The Only One, releasing July 7, 2020.
Kindra Hall is President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges. Kindra is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers trusted by global brands to deliver presentations and trainings that inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through strategic storytelling.
Kindra is a former Director of Marketing and VP of Sales. She is a contributing editor to SUCCESS Magazine and was guest faculty at the Harvard Medical School. Her book, Stories that Stick: How Storytelling can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences and Transform Your Business debuted at #2 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List and Forbes said it “may be the most valuable business book you read." Kindra’s message spans all industries and her clients include Facebook, Hilton Hotels, Tyson Foods, Target and Berkshire Hathaway and many others.
What began as a storytelling assignment in 5th grade, grew into a passion for not only telling stories, but a mastery for teaching others the methods and science of storytelling so they can better tell their own.
She was a National Champion storyteller (yes, they have those), a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network and has her master’s degree in communications where she conducted original research studying the role of storytelling in defining and revealing organizational culture.
Emily Nagoski is the author of Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life. She has a PhD in health behavior with a minor in human sexuality from Indiana University, and a MS in counseling, also from IU, including a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute sexual health clinic.
Amelia Nagoski holds a conductor with a DMA in conducting from the University of Connecticut. An assistant professor and coordinator of music at Western New England University, she regularly presents educational sessions discussing the application of communications science and psychological research for audiences of other professional musicians, including “Beyond Burnout Prevention:Embodied Wellness for Conductors.”
Knowing that we can not predict what regulations may be in place and/or the comfort level of attendees this fall, Women Lead Change has made the decision to host all fall conferences as completely virtual experiences including the Central Iowa Conference on Oct. 28.
Individual registration: $299 per person: Register Here
We ask that for every ticket allocated, you consider registering your male and minority colleagues and employees as well. Diversity of thought fosters more productive conversations.
This program is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® (Activity 20-NH926)
Agenda Subject to Change
Wednesday, Oct. 28
7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
Sponsored by EMC Insurance
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Student Track Orientation
Sponsored by Grinnell Mutual
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote from Kindra Hall
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Keynote from Caroline Criado Perez
11:45 - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Women of Achievement Awards
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Keynote from Katrina Adams
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Keynote from Amelia & Emily Nagoski
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Keynote from Elizabeth Gilbert
Student Track Wrap-up
Sponsored by Grinnell Mutual
VIP Meet & Greet (By Invite Only)
Sponsored by Bank of America
Interested in sponsoring the 2020 Central Iowa Conference and support our mission of advancing women leaders? Contact Bobbi Segura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Lead Change's Student Track programs are designed to assist aspiring leaders to take a meaningful step on their leadership journey and learn more about women’s leadership and career preparation. As a conference attendee, undergraduate students have access to locally and nationally-known women leaders with invaluable expertise and an opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals within their own community.
Student Track registration is for students currently enrolled in a college or university and high school seniors who are enrolled in AP, IB, Dual Credit or college credit classes. These registrations are available to any college/university/school that buys a block of 10 at $99/student.
Group of 10 - Students Registration: $990
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Sponsored by Grinnell Mutual
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-2019 Conference Attendee
-2019 Conference Attendee