February 20, 2020 | Sioux City, IA | Sioux City Convention Center

2020 Siouxland Conference

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The Speakers

Creative sessions from today's top experts

Beth Shelton

Beth Shelton

Beth Shelton is the Chief Executive Office of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, overseeing all operations for 13,500 members in portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Beth led her organization to record revenue and membership growth while simultaneously spearheading a cultural transformation that led to her organization being named on the selective Best Workplaces in Iowa in 2018 for the first time in history- and again in 2019.  In 2019 she has received regional and national accolades for her work and innovation; highlighted recently on platforms ranging from Good Morning America, Yahoo Finance, ABC World News Tonight and SiriusXM to Working Mother Magazine, USA Today and the Today Show. She has shared her passionate message of recognizing the human side of workplace culture and benefits from coast to coast, from the Seattle Interactive Conference to the Walmart Women’s Empowerment Summit to the National Academy of Sciences.  She has been highlighted on platforms such as 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes, Women Lead Change, Women of Vision, the Groundbreakers Speaker Series, and the Shining Bright podcast. Beth received the 2018 Alumni Achievement award from Simpson College. She serves as a guest lecturer in the Drake University MBA program (where she also earned her MBA) and received the 2019 Young Alumni of Achievement Award by Drake University. She recently completed the Artificial Intelligence program at MIT.

Beth, a life-long amputee, also serves on the board for the Iowa Amputee Golf Association, raising scholarships for families affected by the trauma and impact of limb loss. She has a lifelong love of sports, having been a 3-time collegiate MVP, and coaches youth teams in basketball and softball, as well as leading her local Girl Scout troop. She also serves on the Women Lead Change steering council as well as serving on her local school board. Beth resides in Des Moines. 

Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. Deemed “the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace,” Wakeman has helped companies such as Facebook, Pfizer, Caterpillar, New York Presbyterian, Catholic Health Initiatives, Eli Lilly, Keurig Green Mountain, and Nationwide learn to navigate our rapidly changing world using good mental processes to harness energy wasted in workplace drama and reinvest that effort into achieving profound business results.

Wakeman holds a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3% of speakers. She’s a regular contributor on Forbes.com, Success.com, The Huffington Post, and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. In 2018, she was voted both Top 100 Leadership Experts to follow on Twitter and #10 on the Global Guru’s list of Top 30 Leadership Professionals.

Wakeman has published three books, the latest of which is No Ego: How to Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results (2017). Cy also hosts her own No Ego podcast, a Facebook Watch show, Life’s Messy, Live Happy, and adds weekly video content on YouTube to address leaders’ biggest challenges in the workplace.

Additional Information

Explore all the conference has to offer

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Keynote from Beth Shelton

The ROI on supporting people

A presentation on the process of embracing disruption and innovation in the workplace, and how fundamentally when we support people, good thing happen.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

60 in 60: 60 Leadership Lessons in 60 minutes

Hear 60 leadership lessons in 60 minutes from 6 Siouxland leaders. 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ditch the Drama workshop with Cy Wakeman 

How to live Happy in a Messy World

  • Learn three questions for self-reflection that can help you to toggle up into your higher self and approach your world from a more effective mindset.
  • Learn three tools that will “change everything without changing anything.”
  • Experience the empowerment gained when you begin to question everything you think. 

4:00 p.m.


Conference Individual Registration: Register Here

Early-Bird Rate (thru 12/16/19): $165 per person 

Student Track Conference Registration: Register Here

Individual Student Registration: $99/student must present student ID at the conference registration

STUDENT ADVISORS: Buy 9 student registrations & get YOUR REGISTRATION free!

9 students + 1 advisor = $891 for group of 10

I really loved how each portion of the conference was different. For example: more of a workshop, then networking, then one-on-one interview format, then panel. I appreciated the diversity of the format.

-2019 Conference Attendee

I think more than anything, I left ready to tackle some big goals. It gave me the push I needed to get started on some goals and helped me connect with local female business women.

-2019 Conference Attendee

It was a great confidence builder. I left with additional knowledge on how to address conversations and get results.

-2019 Conference Attendee

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