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Emerge Women's Leadership Summit

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Name: Emerge Women's Leadership Summit
Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

A women's leadership summit...because when women gather, great things happen! The Alliance and our event chair Ashley Reynolds Marshall invite you and your team to join this one-day event energized by inspiring keynote speakers, motivating sessions, community experiences, and opportunities to connect with female leaders of today and tomorrow. 

Schedule of Events: 

Opening Keynote: Is Your Check Engine Light On? by Anissa Starnes, President, Swingbridge Partners, LLC

Work Sessions: 

Nancy Hubbard, Dean of College of Business, University of Lynchburg
Me, Inc: Positioning Yourself for Your Best Career

Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, building relationships and navigating professional relationships matter. In this workshop, you’ll learn tricks on how to leverage connections and manage professional relationships to get you to the best career of your life.
Alexis Ehrhardt, President & CEO, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce 
I am Woman
Each decade has seen massive changes in the workforce and the workplace. The female professional has come a long way towards equality, having a seat at the table and leading in major decisions. In this workshop, learn how to navigate the challenges of today’s workplace from a female perspective. Learn how to thrive and lead with confidence no matter your role. Leave this workshop inspired to lead where you are and thrive as a female professional. 
Ashley Reynolds Marshall, CEO, YWCA of Central Virginia
Navigating an Intergenerational Workplace 
Today's business environment may be the first to include five different generations working side by side toward shared economic and commercial goals. For day-to-day interactions, managing multiple generations in the workplace may not be as easy as it sounds. Each defined generation can have different expectations, communication styles, and perspectives. Come to this workshop where we'll cover overarching themes of each generation, tips for communicating across
 generations, and ways to thrive with multiple generations rather than have people jump ship. Ashley will share her practical lessons learned and how's she's navigated as a young professional CEO. 

Chelsea Harrison, Vice President of Marketing, Foster Fuels, Inc.
Avoid the Pitfalls and Leverage the Power of the Woman’s Psyche
You are bombarded with upwards of 5,000 ads a day. Each word hand-picked and image specially curated to elicit emotions and ultimately influence the way you think and act. Understand the tactics used by marketers and the research behind them. Use this insight to gain self-assurance in your decision-making and leverage your power of your brand in the workplace and influence as a woman.

Afternoon Keynote: How to Show Up, Stand Out, & Shake Up the World by Justin Patton, International Speaker, Executive Leadership coach, and Award-Winning Author

Plenary Sessions: 

Christine Kennedy, COO and Executive Vice President, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance 
Pin It and Live It: Interactive Vision Board Session
Yeah, many people make fun of vision boarding and say that it’s just hype. But studies have shown that having a vision and actual written goals leads to more success and wealth! In this session, you’ll learn how to create a vision board and begin creating your own. Bring some of your goals and get ready to vision for the future and success you want!    
Leslie Hogland, Ph.D., M.Ed., Public Health Educator, Leader, and Consultant 
Living Your Core Values & Silencing Self Doubt
In today’s world of selfies, social media imposter syndrome and most of our generations are growing up with some sort of trauma, we end up living lives that aren’t authentic and that leave us void of true self-acceptance and confidence. In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into identifying your core values, how to live them out and process through any past issues that you’ve allowed to hold you back from living your purpose. 

All Emerge attendees will receive a complimentary 2020 Emerge ladies t-shirt. Those attendees who register before July 31st will received your requested size t-shirt. An additional shirt is available for purchase when you register. Shirts are also available for purchase for those unable to attend. Attendees will have the option to log into the sessions that they prefer. Each session will have a unique login ID.

Please remember that Alliance policy requires that registrations be billed unless canceled 48 hours prior to the event. Refunds will be given minus t-shirt expense. 

Event Sponsors:

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Date/Time Information:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
August 20, 2020
Contact Information:
(434) 845-5966
Registration Deadline is July 31 in order to reserve a specific size t-shirt 
$99 for members.
$125 for non-members.
Companies or organizations registering five or more attendees will receive a group discount of $20 per person.
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