Emerge Women's Leadership Summit
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: Confessions of a Reformed Know It All by Afira DeVries, U.S. Director of Spring Impact.
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 trips 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
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.
Lunch Keynote: Is Your Check Engine Light On? Anissa Starnes, President, Swingbridge Consulting.
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.
End of Day Networking Reception