For safety our planning committee decided it would be best to transform the usual yearly in-person event into a 12-month experience beginning with a big opening web conference, then monthly web conferences, leading up to a big finale in-person summit a year from now when we can celebrate in safety and get back to sharing ideas in-person. Below is the 12-month calendar and everything is included for a full year.

Schedule (all included for 12 months)

Kansas City Womens LeadersA. ANNUAL KICKOFF MEETING (plus monthlies below).  Jul 19. 2021 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm  (also recorded).

2:00 pm - Welcome and Introduction.
by Shelly Fisher, Kansas City Women Leaders.

2:05 pm - Panel: Why Aren't There More Female Leaders?
by Panelists: Dana Witt Fulks of Kansas City Chiefs, Dorothy Harpool of Wichita State University, Dawn Wolfgram of Principal Financial Group, Rachelle Sorenson of Honeywell FM&T

3:00 pm - Keynote: “Become the Leader You Envision – Find Your Passion”
by Mollie McLain-Palmer, Vice President / BSA Officer, Central Bank of Kansas City.

3:30 pm - Panel: Leading During COVID-19: Keep Your Team Going Through the Chaos.
by Panelists: Shari Kearns of Principal, Kara Hunt of Delta Dental of Kansas, Becky Endicott of Wichita State University, Joanie Peterson of Liberty Hospital.

B. MONTHLY WEB DATES (check back for 2022 dates). Please mark these future monthly web dates from 2-3 pm ET for an hour each (again all recorded for you to watch at your convenience as well):

Dates: Jan 21, Feb.8, Mar.8, Apr.12, May.10, Jun.14, Jul.12, Aug.9, Sep.16, Oct.11, Nov.15, Dec.6, 2021.
(speakers will be top women leaders from Southwest Airlines, Symantec, Vanderbilt, Cox, Microsoft, and more listed below).

C. YEARLY GRAND FINALE. Kickoff as usual in 4/5 star event venue from 9-4 pm (exact 2021 date to be announced soon once coordinated with the hotel). This will be our big finale in-person summit a year from now when we can celebrate in safety and get back to sharing ideas in-person. Agenda follows below.

You will find past meetings recorded (also completion certificates if you track your development hours), upcoming dates, key articles, book summaries, mentoring resources and more by logging in (monthly benefits) and your registration includes a full year's access.

Fee: $299 Just $199 Early Bird Rate by   (Covers 12 months).
Includes everything for 12 months except meals once we resume in-person meetings also recorded for web viewing (i.e. breakfasts are usually $35 at cost).

PLUS Featured Current and Past Speakers (INCLUDED On-Demand) . . .

Get inspired and supercharge your career! This motivational event by and for Women Leaders will enable you to learn the best practices other women leaders have adopted, how to overcome key challenges others have faced, and hear about new solutions that are solving these challenges. Learn how to best help others, create a top culture of diversity, and build a network of professional colleagues passionate about their development. Available seating is limited so be sure to sign up now to ensure a seat.

Dana Witt Fulks
Marketing Manager
Kansas City Chiefs

Rachelle Sorenson
Honeywell FM&T

Dorothy (Dotty) Harpool
Wichita State University

Pamela Watts

Camille John
Senior Vice President
Bank of America 

Alissa Burwick
Vice President
Charles Schwab 

Andrea Coulter
Regional Director
Dollar General 

Catherine Monson
Fast Signs 

Natalie Gebicke
Vice President
Goldman Sachs 

Melissa Morris
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase 

Karen Juhl

Jenny Danzi
Director of Marketing

Amy Williams
Southwest Airlines 

Joanie Peterson
Chief Nurse Officer
Liberty Hospital

Shari Kearns
Assistant Director

Kara Hunt
V.P. Human Resources
Delta Dental of Kansas

Gina Chapa
Vice President
American Airlines 

Ashley Shepherd

Monica Schmude
Market President

Diana Caballero
Program Director
Dow Jones 

Deepa Kashyap
Chief of Staff

Fleur Knowsley
Director and Acting G.C.
Google Fiber 

Liz Reich
Vice President

Michelle Bennett
First Vice President
Morgan Stanley 

Niharika Shah
Chief Brand Officer

Vanessa Diaz
Senior Director

Becky Endicott
Athletic Director
Wichita State University

Mollie McLain-Palmer
V.P. / BSA Officer
Central Bank of Kansas City

Dawn Wolfgram
Managing Director
Principal Financial Group

Kelsey Dougherty
Associate Director

Frances Allen
CEO and President
Boston Market 

Lynn Charytan
Executive Vice President

Mary Kay Vona
Ernst & Young 

Jeanie Zheng
Vice President

Marie Myers
Global Corporate Controller

Mary Jo Huntley
Vice President

Allison McIntyre
Chief, Space Vehicles

Jodi Klessel
Siemens Healthcare 

Nora Zimmett
Sr. Vice President
Weather Channel 

Fee: $299 Just $199 Early Bird Rate by   (Covers 12 months).
Includes everything for 12 months except meals once we resume in-person meetings also recorded for web viewing (i.e. breakfasts are usually $35 at cost).

Grand Finale Agenda Summary

View Detailed Agenda

9:00 am: Leading During COVID-19: Keep Your Team Going Through The Chaos.
9:30 am: Managing Workplace Stress and Anxiety In a Pandemic
10:00 am: Panel: Building Your Value in a Time of Crisis.
11:00 am: Building Your Network - Make It Happen
11:30 am: Finding Your Voice in Leadership
12:00 pm: Lunch: Top Characteristics of HIghly Effective Women
1:15 pm: Thriving in a Male Dominated Environment
1:45pm: Creating and Nurturing a Culture of Diversity.
2:15 pm: Panel: Reviving/FastTracking Your Career.
3:30 pm: Conclusion.

PLUS Next 12 Monthly Webinars Also Included

(Live: 2 pm CST for 1-Hour or watch anytime after by logging in):
2020:   1/23, 2/20, 3/19, 4/13, 5/13, 5/21, 6/8, 7/16, 8/10, 9/1, 10/1, 11/9, 12/1.
2021:   1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/19, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13.

 "Five Common Characteristics of Highly Successful Women"
    by Cathi Stanton, SVP, U.S. Bank.

 "Thriving in a Male-Dominated Environment"
    by Amy Williams, Captain, Southwest Airlines

 "Leading and Thriving in Times of Change"
    by Amy Cappellanti-Wolf, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Symantec

 "Leading with Heart: A Message of Kindness"
    by Mary Kay Vona, Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University

 "Become the Leader You Envision"
    by Kym Burke, Sr. Director, Cox

 "Handling Difficult Conversations with Confidence"
    by Karen Juhl, Director, Microsoft

 "Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations"
    by Katrina Jacobs, V.P., T. Rowe Price

 "The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion"
    by Jonathan Mayes, SVP & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Albertson's

 "Key Characteristics of Highly Successful Women"
    by Karen Karwoski, SVP, Simmons Bank

 "Creating and Nurturing a Culture of Diversity"
    by Kathija Mohammed, Director, AAHOA

 "The Winning Attribute of Top Women Professionals - Assertive Communication Skills"
    by Nicole Portell, Dev.Mgr, Cigna

Fee: $299 Just $199 Early Bird Rate by   (Covers 12 months).
Includes everything for 12 months except meals once we resume in-person meetings also recorded for web viewing (i.e. breakfasts are usually $35 at cost).

Past Participants at Our Events

• Advantage Resourcing
• Alliant Health Solutions
• Ashley Furniture
• AT&T
• Colonial Pipeline
• Cumulus Media
• Curant Health
• Dustex
• Fidelity Bank
• Hodges-Mace
• Homestar Financial
• IFG Companies
• Influence Health
• InfoMart, Inc.
• Jackson & Coker
• Jackson Healthcare
• Korn Ferry
• LG Hausys America, Inc.
• National Vision
• Navex Global
• Paragon Performance
• WellStreet
• Pruitt Health
• PwC
• Regions Bank
• Ryno Media
• ServiceMaster
• Sheltering Arms
• SpaceWorks Enterprises
• SunTrust
• Trimont Real Estate
• Vista Metals GA
• Waffle House
• Weber-Stephen Products
(and thousands of other leading companies who have attended our many conferences)

Fee: $299 Just $199 Early Bird Rate by   (Covers 12 months).
Includes everything for 12 months except meals once we resume in-person meetings also recorded for web viewing (i.e. breakfasts are usually $35 at cost).

Grand Finale Detailed Agenda

(subject to change)

9:00 am: Leading During COVID-19: Keep Your Team Going Through The Chaos.
Leadership composure is critical during a crisis. Learn best practices in navigating an international pandemic to remain a capable and confident face for your organization. Empathize with how employees feel and realize the best ways to use your voice to comfort and lead them to a secure psychological state. Learn why ensuring a safe environment for your staff above all will both save you money in the long-term and protect your employees rom harm. Discuss the top leadership practices to ensure the efficiency and security of your organization.

9:30 am: Managing Workplace Stress and Anxiety In a Pandemic.
As the Coronavirus's impact is felt across the United States workforce, it's clear that pandemics can affect mental health and organization behavior. In events of of this proportion, understand the best practices in dealing with anxiety and stress with your employees by increasing transparency and quell any rumors in the workforce. Learn why giving more control helps ease stress and makes employees feel more secure in the job. Offer resources and make sure your staff knows it's options if they are feeling anxious, overworked or ill.

10:00 am: Panel: Building Your Value in a Time of Crisis.
Showcase that will help you transition into a stronger leadership position. This topic will help you look closer at yourself and start building a foundation around your value and contributions that impact your organization.

11:00 am: Building Your Network - Make It Happen
Achieving a strong career and a fulfilling personal life can be challenging. You may think that only one can be truly achieved, however you can have both, and you should. We have all been told at some point that healthier, happier people make for better managers, leaders, and employees. Join us for actionable steps to achieving balance between your demanding job and those moments of your personal life that shouldnt be missed.

11:30 am: Finding Your Voice in Leadership
Feelings of being overwhelmed or not qualified for your current/future position can contribute to causing a barrier to achieving leadership potential and upward career choices. This topic is designed to help go beyond the comfort zone and discuss strategies to work through feelings of self doubt, inadequacy and move toward achieving authenticity.

•Fear and self-doubt
•Trust and Credibility
•Powerful and Genuine voice.

12:00 pm: Lunch: Top Characteristics of Highly Effective Women
Assertiveness, Energy, Optimism, Empathy and Resilience are just a few of the characteristics successful women have in common. Join this presentation to learn and develop these personality traits to become an effective leader.

1:15 pm: Thriving in a Male Dominated Environment
Even today, the stats paint a clear picture of a male dominated workplace. Women who want to stand out and build a successful career in this enviroment will need the skills in place to acheive their goals. This session will help you discover some key take aways such as

• Self-Promotion
• Networking
• Goal Setting

1:45 pm: Creating and Nurturing a Culture of Diversity.
Mentors can provide skill development, goal setting, problem solving, access to opportunities and valuable feedback to help you achieve professional and personal goals. Join this session to learn more about the ways you can be or find a mentor in your current organization or by using local groups, online and professional networks.

2:15 pm: Panel: Reviving/FastTracking Your Career.
this session will look at what you can do to avoid or overcome a plateau, revive your career, and finding ways to follow your passion. What are some best practices for transitioning back into the workplace? How can you maintain a record of professional development, despite being on "break?" How can you "catch up" to be more competitive in your career of choice?

3:30 pm: Conclusion.
This concludes our speaker sessions, but we encourage to you network and discuss the days topic and reach out to any of our vendors and/or speakers for any additional information. Thank you for your time and participation in our event

"It was excellent and thought provoking."  Carla McDonald, Regional Director of Revenue Mgt, Hospitality Ventures Management Group

"I truly enjoyed the key note speakers who got the audience engaged, made us laugh, who were light-hearted, entertaining, but said great things."  - Charity Alber, Operations Executive, S-Phase

"I really enjoyed the conference. I felt that this conference really held my attention. I was interested in listening to all of the speakers."  - Amanda Gunnells, Project Manager, Schneider Electric

"The speakers were good and the topics were interesting...All in all, I did enjoy the day and learned a lot."  - Susan Roman, Executive Director, S-Phase

"I think the diverse range of speakers was a big positive."  - Dori Mendel, Director of Communications, Call2Recycle

"The panels at the end were valuable and had good content...Owing your worth – also very valuable."  - Karen Baker, Sr.V.P., nThrive

"I really enjoyed the speakers from diverse industries."  - Giulia Bundesmann, General Manager, Primal Screen

"Thank you I really enjoyed yesterday’s program. I felt it covered a broad spectrum of women and the speakers were very insightful."  - Sandi Horgan, Sales Manager, Legendary Events

"Enjoyed the level of speakers as well as varied experiences and backgrounds...Overall content shared was unique and engaging."  - Lauren Unell, Industry Relations Manager, Cox Automotive

"Liked having relatable speakers that share their personal story highlighting their struggle and leading up to their current state of success."  - Kathija Mohammed, Director, AAHOA

"The Mix of presenters was very valuable/interesting. Enjoyed the Panel discussion and open audience Q&A."  - Tia Bryant, Executive Director, S Phase

"Speakers were great and covered great topics. Loved the diversity."  - Bonita Richardson, Accounting Manager, Assurant

"I enjoyed the conference. I thought the topics and speakers were great."  - Katelyn Stewart, Marketing Manager, Warren Averett

"From a Speaker perspective I think they were pretty good."  - Jen Forbes, Director of Leadership Development and Culture, GPS Hospitality

"The conference was very enjoyable. Really felt moved and am making some positive changes in my life as we speak."  - Jennifer Efferson, Chief Administrative Officer, The Powers Company

"I think the concept of the Summit is AMAZING and please continue to do it."  - Victoria Myers, Director of Compliance, Conisus

"I liked the diversity of speakers. The topics were relevant and enjoyed the questions and answer after each speech."  - Jeannine Blanco, Manager, East Lake Foundation

"I thought that the topics were relevant from both a professional development and also a personal standpoint."  - Jill Houchin, Excise Tax Director, RaceTrac Petroleum

"Enjoyed the diversity of topics and backgrounds, and a nice mix of roundtable discussions and more hands-on workshop topics."  - Jill Mourigal, Investment Operations Manager, FiduciaryVest

"Nice location! "  - Vicki Hall, Sr. Manager, Assurant

"All of the speakers were leaders in their careers and extremely inspiration."  - Denise Pagliarulo, VP Finance, AXIS Capital

"I liked the variety of speakers that attended and the how each of them brought something new and exciting to the table to learn from."  - Lauren Ewers, HR Coordinator, Veristor Systems

"I enjoyed the booking of high caliber women as guest speakers."  - Lynn Mcgee, Marketing Manager, FiduciaryVest

"I enjoyed the entire day. The speakers were the best!"  - Susan Waits, V.P. Business Development, HSI Financial Services

"I thought all of the guest speakers did great!"  - Sandra Wingard, Asst. Director of Program, Girl Scouts

"I really enjoyed the speakers. I thought everyone was very accomplished & inspiring."  - Rachel Kohl, Digital Asset Manager, Turner Broadcasting

"I liked that there were multiple speakers for shorter time frames which kept the audience engaged and not at risk of losing interest."  - Paula Wood, Talent Delivery Team Lead, McKesson

"The speakers selected for the event were captivating and engaging which kept the audience focused."  - Alicia Clem, Marketing Manager, Pattillo Construction

"I liked the variety of presentation topics and how personable each one was."  - Alicia Clem, Marketing Manager, Pattillo Construction

"I really enjoyed the variety of presentations and panel members. Made for a well-rounded takeaway of information."  - Marissa Swanson, Architect, Rosser International

"Great speakers!"  - Donna Kain, Director Private Wealth Management, Synovus