Track Leader: Lori Sliwa
Every woman has the ability to be a leader in some capacity, and leadership does not have to mean an “official” position of power. Leadership can simply be about finding your voice and learning how to express yourself.
Do you see yourself as a leader? Do others see you as leader? How can you identify those traits that will help you be an effective leader? What traits might women possess as leaders that serve them well, and conversely, what traits might be perceived as disadvantages? Who can you call upon to serve as mentor? To whom can you serve as a mentor?
This track explores both traditional and non-traditional paths to leadership as well as how new and emerging leaders can identify and employ their distinct leadership skills to effectively find their voice and impact change within their own communities.
Through community conversation, personal story sharing, and reflection activities, participants will identify and explore an issue that they want to address within their own community/organization. Participants will create a solution that draws upon their developing leadership skills, identify a mentor and other support systems, and identify another emerging leader they can in turn mentor.
Who Should Attend?
- New and emerging leaders
- Anyone who is asking themselves, “Am I a leader?”
- Anyone who aspires to positions of leadership
- Anyone interested in serving as a mentor or advocate for new and emerging leaders
What Can I Expect to Learn?
- The many definitions of what it means to be a leader
- Traditional and non-traditional leadership paths, examples, and strategies for taking on a leadership role
- Awareness of self and personal communication style, and why this matters
- Tools and activities to promote confidence
- The importance and how-to’s of both being mentored and serving as a mentor
- Insight from women who serve in varying leadership roles and how they came to be seen as leaders, and embrace those roles
Track Capacity: 15