Women's Emerging Leadership October 2016

Third Annual Forum

Professional woman

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your female peers in the business world and walk away inspired and empowered.

This two-day forum will provide an engaging environment for participants to come together, share knowledge, enhance their leadership skills and expand their professional network. Joined by other aspiring and emerging women executives and leaders, participants will learn how to capture new opportunities for career and personal growth, develop mentor-mentee relationships and become a key contributor and leader in their respective organizations.

Dates and Times

  • October 6-7, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location

SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Suite 600

Fees

$195 USD General Admission
$145 USD SFSU Alumni
$50 USD current SFSU students, faculty and staff

Who Should Attend

This two-day forum is designed specifically for today’s high-potential women executives and those who aspire to take on leadership roles. Whether you are a senior manager or director at a small to large corporation, business owner or entrepreneur, business unit leader, or in nonprofit management, you will benefit tremendously from the practical strategies and guidance you will gain from other women executives.

Program Objectives

  • Identify and align yourself with the right mentors
  • Develop a meaningful and supportive professional network
  • Project confidence and competence
  • Identify and understand your unique leadership style
  • Be savvy in how you navigate workplace challenges
  • Strengthen your negotiation skills
  • Understand and gain emotional intelligence
  • Gain access to other highly motivated and successful women leaders
  • Participate in lively discussions that will empower you professionally and personally

 

Register for the Women's Emerging Leadership Forum today!

Agenda

Thursday, October 6

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

  • Check-in

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Welcome and Keynote Breakfast
    • Moderator, Jessica Weatherford, Director of Organizational Development, Girl Scouts of Northern California
    • Keynote Talk: Leading Innovation and Change; Speaker: Aysegul Ildeniz, COO, Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Panel Discussion
    • Jessica Weatherford, Moderator
    • Julianna Hynes, Ph.D., Executive Coach
    • Carla Foster, COO, BizWorld.org
    • Barbara Mark, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Full Circle Institute
    • Kate Sofis, Executive Director, SFMade

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Q & A

11:45 – 12:00 p.m.

  • Break

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Networking Lunch (Moderator, Jessica Weatherford)

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

  • Jessica describes the concurrent afternoon breakout sessions and instructs attendees

1:15 – 3:15 p.m.

  • Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    • The Human Side of Leadership: Facilitator: Evi Kahle, Executive and Organizational Leadership Consultant
    • Negotiations - Facilitator: Jessica Weatherford

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

  • Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Groups report out on sessions. Jessica describes the following day's agenda.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Dessert and networking

Friday, October 7

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

  • Check-in

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Welcome and Networking Breakfast (Moderator, Jessica Weatherford)

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Jessica describes the concurrent morning breakout sessions and instructs attendees

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    • Get Clarity. Get Unstuck. Get Moving. - Facilitator: Madelyn Mackie, Madelyn Mackie & Associates
    • Developing Your Personal Strategic Plan - Facilitator: Barbara Mark, Ph.D., Full Circle Institute

11:45 – 12:00 p.m.

  • Break

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Keynote Lunch (Moderator, Jessica Weatherford)
    • Keynote Speaker, Kristen Sze, ABC 7 News Anchor/Reporter

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

  • Jessica describes the concurrent afternoon breakout sessions and instructs attendees

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    • Negotiations - Facilitator: Jessica Weatherford
    • Leading with Diversity, Inclusion & Emotional Intelligence - Facilitator: Lisa Marie Adorno, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Groups report out on sessions

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Dessert and networking