Captain Influence and Her Sidekick, Sister Sway
Melinda May & Susan Worrell
Wonder Woman has her powerful cuffs. Captain Marvel has strength and ability to shoot energy bursts. What do we have as women superheroes? We can be influencers!
About the speakers:
Melinda May, CPA is financial advisor to companies in the areas of business management and tax. Her goal is to educate others in a subject matter that most find boring, complex and frustrating, yet necessary to understand for their business to be successful.
Melinda May. Grateful Daughter. Loyal Sister. Appreciated Wife. Fierce Friend. CPA. Advisor to clients. Volunteer in community. Lifelong learner. Traveler. Reader of
Susan Worrell is the Special Assistant to the President of the University of Mary Washington for Events and Conferencing. Serving as a trustee for the Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts and the Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW board are both very rewarding to her.
Flying High on Your Signature Leadership Presence
In this session participants will learn what authentic leadership presence is, and why it is important. We will discuss the attributes that contribute to a strong leadership presence, and how each participant can develop their own unique authentic leadership presence. We will also explore how participants may unknowingly be sabotaging their own leadership presence.
About the speaker:
Janet Sullivan is a certified leadership coach with over 18 years of experience serving as a trusted advisor to C-suite executives and emerging leaders in corporate, international, and non-profit settings. Janet has served as head of human resources for multiple organizations. She currently serves as Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the State of North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services.
Intentional Growth: Harnessing Your “Superpower”
This workshop will provide participants with leadership strategies for individual and organizational success for emerging leaders who are looking to build a foundation; and, for the experienced leaders expanding their positive impacts to develop the next generation of leaders on their team. Participants will increase their thirst for intentional growth.
About the speaker:
Juanita Shanks is the President, CEO and Founder of FAILSAFE-ERA, a 501c3 non-profit organization designed to help individuals, families, and communities affected by incarceration; thereby, reducing the rate of recidivism. Juanita is the President of IYP Coaching LLC, where she is committed to helping individuals and organizations sharpen their business and personal skills to add instant value to their message and to their life. She helps individuals better understand their purpose through intentional learning and living.
Nurturing the “Superpower” in the Women Around You
Sara Branner, Stephanie Lyles & Kim Rodenberg
Women helping women…join the conversation on ways to be effective supporters of each other. Participants will reflect and discuss ways to “grow a sisterhood for a better tomorrow.”
About the speakers:
Sara Branner spent 35 years in public education as a teacher/administrator and 5 years as Executive Director of a community nonprofit. She is currently the co-owner of SaraGray Designs, LLC, a small business focused on “home décor and more.”
Stephanie Lyles has worked for NSWC Federal Credit Union for over 9 years and is currently the Director of Community Relations. Stephanie is a Past President of the North Stafford Rotary Club. She serves on the Chamber’s Network of Enterprising Women Steering Committee, the Chamber’s Workforce Now Committee, the Advisory Board of the UMW Leadership Colloquium, the National Youth Involvement Board Virginia State Delegate, the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Board, the Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Board, and the Virginia Credit Union Financial Committee. Stephanie is the local face of the Credit Union, promoting the Credit Union in the community by also being a member of the Fredericksburg PR Society, the Women in Business Leadership group, the Christian Business Women’s Network and the A.C.E.S. group. She is a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. Stephanie is married with three children and three grandchildren. She and her husband reside in Stafford County with their 2 Australian Shepherds and two horses.
Kim Rodenberg is a Program Manager with Germanna Community College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education. Providing business and professional courses to students as well as customized training for our region’s businesses and organizations, are her primary focus. Her background includes Economic and Business Development, mainly for small businesses, and she serves as the Chairperson of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Now Board. She has a Bachelor’s degree and a Masters of Liberal Studies degree from the University of Mary Washington and has lived in the Fredericksburg area for over twenty years.
Unleash Your “Inner Bold”
- Recognize Your Power
- Train Your Nemesis
- Call Forth Your ‘Inner Bold”
Participants will walk away having a greater understanding of how to live more boldly and fully!
About the speaker:
Barbara Gustavson is an executive coach and owner of Discover Next Step. She guides people to find their strengths and calling then design a life they love no matter what season they’re in. She recently authored her book Permission to be BOLD.
NEW this year!* Upon check-in, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for 1:1 coaching sessions throughout the day with professional career coaches. A limited number of sessions will be available on a first come, first served basis. A sign-up table will be available near the registration table. There will be three coaching topics to select from:
- Time Management
- Woman Having A Voice
- Work Life Balance
Rose Heyward, Certified Professional Coach, Hope Springs Coaching
Susan Coleman, Executive Life Coach, New Hope Associates
Beth Williams, Certified Professional Coach