ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Women’s Network 2018 Leadership Summit will be the culmination of our work in the areas of leadership development for women, gender equity and unconscious bias in the workplace, and thought leadership in advancing women throughout Northeast Ohio.
A movement for change
As an organization focused on training and thought leadership related to women in the workplace, The Women’s Network is embarking on a first-ever Leadership Summit to bring women and men together for education and conversation around unconscious bias, empowering women and creating equitable workplaces in our community.
This full-day event will provide breakout sessions for professional and personal development for both men and women, including topics such as:
|6:00pm||VIP Cocktail hour|
|Room 1||Room 2||Room 3|
|8:00am||Welcome & Breakfast Keynote
Rabbi Jonah Pesner
|9:00am||Diversity is Not Enough: Becoming an Inclusive Leader||Men as Allies: Supporting Women and Gender Equality||Can We Do It All? Lightening mental and emotional weight|
|10:00am||Increase your Ask: Negotiation for Women Leaders||Women who Lead Together Succeed Together||Women of Color in the Workplace: Navigating the Concrete Ceiling
Panel: Lisa Givan, moderator
|11:30am||Lunch Keynote & Forum
Leadership Forum: Research Reveal & Community Discussion
|2:15pm||A Conversation about Unconscious Bias & Its Effect in the Workplace||Leaning Out: Teen Girls & Leadership BiasesLinda Diefendorff||Female Entrepreneurship: A Panel for Confronting Funding Biases
Panel: Lynn-Ann Gries & Panelist
|3:30pm||Lead into Change: The Pivotal Role of HR in Systemic Organizational Change||Harvard Business
Making Caring Common
Leaning out parent tool kit
|A Panel discussing the importance of civic engagement & the need for women in civic leadership positions.
Panel: Judi Hill, moderator
Breakout sessions are available to all attendees and do not require pre-selection.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Breakout Session Speakers
Signature Event Sponsor
ABOUT WOMEN’S NETWORK
Women’s Network is an organization that focuses on training, research and thought
Our training equips women in all stages of their life and career with leadership and management skill sets through best-in-class curriculum and facilitators to support their career advancement and professional goals, and is meant to create a well-trained talent pipeline for leadership opportunities in Northeast Ohio.
Our research seeks to understand and report on the women’s leadership landscape by providing data and survey-driven feedback to inform employers and the community on the current status and progress of women in the workplace.
Through our research, training and experience, the Women’s Network is a trusted source for women in the workplace and a thought leader in our community. Our thought leadership takes shape in the form of speaking engagements, white papers, and our upcoming Leadership Summit, “FLUX: A Movement for Change,” which will be a full- day conference to raise awareness and movement toward more equitable workplaces.
More than 1,000 women participate annually in the Women’s Network events and professional development programs and even more are connected to our mission through social media and networking events. Learn how your organization can get involved and support our community and organization.