Ann Olson, CEM | Vice President of Client Relations | GES
Wow! Can you believe that it is almost August?! The year is flying by.
I am so happy to say we did it again, another outstanding Women’s Leadership Forum – this time in Schaumburg, near Chicago. We were so fortunate to have 50 women come together to listen, learn and share with some outstanding speakers! Patsy Doerr started the morning sharing great knowledge of how to improve inclusion in the workforce, helping us understand how to appreciate diversity. We then had a panel led by Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE of Association Forum, with an outstanding group of women sharing their leadership experiences and insight. We finished the morning with Jodi Bondi Norgaard who spent time sharing how so many of our current environmental practices lead to unhealthy self-image, and more importantly, self-image that doesn’t match today’s strong women. She shared her toy line – Go! Go! Sports Girls – and how we can all work on changing the past practices responsible for creating bad messaging. Our group of women shared their excitement and passion for working together to make women stronger and more confident.
I would like to give a huge thank you to the current Women’s Leadership Committee for their guidance and assistance on creating these events; we could not do it without you! Thank you so much for your time, dedication and attention to these events. The events are stronger because of you!
We are fortunate to have one more regional event this year, on 24 September in Dallas. We encourage all to attend the event and hear from different speakers. For those of you attending Expo! Expo! in Las Vegas this year, be on the lookout for the Women’s Leadership event. It requires separate registration and promises to offer a fun program and a great way to kick off the week.
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to seeing you at the next event!