January 31, 2020

Columbia College, New Hall

Courage is not the absence of fear;

it’s acting in spite of fear.

When we consider courage, firefighters, policemen, pilots and military personnel come to mind.
But courage isn’t reserved for a select group of leaders. Opportunities to take courage rise every day in many forms, and it’s up to us to seize those moments in our leadership. When you lead regardless of your fears and take risks for the chance to further your organization or community, you are leading courageously.

At Leadercast Women CoMo, attendees will be emboldened to take courage in their daily lives, whether it be in the workplace or at home. At this one-day leadership event, nine expert leaders will share their inspirational stories of courage while also teaching us steps to enable change in our lives. Leadercast Women features an all-female cast, but it’s not a women’s event. Both men and women are invited to hear from the leaders who will share from our stage. Leadercast Women attendees will walk away with the courage to make a difference in their lives, the boldness to take control of their careers and the confidence to lead themselves and others to better futures.

About Leadercast Women

Bringing nine world-class leadership experts to one stage in a single day, Leadercast Women provides attendees with a transformative leadership experience. Leaders from all walks of life attend this event in October in Atlanta and at Host Sites across the globe to hone their leadership skills and styles. Attendees will take home wisdom and tools they can apply immediately from an all-female cast of speakers.

Who is Leadercast Women for?

Women who are rising in leadership in supervisory, executive or ownership roles of a small business, corporate, non-profit, startup or education setting who:
» value those they lead, but feel like they spend more time working on other people’s agenda rather than leading
» desire connection to other like-minded leaders, but feel more and more isolated as they achieve more
» want to make an impact on their family, their community and their organization, but recognize they need support of other like-minded women and action-takers.

We also welcome:

» Supporting managers and mentors who advocate for and support women in the workforce

» High-potential and high-achieving junior leaders seeking role models and mentors

» Men in leadership positions who support and champion women

Featured Speakers

Kate Delaney

is an Emmy award-winning journalist and speaker who has interviewed more than 15,000 people, including U.S. presidents, top CEOs and Hall of Fame athletes. As a woman hosting a successful, highly rated radio talk show, Kate became a pioneer in broadcasting. She currently hosts The Kate Delaney Show, which reaches 3 million people. She’s the author of three popular books and serves on the advisory board of the Dallas Network Bar.

Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue and leading expert, advocate and voice for the next generation. Throughout her magazine career Elaine broke new ground as the youngest person and the second African-American to hold this title in Condé Nast’s 107-year history. She’s also written for the hit show Grown-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix.

Susan Packard

Susan Packard is co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) and former chief operating officer of HGTV. She enabled HGTV to become one of the fastest-growing cable networks in television history. Susan was the second employee of SNI, whose portfolio includes HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Great American Country and the Travel Channel. She helped build the company to a market value of more than $14 billion.

Priya Parker

Priya Parker is a master facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters. Priya has spent 15 years helping leaders and communities have complicated conversations about community, identity and vision at moments of transition. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations and peace processes in the U.S., Middle East, southern Africa, and India.

Laura Ling

Laura Ling is an award-winning journalist and TV and web host who exposes the world to critical global issues. She is the host of Conquered on Z Living Network, and is the director of development for Discovery Digital Networks. In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Laura and her colleague were imprisoned for 140 days by North Korean  soldiers along the China-North Korea border.

Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist thriving at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. She is the author of instant New York Times best-seller I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual. Luvvie covers all things pop culture at AwesomelyLuvvie.com and on her podcast, Rants and Randomness. She is committed to using her voice for pop culture critique and gender and racial justice.

Francesca Gino

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a tenured professor at Harvard Business School. Her consulting and speaking clients include Bacardi, Akamai, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Novartis, P&G, and branches of the U.S. military. Francesca has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40 and one of the world’s Top 50 Management Thinkers by Poets & Quants.

Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle is the New York Times best-selling author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior. She is an activist, speaker and founder of Together Rising, which has raised more than $11 million for women, families and children in crisis. Glennon is also the creator of Momastery.com, where millions of readers meet each week to experience her shameless and hilarious essays about family, faith, mental health, addiction, recovery and connection.

Deshauna Barber

Captain Deshauna Barber is a logistics commander in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2016, Deshauna became the first Miss USA to currently serve in the U.S. military. She spent her year-long reign partnering with the USO, Smile Train, Best Buddies, Operation Homefront and other organizations. She is passionate about advocating for survivors of child sexual abuse and for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Leadercast Women is a conference and dialouge where attendees:

» engage in meaningful dialogue

» connect at a deeper level with oher leaders 

» connect with like-minded women leaders

» create a community of action-takers

We give you whitespace and a platform to:

» focus on the long run

» build your personal board of advisors

» uncover internal and external barriers to your success

» step into your mission-centered natural leadership style

This is not your typical personal development seminar.

You are the off-stage presenter — teaching and learning from your fellow participants as well as our expert speakers.

The Leadercast Women content is workshop-based, meaning participants are doing “the work” throughout the event and leave the conference with steps to make sustainable, actionable change in their lives.

Why Attend?

After years of pushing for change, today’s professional women are breaking down the institutional barriers, stereotypes and inequalities that inhibit their progress. Leadercast Women offers an opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, globally recognized women who are pioneers in championing the cause of women leaders. It offers women the type of support required to flourish in our rapidly changing world.

By attending, women will expand their capacity and gain confidence and skills to become part of the growing movement of women who are impacting the world.

At Leadercast Women, you will:

» Discover the total business impact of strengthening women’s leadership roles.

» Engage in constructive dialogue with women and men attendees in an environment that emphasizes equality, respect, and mutual leadership

» Gain new strategies for increasing the effectiveness of networks and mentorships.

» Focus on enhancing your leadership skills by removing yourself from your everyday work environment and all of its distractions

» Network and collaborate with peers and mentors

The connections made will be long-lasting, and the new perspectives gained will be career-changing.

Come experience a one-of-a-kind conference, an agenda curated with impactful content.

While the core values and behaviors of Leaders Worth Following are certainly not gender-specific, it’s a fact that women often face unique life decisions and organizational challenges. The Leadercast Women team believes we have an obligation and responsibility to address the challenges head-on.

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