Friday, April 29, 2005

Event: Discover Your Authentic Leadership (5/20/05)

One-Day Interactive Workshop for Women

Friday, May 20, 2005
8:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Mid-America Club, 80th floor, 200 E. Randolph
Presented by: Kathy Flanagan, Executive Consultant
Leadership Communication Inc.
Many successful business women encounter significant obstacles and roadblocks to authentic leadership, most of which are invisible -- embedded in the expectations of our dominant corporate cultures.  The higher you go in the organization, the more intense these challenges become. At the top, traditional views of leadership are more firmly entrenched and there are fewer female role models and colleagues to provide support.  Many women try the doomed strategy of adopting the male model or they become disheartened and reluctantly limit their aspirations and potential. 
In this one-day workshop, you will develop a personal leadership agenda that will enable you to increase your effectiveness at work, in your community and at home. In addition, you will learn:

• Why adopting the male model of leadership won’t work for most women.
• Strengths of your personal leadership style.
• Compelling concerns that drive you to succeed.
• Personal expression that gives you more power and influence.
• Ways to generate conversations that build shared action plans and commitment.
• Significant opportunities for you and your organization that emerge when you are truly authentic.

Act now, because there is only room for a a few more registrants. The early bird (before May 1) registration fee of $295 includes meeting materials, continental breakfast and lunch in the Grill Room of the Mid-America Club.

For further information, call 312-659-2789 or email   

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Event: Springboard 2005 Midwest Venture Forum

A program that has helped women secure over $3 billion worth of venture capital is recruiting Midwestern women entrepreneurs for a six-week "boot camp" in which they will polish their pitches and, hopefully, find investors.

The Springboard 2005 Midwest Venture Forum, co-hosted by Springboard Enterprises and Northwestern University's Center for Women Entrepreneurs in Technology (CWET), is a six-month program that offers women-led companies a combination of intensive training as well as networking opportunities.

To learn more, visit Fundraising Forum Seeks Women Entrepreneurs.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Event Reminder: Women's Leadership Exchange Conference (5/10/05)

Don't forget! Register for the 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE) Conference in Chicago, May 10th at McCormick Place. See you there!

Friday, April 15, 2005

WPO Annual Conference 2006 Is In Chicago!

Greetings all,

I have fantastic news. The Women Presidents' Organization annual conference will be held in Chicago April 20-22, 2006! We can't wait and are so excited about bringing the event to sweet home Chicago. If you pre-qualify for membership (see sidebar for How To Join), now is the time to get in on the ground floor and become a part of a sensational peer-to-peer advisory group.

There will be more news and I will share it with you as it becomes available -- so be on the look out!

If you would like to receive additional information about the Women Presidents' Organization, an application to become a member or to learn about available sponsorship and hosting opportunities for the 2006 conference, please contact me or 773-381-1700.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

WPO Annual Conference in Toronto a Huge Success!

I just returned from the Women Presidents' Organization annual conference held in Toronto. What an exhilarating and productive event! We had more people than ever attend this amazing affair. Here's a PR clip on one of our cause-related workshops held as our grande finale on Saturday morning (4/9). Proof is in the photo!

And out of the conference came additional exciting news which I will announce on Friday, April 15th. Watch for it but in the meantime, reserve these dates on your calendar: April 20-22, 2006.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Event: Women's Leadership Breakfast (4/14/05)

Mark your calendar for the next Women's Leadership Breakfast, Thursday, April 14th starting at 7:30 a.m. The topic this time is "Community Involvement: The True Rewards." The Women Presidents' Organization Chicago chapter is a co-sponsor to this wonderful series.

For further information and to register, visit The Executives' Club of Chicago.

See you there!