This session will focus on changing historical realities for women and the family in the 20th and 21st century. The session will conclude with a focus women’s narratives and leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand “feminism” within the context of historical changes.
  • Take a deep dive into two transformative realities for women in the 21st century: how we write women’s narratives and how we design women’s leadership.

Being on stage is not just about what you say but about your body language, pacing, intentions behind your words, and the subtext to what you are communicating. The ebb and flow of your presentation can make or break you as a public speaker or presenter. As someone that has been on stage since I was five and has directed and choreographed for almost 25 years, working with thousands of performers from Broadway to local talent, I LOVE helping people take a script and bring honesty to it in order to bring audiences into their story.

AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain...with the constant evolution of technology swirling around us, we are now able to connect real time with others more than ever before in history. However - this constant level of connection doesn't necessarily mean we are more fulfilled, creative or productive. We not only need to relearn how to do our jobs, but put forth the same effort to living a more harmonious, purposeful life in this new technology age. 

Inclusion is a key component to attracting and engaging today’s talent. Every year, organizations allocate time, resources, and budget towards efforts to foster an inclusive culture—and interest is still increasing. We will dive deeper into understanding the current state of diversity and inclusion in today’s marketplace - seeing how diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent drives the need for inclusion as a new leadership capability. We will discuss how this onus is on each person, not just those at the top to embody six specific straits of inclusive leadership.

With quotes from financial services leaders like, "transform or die" or "disruption is king" it is pertinent that changes, especially those from technology, staffing and economic shifts, be embraced. The ability to apply a disruption-friendly mindset to industry transitions will be necessary to move forward, grow revenue and retain personnel. Acquiring with the skill set to move through shifts while continuing to produce is imperative in the next decade. Road blocks and unforeseen adversity, both personal and professional, stretch us every day. In this powerful session Ms.