2022 Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference

Oct27

Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time:
8:00am–4:30pm

Location:
Main Campus—Tama Hall

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2022 Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference

This one-day leadership conference is a unique opportunity for women from different industries and background to come together to discuss issues facing women in business and how we can support one another for a successful and brighter tomorrow.

Cost: $99

Register: Register online or call 319-296-4290 to register.

Believe, Balance, Build

Morning Session Keynote Speaker, Ramona Wink, Navigating Burnout and Stress and Restarting the Conversation

Are you tired of dealing with the problems in your life, personally or professionally? Do things never seem to change?

When you’re in a rut, it’s obvious that the “same old, same old” isn’t working. While that may be obvious, you may feel stuck in knowing how to make the necessary changes to move forward and better your life. If that’s your situation, this presentation is custom designed for you!

In this seminar, you’ll receive step by step instructions on how you can change your life forever!

Afternoon Session Keynote Speaker, Brittany Todd, Stress Relief: Systems and Processes, Work-Life Integration

Join us as we regroup and reevaluate our life’s purpose and practice energy building strategies. We’ll discuss stress relief tactics that get us through both the hardest days and teach us how to fully embrace our joy-filled moments. We’ll discover how to enhance our surroundings no matter where we work, live or travel, and finally, how when you put it all together and try today, your “someday” dreams become your daily reality.

Breakout Sessions

Participants can choose from the following breakout sessions offered during the morning and afternoon sessions.

Doing It All: Balancing Career, Family, and Community with Amanda Lynch

Is it possible for a woman in today's world to have a successful career, have a family and also be involved in her community? Amanda does all three, and does them well. She will be presenting on how to be successful in keeping a good balance of all aspects of life.

Believing In Yourself to Make a Career Change (Virtual) with Bailey King

Whether you’re 22 or 58, making a career change can be scary and hard, but it can also be SO worth it.  In 2015 I had a huge decision to make, do I leave the job I loved and was good at, but limited how much time I got to spend with my family, or do I take a chance on something super “outside of the box” that I felt excited to pursue & offered me limitless time with my kids and husband?  What began as a terrifying journey has turned into a magical opportunity.

The Other Side of Fear: Strategies and Processes, Work-Life Integration with Kate Washut

Understanding how fear shows up for us is the first step in moving beyond it to a place where we can lead with purpose and vulnerability. Learn what fear looks like, how it impacts your life, and how to move beyond it to accomplish your goals.

Agenda

8:00–8:30am Check-in
Light Breakfast / Coffee
8:30–8:45am Welcome / Introductions
8:45–10:15am

Keynote Speaker — Ramona Wink
Navigating Burnout and Stress and Restarting the Conversation

10:15–10:30am Break / Door Prize
10:30–11:45am

Breakout Sessions

  • Doing It All: Balancing Career, Family, and Community with Amanda Lynch
  • Believing In Yourself to Make a Career Change (Virtual) with Bailey King
  • The Other Side of Fear: Strategies and Processes, Work-Life Integration with Kate Washut
11:45m–12:00pm Break / Door Prize
12:00–1:00pm Networking Lunch / Vendors
1:00–1:15pm Break / Door Prize
1:15–2:45pm Keynote Speaker — Brittany Todd
Stress Relief: Systems and Processes, Work-Life Integration
2:45–3:00pm Break / Door Prize
3:00–4:15pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Doing It All: Balancing Career, Family, and Community with Amanda Lynch
  • Believing In Yourself to Make a Career Change (Virtual) with Bailey King
  • The Other Side of Fear: Strategies and Processes, Work-Life Integration with Kate Washut
4:15–4:30pm Closing Remarks / Door Prize

Presenters

Ramona Wink

Ramona Wink is a licensed mental health counselor and motivational public speaker with 515 Therapy and Consulting in West Des Moines. She graduated with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Drake University and with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, from the University of Iowa.

In her role as a therapist, Ramona sees both individuals and couples. She combines her innate ability to connect with people in an authentic manner with her educational training and her own life experience to support her clients as they navigate mental health issues. Ramona was recently appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on the Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Brittany Todd

After a decade of being the "perhaps next year" candidate, Motivational Speaker and R.E.S.E.T. Business Conference Founder, Brittany Todd, has developed a concept that promotes a “life-work integration” method, as opposed to an often unattainable work-life balance.

She spent the last 12 years building businesses from the ground up, but most importantly, realizing how to find the humor and joy in it all along the way. First as a traveling Wedding Photographer, now as a Business Conference Founder, Airbnb Host, and co-owner of three Sugar Bowl ice cream shoppes, this five-time entrepreneur, mom of three, and wife of 12 years has witnessed enough learning moments to fill a book, but before we get to that, together we’ll fill the room with laughter and learning via the R.E.S.E.T. model.

Amanda Lynch

Amanda Lynch has served in a number of different roles at the Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls for the past ten years, and currently as the Director of Fortified Life, a program helping to keep older adults in their home living a lifestyle of health and well-being that they design. 

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Exercise Science in 2010.  Through her professional career Amanda has obtained additional certifications in personal training, health coaching, and other related certifications helping to aid in healthy living. Amanda currently sits on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Cedar Falls, serves as the 2nd Vice President of the Cedar Falls Lions Club, and participates in other capacities in the Cedar Valley.

Bailey King

Bailey King is a wife, homeschooling mom of five adorable kids (soon to be 6), and a dōTERRA Presidential Diamond. She lives equally in Iowa and Florida where she enjoys the sun, pickleball and time outside exploring as a family.

Prior to dōTERRA Bailey was an elementary teacher and also owned a photography studio. Bailey, and her husband Matt, have been building their dōTERRA business since 2014. Their business has taken them across the country in an RV as they help teach people how to build a business and use essential oils to improve their health.

Kate Washut

Kate Washut is a founding partner and CEO of Far Reach, a Cedar Falls-based company providing custom software development and consulting services to growth-oriented, innovative companies. After spending nearly a decade as developers in a corporate IT environment, Kate and her partners decided life outside a cubicle was more to their liking and set out 15 years ago to bring something new to the Cedar Valley tech scene.

Her day-to-day focus is on building a cohesive team and creating an environment that allows them to do great work. She is an active advocate for the growth of the tech sector in the Cedar Valley and serves on the board of the Technology Association of Iowa.

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