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2023 Mentoring for Women

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Name: 2023 Mentoring for Women
Date: March 8, 2023
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST
Event Description:
When you think of women in the Greater Des Moines area who are inspiring, innovative, ground-breaking and someone you look up to, who do you think of? Our region is filled with some of the smartest women in the world. From the area's top thought leaders, entrepreneurs, community activists, and change makers, the West Des Moines & Clive Chambers of Commerce are proud to present the sixth annual Mentoring for Women. At this event, you will get the chance to learn first-hand from top women leaders in our region that have pushed the envelope for their companies and community and are working hard to make Greater Des Moines the absolute best place to live in the world. These top leaders are bringing their best advice to you -- in fast and fun coaching sessions -- to help give you the tools you need to become a leader of tomorrow. And guess what? Being a leader of tomorrow is right around the corner. Make sure to register today before it sells out! 

Keynote Speaker
Renee Hardman - Chief Diversity Equity Inclusion Officer & Vice President of Human Resources, Broadlawns Medical Center; Councilwoman, City of West Des Moines

Lisa Behrends - Development Director & Keynote Speaker, YSS
Topic: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Nyra M. Bottley - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Topic: You Can Achieve What you Envision

Crystal Brown - Branch Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Topic: Being Your Authentic Self - Leading from the Heart
Kenia Calderon Ceron – VP of Bilingual Business Development Direct, GreenState Credit Union
How to Stop “Faking It Until You Make It
Carole Chambers - Retired CEO, Dress For Success Career Center Coordinator
Topic: Tips for Negotiating Salaries & Best Practices for Self-Advocacy
Anne Cooper - SVP Chief Human Resources Officer, Sammons Financial Group
Topic: Maximizing Your Strengths

Bridget Cravens-Neely - CEO, Big Borthers Big Sisters of Central Iowa; Co-Owner, Bottle & Bottega Des Moines
Topic: Encouraging the Heart

Shea Daniels - Engineering Manager, Dwolla
Topic: Five Surprising Tips from a Tech Leader that You Need to Know
Kelly Field – Corporate Relations Specialist, IMT Insurance
Topic: 10 Tips for Building Authentic and Sustainable Connections
Christy Gooding - Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications, F&G
Topic: Building Your Personal Brand

Sherry Gupta - Executive Director, CultureALL
Topic: Five Practices for Expansive Thinking
Renee Hardman - Chief Diversity Equity Inclusion Officer & Vice President of Human Resources, Broadlawns Medical Center; Councilwoman, City of West Des Moines
Topic: Doing It Afraid

Annette Jorden - Director of Talent Development, LCS
Topic: Your Brand Precedes You: The Importance of Effective Personal Brand Management.
Susan Judkins - Client Development Director, RDG Planning & Design
Topic: Thinking Like a Business Developer - An Asset to Your Entire Career
Dr. Rachelle K. Keck - President, Grand View University
Topic: Future Fluency
Ali Kraayenbrink - Managing Partner and Director of Business Development & Marketing, Vesel Technology
Topic: The Two Magic Words - Feedback & Vulnerability
Mary Kramer – Author, Keynote Speaker, Business Leadership Consultant, US Ambassador (Retired)
Topic: Civility Tools for Hard Conversations
Kourtney Perry - Owner/Founder, Privacy, LLC & Owner/Founder, Ladie Lex Scented Candles
Topic: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone in Your Personal and Professional Life
Allison Petersen - Agent, Comparion Insurance Agency - A Liberty Mutual Company
Topic: Finding the Why

Courtney Reyes - Executive Director, One Iowa
Topic: Building an Authentic Leadership Style

Suzanne Ryan - Personal Financial Coach, T&H Financial Coaching, LLC
Topic: Make Confident Financial Decisions with a Values-Based Approach to Money and Wealth

Courtney Shaw - Senior Vice President of Communications, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Topic: Balancing Kindness and Drive

Liza Veren - SVP Human Capital, Athene
Topic: Be Your Own Hero

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The Rewind Hotel
6075 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Date/Time Information:
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. | Check-in, Breakfast, Networking
8 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. | Keynote Address
8:35 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. | Mentor Session #1
9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. | Mentor Session #2
9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. | Mentor Session #3
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Mentor Session #4
Contact Information:
Anna Doud
Members: $37
Non-Members: $47
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