Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement by recognizing the international accomplishments of women of color from 2004 to 2014. We will examine effective leadership strategies, explore working in diverse environments and discuss how to create healthy lifestyles and communities.
Game Changers: A Decade of Success Begin the conference with the first of three exclusive milestone events celebrating LEADS 10th Anniversary. The festivities ignite with the installation of the Spelman College 10th Anniversary Academy of Game Changers. During the luncheon, these honorees will be recognized for 10 years of exemplary leadership and creating positive change.
Intimate Conversations with Game Changers Want to know what it takes to make it to the top? These riveting conversations will feature the newly installed Spelman College Tenth Anniversary Academy of Game Changers. Hear their inspiring personal leadership journeys as they reveal the choices and challenges they faced on the road to success.
My Personal Story This session will feature a keynote speaker sharing her personal leadership journey.
Leading Forward: Where Do We Go from Here? Women of color will make up 53 percent of the female population by 2050 (The State of Women of Color in the United States 10/13). As our numbers continue to advance, so must our mindset. Leading Forward is focusing on the future. This critical session will provide the foundation for the conference by defining and exploring the concept of Leading Forward.
Take advantage of this unique, interactive networking opportunity to identify yourself in “work-life” categories and mingle with other like-minded individuals
Tenth Anniversary Legacy of Leadership Awards Dinner On this special evening, participants will enjoy the conference’s second milestone celebration and signature event, The 10th Anniversary Legacy of Leadership Awards Dinner. This elegant and inspiring gala will pay tribute to women who have created and implemented trendsetting initiatives that address current and future workplace and societal issues.
Tenth Anniversary Celebration: Showcase Of Alumni Stars The opening night will culminate with the third milestone event, a birthday party, the 10th Anniversary Celebration: Showcase of the Stars. This “blue” carpet affair will include a memorable tribute to LEADS and feature special celebrity guests who continue to support the College and the LEADS mission.
Leading Forward: Conversation with the Founders
Start day two at the beginning. Hear firsthand from the founders of Leading Forward. Gain a deeper understanding of this progressive leadership strategy and why it’s so effective.
Leading Forward: Shared Values and Collaborative Innovation
The 21st century leader must be able to access, adapt and engage with a diverse group of constituents to be successful in this globally diverse era. This panel of visionary leadership and inclusion experts will identify the critical issues facing women of color in the next decade and examine innovative tactics for advancement.
Leading Forward: The Responsibility of Our Voices
How important is the media in terms of equity issues for women of color in the workplace? Should they be accountable for their role in communicating messages about women of color? Veteran media experts will identify and analyze the responsibility the media has to change the culture and interactions among and between citizens.
Leading Forward: Women, Advocacy and Policy
“Women, advocacy and policy” is a subject that defines strategies for the creation of laws that guarantee the rights of individuals. A keynote speaker will outline her experience with advocacy and policy determination. The speaker will be followed by a panel of U.S. congresswomen who determine policy daily.
Leading Forward: Strategies and Skills for Twenty-first Century Leadership
Learn from some of the world’s most successful companies and presenters about the leadership strategies they employ to achieve success at work, at home and in their communities. Engage in intimate group discussions during these interactive workshops designed to equip participants with the skills and best practices necessary to thrive in the next decade.
Leading Forward: Frameworks for Moving Forward
The conference begins to come to a close with an examination of practical strategies for functioning as 21st century global leaders. There will be a keynote presentation with a panel response, representing corporate, nonprofit and small business.
Leading Forward: A Choice to Change the World
The conference closes with a life-changing charge from a keynote speaker who will share her journey as a leader across work and community environments. Be prepared for a captivating conversation with the speaker and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum on individual, cutting-edge choices that change the world.
Be sure to post your discussions and check out photos and videos from the event online using the hashtag, #SpelmanWOCC