Women in Leadership encourages, inspires and develops women as they grow into their roles as business leaders in our community. The group hosts quarterly luncheons aimed at building leaders and networking events designed to broaden business contacts.
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Women in Leadership Luncheon Series
Quarterly luncheons provide members with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and expand their network.
Wednesday, March 1
11:30 am - 1 pm
NOAHs of Richardson, 2251 N. Greenville Ave, Richardson 75082
"The passion to succeed, the will to win"
Featuring Alicia Thompson, Women’s final four Ambassador, Texas Tech All-American, WNBA Champion and current personal trainer here in Dallas
There is no better time to discuss college basketball than at the beginning of March Madness especially when Women’s Final Four is coming to Dallas. This is more than just another program about basketball. It is about passion, overcoming challenges and the motivation that all of us need to exceed to our highest goals from someone who has walked the walk of a champion.
Alicia will do a meet n' greet before the program. She will sign autographs and take pictures! Be there from 10:30 am - 11:30 am!
3rd Wednesday of every month 8:15 am - 9 am
Richardson Chamber board room
411 Belle Grove Dr. Richardson 75080
Women on the Go Committee Meetings:
4th Wednesday of every month 8:30 am - 9:30 am
1901 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080
If interested in attending, contact Taylor Lopez
Women 4 Women provides professional guidance to women who are entering or transitioning in the workforce. Find out more about this encouraging program.
2017 Luncheon Schedule
March 1 - Alicia Thompson, Women’s final four Ambassador, Texas Tech All-American, WNBA Champion and current personal trainer here in Dallas
June 7 - TBD
September 6 - TBD
December 6 - TBD
all programs and dates are subject to change.
Women on the Go - networking events
5:30 – 7 pm
These after hours networking events offer opportunities for professional development and support. Our focus for each event is for you to learn ways to succeed, exchange ideas, referrals and resources, and make connections that lead to valuable business relationships. Free to attend, click on date to register (Any date could be subject to change).
2017 WOG Networking Schedule
May 3 - Barre3 Studio
Aug 2 - Restaurant Hop
Oct 4 - Vendor Fair
all programs and dates are subject to change.
2017 Women in Leadership tri-chairs
Lead: Dana Shepperd, Dana Shepperd & Associates
Cindi Jackson, Vice President Marketing, Texas Bank and Trust
Kelly Bowman, V.P. Bank Manager, Amegy Bank
Women in Leadership Steering Committee Members
Mary Bedosky, V.P. Bank Manager, LegacyTexas
Suzanne Bock, Hope's Door
Stacie Broughton, Methodist Urgent Care
Sharlonda Gilliard- Xerox- Plano
Elizabeth Hart, President & CEO, RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc.
Timla Healy, J.Hilburn Men's Clothier
Cora Parker-Johnson- Dedicated Volunteer: Plaza @ Richardson and The Potter House, North Dallas
Melinda Pepperl, Real Estate Attorney, Fossil Group, Inc.
Bonnie Perry, Richardson Local Proud
Amy Spawn, CEO, The Warren Center
Jessica Watts, Director of Corporate Relations, The University of Texas at Dallas
Jan Arrant- Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Taylor Lough- The City of Richardson
Heather Hurd- Frost Bank
Nicole Schmitt- Noah's Event Venue
Kristi Torkildson- Transwestern
Named Committee of the Year 2013
Left to right:
Elizabeth Hart, CEO of the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation
Susan Kassen with Ebby Halliday Realtors
Courtenay Tanner, co-owner of 4 Women Shopping
Chris Luna, Chairman of the Board 2013
Theme: Professional Development: Change-Challenges-Opportunities
March 2- "Make your mark & make it count!" Valerie Sokolosky, founder, Valerie & Company
June 1- "Navigating the river of career success" Tanis Cornell, certified Lumina learning practitioner, business coach, speaker, EWF International, TJC Consulting
September 7- "Political pitfalls for women: Avoid losing through language" Holly Peck, Peck & Associates
December 7- "Optimize brain performance" Deirdre O'Neill-Warren, UT Dallas & Dianna Purvis-Jaffin, UT Dallas
Theme: Builders of Community
Dec 2 - "Catalysts for change in a global community" Betsy Martin, Deputy Director, Women's Initiative at George W. Bush Institute
September 2 - "The keys to building a vibrant community"
Panelist: Nicole Fontayne-Bardowell, DART; Ken Hutchenrider, MRMC; Sandra Hayes, RISD; Susan Rogers, UTD; moderator Mary Bedosky, LegacyTexas
June 3 - Lead with LUV: A conversation with Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines
February 25 - "Building Community: A stone carver's view" Dan Johnson, Richardson City Manager
Theme: Learn to Lead: Learn to Succeed Essential business principles to build your professional value
December 3 - "Childlike change, leveraging experiences of our youth! What we can learn about the management of change from our youth. Susan Danko, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Fujitsu Network Communications
September 3 - "Opportunities, challenges & lessons on the climb to success"
Panelist: Linda Hem, Attorney at law; Ann Pomykal, TI Foundation; Erica Yaeger, UT Dallas and moderator Mayor Laura Maczka, City of Richardson
June 4 - "Get up, Suit up, Show up" Featuring Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors
February 26 - "Essential business principles for success" Featuring Holly Reed, regional vice president at AT&T