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.
Interested in serving on the committee? View guidelines
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 Andrea Young
Women in Leadership Luncheon Series
Quarterly luncheons provide members with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and expand their network.
Wednesday, December 6
11:30 am - 1 pm
NOAHs of Richardson, 2251 N. Greenville Ave, Richardson 75082
"The business of the arts and our community"
Panelists: Kitty Goddard, President, AIR - Arts Incubator of Richardson
Katherine Wagner, CEO, Business Council for the Arts
Dennis Kratz, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, UT Dallas
Moderator: Shanna Sims-Bradish, Assistant City Manager, City of Richardson
Come and hear this panel discussion which will review Richardson's art offerings from academic, artistic, and business perspectives as well as how the cultural art community gives Richardson an economic advantage.
December is our annual Charity event for the Women in Leadership committee. Please bring arts supplies which will be donated to the RISD arts department, who has several elementary schools in need of these items:
Women on the Go Networking Event
Stay tuned for information on our next networking event!
Women 4 Women provides professional guidance to women who are entering or transitioning in the workforce. Find out more about this encouraging program.
Tuesday, December 5
5:30 - 7 pm
Richardson Chamber of Commerce, 411 Belle Grove Dr., Richardson 75080
Join us for our next meeting where we will talk about planning for success in 2018 and some tools that can help you stay on track like Vision Boards, Annual Reviews, and Accountability Partners. We'll keep it light though, and enjoy some refreshments in the spirit of the holiday season. We will meet in the South Conference Room. Hope to see you there!
2017 Luncheon Schedule
March 1 - Fran Harris, TV Personality, Business Coach, Speaker
June 7 - Panel discussion on health innovations with Donise W. Pearson, Mary Cooley, Shradha Aiyer, moderated by Tanis Cornell
September 6 - Panel discussion with female leaders in the real estate industry including Emily Hoffman, Janice Peters and Elysia Ragusa
December 6 - Panel discussion with leaders in the Richardson arts community about the business of arts and our community, including Dennis Kratz, Katherine Wagner, and Kitty Goddard.
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
Oct 4 - Vendor Fair
all programs and dates are subject to change.
2017 Women in Leadership tri-chairs
Lead: Cindi Jackson, Vice President Marketing, Texas Bank and Trust
Dana Shepperd, Dana Shepperd & Associates
Kelly Bowman, V.P. Bank Manager, Amegy Bank
Women in Leadership Steering Committee Members
Mary Bedosky, V.P. Bank Manager, LegacyTexas
Cora Parker-Johnson- Dedicated Volunteer: Plaza @ Richardson and The Potter House, North Dallas
Bonnie Perry, Perry Creative Business Solutions
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
Sue Walker - Catalyst Commerical
Angela Fry - barre3
Kristi Waddell - Cawley Partners
Sandee Treptow - Reliant, an NRG Company
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