Women in Leadership
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
WIL Committee Meetings:
3rd Wednesday of every month 8:15 am - 9 am
Richardson Chamber Boardroom
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
2019 Theme: Balance
Women in Leadership Quarterly Luncheons
These luncheons provide members with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and expand their network.
2019 Luncheons scheduled for March 6, June 5, September 4 and December 4
Finding peace in everyday life
with Ann Ranson, president, Bottom Line 3 Marketing, Inc.
Wednesday, June 5
11:30 am - 1 pm
NOAH's of Richardson
2251 N. Greenville Ave, Richardson 75082
Where do you find balance when life is coming at you so fast and from so many directions? Perhaps balance is an unattainable goal but coming to peace with the changes that surround you may be just what you need instead. Change is inevitable and it's happening all around you, so even though it seems to be happening outside of you, riding the wave of change is really an inside job. In this program, we'll explore how to find peace with the many demands on your time, and how you can pivot from a business presentation to Girl Scouts to home maintenance, without losing your cool. Because these pivots require changes - in attitude, energy, and skill - you'll want to attend and take away specific ideas and tools that you can use when life feels unmanageable.
Women on the Go Networking Event
The art of dressing well
with Julie Thurburn, founder and CEO of Color IQ
Wednesday, April 24
5:30 - 7 pm
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to easily show up commanding the room - without saying a word? Nailing the right style helps you connect with others and create a reputation that serves you well. Learning the art of dressing well will help you with:
- Attitude - it inspires you to think positive and conduct yourself well
- Color - learn how to get the right attention and spark their curiosity
- Style - You need all the details in all the right places
Women4Women Mentoring Event
Tuesday, March 26
6 - 7:30 pm
Richardson Chamber of Commerce
411 Belle Grove Dr., Richardson 75080
Jan Arrant, Director of Community and Public Relations at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, will share how a naturally shy person can become an effective public speaker. This intimate discussion will be limited to the first 15 people to register.
Theme: Speak Up, Speak Out
March 7 - Rabbi Elana Zelony, Blazing the unconventional trail
June 6 - Shaunna Black, Building, leading and living your culture
September 5 - Betsy Martin, My charge to keep: Be a good one
December 5 - Gertrude G Van Horn, Power of an influential voice
Theme: People, Purpose, Passion
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.
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