Ladies America is hosting its second annual “Women Leading the Future” day-long women’s conference on May 5th, 2012 at Microsoft - Chevy Chase. This conference brings some of the most powerful women (and some men too!) in America together to discuss major issues and topics that are important to women today. Focusing on women making a difference in the world, discussions will deal with where women are today and how they can become stronger, more effective leaders and why their leadership is critical as we head into the future.
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Networking Reception 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
*8:30 AM Registration
2012 Speakers & Panelists
Susan Tardanico, CEO Authentic Leadership Alliance; Contributor, ForbesWoman
Sam Horn, Author/Speaker
Analisa Balares, Founder - Womensphere
Betty Hines, Women’s President Organization
Marissa Levin, CEO, Author, Entrepreneur
Kathleen Warner, COO, StartUp America Partnership
Susannah Wellford Shakow, Founder, Running Start
Jennifer Lawless, Author, "It Still Takes a Candidate"
Kathryn Grace Braeman, The Katalyst Connection & Ran for Congress
Robin Strongin, President & CEO, Amplify Public Affairs
Dr. Tara Coles, Founder & CEO, ArtNest, Inc.
Bonnie McDaniels, CEO, Good Living Enterprises (Recipes for Good Living Magazine, Host of ION Metro Magazine TV)
Kathryn Goetzke Founder, iFred (International Foundation for Research & Education on Depression)
Christine Warnke, DC Women's Commission & Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor, Hogan Lovells
Alyse Nelson, President & CEO, Vital Voices
Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director - GirlUp, UN Foundation
Daleela Farina, Care for Keyna (Women's Outreach Program)
Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier
Steve Boyd, VP & Co-Founder, Peloton Technology; Managing Partner, New City Energy
Khalid Itum, Singularity University
Joe Green, Running for US Congress & President/ CEO of NPRC Inc.
Aaron Sherinian, UN Foundation
Courtney Spence, Founder, Students of the World
Susan McPherson, Senior Vice President, Fenton
Tom Squierta, Author
James Marshall Reilly, Author, "Shake the World"
Hilary Corna, Tedx Speaker; Author - One White Face
Dr. Ludy Green, Author; Cultural Ambassador to Jordan & Syria; Founder, Second Chances
Amy Millman, Co-Creator, Springboard Enterprises
Renee Lewis, Executive Director, ACTiVATE Program for Women; President, Pensare Group
Monica Beeman, Founder, Women.Tech
Navroop Mitter, CEO, Gryphn
Susan Fonseca, Singularity University & Women in the Frontier
Anne McCabe Triana, CFP, CRPC - Managing Partner - CAM Private Wealth Services
Alana Rudkovsky, Financial Advisor, First Command Financial Services
Julie Vavrichek - Goldman Sachs
Margaret Miller - World Bank
Musical performances by Bobbie Allen and Raea Leinster.
When & Where
Ladies America is a national network of professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto, "Women Helping Women."
Founded in 2006 in Washington, D.C., Ladies America expanded rapidly across the United States and now has chapters in LA, NYC, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, and Northern Virginia.
The group has a network of thousands of women (and men) across the country, boasts a successful national mentorship program, hosts monthlhy education events, and hosts an annual women's conference.
Ladies DC (Ladies America Founding Chapter) began as Ladies Dinner Club, a simple dinner meeting opportunity for professional women to gather outside of work and form viable relationships. Ladies America Founder, Lindsey Mask, made a personal effort to connect with professional women in a purposeful way and to combat the theory of old that women don't work together. Her goal of having a non-competitive forum for women to connect drew thousands of women to join and our motto, "women helping women", has remained steadfast since the very first Dinner Club meeting.
With backing from extensive networks of women across the country, Ladies DC organically evolved into a fully functioning organization with a national network and subsequent Boards, partnerships, sponsorships, and so much more. With the creation fo chapters across the country, Ladies America was born.
Maintaining and keeping ever at the forefront our motto "Women Helping Women," we have all been witness to the amazing transformation that occurs when women are provided an avenue to help one another in a mutually beneficial setting.
While we don't have limitations of age or profession for members, we have found that typical demographic includes women ages 23-45 with undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D degrees. Ladies America members are successful women in a variety of industries, including business, politics, education, design, art, finance, associations, marketing and communications, law, and there are several business owners. Whether you are just joining the workforce, seeking professional advancement, or have established a thriving career, Ladies America caters to all women.