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Lead On! 2019 Women in Communication Leadership Forum

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USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations

Annenberg School for Communication

3630 Watt Way

Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Public Relations is a $15 billion global industry with a workforce that is approximately 70% female (Holmes Report). Yet, about 70% of C-suite and executive positions in agencies and corporate communications departments are held by men.

Lead On! 2019 is our second annual leadership forum created to equip future women leaders with real-world skills, insight and practical tools to succeed. Lead On! moves beyond the talk. Speakers, panelists and industry executives will roll up their sleeves to train, mentor and guide future female leaders.

Only 40 participant spots are available. The small group environment ensures participants get meaningful networking and training time with industry leaders and trainers.

Continental breakfast, catered lunch and Thursday evening reception will be provided.


Program Format

  • Two-day, interactive workshops, panels and keynotes

  • Meet and network with executive speakers and trainers, who are C-suite executives and leaders in the industry

  • Hands-on training in negotiation

  • Practical business skills and leadership solutions

  • One-on-one mentoring to fine-tune and focus career goals

  • Attendance limited to 40 professionals

Who Should Attend

  • Future female leaders in strategic communication and PR

  • Corporate, agency and freelance professionals

Confirmed speakers and workshops include:

  • Willow Bay, dean and holder of the Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO, 2020 Women on Boards and author, "The Board Game - How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors": Women on Boards
  • Cathy Calhoun, chief client officer, Weber Shandwick: Know Your Value
  • Liz Fosslien, author, "No Hard Feelings": How Female Leaders Can Effectively Harness Emotions At Work
  • Lisa Gates, founder, Story Happens Here: Negotiate What You Deserve
  • Kristin Gilger, author and Reynolds Professor in Business Journalism, ASU Walter Cronkite School: “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes To Lead”
  • Cynthia Kalk, regional CFO, Weber Shandwick & Jonathan Adelman, global director of client finance, Edelman: The Business Behind The Business
  • Holly Mandel & Brian Palermo (The Groundlings): “Good Girls Aren’t CEOs”
  • Blythe Yee, vice president, employee communications, LinkedIn: "What's Your Legacy?"
  • Fred Cook, chairman, Golin, and director, USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations: Improvisational Leadership
  • Your Career Path
  • The Biggest PR Problem I Ever Solved
  • C-Suite Success

    Underwriting Sponsorships Available

    USC Lead On 2019 forum photo


    FAQs

    Can I pay by check?

    Yes. Please contact the Center for Public Relations office at usccpr@usc.edu for payment information and to register by email.

    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Parking will be available at USC's Downey Way Parking Structure (entrance offu Vermont Ave.). Uber/Lyft/rideshare vehicles can bring attendees onto campus to the corner of Watt Way and Downey Way. See more information at https://visit.usc.edu/maps-directions/university-park-campus/

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Please contact USC Center for PR manager Ron Antonette at usccpr@usc.edu.

    Can I update my registration information? Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

    Yes. Please contact Ron Antonette at the Center for Public Relations office at usccpr@usc.edu.

    Can I get a discount for sending multiple people from my department or organization?

    Please contact Ron Antonette at the Center for Public Relations office at usccpr@usc.edu.




    ABOUT THE USC CENTER FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS

    Based at the Annenberg School in the heart of Los Angeles, the USC Center for Public Relations (CPR) is truly at the center of one of the world’s most dynamic professions. Our Mission is to connect corporations, agencies, academics and students to define the future of our industry and to develop those who will shape it. At CPR, we identify emerging issues and analyze new technologies. We examine current strategies and forecast future trends. We conduct communications training for business leaders and leadership training for communications professionals. We create meaningful partnerships between the corporate and academic worlds that engage Annenberg students in the real-world practice of public relations.

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    USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations

    Annenberg School for Communication

    3630 Watt Way

    Los Angeles, CA 90089

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    Refund Policy

    Refunds up to 30 days before event

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