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Join us for an inspiring day of powerful keynote speakers and insightful panel discussions aimed at giving you the resources and tools to command your own career!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UA – Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock

Hope to see you there!

Barbara Sugg
Leadership Foundation for Women
Board Chair

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8:00 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome – Barbara Sugg; Presenting Sponsor Remarks – Jeannie Diefenderfer
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Keynote: Negotiating for Success – Linda Swindling
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Interactive: Negotiation DEAL Styles – Linda Swindling
11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch; Keynote: Survival! – Charlotte Strickland
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Leadership Chat with LR Mayor Frank Scott, Jr
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel: Navigating Career Change
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Keynote: Notes to Self on Being a Great Leader – Myra Davis
3:30 pm


“Overall, I am AMAZED at how well this conference went off for its first time. If you weren't aware, you would have thought you were several years into this. I would definitely come to this again next year!”

“This was an exceptional experience!  It was beautiful and empowering to see women from all backgrounds right here in my home state.  I came away with many nuggets of knowledge that will empower me to be a better leader, follower, mom, Sunday school teacher......and I also know that it is ok for me as a women in leadership to breathe.  I must work smarter and not just harder.  I don’t have to work 24 hours and I am a better person when I don’t.”

“I loved that the conference was setup to include networking opportunities and that those were encouraged so you didn't feel awkward stepping out and introducing yourself. I also really appreciate that the featured Women (speakers and panelist) were so open to meet and network with those of us that are more in the beginning of our careers and hope to be where they are in the future.”

“This was a great event.  I'm not sure how you are going to top it next time, Barbara.  I wish I had attended this conference when I was 25 instead of 55.  There was a row of ASU students behind me and they were soaking it all in.  See you next time.”

“This was a high-quality, much-needed conference as evidenced by the great turn out of speakers and guests. I liked the balance of panels and keynotes. Thank you for filling this gap!”


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