The 30th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference will take place on Oct. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at JW Marriott star Pass Resort. The conference will feature keynote speakers Alejandra Y. Castillo, Jes Baker and Kelly Fryer. This event is hosted by YWCA Southern Arizona.
Alejandra Y. Castillo: CEO of YWCA USA, Castillo leads a network of 210 associations serving 2.2 million women and girls in 46 states around the country and the District of Columbia. In 2014, she was appointed to serve as the national director of Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) by the Obama Administration. She became the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the agency.
Jes Baker: An American writer, photographer and activist who is part of the body positive movement. She blogs about self-image at The Militant Baker. She founded the Body Love Conference and has authored two books: Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living
and Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass.
Kelly Fryer: CEO of YWCA Southern Arizona. She was a founding board member and is a teacher in the Eller Social Innovation program at the University of Arizona. She previously served as Associate Professor of Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. She offered leadership training where she helped hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders across the U.S. and Canada learn "to do what matters." She also served as Executive Director of Arizona List in 2012 where she helped 39 women get elected to state and local office. She also just completed her 6-month sabbatical to run as candidate for Governor of Arizona.
At the festival, along with the three keynote speakers, there will be two empowering workshop tracks, 14 workshops, live screen-printing by Cream Design & Print, LinkedIn headshots and interactive group activities and networking with 400 leaders. Find more information here and register for tickets here.
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