2021 Women's Leadership Summit
Co-Sponsored by KASB and USA Kansas
Wednesday and Thursday, April 21 and 22, 2021, Manhattan, Kansas
A great opportunity for women board of education members and women administrators in Kansas.
Keynote and Featured Presentations
- Identifying Cultural Bias and Raising Awareness as a Leader
- Challenges and Opportunities for Women Leaders
- Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
2021 Featured Speakers
Dr. Helen Fagan
Dr. Fagan is a nationally known leadership, diversity and inclusion scholar. In addition to her work with the Global Leadership Group, she is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership Engagement at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Director of Leadership Engagement at the Rural Futures Institute, a university-wide institute at the University of Nebraska, and a qualified Executive Coach.
Sarah Smarsh, a Kansan who writes and speaks on socio-economic class, is the author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, a 2018 nonfiction finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize. Smarsh writes in Heartland about the crucial impact of Kansas public schools on her life and career path. She’s also the host of “The Homecomers” podcast.
Registration for the Women's Leadership Summit will open in January 2021
Wednesday Evening Reception and Dinner
Reception 5:30 p.m.
- The reception will feature Miss Kansas Annika Wooton. She will create a painting during the reception to be auctioned off that evening. Proceeds will benefit the Janet K. McEntarfer Memorial Scholarship in Education and Community Service, Miss Kansas Foundation
Dinner and Remarks 6:30 p.m.
- Chief Justice Marla Luckert
- Melissa Rooker, Kansas Children's Cabinet
- Gain personal and professional growth ideas, motivation and inspiration.
- Network with peers and establish connections to support and inspire you in your various roles and responsibilities.
- Learn effective practices that enhance leadership skills and mentor others through collaborative relationships.
- Connect with women leaders in Kansas through bold conversations on critical topics.
- Develop and expand your network to boost your circle of support and influence.
- Identify hidden and not-so-hidden obstacles that sabotage your leadership potential.
- Recognize personal and professional bias and how they influence your leadership decisions.
- Improve strategies to manage conflict and increase collaboration.