OCTOBER 7, 2021



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Vicki Updike

Founder of the Women's Leadership Conference & New Sage Strategies


The Women’s Leadership Conference is an all-day professional development and networking event created to provide a platform outside of the workplace to educate, encourage and inspire women to take their careers to the next level. Our purpose is to empower our attendees by creating a community dedicated to helping each other build and enhance amazing careers.

The conference provides a platform for a diverse audience of professional women to receive inspiration and empowerment to achieve their career and personal goals. The conference features sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations from experienced leaders with content focused on leadership development, career advancement and wellbeing. The 2021 event will center around “Make it Happen” — with messages, lessons and tools from leaders who desire to empower your personal growth and help you arrive at a place to trust from within. Learn alongside other women how to make it happen in your career and life.

October 7, 2021

— KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI —

Lean Out by Marissa Orr



THE POWER OF DEFINING YOUR OWN SUCCESS | Former Google and Facebook executive, Marissa Orr, offers a compelling answer to the question few dare to ask: What have we gotten wrong about women at work?

Based on in-depth research and personal experiences, Marissa shares her journey as a single mom of three, trying to find success in her 15-year career at the world’s top tech giants. She gives an insider’s look at the systemic dysfunction inside today’s most progressive organizations, providing a revolutionary new perspective on why there are so few female leaders in corporate America.



RISE UP FOR YOU — TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP FROM THE INSIDE OUT | Today, the world needs more great leaders and changemakers who can make a difference in the world.

The time is now and we cannot wait! Nada believes that in order to create change within our communities, companies, and households, we must first create change within ourselves. It’s a collective effort needed from all parties; no company, adult, or young adult can be left behind. The world needs us at our best!

Rise Up for You by Nada Lena Nasserdeen

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Here's what past attendees are saying

This was one of the best conferences I have been to in years. Each speaker brought excellent insight and actionable items.

It was a day filled with support for and from women who have a common goal. I felt energized and empowered!

The feeling of empowerment that is almost overwhelming when you have all of these women here to talk about their experiences and current leadership success.

It was a great conference to ensure I am always at the forefront of my success.

Great day to reflect on myself and identify what I need to do. Amazing networking opportunities as well although attending virtual made thing a little difficult but the chat was great and well utilized.

Invest in women leaders

We’ve come so far in recognizing the value of gender diversity in corporate leadership. It’s paying dividends. Research shows that companies are more profitable when women are well represented at the top.

Businesses and professionals need to continue to fuel the momentum of the progress we’ve made in gaining leadership roles for women. Especially now, when women’s roles in the workplace are at risk. It’s the unfortunate reality of corporate America today — 1 in 4 women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce completely.

Come alongside us. Together we can show our women leaders — and future women leaders — that they are valued and exceptionally needed in the working world.

When you support women in the workplace, you’re

  • Fostering confidence
  • Encouraging a community of support
  • Meaningfully impacting a company’s culture
  • Affirming the value of gender diversity in corporate America