About  the Women's Leadership Conference



The Women’s Leadership Conference was created by Vicki Updike, founder of New Sage Strategies LLC, a company dedicated to the development of effective leaders. The conference is an all-day professional development and networking conference 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.

Attendees have the opportunity to network with other professionals and join in discussions about subjects that are relative to their growth.

The Women’s Leadership Conference is designed for professional women (and men).


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

Join us!

October 1 & 2, 2024 | Green Bay, WI


Women's Leadership Conference Founder

Vicki Updike is the president and founder of New Sage Strategies. A women’s leadership development company equipping women with the tactics and strategies to continue to build their career. Prior to consulting, Vicki’s corporate leadership journey included various marketing and executive positions. Her last corporate position was president of Silver Star Brands.

Having been a president and c-suite executive gives Vicki a unique perspective in coaching and business advising. She brings experience in the areas of strategic planning and execution, organizational development, and leadership coaching.

Vicki is passionate about helping create strong, effective leaders and leadership teams. She loves a good challenge and leans on her knowledge and experiences to help build results-minded leadership qualities in each person or group she gets the privilege to work alongside.

Vicki is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a BBA and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

Vicki is a long-time resident of northeast Wisconsin where she lives with her husband Jim. She has two grown children and realizes that they are her greatest accomplishment.

Vicki Updike • Coach | Advisor | Author

Founder of Women's Leadership Conference

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