Conference Agenda

The assembly of speakers this year is amazing. We listened to your feedback and developed sessions on topics that are most relevant to you. Learn more about the various speakers attending as well as the topics on which they will discuss in their sessions below. Be sure to check back for updates and more info.

Please note that the agenda for this event is tentative. While we endeavor to keep the schedule as accurate as possible, unforeseen circumstances or necessary adjustments may require modifications to the agenda. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

October 1, 2024

Backstage Event

The Backstage Event hosted at the Resch Expo, is your exclusive opportunity for networking and inside access to the speakers of the Women’s Leadership Conference. This event will include: networking, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a facilitated opportunity to grow your connections.

3:00 PM

Networking & Hors d'oeuvres

4:00 PM

Welcome & Keynote

Lisa Cruz

5:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

October 2, 2024


*Indicates main stage speaker — broadcast for virtual attendance. Schedule subject to change.

Quinn Conyers

Quinn Conyers

Event Emcee

7:30 AM

Registration & Networking

8:30 AM

Welcome & Morning Keynote*

Michelle Curran

In today’s world, we are constantly under pressure to hire the right people, create a cohesive team, and perform at a high level… to do more with less. However, true success hinges on each team member’s ability to be bold and expand their comfort zone.


10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM

Breakout Speakers

Shira Miller headshot
Jenna Piche headshot
Leah Jantzen headshot
Mindy Lane

11:30 AM


12:00 PM

Panel Discussion*

12:45 PM

Networking Break

1:15 PM

Breakout Speakers

Kim Eschenbauch-sq
Erin Conlon headshot
Sara Deacon-sq
Amanda Jefferson

2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM

Afternoon Keynote*

Kate Carter-sq

No pain, plenty of gain! What if there was an easier way to go after your dreams? How would your life change if you could live and work from a place of self-compassion that organically energized you?  Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

In this talk, we’ll explore how self-acceptance and self-compassion are key to building lives we love and how embodying these practices changes us at a profound level. We’ll also examine what gets in the way of embracing a life rooted in self-compassion, both personally and professionally. Finally, we'll delve into a transformative tool designed to empower us to realize our dreams with greater ease, compassion, and self-love.


4:00 PM

I LOVE IT! List & Giveaways

Emcee: Mary Schmidt

A special giveaway of the products that have made us say "I LOVE IT!"

Must be present to win

4:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

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Join us for an experience that is educational, inspiring and empowering.