Women's Leadership Forum

Women's Leadership Forum: (Re)defining your values, your voice, your journey. October 28, 2022

Join the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership and Office of Human Resources for the inaugural TWU Women’s Leadership Forum. The Women’s Leadership Forum is designed to explore and promote opportunities for authentic leadership and promote confidence in the leadership abilities of TWU staff and faculty. This year’s summit theme is: (Re)Defining Your Values, Your Voice, Your Journey. In a series of sessions, attendees will be challenged to re-examine their personal values and how those values are shared with others through their communication and professional identities.

While many are eager to get back into (or continue) in-person events, we recognize that some of us greatly enjoy the flexibility of virtual events. This year’s forum is presented in a hybrid format with the first two sessions being hosted via Zoom only. The keynote session will be held in-person at Hubbard Hall on the Denton campus and also streamed live via Zoom.

For more information, please contact Yasmyn Chambers at ychambers@twu.edu.

October 28, 2022 
9am – 12:15 pm CT

Event Agenda
(Re)Defining Your Values, Your Voice, Your Journey

Welcome
9:00 – 9:15am CT

Session 1: Defining your Leadership Values
9:15 – 10:00am CT
Online via Zoom

Session 2: Speak Up with Moxie
10:10 – 10:50am CT
Online via Zoom

Keynote Session: Journey to Authentic Leadership
11:15am – 12:15pm CT
Session offered online on Zoom or in-person in the SUHH Union Southeast Ballroom on the TWU Denton campus

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Session Descriptions

Session 1: Defining your Leadership Values
9:15 – 10:00am CT
Online via Zoom

In the hustle and bustle of today’s work environment, it can be easy to lose track of who we are and what’s important to us. The most effective leaders are those who understand their core values and use those values to interact, influence, and engage others they work with. Understanding what drives us often makes us more aware of what drives others and how we can use that to increase our influence and fuel action. Featured speaker, Prita Chhabra, will share how we can re-engage with our core values to redefine and refuel our leadership identities. 

Prita Chhabra

About Prita:

Prita Chhabra is a Site Director for Public Allies Central Florida. A 2013-2014 graduate of Public Allies, she previously served as the program coordinator of High School High Tech, where she was responsible for introducing high school students living in foster care to different careers in the STEM field.

Originally a recording artist with six music videos under her belt, her latest project “Unstoppable” won Best Music Video at the 2018 Melbourne Independent Film Festival and is dedicated to all the students and young adults she continues to work with. In 2021, Prita was recognized as an Orlando Business Journal 40 under 40 award recipient as well as receiving the CREST award from Embrace Families.

 

Session 2: Speak Up with Moxie
10:10 – 10:50am CT
Online via Zoom

Few situations are more anxiety-producing than those where you want your communication to drive people to take action. Whether you are seeking to persuade colleagues or team members to champion a new initiative, you want someone to respect a professional boundary, or you want to call an audience to take action on your ideas at the end of an important presentation, you want your communication to be persuasive – and you want to be in your full integrity as you communicate. Featured speaker, Alexia Vernon, will show you how to speak with moxie and sculpt persuasive communication that works face-to-face and in our new virtual world so that people are eager to say yes to you and your ideas. By the end of this interactive session, you’ll be able to tame diminishing self-talk, demystify the key components of vocal empowerment, more effectively speak to pain points and personal motivators, and follow a model for consistent high-impact and heart-centered communication.

Alexia Vernon

About Alexia:

Alexia Vernon, founder of Alexia Vernon Empowerment, LLC, is a nationally-recognized coach, speaker, and media contributor who’s delivered transformational keynotes and trainings to Fortune 500 companies and professional associations across the nation, spoken at the United Nations, delivered a TEDx talk on the future of feminism, and been featured by media including CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., and Women’s Health. Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to empowering women’s professional success, Alexia is the author of Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice Visibility, and Influence in the World.

 

Keynote Session: Journey to Authentic Leadership
11:15am – 12:15pm CT
Session offered online on Zoom or in-person in the SUHH Union Southeast Ballroom on the TWU Denton campus

You’ve probably heard it before – “leadership is an action, not a title.” But, what does that mean? And most importantly, what does that mean to me? Kristin Harper will share her insights in how we can use our experiences to identify our leadership styles, how we can influence right where we are, and how we can embrace the heart of a leader. Based on her best-selling book, The Heart of a Leader: 52 Emotional Intelligence Insights to Advance Your Career, Kristin will equip and inspire you to lead more authentically and help others do the same along the way.

Kristin Harper

About Kristin:

Kristin Harper is the founder and CEO of Driven to Succeed, LLC, a woman and minority-owned leadership development company that provides brand strategy consulting, market research, keynote speaking on leadership and emotional intelligence, and career coaching for Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and rising leaders.  ‚Äč

She started her first businesses at the age of 14 and rose through the ranks to become an award-winning Global Vice President of a Fortune 15 company in her 30s. She has led teams to develop strategies, product innovation and brand-building marketing to increase sales and market share for iconic global brands including but not limited to Crest®, Oral-B®, and Hershey’s KISSES®.

Kristin received her bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Florida A&M University (FAMU) and executive education from Harvard University. She understands what it means to lead as a woman. During college, she was elected the first female Student Government President in nearly a decade, and now serves as an appointed member on the FAMU Board of Trustees.

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