Athena 2016

IN 2016, WE HOSTED 160 WOMEN AND 12 SPEAKERS AT THE EMERSON CULTURAL CENTER IN BOZEMAN, MT.

 
 

Athena 2016’s theme was “Be Bold”. The event focused on Shine Theory, 5 Leadership Best Practices, Closing the Pay Gap, Negotiations, Women & Money, and personal mission statement and resiliency planning.

It sold out, twice.

GIVE US MORE!

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2016 Agenda

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

05:30 PM     CHECK-IN + WELCOME RECEPTION

Location: The Element Hotel Lobby

06:15  PM    WELCOME

Kim Shappee, Conference Founder

06:40  PM    NETWORKING + DISCUSSION

07:00  PM    "BIRDS OF A FEATHER" DINNERS*

Location: Downtown Bozeman

You will be matched with other female leaders from the conference to have facilitated dialogues over dinner around topics such as the pay gap, the Glass Ceiling, leadership inside and outside of the boardroom, and other topics.

*Please note, this dinner is not included in your conference costs, but if you're interested in participating, please indicate it on your registration form.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

08:30 AM    COFFEE + CONNECTION

Get to know your fellow attendees at this informal conversation over coffee with our facilitators and speakers.

9:30 AM      CONFERENCE KICKOFF - The Four Qualities of Admired Leaders

Location: The Emerson Cultural Center

Join Kim Shappee, Conference Founder, as she kicks off Athena with the mission behind this gathering.

10:05 AM     LEADERSHIP TODAY - Best Lessons from Leaders Within Global Companies

"Model the Way" Kayti Sullivan, VP of Account Management (Former VP of European Sales), Yelp

"Challenging the Process and Leading Change" Chevenee Reavis, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Global Advocacy, water.org

10:35 AM     INTERACTIVE SESSION - How to Be an Effective Leader

Found some nuggets of inspiration during our Leadership Today session? How will that inspiration affect your mission? In this session, you'll work with our facilitators to go deeper into how to turn those nuggets into action.

11:00 AM     MOVEMENT BREAK

11:05 AM     THE STATUS OF WOMEN - The Glass Cliff, the Pay Gap, and Where We Stand

Join Jen Euell from The Women's Foundation of Montana to hear about the state of women nationally, and what some of the biggest challenges women face in positions of leadership, both inside and outside the workplace.

11:15 AM     GOING BIGGER - The 10 Biggest Questions for Growing as a Leader

As a leader, you've already gotten to a place of influence -- but how do you get to the next step when you've already summited your own mountain?

12:00 PM     LUNCH

12:45 PM     IT'S NOT A JOB, IT'S A MISSION - Getting Clear About Your Values and Purpose

It's easy to have goals. What's not easy is figuring out of your goals are going to get you where you want to go. In this session, we'll talk about how to line up with your goals with your mission.

01:15 PM       NEGOTIATIONS 101 - How to Ask for More

Everything is a negotiation, from salary to responsibility to a promotion. Learn why asking isn't the enemy and how to ask (and get) what you want.

01:45 PM       PANEL: LEADERSHIP IS A RELATIONSHIP

"Women, Money, and Power"  Kim Shappee, Financial Advisor, UBS

"Building Resiliency"  Mary Marmorstone, Founder, Guiding Health

"Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines of EPS" Morgen Newman, Co-Founder, Cora

02:15 PM        EMBODIED LEADERSHIP - How Top Leaders Execute ON Their Mission

03:00 PM       BREAK

03:10 PM       INTERACTIVE SESSION - How to Further Relationships in Business and Leadership

03:55 PM       MOVEMENT

04:00 PM       WOMEN, POLITICS, AND WHY IT MATTERS

04:45 PM       CLOSING REMARKS - Where Do We Go From Here?

05:00 PM       COCKTAIL RECEPTION + ARTIST'S COLLECTIVE

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