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Women and Leadership 2021 Schedule

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The Conference is hosted in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

September 28

Online platform opens at 9:00 AM MDT

Jump in early for fun activities, view past Women and Leadership video highlights, and more!

September 29

  • 9:00       Opening Remarks
  • 9:12       Welcome – Dr. Marlene Tromp
  • 9:30       Keynote speaker #1 – Cherie Buckner-Webb
  • 10:30     Break/Transition
  • 10:45     Skill Builder Session I (Pick 1 from 6 options)
  • 11:45     Lunch Break
  • 12:30     Keynote speaker #2 – Vicki Christiansen
  • 1:30       Break/Transition
  • 1:45       Skill Builder Session II (Pick 1 from 6 options)
  • 2:45       Break/Transition
  • 3:00      Keynote speaker #3 – Cecilia Violetta López
  • 4:00      Day 1 Closing Remarks
  • 4:00-6:00 Discussion Panel – To be announced

September 30

  • 9:15       Opening Remark
  • 9:30       Keynote speaker #4 – Kimberly Churches
  • 10:30     Break/Transition
  • 10:45     Skill Builder Session I (Pick 1 from 6 options)
  • 11:45      Lunch Break
  • 12:30     Keynote speaker #5 –Fireside chat with Mary Daly
  • 1:30       Break/Transition
  • 1:45       Skill Builder Session II (Pick 1 from 6 options)
  • 2:45       Break/Transition
  • 3:00       Keynote speaker #6 – Susan Eisenhower
  • 4:00       Day 2 Closing Remarks

Available activities during the conference:

Fireside Chat: Idaho’s Diverse Narrative

September 29th, 4-6 pm MDT

On the first day of the conference the Andrus Center will host a fireside chat with Mario Pile (Project Director for Veterans Upward Bound at BSU), Cherie Buckner-Webb (Senator, Jazz star, and many more things!), Sonya Rosario (Storyteller, Social Justice Advocate, and Filmmaker), Katie Niemann (education chair for the Boise Valley Japanese-American Citizens League) and Trina Ponce (Diversity, equity, and inclusion leader).

Each panelist will share stories on living in Idaho, celebrating heritage, and growing in our community.

Story Court

Similar to NPR’s Story Corps, we want to share humanity’s stories in order to build meaningful connections with the amazing people who attend the Women and Leadership Conference. Please join us in this unique session to share your story of motivation and inspiration within the theme of Women and leadership!

Attendees can jump into the “session” and share their story anytime between 11:45am and 12:30pm (lunch break) each day of the conference. When visiting Story Court, we encourage you to share any story you choose that inspires and motivates women leaders. It could be about a Woman leader who has impacted you, a pivotal moment for you in becoming a leader, or perhaps share about this conference and how it may have impacted you today or in year’s past. We look forward to hearing from you! The Story Court session will be recorded. A moderator will be present to answer questions, encourage participation, and build engagement.

  • The session is automatically recorded
  • You can start sharing whenever you would like between 11:45am and 12:30pm Sept. 29th & 30th
  • You can invite someone to join you to share in your story
  • The Moderator may ask you exploratory questions related to what you have shared
  • There is no time limit, though we ask that you consider your time to allow for others to share their stories as well

By engaging in Story Court, you agree to the sharing of your recorded content by the Andrus Center for Public Policy post conference.

Hosted Happy Hour

September 30th, 4-5 pm MDT

Join Rhea Allen for the Virtual Happy Hour Reception after the Women & Leadership Conference in ZOOM!

Your host, Rhea Allen, is a Skill Builder Leader, Co-Founder of Peppershock Media and Adjunct Marketing Professor at Boise State University.

Rhea will facilitate a virtual happy hour and breakout rooms to network, discuss your aha moments from the conference together, and more! Prizes, trivia fun and connections promised!!

Zoom link will be provided- add it to your calendar in Hopin!

Participate in the Kahoot! Quiz series to win a prize!

Starting at 8am on preview day until 3pm on the 30th, attendees can participate in the six quizzes available in our Andrus Center Quiz booth, found in the Expo Hall. Participate in all six and see your points go up as you compete with other participants throughout the three days. The top three winners will receive a prize. Good luck!