Sunday, December 10, 2017

Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

Each December the Young Women’s Leadership Network holds a half-day conference that precedes JWI’s signature Women to Watch gala celebration. This event brings together more than 150 young professional Jewish women in their 20s and 30s from the Washington, DC area, New York, Denver and beyond, to learn from and network with, current and former Women to Watch honorees. At this conference, millennials will interact with more than three dozen Jewish women, leaders in a variety of fields including technology, science, entertainment, philanthropy, business, spirituality, and more. All of the featured speakers are women who have made exceptional contributions in their professional lives. The conference will take place on December 10th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC from 12:00pm-6:00pm and will include an opening plenary, six breakout workshops, a speed networking session, and a wine and cheese reception.

Workshops

How can you use public speaking skills and stories at work to make your message more memorable and more impactful? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to (metaphorically) drop the mic by improving your storytelling and public speaking skills through activities and practice. You will leave with the techniques to connect with an audience, make them want to listen, and design stories to match any situation. Speaker:Pam Sherman, Syndicated Columnist, Attorney, Actor and Creator of Edge™ Leadership, Communications and Business Development Programs

How can you use public speaking skills and stories at work to make your message more memorable and more impactful? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to (metaphorically) drop the mic by improving your storytelling and public speaking skills through activities and practice. You will leave with the techniques to connect with an audience, make them want to listen, and design stories to match any situation.

Speaker:Pam Sherman, Syndicated Columnist, Attorney, Actor and Creator of Edge™ Leadership, Communications and Business Development Programs

What does it mean to be a great boss? How do we turn a boss into a mentor? What are the unique challenges of being a woman in power, especially if you're the only woman at the table? In this workshop you'll hear from three high-level women who embody what it means to be a #GirlBoss.  Speakers: Kathy Raffa, President, Raffa PC; Kim Holstein, Co Founder, Crave Bar, Chief Mocktail Officer, Industry Juice; Dominique Schurman, CEO of Papyrus

What does it mean to be a great boss? How do we turn a boss into a mentor? What are the unique challenges of being a woman in power, especially if you're the only woman at the table? In this workshop you'll hear from three high-level women who embody what it means to be a #GirlBoss. 

Speakers: Kathy Raffa, President, Raffa PC; Kim Holstein, Co Founder, Crave Bar, Chief Mocktail Officer, Industry Juice; Dominique Schurman, CEO of Papyrus

As young Jewish women, we're constantly assessing what our passions are and how we want to commit our time and resources to causes bigger than ourselves. Come to this workshop and learn how to find organizations that align with your values, what it takes to be selected for a leadership role, and how to be a successful lay leader.  Speakers: Mimi Brodsky Kress, COO and Co-owner, Sandy Springs Builders; Marla Garchik, Philanthropist and Founder, Peace Love Solve; Nicky Goren, President and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

As young Jewish women, we're constantly assessing what our passions are and how we want to commit our time and resources to causes bigger than ourselves. Come to this workshop and learn how to find organizations that align with your values, what it takes to be selected for a leadership role, and how to be a successful lay leader. 

Speakers: Mimi Brodsky Kress, COO and Co-owner, Sandy Springs Builders; Marla Garchik, Philanthropist and Founder, Peace Love Solve; Nicky Goren, President and CEO of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Why do women's capacity and perfectionism fail to translate into confidence and success? In this session, we will discuss how to overcome this paradox and explore different strategies for becoming bold. After all, we will not mind the confidence gap; we will close it. Speakers: Ellen Stone, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Bravo and Oxygen; Mardene Miller, President, Harrison and Star, global health-care advertising and promotion agency; Jen Maxfield Ostfeld, New Jersey correspondent for NBC New York

Why do women's capacity and perfectionism fail to translate into confidence and success? In this session, we will discuss how to overcome this paradox and explore different strategies for becoming bold. After all, we will not mind the confidence gap; we will close it.

Speakers: Ellen Stone, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Bravo and Oxygen; Mardene Miller, President, Harrison and Star, global health-care advertising and promotion agency; Jen Maxfield Ostfeld, New Jersey correspondent for NBC New York

In today's volatile world, we're increasingly isolating ourselves. Whether it's social media, news, or automation- we are being driven to live lives of isolation. How do we break the bubble and learn to connect with one another? And why is it more important now than ever to do so in order to deal with the harsh realities of our time?  Speakers: Erica Keswin, Speaker, Workplace Strategist, and Founder, The Spaghetti Project; Rabbi Dana Saroken, Associate Rabbi, Beth El Congregation, and Founder, The Soul Center

In today's volatile world, we're increasingly isolating ourselves. Whether it's social media, news, or automation- we are being driven to live lives of isolation. How do we break the bubble and learn to connect with one another? And why is it more important now than ever to do so in order to deal with the harsh realities of our time? 

Speakers: Erica Keswin, Speaker, Workplace Strategist, and Founder, The Spaghetti Project; Rabbi Dana Saroken, Associate Rabbi, Beth El Congregation, and Founder, The Soul Center

More women than ever are stepping up and tossing their name in the ring to run for office. How do you step up, whether as a candidate or campaign staffer. Why is it so critical that she should run? Speakers: Alison Friedman, Congressional Candidate, Virginia 10th District; Susie Turnbull, Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Former Vice Chair of the DNC, Former Chair DNC Women's Caucus and DNC Women's Leadership Forum; Congresswoman (INVITED) 

More women than ever are stepping up and tossing their name in the ring to run for office. How do you step up, whether as a candidate or campaign staffer. Why is it so critical that she should run?

Speakers: Alison Friedman, Congressional Candidate, Virginia 10th District; Susie Turnbull, Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Former Vice Chair of the DNC, Former Chair DNC Women's Caucus and DNC Women's Leadership Forum; Congresswoman (INVITED) 

Learn more about JWI's Women to Watch Gala Luncheon (Monday, Dec. 11). Combined Conference and Gala tickets are available with Conference registration.


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