2023 Women in Leadership Series

Taking Smart Risks

Taking a risk is “exposing oneself to the possibility of loss or injury in the hopes of achieving a gain or reward.” 

Research indicates that women are perceived to be more risk averse. That means women are at a disadvantage when it comes to getting support for risk-taking. Risk-taking role models of both genders are important in an increasingly complex world. Because smart, well-considered risk-taking is essential to our growth, and to exponential success, strong performance and leadership, we need to view risks as opportunities for learning and growth rather than potential failures.

Growth and comfort don’t co-exist, we have to be ok with discomfort. This session will help you learn how to embrace risk and execute bold ideas.

Featured Speakers:

Mandy Hickson

Former Royal Air Force Fast-Jet Pilot; Author, An Officer, Not a Gentleman

Kim Ryan

CEO, Hillenbrand


All times Eastern


Purchase a single event ticket OR signup for the entire series

Event series bundle
Access the entire 4-part series
  • Livestream and Q&A for all 4 events

  • Peer roundtable invitations

  • On-demand access to all event recordings

Single Event Ticket
Register for September Session
  • Livestream and Q&A for September session

  • Peer roundtable invitation

  • On-demand access to session recording


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.