It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the 6th year of this remarkable gathering of women—and men—who represent our leaders of today and tomorrow. The distinguished speakers joining us this year have made substantive contributions to the world in which we live, along the way breaking barriers and paving the way for those yet to come. Over the next two days, they will discuss the winds of change that have seen unprecedented numbers of women stepping up to leadership—in elected office, corporate c–suites, small business launches, and grassroots movements that are transforming the world we live in. The Andrus Center is committed to gender equity in leadership positions throughout our state and our country. Your participation in this year’s conference, coupled with your desire and commitment to work toward equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of gender, are key ingredients toward achieving that goal. We encourage you over the next two days to take the time to introduce yourself to our speakers, networking leaders, skill builder presenters, and fellow attendees. Every person you interact with broadens your perspective and opportunity for impact and harnesses the collective power of those who will shape the forces of leadership toward inclusion and equity for all. Tracy Andrus, President & Chair John Freemuth, Executive Director Andrus Center for Public Policy
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Wednesday, September 26
Thursday, September 27
7:00 – 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 8:40 Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Opening Remarks
8:40 – 8:45 Welcome
8:45 – 9:45 Patricia Harrison
8:45 – 9:45 Georgene Huang
9:45 – 10:00 Break
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:30 Skill Builder I
10:00 – 11:30 Skill Builder III
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 Scott Anderson
12:00 – 1:00 Geena Davis
1:00 – 1:15 Break
1:00 – 1:15 Break
1:15 – 2:45 Skill Builder II
1:15 – 2:45 Skill Builder IV
2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:00 – 4:00 Shawna Legarza 4:15 – 6:30 Food, Drink, & Conversation Professional Development Organization Reception & Networking 2 | ANDRUS CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:00 – 4:00 Anita McBride 4:00 – 4:15 Closing Remarks
ANDRUS CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY BOARD OF GOVERNORS John Freemuth
Executive Director, Andrus Center Professor of Environmental Policy, Boise State University
Idaho State Legislator, 1994-2012; Retired, Adjunct Professor Boise State University
A.L. “Butch” Alford
President, Tribune Publishing
Executive Director, Idaho Conservation League
Mayor, City of Boise
City Council President, City of Boise
Lawyer, Johnson & Monteleone
President, Bank of the Cascades Foundation
Senator, Idaho Legislature
Senator, Idaho Legislature
PRESIDENT & CHAIR, Andrus Center
Founder & Executive Director, The Sun Valley Institute for Resilience
Executive Director, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children Companies
Dr. Linda Clark
Retired State Educator
President, Oppenheimer Companies
Retired Admiral Owner, Caribou Technology
Peggy Elliott Goldwyn
Novelist, Screenwriter, Producer; Family of Woman Film Festival
Conservationist, Board Member, League of Conservation Voters
Retired Director, Idaho Dept of Commerce
Corporate Lawyer, Stoel Rives, LLP
Attorney, Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
Of Counsel, Hawley Troxell
Former Chairman and President, Coeur d’Alene Mines
Retired, Bureau of Land Management
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We Sagebrush Folks Our new series, Idaho Experience, showcases the extraordinary people and events that shaped Idaho. On October 25, watch for an in-depth look at the Idaho writer and teacher Annie Pike Greenwood, who penned We Sagebrush Folks. Published in 1934, the memoir chronicles the often grueling lives of farmers and their families in the Hazelton area during the turn of the 20th century, when Greenwood lived there. The book was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most poignant portrayals yet made of the thankless lives of toil, the hard fates and heroic spirits of the farm women of the West.” The documentary also takes viewers into the aging and mysterious Greenwood School, named for the author. Major funding for Idaho Experience provided by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, Anne Voillequé and Louise Nelson, and Judy and Steve Meyer. Additional support provided by the Friends of Idaho Public Television, the Friends of Idaho Public Television Endowment, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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2018 SKILL BUILDERS CULTURE & BRAND CAMP RHEA ALLEN | PRESIDENT & CEO PEPPERSHOCK MEDIA Rhea Allen, President/CEO of Peppershock Media (est. 2003), is known for her story–telling passion and extreme diligence in obtaining effective media campaign results by planning and crafting relevant and compelling messaging. Also an in–demand integrative marketing consultant, national presenter and keynote speaker, Rhea emphasizes team building and creating a culture where she and her team can carry out superb work for their loyal Peppershock clients. You might say that she facilitates clients and crew through the creative process, but really she just has fun! A television news & promotions background in the Treasure Valley and at the top 12 market in Seattle provides investigative, documentary, testimonial and “edutainment” style to her celebrated work. Peppershock is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho and has expanded into the Salt Lake City area, but works with fortune none to Fortune 100 companies across the globe, building brands and bottom lines. Rhea and her husband Drew Allen, Creative Director/ COO of Peppershock have two boys Emerson and Kaden, they enjoy spending time in the outdoors together. ANGIE SCOBBY | ART DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER PEPPERSHOCK MEDIA Driven by her dedication for outstanding creative development, idea generation and implementation, Angie empowers Peppershock clients and her staff with her amazing aptitude for strategic thinking and graphic design. Having worked as an art director on major campaigns for the health care industry, high–tech clientele, and non–profit awareness campaigns, there is very little that Angie is not capable of handling within her domain of creative design. Angie possesses an eagle eye for detail and is remarkably well organized. Angie’s past projects have included work for Oracle Health Sciences, Price Associates, Idaho Department of Insurance and Richard’s.
TRICIA BURNS, MBA | ADJUNCT FACULTY BOISE STATE CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Tricia is currently Adjunct Faculty for Boise State University’s Multidisciplinary Studies. She also provides leadership training through Boise State’s Center for Professional Development. Tricia has worked in training capacities for most of her 20–year professional career and is known for the engaging approach she brings to workshop facilitation. In addition to Boise State, Tricia has experience in healthcare and government agencies, providing training, needs analysis, program development, program management, grant writing and grant management. She has facilitated on–site custom training for Center’s clients in city, county, state and federal agencies. With experience in supervision and small business ownership, Tricia brings a unique view to her leadership and business classes. Tricia earned her BS and MBA from Boise State University, the later included elective courses in Grantsmanship and Instructional and Performance Technology. WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP 2018 | 7
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JULIE HART | VICE PRESIDENT, IDAHO OFFICE LOVE COMMUNICATIONS A graduate of Boise State University, an expert yoga teacher and a networking guru, Julie joined Love Communications in May of 2018 as Vice President, Idaho Office – a Boise–based new venture for the agency overall. Her experience managing a host of traditional and grassroots campaigns has uniquely positioned her as a trusted advisor to several high–ranked Idaho politicos. Indeed, as a lobbyist, Julie has advised companies like Berkshire Hathaway and the American Council of Life Insurers. In fact, she leads a group of Idaho executives through a monthly networking meeting designed to grow their sphere of influence. (Chances are, if you need to talk to a decision–maker in Idaho, Julie can get you to the right place.)
JON BAILEY | CEO GIVENT EXECUTIVE NETWORK After being a part of other groups outside of Idaho, Jon created GIVENT Executive Network, which is a highly effective executive level networking group who puts on a monthly “Giving Event” where business decision makers collaborate and find ways to serve one another. The mission is to increase the solutions for their members by helping them share connections and find answers to their core business needs with other business leaders in their community. GIVENT Executive Network is the fastest growing executive networking group in the state of Idaho. What I like about GIVENT Executive Network is that it is easy for executives and decision makers to find specific ways they can help each other and ultimately accelerate business. As the Founding Owner / CEO, Jon is responsible for all operations and growth, and has been training members as a certified facilitator in the Franklin Covey courses of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Speed of Trust.
KERI STENECK | FIRE INVESTIGATOR & PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER BOISE DISTRICT BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT Keri was born and raised in Eagle, Idaho. After attending college for communication and international relations with Boise State University she enlisted in the Regular Army in 2007. After completing a year in South Korea, time in Kuwait, and a tour in Afghanistan, Keri was honorably discharged from active duty in 2010. After serving two years in the Army Reserves Keri moved back to Boise and was hired by the Bureau of Land Management as a wildland firefighter. She is currently a wildland fire investigator, public information officer, and a mitigation and education specialist for the Boise District Bureau of Land Management. She is responsible for the research, development, and presentation of annual diversity training. Keri has a passion for understanding other cultures and experiencing how other people are living around the world. 8 | ANDRUS CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
2018 SKILL BUILDERS WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT LORI OTTER, FIRST LADY OF IDAHO | CEO IDAHO WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Lori Otter became First Lady in 2007. She graduated from Kimberly High School and earned an A.A. from the College of Southern Idaho. Lori completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Boise State University. She won the vMiss Idaho title in 1991 and represented Idaho in the Miss USA pageant that same year. With degrees in Education and Physical Education, Lori spent 12 years teaching and coaching. After earning a Master’s degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership, Lori spent two years as a school administrator. The First Lady was instrumental in creating the Idaho Meth Project, a large–scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, education, and community outreach. Lori recently started Idaho Women In Leadership (I–WIL), a non–profit bi–partisan initiative offering leadership training series that will inspire women to Step Up, Step Out and Lead. She has been appointed to the Idaho Military Advocacy Commission and the Idaho Rural Partnership. Lori serves on the Opera Idaho Advisory Council and countless other boards in addition to lending her name to several charities. DEBBIE FIELD | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IDAHO WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Debbie currently serves as Executive Director of Idaho Women in Leadership and as Chairwoman of the Idaho State Board of Correction. Debbie served in the Idaho House of Representatives for 12 years and was Chair of the House Judiciary and Rules Committee where she worked to ensure improvements in Idaho’s drug and mental health courts. Debbie was a board member for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections for 10 years and Chair of the Interagency Committee on Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment. She served in Governor Otter’s cabinet as director of the Office of Drug Policy where she worked with other state agencies to coordinate substance abuse treatment strategies. She is a veteran political strategist and successfully ran three statewide campaigns for Governor Otter.
SPEAKING WITH STRENGTH℠ JESSICA FLYNN | FOUNDER & CEO RED SKY Jess Flynn prides herself on being a storyteller, connector and seed sower. As CEO of the strategic communication agency Red Sky, she leads a team in creating and sharing stories that matter. Jess founded Red Sky in 2008 after a career in journalism and a stint leading global communications for Tamarack Resort. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a news producer in Boise, Austin, and Pittsburgh, where she was honored with an Emmy. At Red Sky, Jess provides strategy and ideation across the client portfolio and leads the agency’s executive training programs. She’s passionate about supporting women in leadership, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and telling the stories of Idaho.
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CAROL BARKES, CPM | BEST–SELLING AUTHOR NEUROSCIENCE BASED CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERT Carol’s ability to transform difficult situations and positively change lives is her passion. This passion drives her goal of helping clients, whether organizations or individuals, prevent conflict before it begins and embrace conflict as a portal to positive change and progress when it cannot be avoided. Those who work with Carol immediately find her approachable, kind and spirited style both engaging and effective. As a result, she has become a sought–after conflict resolution leader who dynamically guides people through conflict in a more efficient and empowered manner. Professionally, Carol is a certified professional mediator, peak performance specialist, public speaker and educator focused on neuroscience and conflict resolution. She runs a private practice/consulting business while also serving as the Mediation Services Director for the Idaho’s largest District Court and teaching at Boise State University. Carol holds an AA in fire science, a BBA in global leadership & influence, a MBA in negotiation & conflict management and is pursuing a PhD in peak performance psychology.
WYATT SCHROEDER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CATCH Wyatt Schroeder serves as the Executive Director for CATCH, Inc, working to end homelessness in the Treasure Valley. A native of Pennsylvania, Wyatt holds an M.B.A. from Villanova University (Philadelphia, PA) and a B.A. from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA). While serving in AmeriCorps with Rebuilding Together, Wyatt found the passion of his life: ending homelessness. Since then he has worked with Doorways for Women and Families, a re–housing and domestic violence shelter organization in Arlington, VA and Project HOME, a housing and services agency in Philadelphia, PA. Wyatt is committed to building sustainable collaborations around innovative housing models, such as Housing First, while never forgetting to share the powerful stories of those we are serving. REV. SARA LAWALL | MINISTER BOISE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP Sara LaWall proudly serves as the Minister for the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a spiritually diverse, justice–seeking congregation. She is active in the community, hoping to make a small difference in the world. She gathers her inspiration from many powerful women in her life, most especially her mother, who was the first woman elected as District Attorney in Pima County Arizona, where she grew up. She received her MDiv from Meadville–Lombard Seminary (Chicago, IL), an M.A.Ed. from Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), and a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ). She moved to Boise in 2015 with her husband and two sons and they have loved diving into the outdoor life, skiing, bouldering, paddle boarding and bike riding every chance they get. When asking her family’s help to write this bio (because they can be a little dry) her boys said, “She is a great mother and amazing preacher that stands up for others when they can’t stand up for themselves. She taught us to never be afraid to say what you truly believe.” She is grateful (and a bit surprised) they have actually been listening. 10 | ANDRUS CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
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2018 SKILL BUILDERS
REBECCA MORGAN | DIRECTOR – BOISE STATE X BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY Rebecca Morgan is the Director of a new program at Boise State University called Boise State X. Her unique position at Boise State University focuses on adult education concentrating on Idaho’s workforce and economic development. Rebecca has a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Boise State University and has worked at Boise State for 4 years. She has been involved in degree completion programs helping students finish their college degrees that they started so many years ago. She has participated in legislative testimony to support the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners which passed this year and she supports Complete College Idaho efforts to make Idaho a better place to work, live and do business.
AMBER NELSON | PRESIDENT LINGO CONSULTING, INC. Amber Nelson is the founder and president of Lingo Consulting, Inc., a communications consulting, coaching, and training company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations learn and leverage their lingo. In addition to working more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and freelancer, Amber frequently consults with and coaches small business owners and soloprenuers as well as corporate clients including Transamerica, Kaiser Permanente, General Mills, The American Heart Association, United Way, the American Marketing Association, and Boston University. Amber holds a degree in Journalism from Boston University and lives in Southern California.
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RONDA CONGER | VICE PRESIDENT CBH HOMES Some say she was raised by wolves, others claim truckers. No matter what her upbringing, this superwoman has flourished in a male dominated industry for 25 years. As Vice President of CBH Homes, Idaho’s largest homebuilder, Ronda leads the CBH troops daily, and oversees all areas of the company. As a business woman, professional speaker, and author, Ronda is on a mission to spread her movement, Better Human. Get ready to learn, plan world domination, and have a flat good time while doing it.
HEATHER MONAHAN | AUTHOR CONFIDENCE CREATOR Having reached the C–suite in media with over 20 years of successful leadership experience, Heather Monahan is a Confidence Expert and founder of Boss In Heels. She is a social media influencer, keynote speaker, Glass Ceiling award recipient, author of Confidence Creator and brand ambassador for Perry Ellis International’s female brand, Rafaella. Heather is committed to advancing others via her website www.heathermonahan.com.
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MELISSA WARWICK, CFA, CPA INVESTMENT ADVISOR & OPERATIONS MANAGER, RATHBONE WARWICK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Melissa Warwick is an Investment Advisor and Operations Manager at Rathbone Warwick and has been with the firm since 2007. Melissa oversees operations from firm administration, trading, human resources, to our client experience. Melissa was honored in 2009 as an outstanding graduate in the Finance Department and received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accountancy and Finance from Boise State University. Melissa is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charter holder (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (non–practicing). Melissa is currently serving in the Leadership Boise program through the Boise Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Idaho. A lifelong resident of the Treasure Valley, Melissa is an active member in her church where she serves as youth pastor, board member, leads financial stewardship courses, and volunteers annually as a camp counselor for Pine Acres Youth Camp. Melissa cherishes time spent with her friends and family, and she enjoys cheering on the Boise State Broncos. BROOKE A. RAMSTAD, CFP® PRINCIPAL & INVESTMENT ADVISOR RATHBONE WARWICK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Brooke A. Ramstad began her career with Rathbone Warwick in 2008. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Principal, she meets with families to map out realistic long term financial goals while delivering a diversified, low–cost investment strategy. Brooke is a native of Wenatchee, WA (The Apple Capitol of the World) and a 2000 graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Romance Linguistics. A lifetime member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Brooke now serves as the Philanthropy Advisor to the Zeta Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma at the College of Idaho. When not enjoying the Boise River Greenbelt with her husband and two young children, she is a passionate Ambassador for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Brooke is also a member of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, the Idaho Chapter of the Financial Planning Association and will forever be a fan of “The Wonder Years”.
DWIGHT EDWARDS | OFFICE PRINTING SOLUTIONS, TRAINING MANAGER HP, INC Dwight has worked at HP for over 20 years in a variety of product marketing and program management roles. He is currently the training manager for the Print category where he has responsibilities for developing, implementing and executing strategies for training HP sales reps and external partners. He holds an MBA with a focus in marketing and finance from the University of Connecticut. Dwight is currently a facilitator for HP’s “Unconscious Bias” workshop where he mixes his training background with inspiring stories to create an inclusive environment where employees thrive. He is a 10–year veteran of Toastmasters and has achieved DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) status. One of Dwight’s most significant accomplishments is earning recognition as a semi–finalist at the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking achieving a top 20 finish out of 10,000 speakers. Through his process, he has learned how to become resilient to overcome obstacles and achieve his goals. WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP 2018 | 13
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GENNY HEIKKA, MBA | AUTHOR & FOUNDER HER TEAM SUCCESS Genny is an author, speaker, and personal branding and leadership coach. She’s served in a variety of leadership roles within corporate, non–profit and ministry organizations. She began her career at Hewlett–Packard then stepped into her dream of becoming an author, writing several books. She’s appeared on radio and TV and has been published in multiple publications. She’s also the founder of HerTeamSuccess, where she coaches women and teams through the process of strengthening and communicating their personal brands and overcoming things that hold them back. Her passion is to help women thrive and lead.
LYNN SCHMIDT | EXECUTIVE COACH & AUTHOR SCHMIDT LEADERSHIP Lynn Schmidt, PhD, has 20+ years of experience developing leaders in Fortune 500 companies, non–profits, and academia. She is an experienced consultant and executive coach with a focus on assisting women to thrive by overcoming work related challenges. Lynn is a sought–after keynote speaker and the author of four books. Her most recent book is Shift Into Thrive: Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency which can be found on Amazon. Lynn was named one of the 2018 Women of the Year by the Idaho Business Review.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. For 20 years, Love Communications has been serving clients in the Intermountain West from our headquarters in Salt Lake. And now, we’re proud to announce a new office here in Boise. If you need marketing help – digital, traditional, media buying, PR, strategy, creative, video content, etc. – all you need is Love. Contact Julie Hart at email@example.com or 208.863.5815. Empowering women at Micron to achieve their full career and leadership potential.
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2018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS’ FAIR Keep growing and leading! The organizations featured here are invited to participate based on their commitment to personal and professional development. There is something for everyone at this event: Furthering Education, Volunteering, Civic Engagement, Small Business Development and more. The knowledge is here for the taking—use it to empower your future. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY improves community members’ quality of life by supporting their efforts to enhance knowledge, realize creative potential, and share ideas and stories. THE BOISE STATE CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT provides businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations with hands-on, immediately applicable learning opportunities. Our learning experiences are available on campus, on-site, and online. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY’S PASSPORT TO EDUCATION is an exclusive program that connects corporate and community partners– such as our inaugural partner, CapEd Credit Union–to affordable, accessible, high–caliber academic degrees from Boise State University. We have developed a subscription–based tuition model that reduces the overall cost of your degree and potential student debt while offering the same high–quality, reputable education that all students enjoy at Boise State. BOISE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS vision is to develop and retain a talented workforce in the Boise Valley by connecting, empowering and engaging young professionals. GIVENT EXECUTIVE NETWORK is a group of business decision makers that build trusted relationships with one another and find ways to serve each other to accelerate business by providing solutions and connections to one’s core business needs. GOLEAD IDAHO is a nonprofit organization that motivates women to lead and demonstrates why it matters. We envision is a state where contributions of women are valued and respected, and more women are influential and visible leaders.
IDAHO CAREGIVER ALLIANCE has the mission to advance the well–being of caregivers by promoting collaboration that improves access to quality, responsive support services across the state. IDAHO WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP (I–WIL) provides training in leadership skills, media relations, and convey the positive impact female leaders have on economic development, vitality, and the overall health and wellness of our state. IDAHO WOMEN LAWYERS is an organization with a diverse membership of varied individual opinions and backgrounds working to advance diversity in Idaho through the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for all women in the legal profession. JUNIOR LEAGUE OF BOISE is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. LEADERSHIP BOISE actively contributes to the betterment of the Boise Valley through its diverse network of educated, socially responsible, and engaged civic leaders. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS is a grassroots, nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide. ROTARY is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. SOROPTOMISTS is an international volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
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2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS PATRICIA DE STACY HARRISON PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING The Honorable Patricia de Stacy Harrison is the president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the leading funder of public radio and public television programming for the American people. Under her leadership, Ms. Harrison has strengthened public service media through the strategic focus of CPB in three important areas: Digital: CPB investments in innovation and technology; Diversity: CPB investments in and commitment to diversity of content, talent and service; and Dialogue: CPB investments in local community engagement, partnerships and service. To formalize this commitment, Ms. Harrison established the first Diversity and Innovation Fund for public media — radio, television, online and mobile. Under Ms. Harrison’s leadership in 2011, CPB launched American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, public media’s long–term commitment to supporting community–based solutions to help young people succeed in school and life. To date, over 125 stations in 49 states are working with more than 1,700 local partners and schools to encourage students to stay on track to graduation. For her work and commitment to helping young people, Ms. Harrison was honored in 2016 with a Promise of America Award from the America’s Promise Alliance. Ms. Harrison is also chairman of the Leadership Council of Women and Girls Lead, an innovative public media initiative designed to focus, educate and connect women, girls and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. In 2012, she was included on the Forbes list of “Women Changing the World in Media” for establishing Women and Girls Lead and her continued leadership on the project. Prior to joining CPB in 2005, Ms. Harrison served as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs and Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Ms. Harrison received her B.A. from American University, Washington D.C., and honorary doctorates from the American University of Rome in 2002 and the School of Public Affairs, American University in 2017. She is a former Thomas Colloquium on Free Enterprise guest lecturer at Youngstown State University in Ohio and was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Public Service of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, in 2000, and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1992. She is the author of two books, A Seat At The Table: An Insider’s Guide for America’s New Women Leaders and America’s New Women Entrepreneurs.
A. SCOTT ANDERSON PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | ZIONS BANK A. Scott Anderson is president and chief executive officer of Zions First National Bank. Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches. Zions operates 107 full service branches throughout Utah and 25 full service branches in Idaho. In addition to a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions offers a comprehensive array of investment, mortgage, and insurance services and has a network of loan origination offices for small businesses, nationwide. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for nearly 130 years. 16 | ANDRUS CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS A native of Salt Lake City, Anderson joined Zions Bank in December of 1990. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from Columbia University in New York. He also received a master’s degree in economics and international studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Active in community affairs, Anderson is currently serving on a number of business and non–profit boards.
SHAWNA LEGARZA DIRECTOR FOR FIRE AND AVIATION MANAGEMENT | US FOREST SERVICE Shawna Legarza PsyD, is currently the Director for Fire and Aviation Management for the USDA Forest Service. Shawna was raised on a cattle ranch in Northern Nevada and entered the firefighting profession as an engine crew member for the Bureau of Land Management. She has 30 years experience in fire and aviation management and has held numerous leadership positions in a wide variety of regions for both the Bureau of Land Management and the USDA Forest Service. These positions include Hotshot Superintendent, District Fire Management Officer, and Forest Fire Management Officer. In addition to her fire experience, she worked at the World Trade Center 9/11 recovery efforts, Hurricane Rita and the Greensburg Tornado, with significant contribution to agency leadership in fire management. Shawna is qualified as a Type 2 Incident Commander, Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, and Operations Section Chief. Shawna has a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology. Shawna is a graduate of the National Wildland Fire Apprentice Program Academy 4.
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2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS GEORGENE HUANG CEO AND CO–FOUNDER | FAIRYGODBOSS Georgene Huang is obsessed with improving the workplace for women. She’s the CEO and Co–founder of Fairygodboss, a marketplace where professional women looking for jobs, career advice and the inside scoop on companies meet employers who believe in gender equality. Previously she ran the enterprise business at Dow Jones and was a Managing Director at Bloomberg Ventures. She is a graduate of Cornell and Stanford Universities.
GEENA DAVIS ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS & FOUNDER | GEENA DAVIS INSTITUTE ON GENDER IN MEDIA Academy Award winner Geena Davis, one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, is recognized for her tireless advocacy of gender equality in media nearly as much as for her acting accomplishments. She is the Founder and Chair of the non–profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which is successfully influencing film and television content creators to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters—and reduce gender stereotyping—in media targeting children 11 and under. In 2015, Davis launched the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), an unprecedented initiative in support of women and diversity in the entertainment industry and serves as its Co–Founder and Chair. BFF provides a platform to significantly boost the commercial value of content produced and starring minorities and women. This initiative is the only film festival to provide guaranteed theatrical, television, digital and home entertainment distribution for the winners. In 2012, Davis was appointed Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT for the UN’s International Telecommunication Union(ITU). She is an official partner of UN Women, working toward their goal of promoting gender equality and empowering women worldwide. Davis is also the Chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women. As an actor, Davis has appeared in several roles that have become cultural landmarks. Earning the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama, Davis broke ground in her portrayal of the first female President of the United States in ABC’s hit show “Commander in Chief.” Few have achieved such remarkable success in as many different fields as Davis has: she is not only an award winning actor, but a world–class athlete (at one time the nation’s 13th–ranked archer, and a semi–finalist in the Olympic Trials), and a member of the genius society Mensa. Davis holds honorary degrees from Boston University, Bates College and New England College. WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP 2018 | 19
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANITA MCBRIDE EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE | CENTER FOR CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY With service spanning more than 30 years as a White House advisor and women’s empowerment and human rights advocate the influence of Anita McBride’s body of work is recognized in Washington and around the globe. Through her appointments to posts including the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, the US Afghan Women’s Council, the International Republican Institute’s Women’s Democracy Network and the Board of the White House Historical Association, among others, McBride brings a powerful, non–partisan impact to all of the projects and programs in which she is involved. Currently, McBride is Executive–in–Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC, where she directs programming and national conferences on the legacies of America’s first ladies and their historical influence in American history. Together with the White House Historical Association she was instrumental in launching at American University the first ever course on White House History. McBride served as an assistant to President George W. Bush, as well as Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush where she directed the first lady’s travel to 67 countries in four years including Afghanistan, The Middle East, Africa, and the Thai–Burma border to support U.S. foreign policy priorities in human rights, women’s empowerment, global health and education, and human freedom. She co–founded the RAND African First Ladies Initiative and Fellowship program, partnering with African first ladies to support their efforts as champions of change in their countries, as well as train their staff and advisors in strategies for managing an effective first lady’s office. She is an advisor to the Laura W. Bush Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute and a consultant to several other global non–profit institutions. She also is a member of the National Italian American Foundation, and is a Founding Advisor of RightNow Women PAC that supports women running for federal office. She is a consultant to HBO’s Emmy– award winning series, Veep, and is a frequent speaker, print source, contributor and news commentator on White House history, its occupants and presidential transitions.
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