Event encourages women to step up to challenges
Lean In Michigan invites men and women to attend its Nov. 9 leadership conference in Lansing.
The conference takes place from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Henry Center, 3535 Forest Road in Lansing. Registration is open for the event, which costs $35. You can register now at leaninmichigan.org/leadership-conference.
Registration deadline is Nov. 1.
The concept of Lean In is to encourage women to “sit at the table” to seek challenges, to take risks and to pursue their goals with passion. Lean In encourages both women and men to support women in leadership positions – both to reach that leadership position and to thrive upon appointment, according to the Lean In website.
“The gender gap in leadership roles, across industries, is persistent. The Lean In Michigan Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for men and women alike to discuss these challenges and be part of the solution,” said Laurie Morse-Dell, founder of Lean In Michigan. “Attendees are able to explore topics that most professional development conferences steer clear of, engage in thoughtful conversation, and come away with connections and resources to support them in their leadership journey.”
Keynote speaker is Deb Eslinger, a successful business owner, coach to entrepreneurs and super-mom survivor. Her topic will be designing your best life.
Breakout sessions are planned during the conference. They are:
- Do it Afraid! Making Progress in Life Despite Fear
- Mind Mapping and Creating a Financial Vision Board
- Check Your Privilege, How to Support Women of Color and LGBTQ Individuals
- Basic Mental Health Concerns and the Impact on Sexual Health
- Diary of a Positive Deviant: Influence without Authority
- Going for the Career of Your Dreams
Free parking is available, and the dress is snappy casual. A collection drive for Helping Women Period will take place at the conference. The organization provides feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income women. All donations are welcome.