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Women in Leadership Conference Readies to ‘Lift’ Female Leaders

The 11th annual Women in Leadership Conference invites audiences to explore what it takes to reach the next level in their careers and personal lives. Under the theme of “Lift,” more than 400 participants are expected to attend the annual day-long conference on March 26 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

Conference registration is $225 and can be made online at okcwomeninleadership.com, or by calling 405-208-5540.

A professional mountain climber and leadership consultant, the CEO of InspireCorps, a cognitive performance coach who works with the U.S. Army and a diverse group of local business professionals will make for one of the most inspiring lineups in the conference’s decade-long history, said Melissa Cory, conference co-founder and director of Executive and Professional Education at Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business.

“Lifting others. It’s what the best leaders do,” Cory said. “This conference is designed to lift others. It lets others share their stories on stage, with one another – elevating their voices and sometimes their careers.”

Audiences will hear about the mental strength it takes to achieve goals, how to create the best possible conditions to achieve lift, what institutions can do to support and elevate their teams, as well as inspiring stories from a diverse group of presenters. This year’s event features presentations on leading through inspiration, investing tips, eliminating stereotypes from workplace culture and other career-enhancing topics. A panel discussion will focus on leading multiple generations in the workplace.

Presenters include Jen Grace Baron, co-founder and chief growth officer of inspiration strategy firm InspireCorps and co-author of “Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life”; Ceci Craft, lead cognitive performance coach for the Special Operations Cognitive Enhancement Program on Fort Bragg; and Alison Levine, history-making polar explorer and mountaineer who has climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles.

“I am excited for all of the presentations. Each one will bring value,” Cory said. “I am a firm believer in the importance of mindset, so I am looking forward to learning from Cecilia Craft and Alison Levine.”

As always, there will be potentially career-altering takeaways and networking opportunities that will lead to more discovery, learning and growth. While those who have attended the conference have embraced the educational and empowering value of the event, Cory said more and more companies have come to understand the benefits of the local conference.

“When companies support the active professional development of their team, it demonstrates that their people are important. The result is more engaged employees,” Cory added. “More importantly, the conference aims to build community and provide an opportunity to support each other for a stronger business environment.

“We make new connections and strengthen others. It is always my hope that our guests discover something new and make a commitment to continue to invest themselves and help others.” For more information, including speakers’ bios, visit okcwomeninleadership.com.