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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

27th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Save the Date – March 6, 2019!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Hotel | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Learn more about moving toward your career goals, developing yourself and others, and enhancing your leadership skills from expert women leaders.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

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Cindy Morrison

How to Become a Social Media Rockstar: Tips & Tricks that Work

Cindy Morrison

Are you having a hard time getting fans, followers and friends on social media? Are you afraid of TMI - “too much information” that will turn off customers? Not sure where to even start when it comes to social media, much less how to do it successfully? Emmy award winning journalist and Social Media strategist Cindy Morrison has the “secret sauce” that can help even beginners become social media rock stars. You’ll leave with action steps that demystify social media, save you time and look like a pro in no time.

Wanda Schiller

Mentoring – the Value of It, How Best to Do It, Benefits to the Mentor and Mentee 

Wanda Schiller

Regardless of whether you are a mentor or a mentee, mentoring is a two-way street. Participating in a mentoring program can provide growth benefits for both participants. As an experienced professional in the role of mentor, you have just as much to gain in experience, knowledge and confidence in the mentoring relationship.

Ramunda Lark Young

Authentic Connections: Your Secret Sauce to Business Success

Ramunda Lark Young

It’s true, no one has the goods to deliver your business with the same perspective, insight and swag quite like you! Authenticity cultivates connection and impacts personal and professional relationships more than knowledge or skill set ever will, yet many of us are held captive by other people’s perceptions of us. Join Connection Strategist Ramunda Lark Young as she shares her triumphant journey to build authentic business with great success and her passion to equip other women to do the same.

Candice Carlyon

Reaching a Balance between Career and Life: Ways to Help You Succeed in Both Worlds

Candice Carlyon

Do you catch yourself in a balancing act between career and personal life? Insights and helpful strategies will be shared to help you achieve your goals in both areas.

Rebecca Armen Lyman

The Critical Need to Reinvent: You Cannot Stay Complacent in this Rapidly Changing World

Rebecca Armen Lyman

In today’s digital transformation, it doesn’t matter what industry you are in, it is changing. How do today’s businesses keep the pulse on what is happening in order to meet the evolving landscape? Rebecca will share her reinvention journey through the last 25 years, and discuss the critical need to continue to examine-- every day--the value you are creating for your customers.

Kim Coles

Live, Love and Laugh ... Outloud!

Kim Coles

Kim Coles helps bring life back into the workplace by connecting people to the heart and mission of the organization through laughter while celebrating similarities verses differences. Kim will also share how laughter can be healing to any discord or disagreements within the office environment.

Kim Coles – Los Angeles, California, is a beloved multifaceted actress, comedian, author and speaker who has delighted audiences all over the world for over 32 years including ground-breaking shows like In Living Color and Living Single. A sought-after online academy teacher and intuitive strategic coach, Kim also guides women on the incredible healing journey "Broadcasting their Brilliance" by telling and leveraging their own authentic stories to inspire others to learn, laugh and leave their own powerful legacy. Her third book “Open Your G.I.F.T.S” is an Amazon Bestseller. Kim resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Reggie Mckiver. Website:

Rebecca Armen Lyman – Seattle, Washington, is principal and cofounder of the Garrigan Lyman Group (GLG), a strategic digital agency moving brands forward with digital marketing, advertising, and integrated technology solutions.

Cindy Morrison – Tulsa, Oklahoma, has worked with everyone from Priscilla Presley to Billy Bob Thornton & reality TV stars to country music artists. Cindy has successfully built her company where she teaches brands and how to strategically use social media. Prior to her running her own business, Cindy spent 20 years as a TV News Anchor and Investigative Reporter for KOCO & KTUL.

Wanda Schiller – Hinsdale, Illinois, is Managing Counsel with the Legal department of BP in Chicago. She supports the Global Oil Americas trading team and manages the Master Agreement Specialists team, who negotiate master trade agreements.

Ramunda Lark Young – Washington, D.C., is the CEO and Connection Strategist of Ramunda Young, Inc. where she passionately helps women craft their Value Voice© to building business relationships that increase sales and self-confidence. Ramunda and her husband Derrick cofounded the award winning,



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  • Dan and Marilyn Sulivant
  • Oklahoma State University – Office of the President


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Cancellation Policy:

If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 5 days prior to the conference, you are welcome to send a substitute. All guarantees have been submitted to the hotel, so refunds are not attainable. A refund is available given notification no later than 6 days prior to the conference. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or

For additional information Contact:

Kelle Scott, Program Manager, Center for Executive and Professional Development
Oklahoma State University, 215 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
Telephone: 405-744-5208