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31st Annual OSU and OIWF Women's Business Leadership Conference

March 9, 2022
9 am - 3:30 pm | Tulsa, Oklahoma |Tulsa Downtown DoubleTree

The Oklahoma International Women’s Forum and the OSU Spears School of Business present the 31st anniversary of the Women’s Business Leadership Conference. This conference will journey through women facing challenges, growing through leadership and gaining excellence.

 

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Registration information:

Fee: $225 per person if registered before February 18, 2022.
$300 per person if registered after February 18, 2022.

 

  • Agenda

    Wednesday, March 9, 2022

    Welcome and Introductions

    Facilitator: Alexis Smith Washington, Ph.D. Senior Inclusion Officer, William S. Spears Chair and Associate Professor of Management, OSU Spears School of Business
    Mary Frates, President, Oklahoma International Women’s Forum
    Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman and Suzanne Myers Chair and Richard W. Poole Professorship, OSU Spears School of Business
    Lou C. Kerr, Chair, Oklahoma International Women’s Forum

     

    Leadership at Every Level

    Carolyn Carter  is the former Chief Executive Officer of Grey Group, Europe Middle East & Africa

    Moving up the leadership ladder requires developing and demonstrating the right leadership skills for every level. Drawing on over three decades as an international communications executive, Carolyn will share what she’s learned from her own leadership journey as well as the leaders she has helped develop and the successes and failures of the many company leaders she has worked with.

     

    Empowering Women and Girls: A Lifelong Philanthropic Journey

    Lauren Bartolozzi is the Director of Leadership Gifts at the National Women’s History Museum in New Alexandria, VA

    Women and girls make up more than 52% of the population, yet less than 30% of philanthropic resources are directed to support them.
    How can fundraisers and philanthropists work together to make a bigger impact and empower the next generation of leaders and givers?

     

    The Art of Success and Why You are Worthy

    Glenda Radigonda is the owner/operator of G Gallery & Glass Studio.

    Glenda will share with you through her successes, tips on how to define and make it happen. You deserve it! She has a lifetime of experiences through being an actress, an artist and so much more by living a life with positive energy. Her examples will help you define your goals and achieve them.


    Recognizing Your Value

    Kim Booker, MBA (University of Texas-Arlington), is the director for the Center for Sales and Service Excellence and assistant professor of Professional Practice within the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

    In today’s business environment, your value is a powerful combination of life experience, skills and character. Professional business women may underestimate and lack recognition of their true worth resulting in missed opportunities that would better align with their personal and career goals. In this session, we will discuss specific ideas on how to effectively navigate self-promotion in the workplace and be recognized for your most recognizable strengths.

  • Speakers

    Lauren Bartolozzi

    Lauren Bartolozzi is the Director of Leadership Gifts at the National Women’s History Museum in New Alexandria, VA. She works with individuals, corporations, and foundations to put philanthropy into action in support of women and girls at the National Women’s History Museum. Lauren has extensive leadership, fundraising, and advocacy experience in women’s rights, empowerment, and representation.


    Kim Booker

    Kim Booker, MBA (University of Texas-Arlington), is the director for the Center for Sales and Service Excellence and assistant professor of Professional Practice within the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Booker brings over 25 years of experience in direct sales, sales leadership, entrepreneurship and sales training to the program.


    Carolyn Carter

    Carolyn Carter, is the former Chief Executive Officer of Grey Group, Europe Middle East & Africa, responsible for marketing communications operations in over 40 countries. The Grey Group represented more than one fifth of Fortune 500 companies and became part of WPP in 2005. During her tenure, Carolyn drove a profit turnaround and installed a new generation of leadership, including naming five women to country CEO positions. She currently serves as Vice President of the International Women’s Forum (IWF).


    Glenda Radigonda

    Glenda Radigonda is the owner/operator of G Gallery & Glass Studio. I believe there is joy to be found everywhere. Sometimes you must work a little to find it...but it’s there!
    I have been called the “energizer bunny” by many. My life is filled with many joys. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, actor, glass blowing artist, teacher, art gallery owner, golfer, tennis player, writer, poker player, voiceover artist, speaker, charity volunteer, and a pragmatic optimist. Mostly, I am blessed.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Learn more about available sponsorships here or contact us at 405-744-5208.

     

    For additional questions, please call Kelle DeBord at 405-744-5208 or email kelle.debord@okstate.edu

     

    Platinum Sponsorship: $10,000

    Platinum Sponsor Benefits

    • 15 Registrations to conference
    • Optional booth space
    • Logo and name on conference materials

    Gift: $6,625; Non-gift: $3,375

     

    Gold Sponsorship: $5,000

    Gold Sponsor Benefits

    • 10 Registrations to conference
    • Optional booth space
    • Logo and name on conference materials

    Gift: $2,750; Non-gift: $2,250

     

    Silver Sponsorship: $2,500

    Silver Sponsor Benefits

    • 5 Registrations to conference
    • Logo and name on conference materials

    Gift: $1,375; Non-gift: $1,125

     

    Bronze Sponsorship: $1,500

    Bronze Sponsor Benefits

    • 2 Registrations to conference
    • Logo and name on conference materials

    Gift: $1,050; Non-gift: $450

     

    Sponsor $750

    • 1 Registration to conference
    • Logo and name on conference materials

    Gift: $525; Non-gift: $225

     

    (Please make checks payable to OSU Foundation and send to OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development, 294 Business Building, Stillwater, OK 74078)

     

    *The IRS requires us to inform you the extent to which your gift for this event is tax deductible. The fair market value of benefits you will receive is listed within each level; therefore the amount of your gift may be greater than the benefit amount listed and may be considered tax deductible. Consult a tax professional for guidance on how this applies to you or your company.

  • Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsor

     


    Gold Sponsor

     

    Wills Holdings, LLC

    The Kerr Foundation logo


    Silver Sponsor

     

    Marilyn Mabrey Sulivant & Dan Sulivant

     

     

    Mabrey Bank Logo

    The Kerr Foundation logo


    Bronze Sponsor

    Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity
    OMRF

    OMRF logo

     

    KOSU logo

    OSU Office of the President


    Sponsor

    Mary Frances Michaelis

     

     

    Exellence Engineeering

    Conoco Phillips

    Heelz First

     

  • Program Policies

    Cancellation Policy: If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 5 days prior to the program, you are welcome to send a substitute. A refund is available given notification no later than 6 days prior to the program. If you are cancelling your registration or transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu. CEPD will send you an email confirming your cancellation and refund if applicable.

     

    For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints, please contact the program manager, Kelle DeBord at 405-744-5208 or kelle.debord@okstate.edu.

     

    The program content is appropriate for all business professionals from entry level to executive. For CPE purposes, the knowledge level of the course is "basic." There is no prerequisite education/experience or advance preparation required for participating in this conference.

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