Events and Activities

Women's Leadership Team sitting at dinner table

Dates, activities and speakers information listed for the Women's Leadership Initiative salon series. All Salons start at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce, 449 S. Virginia Street #300. All but one salon (Salon 2) will be held on a Tuesday.
Date Activity Speakers/Host
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Women's Leadership Initiative Kickoff Event: Happy Hour at the Chamber Ann Silver, CEO of Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce and Debra Moddelmog, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Salon 1: New Approaches to Leadership Speaker: Sarah Blithe, Associate Professor of Organizational Communication, University of Nevada, Reno
Thursday, October 4, 2018 Salon 2: Women's Space: A Work Space that Supports Creativity and Networking among Women Speaker: Virginia Santy, editor in chief at The Broadview Denver. Owner of Executive Suite Communication, a strategic communication firm, and co-founder of Women in Kind (WinK), a coworking space for women
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Salon 3: Mindful Leadership Speaker: Yvonne Stedham, Professor of Management, University of Nevada, Reno
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Networking Event: Trees and Lights Gala to benefit Safe Embrace (Volunteer at event, including set up and contributing a tree Host: Sarah Blithe
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Salon 4: Leadership at the Intersections: The Professional and Interpersonal Advantages of Embracing Diversity Speaker: Melanie Duckworth, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Liberal Arts; and Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Salon 5: The Brand You: Building your Professional Persona in the Digital Age Speaker: Janell Bauer, assistant professor of communication and public relations at California State University, Chico.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Salon 6: Mentoring: The Art of Promoting the Success of Others Speaker: Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Salon 7: World Cafe: Reflections on Women's Leadership and Possibilities for Our Future Speaker: Collaboration Team
September 2019 Exhibit of Stories and Images of Women Leaders in Northern Nevada South Galleries, Jot Travis Building, UNR Campus
October or November 2019 Northern Nevada Women's Leadership Summit Collaboration Team