Women & the Art of Risk 2018

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Name: Women & the Art of Risk 2018
Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Women & the
Art of Risk

Join us at the Log Cabin on September 28 for the 2018
Women & the Art of Risk
, a women's leadership event featuring
workshops, discussions and career development opportunities,
all led by distinguished woman from the Pioneer Valley. Hear
personal & professional stories of how taking calculated risks
led these women to new adventures & made them stronger leaders.

Run of the Day:
  • 8:00 am Registration | Breakfast                                                                     
  • 8:30 - 9:30 Keynote  
  • 9:30-9:45 Break                                                                                        
  • 9:45 - 10:45 Speaker  Session                                                                                                             
  • 10:45-11:00 Break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Speaker Session
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Panel 
  • 2:00 -  3:00 Networking
Our 2018 Keynote
Millions of people around the world, from executives to bright college students to Academy award winners, secretly worry they're not as bright and capable as other people, think, they are. It's called the Impostor Syndrome and it hurts individuals and the organization. Fortunately, there is a cure. Join us for an interactive presentation  led by speaker and award-winning author.

Dr. Young is an internationally recognized expert on impostor syndrome. She has spoken to over 80,000 people at such diverse organizations as Apple, Boeing, Merck, IBM, McDonalds, Intel, Facebook, Raymond James, Chrysler, BP, Motley Fool, Women in Commercial Real Estate, Society of Women Engineers, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and many others. Her book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women (Random House) is now available in five languages and her advice has appeared in dozens of major publications around the world including BBC radio, CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal, Science, and O magazine. In her surprisingly humorous yet highly practical keynote Valerie promises to help you or those you manage or mentor to interrupt needless self-doubt.

Breakout Sessions:
Art of Financial Balance - Amanda Garcia CPA, CFP, MS, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Elms College

    Balancing our finances to best support us today, tomorrow and in the future is a daunting task.
Hear from Amanda about three things you can do to enhance your financial confidence. Learn what's new in taxes, where are the benefits and setting financial goals.

Art of Storytelling - Sandra Costello, Sandra Costello Photography 
    Sandra will share how storytelling has positively affected her life and business and how it can change the way you connect. When you share stories from the heart people naturally want to engage, developing trust and meaningful relationships. Sandra will share her story and activities for uncovering your own story.     

Art of Leadership - Dr. Christina Royal, President, Holyoke Community College

Art of Self-Promotion - Kim Kenney-Rockwal, MBA, SPHR, Dir. MBA Program, Assis. Prof. of Business Management, Elms College

    Communicate your value using Ethical Self-Promotion! Hard work will only get you so far. Learn how to advocate for yourself, ethically self-promote your achievements, skills and strengths and stop underestimating your value. This interactive session will enhance your confidence to begin talking about yourself. 


Afternoon Panel:

We asked you for your "Story of Risk" and are pleased to announce 
that we have selected four dynamic stories that will be told at 

our event. Here is a bit about their stories.

  Kasey Corsello
_ Prior to opening Corsello's Butcheria, we lived a very comfortable life, allowing me to stay home and raise our two children.
_ The list of risks were long; uncertainty, comfort, unknowns, financial.
 _ But, once we opened the shop, no matter the risk, the unknown was now known. The anxiety began to go away and I began to be comfortable with risk and its outcome.
  Lori Divine-Hudson
_ I spent the first part of my life doing everything I was 
    supposed to.
 _ I didn't listen to my heart- rather to my elders for many things.  
 _ My dream to be a doctor was just that, and at the age of 60, when most are starting to retire my partner and I bought 2 old mill buildings in Holyoke and created Gateway City Arts.
 _ There was no model for this endeavor, my business experience was limited, and the stigma of Holyoke at the time was all a risk.
  Kelly Holbrook
_ I was ready to walk away from my successful career as hair stylist & salon owner.
_ But instead of giving up on a career that I was really good at I took a risk and signed up for a accelerated MBA program that changed my life.
_ I looked beyond life as a business owner and embraced my inner entrepreneur and took it all to the next level.
  Jossie Valentin
_ I identified with the fact that the Latino and Puerto Rican population in the city of Holyoke was almost 50%, with no representation in city government.
_ 2013 marked the year that I took a risk and began a grass roots campaign to run for city council and won by 74%.
 _ I am now in my third term proudly representing the city of Holyoke as a woman, a Puerto Rican, and a lesbian; welcoming the challenge and risk that I would hands down do all over.

This. Is. EPIC!
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Event Sponsors:


Set Design Sponsor

  • KW Home

Media Sponsor

Host Sponsor

  • Log Cabin & Delaney House / D. Hotel & Suites
Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Street
Holyoke MA
Date/Time Information:
September 28, 2018
8:00 am | 3:00 pm
Contact Information:
Easthampton Chamber of Commerce 413-527-9414
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Single Seat                $119
Table of 10                $875

All Tickets Include Breakfast & Lunch
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