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Keynote Speakers

Sally Helgesen, "Tapping the Tower of the Female Vision"

Sally Helgesen, best-selling author of The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership and one of the world's top 30 leadership gurus (as ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine) will keynote Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves, ILA's 3rd biennial women and leadership conference, taking place June 2017.

As a speaker and leadership development consultant, she has helped women around the world gain a more powerful understanding of how to maximize their leadership potential in organizations. Her clients include notable organizations such as Chevron, Google, IBM, The World Bank, ING Amsterdam, and Leadership California, among others.

Her book, The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was one of the first to bring the language of inclusion into organization and was cited in the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all times. Her most recent book, The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work, explores how women's strategic insights can elevate their careers and their organizations. She is a monthly columnist for strategy+business magazine. Learn more about Sally.

Plenary Panel, "Women and Power: Cultivating Influence"

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha Photo Tuajuanda C. Jordan Photo Barbara Kellerman Photo Betsy Myers Photo

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha, Senior Leadership Advisor, Founding Partner at FairConsultancy, Brussels

Tuajuanda C. Jordan, President, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Barbara Kellerman, James McGregor Burns Lecturer in Leadership, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Betsy Myers, Founder of Myers Leadership & Center for Women and Business, Bentley University

PhotoSession Moderator: Susan R. Madsen, Professor of Leadership & Ethics at Utah Valley University, ILA Women and Leadership Affinity Group Founder, Series Co-Editor of the Women and Leadership Book Series

At the center of the word "power" is the word "WE." We, as global women leaders, must maneuver through complex layers of culture, history, identity, context, and resources to exercise our power. Leading requires balancing both the challenges and the opportunities to capitalize on our individual and collective power. This diverse international panel of four distinguished women explores power and influence in politics, education, business, nonprofits, and communities. This engaging plenary will discuss how women "do power," how we might "do power differently," and how cultivating our whole selves can lead to finding and using our influence authentically.